For two years I was a sex-ed teacher. One of my favorite subjects to teach was puberty, which required me to ever-so-gingerly reveal the story of the birds and the bees to a room full of red-faced fourth graders. Over the course of three days, I&rsqu... Read more
Pain is a real, well, pain! How many times have you been gung-ho to start a new workout routine only to feel like you've been hit by a ton of bricks on day two? Something as simple as walking down the stairs can feel like torture. Most of us have... 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
PMS. Three little letters that spell dread and discomfort for millions of women every month. It is reported that more than half and perhaps as many as 85 percent of all women experience discomfort related to menstruation, common referred to as Premen... Read more
An estimated 18 million adults use herbs in some form, and the sale of these products continues to increase.
Herbal supplements, which come from plants that have medicinal properties, claim to cure, treat, or prevent disease.&n... Read more
DOES ANYONE KNOW IF YOU GO BY RECOMMENDED DAILY THINGS LIKE MAGNESIUM AND POTASSIUM????
I HAVE BEEN HAVING SEVERE CRAMPS AND MUSCLE SPASMS IN MY LEGS SINCE STARTING WATER AEROBICS 3 WKS. AGO!! WAS SO BAD LAST 2 NIGHTS COULDN'T SLEEP(GOT UP SOAKED I... Read more
I have been running 5 days a week for about 3 months now and have not had any problem with side cramps. Suddenly, over he past 3 days, I've been experiencing pretty intense side cramps every day. I run between three and six miles a day, half on trail... Read more
I am curious if anyone has ever encountered getting really bad cramps in their calves in the morning like I do. I did for a while and it would be a huge knot as soon as I moved that would go away or linger for a day or 2. I would add back regular sal... Read more
Hi..I'm new to SP, been tracking for about two weeks now... I'm 64. My husband has recently been diagnosed with dementia. He also is an insulin-dependent diabetic and has a rare form of pneumonia (called BOOP). I don't leave the house unless he is... Read more
Chamomile Tea has a fruity flavor. Chamomile tea helps to calm and soothe down feelings of anxiety, nervousness and depression since it has mild sedatives. Chamomile tea is often used to treat problems like bloating, nausea, gas, irritable bowel synd... Read more
Using menstrual cycle/cramps as an excuse to not exercise is silly and ancient! Studies show that light exercise could be highly beneficial because they help to relieve the muscular stiffness and spasm that is experienced during this period and secon... Read more
If you are a Dancing with the Stars fan, you are likely familiar with co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet’s recent surgery to remove her thyroid cancer. Unfortunately, Brooke’s history with thyroid issues is not unique; an estimated 27 million A... 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.
My past menopause blogs have dealt with some of the less than pleasant cha... Read more
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