Women's Health and Fitness

How to Set Effective Healthy Living Goals

Three years ago, Alexandra Johnson was overweight to the point where it was affecting her health. When she first realized how much weight she’d have to lose, she was overwhelmed. She decided to focus on losing 5-10 pounds at a time and made incremental changes to her habits, resulting in …

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Health Apps Can be Good for You

Taking charge of your health has a whole new meaning these days, with over 165,000 health-related apps to choose from. The choices can be overwhelming, until you take a closer look. Many health apps, for example, promise modest outcomes, while others make impossible claims, says Dr. Niket Sonpal, assistant professor …

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How Women Can Avoid Pain After Hours at the Computer

Have you heard about the “posture shirt?” All of my writing friends are talking about it, because like many women (and men!) in today’s world, we spend a lot of time working on our computers, or hunched over our tablets or smartphones. The result of all that bad posture? Neck …

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5 Ways 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 younger brother at my parents’ house last summer. He’s in the Air …

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Pokémon Go Right Now!

Have you heard about the latest health craze? All you need is the app on your smartphone. Experts caution that it can be addictive and harmful if used improperly. Side effects include sore legs and battery drainage, but the benefits are many. In fact, this isn’t just an exercise in …

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What Women Need to Know about Sports Injuries

The benefits of playing sports are well known, but the impact may be greater for females. According to the Women’s Sports Foundation, high school girls are less likely to get pregnant and more likely to do better academically if they participate in sports. Girls and women also have more confidence, …

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How Can A HIIT Help You Get Fit?

You like to work out (well, maybe like is a bit strong). At least you think you’re pretty knowledgeable of the current fitness trends. But while you’re out there cycling, boxing, running, and rowing, you’re hearing about how others are HIIT’ing it hard. So just what does this mean? And how can …

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Breast Pain Keeps Women From Exercise: Can The Right Bra Help?

Starting at age 14, Katherine Bice used to wear three sports bras when exercising because it was the only way she felt comfortable. Her breasts bounced around a lot, and after just a few minutes, she was in pain. As a result, Bice felt odd, different, and uncomfortable in her …

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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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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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