The number one killer of women is heart disease, according to the American Heart Association®. The good news is, there are many steps you can take to protect your heart and make it healthier. But first you need to know your risk factors, important information like …
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Aw, to sleep like a baby…peacefully, without any worries. Although, babies don’t always sleep restfully, one thing is for certain, they are not worried about what the next day brings. For many women, shutting off the to-do list is difficult and a worry-free night’s rest is exactly what they need to look and feel fabulous. Beauty sleep is not …
Stress is so common in women’s lives that we seldom realize how much damage unhealthy levels of stress can do to our bodies. Finding ways to relieve stress are not only essential to our health but they can be very gratifying as well. The more control over your ..
If you are one of the special women who has a problem gaining weight, this problem may affect you. The problem is that the majority of robust people don’t see a problem for their underweight counterparts. Society believes so whole heartedly that skinny is better that they seemingly dismiss any ..
There are many factors that can cause premature aging and some of these dangers could be hiding inside your home. No matter how many anti-age creams and lotions you have, if you are guilty of succumbing to the below temptations, you may be aging yourself well beyond your years. The top 10 …
For an effective women’s fitness program, every girl needs to get plenty of sleep. Rest and relaxation are crucial to overall health and the lack of sleep can actually prevent you from losing weight. If you are drinking too much caffeine throughout the day or especially close to bedtime, your coffee, power drink or soda may be …
Do you often feel tired during the day? Have you ever fallen asleep at an inopportune time? It could be that you aren’t getting the proper amount of sleep each night. If you are getting less than 7-8 hours of sleep each day, chances are you are suffering from sleep deprivation.
Not getting enough sleep can be dangerous for your health. Sleep deprivation can …
Women’s health depends on all over fitness and that includes our mental health as well. It takes brainpower to stick to a diet and exercise plan and we rely on the messages from our brain to tell us when we are hungry and when we are satisfied. It is the power of the mind that helps us to reach our goals. It is that quiet nagging from the brain that keeps us focused and committed to a certain task. The brain is so powerful that it can…
Water is essential to good health. It helps to rid the body of toxins while delivering essential nutrients to our cells. It helps us to digest our food and keeps us hydrated.
Healthy living begins with what you put into your body; you really are what you eat! I suggest eating five to six small meals a day, rather than the traditional three-meal-a-day plan. Frequent meals served in smaller portions keeps your blood sugar stable and helps to avoid energy highs and lows.
Osteoporosis is a condition that affects women and causes the bones to become porous and thin. It is a serious and painful disease that will make your bones weak and brittle over time. There are little to no symptoms early in the disease and by the time symptoms begin presenting themselves…
Most of what controls your metabolism is totally involuntary. You see, some people are born with a high-burning metabolism, while others have a rather slow metabolism and may tend to gain weight easier.
Did you know that by managing your cortisol you can trim your waistline, sharpen your senses and even prevent a cold? This great survival mechanism was designed to protect our bodies in times of stress, but sometimes too much of a good thing can ruin the mix.
Diet and exercise have a lot to do with menstruation. Not only during your cycle but in the days before you start your period, what you eat and how active you are can mean the difference between a difficult period or an easy one.
If your neck is causing you pain, it could be that the pocketbook that you are carrying is just too heavy. Although there are numerous causes of neck pain, a fully loaded purse carried every day, can press on nerves and stress muscles in your neck and shoulder.
Moderate exercise can be very beneficial to women, even nursing mothers. Once your doctor has given you the go ahead, begin exercising on a regular basis. You may need to start up gradually, depending on your level of fitness before your pregnancy. Depending on the healing process following the delivery of your baby, you should be able to resume exercising four to six weeks after the birth of your baby.
Candidiasis, commonly known as yeast infection is caused by a group of microscopic fungi or yeast. Present on all surfaces of the body, the problem with candida occurs when they multiply in numbers and cause an infection. This is particularly problematic in warm, moist areas such as the vagina, mouth, underarms, and nail bed and in small children, the diaper area.
Do you dread mealtime because of that overly full feeling you have every time you eat? It sounds like you suffer from bloating. You know that gassy feeling in your gut that makes you feel like you are going to explode. It’s terribly uncomfortable and relief from it can be embarrassing to say the least. The good news is there are ways that you can prevent bloating from occurring in the first place.
Mental health as well as physical health is important to a long and happy life. But while there is usually visual evidence of physical ailments, mental illness is not as obvious to the casual observer and oftentimes masks itself even to those closest to the individual who harbors the condition.
