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.
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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
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
There are many benefits to being vegetarian and vegan. Regardless of why you chose such a lifestyle, it’s not enough to simply cut the meat, poultry, and seafood from your daily menu. Animal products do offer nutrients that support growth, body... 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
On my morning commute I got stopped by a woman who informed me very loudly that I need to lose weight. I was at a loss for words, of course I need to but I'm doing it and who are you to comment? Ugh...bad start to the day...#badday... Read more
Any advice for newly post-menopause. I had a hysterectomy last year and can't seem to loose weight, just keep gaining. Just logged my 1st typical day at under 1500 calories. I'm not completely inactive I have an 18 month old ghat I keep up with.... Read more
I'm a 60-something old, young at heart woman. Started Spark a few months ago to lose ten pounds. It worked! Joined a gym, first time in my life. Why? Wanna be around awhile. #contentwithliferightnow... Read more
Menopause and Type 2 DiabetesMenopause is a topic that often generates a lot of opinions from women — those who welcome it and those who dread it. There’s also a lot of discussion about whether it’s something that should be “treated” or left to occur... Read more
Q: Why can a woman without a uterus take estrogen alone?A: A woman with a uterus needs progestin because estrogen alone increases the risk of uterine cancer. If a woman has had a hysterectomy, she has no need for progestin.Q: What should doctors... Read more
In my younger days as a high school and college athlete, eating right and being active allowed me to maintain a consistently healthy weight. Working as a Registered Dietitian and maintaining an active lifestyle allowed me to maintain that health... 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 notice i... Read more
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