Women's Health and Fitness

5 Ways Strength Training Is Important For Women

Discover these 5 ways that strength training boosts female power and confidence. About a year ago, I made a change in my regular exercise routine. I’m now convinced it was the best change I’ve made since I started yoga in my later twenties. It started when I was visiting my …

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Older Women Should Focus On Strength Training To Ward Off Effects Of Aging

Add strength training to your daily routine. Regular physical activity may help older women increase their mobility, but muscle strength and endurance are likely to succumb to the effects of frailty if they haven’t also been doing resistance training. Study looked at 46 women across two different age ranges, 60-74 and 75-90, …

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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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5 Myths About Why You’re Not Losing Weight

5 Myths About Why You’re Not Losing Weight

According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than a third of adults in the United States — 35.1% — are obese. And if you aren’t obese, defined by the CDC in adults as having a BMI of 30 or higher, chances are you’re at least overweight, as 70% of …

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Tips for Making a New Year’s Resolution You’ll Actually Keep

Pledge to shed those same ten pounds every year? Promise that you’re going to quit smoking… or stop drinking? Vow to get out of debt and start saving money? Setting goals and resolutions for yourself for the new year is a healthy activity that encourages self awareness and transformation. But unfulfilled resolutions can …

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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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Find your Best Post-Workout Routine

What do you do after you exercise? If you ask 10 people, you’ll get 10 different answers. There’s a lot of misinformation when it comes to a routine after working out, and in fact, most people don’t have one. But this part shouldn’t be overlooked, because it’s just as important. …

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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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