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
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
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 you... Read more
I have just recently realized I'm in the midst of menopause. Maybe it's all in my mind, but I seem to have less energy now for my cardio, which I have been doing for 2 years, and for activities of daily living. Does anyone else have this problem?... Read more
at 53 I'm doing just fine -- happily married, healthy (touch wood!), raising teens, working, engaged in my hobbies, and about 25 pounds heavier than I want to be. I'm also walking a lot, but still nowhere near fit. In my youth, I could just eat les... Read more
I hope I am in the right place. I need to lose about 45 ( pounds more or less). I have started the Fit for Life diet plan.
I feel good been on it for about 4 days. This diet encourages you to eat most foods**fruits and veggies and nuts**raw a... Read more
My weight has been + or - 10lbs for the last 20 years. I've used exercise to control my weight but started school last fall, and am using that as an excuse to NOT work out regularily, and have gained 15 pounds in the last 9 months. Also, I started an... Read more
I find my metabolism has slowed down since I have entered menopause. I have no energy. I feel exhausted all the time and those "sweats" make everything difficult. I have had to begin exercising again. I have added 63 lbs beginning with bipolar medica... Read more
If you do nothing else, be sure to check in & spin the wheel every day. I felt bad doing it . Why should I get points & perfect attendance when I'm not even entering my food, right? I'll tell you why, because it kept me coming back. One of the bigges... Read more
Choose a race now for spring or early summer. Start training now! Enjoy watching your skills grow in the coming weeks as you prepare for your event. And when it's race time, take time to enjoy watching everyone run her/his own race. It's an amazing t... 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
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 first in a series on menopause health and fitness.
By Cathy Cram, M.S.
Welcome to Menopause Health and Fitness 10... Read more
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