Women's Health and Fitness

How Physical Therapy Can Help Pelvic Muscle Weakness

Pelvic muscle weakness is a condition that many women experience. A common treatment involves pelvic floor exercises.  Kegels are the most well known, but by no means the only option. Doing these exercises can improve symptoms like pain and pressure, as well as bowel and bladder control. WomensHealth.com talked with …

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Why You Should take Pelvic Muscle Weakness Seriously

Are your pelvic floor muscles doing their job? Unfortunately for many of us women, the answer is likely, “No, not completely.” Because of our particular female anatomy, these muscles tend to weaken. If you’ve experienced leaking urine, that’s a common symptom. Though there are several causes, the main one is …

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Should Women Try to Follow Tom Brady’s TB12 “Peak Performance” Diet?

New England Patriot’s Tom Brady is the first quarterback in NFL history to win five Super Bowl championships. Having just turned 40 years old in August 2017, he continues to be at the top of his game, and hasn’t missed a start due to injury since 2001. He’s stated that …

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Exercise Helps Women Cope with Multiple Sclerosis

While exercise doesn’t prevent people from developing multiple sclerosis (MS), certain kinds of exercise may be beneficial to those who already have it. MS is a neurological disease that directly affects the body, but coping with it can bring about depression – and this is where exercise comes in. What …

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7 Simple Ways Women Can Fight the Middle-Aged Spread

Are your jeans fitting a little tighter? Have you noticed more flesh hanging over the belt-line? If so, you may be suffering from what is often called the “middle-age spread.” And no, it’s not all your fault. There are definite changes that occur at middle age that compel the body …

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Yoga’s Benefits for Osteoporosis

Yoga; you love it for its centering capabilities, stress reduction, and the mild workout. But did you also know that yoga can also be an effective treatment for osteoporosis? Research has shown that yoga can prevent, slow* — and in some cases even reverse — the process of bone loss. …

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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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Fat Shaming and Weight Bias at Your Doctor’s Office

The anecdotes are legion. One time when Abby Carter (not her real name) had to get her gallbladder out, her doctor told her that he made her surgeon wait an extra day even though she hadn’t eaten anything that day. The doctor wanted her to know what it felt like …

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How to Avoid Heat Illness This Summer—Women More at Risk!

Danielle was enjoying an afternoon outside with her children. They’d gone to the park to play on the slide and the swings, and she’d brought along some sandwiches and other goodies for lunch. The food and drinks rested safe in a cooler under a tree while Danielle pushed one child …

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Why Are Women More Likely to Suffer Back Pain?

Oh, my aching back. According to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide. Affecting over 31 million Americans, it is one of the most common reasons for missed work, and is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor …

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