Bicycling Tips For Women

Bicycling is one of the most rewarding ways to get fit while having fun. Whether you’re new to biking or have been riding since you were a kid, there are several points to consider to help make your biking experience more comfortable and safe. The number one reason for cycling …

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Healthy Woman Headlines: Vitamin D, Obamacare, Healthy Quiche Recipes

Women’s Health curates the latest headline news focused on breaking stories, topics, recipes, healthy tips and advice for knowledgeable women. Here are our selected “Healthy Woman Headlines” for today: A new report puts the abortion rate at 14.6 abortions per 1,000 women of childbearing age (ages 15-44) in 2014, the …

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Get the Facts About Migraines

Migraine is a medical condition. Most people who suffer from migraines get headaches that can be quite severe. A migraine headache is usually an intense, throbbing pain on one, or sometimes, both sides of the head. Most people with migraine headache feel the pain in the temples or behind one …

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How To Prepare Yourself For Daylight Savings Time

The Monday after daylight saving time takes effect doesn’t have to be a heart-stressed, mad-dash, car-crash kind of a day. Vanderbilt Sleep Disorders Center specialist Kelly Brown, M.D., has a list of tips people can follow to avoid the jolt to their sleep cycles and resulting fatigue when clocks spring …

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Exercise At Work With A Chair

For most people, exercise equipment means treadmills, weights, or a yoga mat. Did you ever consider your basic work chair to be another way you can include some exercise into your day? For those of you stuck sitting in a chair for hours every day here are some great exercises …

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Understanding The Types Of Osteoporosis

Understanding The Types Of Osteoporosis

After undergoing a bone mineral density (BMD) and NTx bone loss test, you may be diagnosed with one of the following types of osteoporosis: Postmenopausal Osteoporosis (Type I) As women age, there is a gradual decline in ovarian function and loss of estrogen and progesterone production. The physical sign of …

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What is Cardiovascular Disease?

Common cardiovascular diseases include a narrowing and hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), chest pain that happens when not enough blood is getting to the heart (angina), heart attack, and stroke. High blood pressure (hypertension) is a strong risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke. Many women think, wrongly, that only …

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Little Ways to Lose Weight

Gaining a few pounds each year and don’t know how make it stop? You’re not alone! The biggest obstacle most people face when trying to add exercise into their day is time. Many also (mistakenly) think that the only way to stay fit is to hit the gym or spend …

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How To Be Fit Over 40

Almost everyone notices small changes in their body as they age-although the degree and pace that these changes occur depend on several factors. Genetics plays a strong role (the old adage “look at your mom to see how you’ll age”) is partially true. But, even with a strong family history …

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Prenatal Fitness Tips

Q: I’m pregnant and am worried about continuing my running and strength-training program. This is my first pregnancy and I want to make sure I don’t do anything to cause a problem. Do you have any suggestions for what types of exercise are safe during pregnancy? A: Congratulations on your …

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