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
April showers might bring May flowers, but they also bring spring fruits and vegetables and the start of farmer’s market season throughout much of the country and that is equally—if not more—exciting. As we switch from warm soups an... Read more
This is my first week of keeping track of what I am eating and I'll be honest I have been eating like crap, but I have still managed to come in under in calories every day. I have lost 3.5 pounds this week too. #foodtracking... Read more
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I am a college student and single mother of 3.
Iam on a mission to not only get back in shape, but to feel like my old healthy self again. I know how to cook healthy, I just need portions and exercise.... Read more
Today I am seriously craving sugar and today at work. Pharmaceutical reps were constantly bringing in goodies. I was exposed to cookies, cupcakes, ice cream and pizza. I am proud that I did not give into temptation. It was a real test today!... 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
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
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
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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I have been making some observations lately about myself and another friend whom I know is going through menopause. We are similar in age and are both in tha... Read more
I was reading an article in the Huffington Post by a female Doctor. She was explaining how hormone loss caused weight gain. I have this problem. The advice she gave was no large meals. You should eat 6 or so small meals. She also reported that c... Read more
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