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
If you live with migraines, you might already be familiar with the pain and discomfort they cause. Migraines are a specific type of headache often identified by episodes of throbbing pain and, sometimes, nausea, vomiting or sensitivity to light. Migr... 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
I am so frustrated I could cry! About 5 years ago I weighed 175lbs. I joined Sparks and got down to 137. I stayed around the low 140's for a couple of years and starting about 2 years ago I started to gain weight. I gained 13lbs... Read more
Okay I have a couple questions.
What is the best scale to use?
Which weight do I log?
Today is weigh in day. I decided to pull out my second scale because I thought my Heath-O-Meter was not working right. After weighing myself three times on e... Read more
In the food tracker there was always the possibility to put in the weight of a food in grams. This seems to have recently disappeared. For those of us living outside the U.S. who do not use the America measures like cups, tablespoons etc., the gram... Read more
I would have been worried if this wasn't my pattern since I started to try to lose weight.
I weigh myself every day and the day after a harder workout my scale always goes up 1kg. Today it was actually 1.2kg.
In the past some have said thi... Read more
I seriously seem to not be able to. Since the new year started I was trying to lose the weight I gained over the holidays. I admit it didn't go that well initially, but in the last month or so i've genuinely tried. I've been doing 30-45 minute workou... Read more
If you are feeling like you are menopausal, OR if you have questions about menopause, stop wondering.Check out your local library for some very informative books, ORcheck out the SP's "Perimenopause to Menopause what should you expect" Team.... 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
Editor's Note: Cathy Cram, M.S., is the resident maternal fitness expert on our sister site, BabyFit.com. Today's blog post is the second in a series on menopause health and fitness.
By Cathy Cram, M.S.
The responses from my first blog overw... Read more
Just like booking an Eat-Pray-Love solo trip abroad or visiting a plastic surgeon, bringing up the (formerly) "silent passage" is no longer taboo. Experts and real women revealed all about "second springs" for our by-the-decades s... Read more
When I was told I was in menopause a year ago, I was shocked and not ready. By June of this year, I was not loosing weight and my upper arms looked flabby for the first time in my life. I already struggled with weight gain from PCOS, but now what w... Read more
Menopause and weight gain have caused my clothes to feel tighter these days. I've had to start using my biggest size in my closet. I've been asking myself "what happen to my waist?
Can you relate?!?!
I've got some good news and some bad n... Read more
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