Women's Health and Fitness

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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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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Friday 5! 5 Body Positive Blogs to Read This Weekend

It’s Friday! The weekend is here and so is your weekly roundup of five new inspiring voices for health! This week we’re sharing 5 Body Positive Blogs you’ve got to check out. Body positivity is a movement which encourages people to take a less punishing view of health and wellness. …

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How to Be a Healthier, Happier, Better-Balanced Woman

If you could take a pill that would help reduce your risk of heart disease, strengthen your muscles and bones, improve your mood, boost immunity, support mental function, and ease anxiety, would you take it? Not a hard question, right? Most women would jump at the chance to easily improve …

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Is Knee Surgery Inevitable for Women?

I have a neighbor who’s about five feet tall and possesses the energy five women in her small body. She’s in her sixties, but she moves around like she’s twenty years younger and has one of those bright, sunny attitudes that people love to be around. A few months ago, …

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Tips To Turn Holiday Treats Healthy

Tips To Turn Holiday Treats Healthy

Visions of sugarplums may be dancing in your head, but your conscience is telling you to cut that out.  You know that those decadent holiday favorites, but sweet and savory, are loaded with sugar, salt and fat —and that this is the hardest time of year to make healthy choices.  But healthy …

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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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