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 have been a member of Spark People for quite a long time and have been maintaining my weight up until January of this year by tracking calories and staying in a particular calorie range. That has worked for me for approx. 3 years. In June of 2013... Read more
I'm here to track nutrition, lose the extra fat, & get fit. If the ticker works & is correct you'll see where I am on my journey. I lost 5 pounds this last month using another online tracker. I decided to try out SparkPeople since my sister mentioned... Read more
im so lost as to what to do in losing weight. I have tried so many diets its making me sick. if anybody out there knows how to lose weight without the cravings for junk food, candy, carbs then im all ears. I also take lithium which makes losing weig... Read more
This question is for all the successful individuals who were very much obese most there life then were able to make changes in there life that allowed them to loose the weight and keep it off for at least three years of longer.
After str... Read more
OK, so I've done this since late Feb. I've either lost .5 a week, or stayed the same for the past 4 weeks. In order to lose weight do I have to follow the Smart People diets to a t. I've been substituting alot, but I check the graphs and I should... 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
I give my review of Fat 2 Fit #146 – Menopause and Weight Loss, and open my new Polar ft4 Heart Rate Monitor.
F2F podcast #146: www.fat2fitradio.com/media/podcasts/f2f146 .mp3
Article on Menopause & Weight Loss: http://www.ncbi.nlm.n... Read more
Menopause Weight Gain and Belief
Right now I'm really, really frustrated with my menopause weight gain. I'm feed up as H--- and not going to take it any more. I know my health is important; however the last few months I've taken it for granted.... Read more
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