Menopause is the natural cessation of ovarian function and menstruation. It is defined as 12 months without any vaginal bleeding and is usually accompanied by some or all of the following symptoms: hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, mood swings, weight gain or redistribution and insomnia.
Reaching for less-than-healthy foods could be worsening your menopause symptoms. Discover which foods to avoid during menopause.
If you were physically active before 50, that’s great. But if you didn't exercise regularly, it's not too late to start.
Regular physical activity is crucial for women facing menopause. Consider what physical activity can do for you — and how to apply fitness tips for menopause to your daily routine.
Some risk factors and symptoms linked with aging and menopause can't be changed. But good nutrition can help prevent or ease certain conditions that may develop during and after menopause.
Want a simple recipe to fight aging? The ingredients are easy to find. The right mix of nutrients -- and some regular exercise -- will let you feel and look your best.
When you eat right, you'll help get your weight under control, keep your bones strong, and prevent heart disease. It's all about making smart choices.
Get in touch with mind and body -- and they'll take you anywhere you want to go. These tips get you started.
For the majority of Americans today, achieving or simply maintaining a decent level of fitness is a challenge, but for women turning 50, getting in shape can feel even more challenging. Today there are more weight loss programs, exercise equipment, and fitness routines to choose from than ever before, yet statistics remind us just how out of shape we are as a country.
By Louise Skeen
It’s one thing to work out for general health and fitness, but another when your
mindset and determination are attached to your moves, technique and results.
Focusing on getting the most out of every workout will result in faster results and
Women: cut the salt, eat a Mediterranean diet and watch your vitamins
A weekend spa retreat sounds heavenly, doesn't it? Two days of complete and total tranquility…OK, who are we kidding? Between work, the kids and the bank account, who can possibly pull this off? Good news: You don't really need one to relax and rejuvenate. With practice, you can boost your well-being practically anywhere, anytime. These easy, no-cost refreshers are the perfect way to start.
With so much on their plates – careers to pursue, homes to run, kids to raise and elderly parents to look after – women often forget to take care of themselves. If that’s you, and your health is taking a serious backseat, it’s time to put things right.
Article by Melinda Parrish originally published at womensrunning.competitor.com
Breaking into running on a regular basis can be an intimidating thing. Anyone who tried to establish a new exercise routine has heard the same advice over and over again.
“Use an App”
“Get a partner”
“Schedule your workouts”
“Ease into it”
“Buy some new workout clothes”
Written by Kim Kiyosaki published at richdad.com
Six tips for living life to the fullestHave you ever wondered, "What does it take to truly be successful? How can I get ahead?" If we're honest, we've all been there and all asked that.
Sure, we all need to set goals and meet them, but there's more to success than simply meeting a goal. If that were it, no one would ever grow. Many people view money as success, but that doesn't work either. Many people inherit money or win it, but they also squander it. And success can't be just about a job or position. After all, we've probably all come across people who inexplicably have a high position, but we still wouldn't consider them a success.
by Louise Skeen
It’s one thing to work out for general health and fitness, but another when your mindset and determination are attached to your moves, technique and results. Focusing on getting the most out of every workout will result in faster results and continued growth.
You already know how great exercise is for you - it improves your health, strengthens your muscles, brightens your mindset resulting in a happier persona, provides an abundance of energy and helps you fight disease so you live a long life in great health.
Great healthy tips for women that really work are sometimes hard to come by. Just recently, an article was published on Health.com that talks about 6 habits that healthy women share. You’re probably thinking, here we are again with starving ourselves to death with healthy foods that just don’t taste good. What may surprise you is more than half of these healthy tips for women don’t involve food at all, and most of them are simple tweaks or adjustments you can create into habits. Read on to find out what the author suggests as simple measures to be healthy without the guilty relationships we typically have with food.
Dr. Blanca Sckell is medical director of the Ambulatory Care Center and internal medicine program at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, in New York City. She offered the following advice for women who are seeking ways to boost their health.
Certain mental health disorders are more prevalent in women. Learn the reasons behind these gender differences and how you can protect your emotional well-being.
As you get older, it’s important to stay active. Regular physical activity can help keep you healthy and strong. Physical activity offers many benefits for older women:
How to be active for healthRegular physical activity (exercise) can help lower your risk for many diseases that affect women, including heart disease and stroke. Exercise can also help relieve symptoms of some conditions, such as depression, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure. Women need to do different types of physical activities to reach or stay at a healthy weight and build strength and endurance.
Originally published at https://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/a19643153/how-to-take-your-cardio-workout-to-new-heights/ by Jennifer Tzeses
Fitness director Jen Ator puts some spring in her step.
Bragging to your friends about the trendy new restaurant you just tried? Meh. Filling them in on the fitness scene hotspot where you just sweated? Legit. And Bari Studio in New York City is 💯.
Originally published at https://health.clevelandclinic.org/why-self-care-isnt-selfish-advice-for-women/ by Contributor: Sandra Darling, DO, MPH
What does self-care mean to you? Does it comes across as self-indulgent, even selfish, or limited to those with time and money to spare?
That may be because we often see the message of self-care in advertising directed at women, generally as a sales pitch for something we don’t need.
We are told, you deserve it. So it makes sense that we would associate the practice of self-care with pampering
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Originally published at https://www.usnews.com/news/health-care-news/articles/2018-05-11/study-healthy-diet-may-reduce-hearing-loss-in-women By Alexa Lardieri, Staff Writer
ADHERING TO A HEALTHY diet may reduce the risk of hearing loss in women, a new study from Brigham and Women's Hospital found.
The study, Adherence to Healthful Dietary Patterns Is Associated with Lower Risk of Hearing Loss in Women, was published Friday in The Journal of Nutrition. It examined the relationship between hearing loss and three different diets: The Alternate Mediterranean diet (AMED), Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH), and the Alternative Healthy Eating Index-2010 (AHEI-2010).
Researchers followed 81,818 women for 22 years and found that women who closely followed the AMED and DASH diets had about a 30 percent lower risk of moderate or worse hearing loss, compared to women who didn't follow these dietary guidelines.
It's not a myth—muscle burns more calories than fat. For this reason, among others, many women desire to add more lean muscle to their bodies. But where do you begin?
According to the American College of Sports Medicine, the minimum recommendation for strength training is twice a week. You're going to need more specifics than that, though. You're going to need a game plan for your strength training goals.
BY LEXI PETRONIS
We know that Jennifer Aniston keeps her famous bod healthy with a good dietand plenty of exercise (she makes working out a priority and does it seven days a week). But she's also revealed that she counts on a few other things, too.