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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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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Calcium Supplements – Bad for your heart? Blah for your bones?

You’ve been told since you were a child to drink your milk and eat your spinach. Calcium keeps bones and teeth strong! As a child you probably drank – or choked down – your milk at the urging of your parents. As an adult perhaps you’ve switched to supplements. But …

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Celiac Disease and Women

If not for my mother-in-law’s diagnosis of celiac disease 10 years ago, my kids wouldn’t be as healthy as they are now. At 3 ½, my daughter was losing weight and we were getting concerned. My mother-in-law’s celiac diagnosis meant that all family members had to get tested. My daughter’s …

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5 Reasons Why Women Should be Getting More Magnesium

Recent studies have suggested that taking a standard multi-vitamin may not be as beneficial as we once thought. In 2011, the Iowa Women’s Health Study reported that women who used a multivitamin were actually at a higher risk of mortality than women who didn’t. In 2012, the Harvard Physician’s Study …

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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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4 Life-Saving Reasons Why Women Must Eat More Fiber

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that women get about 14 grams of fiber for every 1,000 calories consumed. Since the average woman eats about 1,833 calories per day, that adds up to about 26 grams of fiber. The Institute of Medicine agrees, recommending about 25 grams …

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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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How Sex and Gender Influence Health and Disease

As more and more research informs us of the importance of sex as a factor in health research and therapies, it is important to understand the distinction between sex and gender. Women have unique physiology and respond differently to diseases, drugs and lifestyle. Increasingly researchers are exploring these differences, with …

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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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