All About Cortisol, and Signs That You’re Chronically Stressed

If you’ve heard about cortisol, most likely it was in relation to stress. Women know that chronic stress isn’t good for them, and that it’s linked to a number of health problems, including heart disease, stroke, and even cancer. You may have also heard that when you feel stress, the …

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Why are Women More at Risk for PTSD?

The more we research health conditions and diseases, the more we see that no matter which one we’re talking about, it tends to behave differently in women than in men. Take heart disease, for example. For decades most of the research was conducted on men, with the assumption being that …

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Women in the Military More at Risk for These 3 Health Issues

Women have served in the military since the American Revolution, but in recent years, more roles have opened up for them. Today, according to a report in CNN, “more than 200,000 women are in the active-duty military, including 69 generals and admirals.” The “Women Veterans Report” released by the Department …

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Don’t Get Sick at Your Salon! 10 Safety Tips

Who doesn’t love a trip to the salon? You get to sit down, relax, and let someone else do the work, and when you get done, you usually feel more confident about your appearance and yourself. For some women, though, the salon experience isn’t so restorative. In a recent 2017 …

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Why Women’s Hearts are more Vulnerable to Stress

Ladies, you already know that chronic stress isn’t good for you. But did you know that it can affect your heart more seriously than it affects the hearts of the men in your life? We all worry about our guys falling victim to heart attacks, and we have good reason …

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How to Keep the News from Causing Stress and Anxiety

Watching the news can be depressing for anyone, but according to some studies, it may be even worse for women. Most of us want to know what’s going on, and we turn to various news outlets to find out. Yet after reading or hearing about terrorist attacks, nuclear weapons tests, …

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How to Channel Your Anger So It Won’t Harm Your Health

“The Female Anger Epidemic.” Such was the headline of a 2015 Daily Mail article. It went on to reference the British Association of Anger Management, which found that 87 percent of working mothers had admitted to shouting at their children because of stress. A quarter of women were said to …

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Women Who Find Their Purpose Unlock the Secrets to Long-Term Health

Originally published April 7, 2015   Do you know your purpose in life? In other words, do you have a strong sense of why you’re here, and what you’re meant to be doing? If not, you’re not alone. According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

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The 7 Things Every Woman Over 50 Needs to Do

According to the Social Security Administration, a woman turning 65 years old today can expect to live, on average, until the age of 86.6. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that between 2013 and 2014, overall life expectancy for white women fell slightly, from 81.2 years to …

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7 Ways to Make Mindfulness Work for You This Year

I have a friend who believes in meditation. She’s well aware that it can help relieve stress, reduce chronic pain, improve sleep, and even calm the stomach. She also knows that it’s not complicated, and doesn’t require any special tools or techniques. “Sit still and be quiet!” she says. “What …

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