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
Can menopause and hormone changes in my body affect my weight? 24
After months of not having my period...It returned...along with about 9lbs of what feels like water weight gain. 29 It lasted a week and then was gone for 2 weeks and returned un... Read more
Help! I have been in menopause for 8 years now and I never had weight issues before. However, 5 pounds of weight per year has crept up on me and it does not want to leave. I saw a nutritionist and she suggested eating all whole foods from the earth... Read more
I'm 55 and in perimenopause. I've been led to believe losing weight at this time is extremely difficult. I'm working on the final 4 pounds and realize my new "matronly" body may be it for a while. My question is, when in menopause and the followin... Read more
I'm 55 and hopefully have stopped my cycles. I was no the Depo shot for years and stopped in Feb. No cycle since. But I've put on a few pounds and I was wondering if that's due to menopause? I walk 2 miles a day, bike 7-10 miles 3 days a week. I... Read more
now that we are empty nesters(again) my husband and i decided(like most everyone)that its time to take of ourselves!! we both exercise walking/jogging and we go to gym. now of course being 49 and in the throws of menopause is just sooo helpful. li... 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.
By Cathy Cram, M.S.
This second blog in a three-part series on treatments for menopausal hot flashes focuses on alternative options.... 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
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