Some women mourn it as the end of youth and fertility. Others welcome it as a time of freedom and new opportunities. Either way, menopause is a universal rite of passage for women, marking significant physical and emotional changes which can require... Read more
You’ve heard the jokes and the horror stories. But often, faced with the onset of menopause, most of us don’t know whether to laugh or cry. Luckily, if you’re determined to stay fit—or get fit— there’s no time... Read more
Heart disease is not a disease that only affects men. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), heart disease kills more than 500,000 women annually. In 2001, well over half of the people who died from heart disease were women.
Yet... Read more
Lowering your blood pressure isn't always as simple as eating fewer high-sodium foods. The fact is that multiple factors combined affect your blood pressure. There are two main categories of risks that contribute to hypertension—those that... Read more
Almost one out of nine women is expected to develop breast cancer, the second leading cause of cancer-related death in women.
So far, researchers haven't found any fool-proof way to prevent breast cancer except voluntary mastectomy (surgical... Read more
Have belonged to a gym for little over a year now. I feel like I am ready to move to another level in my work out. I'm doing cardio 4 or 5 times a week, for approx 50 min. Distance is between 3.5 and 4.2 miles. Calories burned between 500 and 600. Ev... Read more
I look in the mirror and one thing I can say for sure I don't look my age, I may feel twice my age from the chronic pain, but I have great skin for someone in her late 40's. It must be from all the water I drink, never smoking or drinking....... Read more
I'm a 61 year old very active lady and this last week I've decided instead of just walking 3 miles (which takes me 45 minutes at 4mph) I would try walking 15 seconds then running for the other 45 seconds at 6 mph. I seem to be tolerat... Read more
i'm 19 5'8 and 310 pounds morbidly obese, I've been overweight for most of my life. I have a history of anxiety and depression. I've always felt older because of my limitations, sluggishness, and depression but now I'm ready to feel like the healthy... Read more
I've been using dvds to work out at home for over a year and really like it, but it's getting to the point where Jillian Michaels (who I love) and the like are starting to bother my knees quite a bit. At 48 I feel like I do pretty well keeping up but... Read more
My friends don't believe how much I weigh when I tell them the actual number. That in itself left me uninspired. I always believed I would never have a weight problem. I found out that as you get older, if you don't change your life style to go alon... Read more
Realize that as you get older, especially after menopause, your metabolism and food needs change. Most people gain about a pound a year between the ages of forty-five and fifty-five, and this is a common pattern as we age and do not adjust caloric in... Read more
Editor's Note: Cathy Cram, M.S., is the resident maternal fitness expert on our sister site, BabyFit.com. She writes a monthly series on menopause health and fitness.
By Cathy Cram, M.S.
One of the first changes many postmenopausal women not... Read more
One of the most serious problems associated with menopause is the increased risk of bone loss as a result of hormonal shifts. This is the first of series of four blogs I'll be writing on bone health, and in this blog I'll cover information on... Read more
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