Most of us, at one time or another, have had a headache. An ache or pain, which might be sharp or dull, concentrated in the forehead and occasionally the back of the head. But a migraine headache is much more severe. Described as a severe throbbing, usually located on one side of the head. Any light or sound makes it worse, and the terrible aching may be accompanied by nausea. The excruciating pain is almost unbearable and the slightest movement only intensifies the pain. Some people even have visual symptoms such as flashing lights or an aura, as well. If you suffer from migraine headaches, you are not alone. Twenty-eight million Americans suffer from the debilitating pain of these headaches. Unfortunately, there is no cure for migraines.
Simple strains are the most common cause of back pain, especially lower back pain. Muscle strain is often caused by overuse of a muscle or overloading a muscle. When a muscle is stressed beyond its limits, injury occurs.
You don’t have to wait until National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in order to think about caring for your breasts. Breast cancer is a disease that has affected many people either directly or to someone close. Getting regular checkups by your physician and performing regular breast checks will catch any problems before they become any bigger. Seriously ladies, early detection of breast cancer followed by prompt treatment saves lives.
A back sprain is a ligament injury. The severity of the injury can range from mild to severe.
Sudden movements like a fall or car accident can cause injury to the ligaments because the muscles don’t have time to react. When the muscles don’t have time to react and contract enough to keep the spine within its normal range of motion, it causes the back ligaments to stretch or tear.
It’s what allows you to appreciate a golden sunset sitting poolside on a warm summer’s day. It captures your children as they take their first hesitant steps on their own. And it let’s you see the world around you in all its perfect splendor.
When the majority of us think about weight problems in the United States, we immediately think about the huge problem with obesity this country faces. Sure, most of us have waged war with the belt before. And who hasn’t had to try to squeeze themselves into their favorite pair of jeans every now and then?
Osteoporosis is a condition that can strike you without warning. It can silently sneak up on you throughout the years, and you may not know until later in the disease when simply picking up the vacuum cleaner causes your bones to fracture.
Everyone knows that the key to a healthy lifestyle is exercising and eating right. But what happens when your feet get in the way of your exercise? No, I’m not talking about clumsiness; you’re on your own with that one.
Diabetes can be a dangerous and debilitating disease and is the fifth deadliest in the United States. According to the American Diabetes Association, almost 21 million Americans have this disease, with 9.7 million of them women, and almost 7 million people don’t even know they have it.
Your exercise program is going well, but, when you stand in front of a full-length mirror and appraise your body what do you think of your back? Are there any areas you need to work on? Maybe it’s those side bulges where your thighs meet your torso or perhaps it’s a post-baby tummy that has lasted too long. For many women, it’s your back that’s not as defined as you would like.
Ladies, did you know that after January of 2006, the month that Congress made the food manufacturers squirm by forcing them to list trans fats on food labels, the American public got a glimpse at just how bad the processed food was that we were consuming on a daily basis. But what does that actually mean when it comes to our health and fitness?
Heart disease affects more than 60 million Americans. It is the leading cause of death in this country. However, there are things you can do to help protect yourself from becoming a victim.
Did you know that Vitamin D can keep you trim, uplift your mood, stifle your sniffles and drastically cut down your risk of cancer. We all know about its ability to build strong bones and teeth, that’s why vitamin D is so important to our health and everyday life.
Getting your beauty sleep is not just a phrase. When a woman doesn’t get enough rest, it shows in her face. Inadequate sleep wreaks havoc on the complexion, with fluid retention causing unsightly bags under bloodshot eyes.
After Lisa’s divorce, she needed some new zing in her life. It was time for a new car, and now without someone telling her what car she needed to buy, Lisa decided to get the car that she wanted to buy.
Heart disease is the number one killer of American women. That’s it, that’s the truth. One in four American women will die of heart disease. Women, more often than men, die as a result of a heart attack.
Women have specific health issues that are different from men. Although as children, boys and girls have similar ailments, once puberty has taken hold the problems change significantly.
Taking a good multi-vitamin each day covers us for the days when we don’t get proper nutrition. As much as possible, I prefer getting my vitamins and nutrients from healthy, great tasting foods. But I still believe that multi-vitamins are a great way of supplying us with a sort of safety backup to keep us fortified in case of a stressful event.
Did you know that some foods can enhance a woman’s beauty? Foods high in anti-oxidants and vitamins have anti-aging properties that benefit the complexion. A variety of other foods help to minimize wrinkles, improve eyesight and whiten the teeth.