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
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
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
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
Are there any tips from pregnant women on this post? They want me to only eat 1200 calories (I chose maintain weight as I don't want to gain too fast), but I feel that isn't good for the baby, I make sure my snacks are healthy! I am 19 weeks along.... Read more
Do any of you older women do weight training? It's good for bone density, builds muscle which speeds up your metabolism, and it's easy to track your strength gains. I had a new personal record on deadlifts this week. 3 sets of 4 with 155 pounds!... 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
Q: Why can a woman without a uterus take estrogen alone?A: A woman with a uterus needs progestin because estrogen alone increases the risk of uterine cancer. If a woman has had a hysterectomy, she has no need for progestin.Q: What should doctors... 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
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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