The Smart Woman’s Guide to Avoiding Heart Disease

Okay, ladies, admit it. There are a lot of things we do better than men. We can make dinner, talk to Mom, balance the checkbook, and solve Jenny’s boyfriend problems all at the same time. We can dance in high heels, find the perfect present for the in-laws, and keep …

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Women And Stress: The Positive Handling Of A Negative Life Dimension

The fact is, stress has always been with us, since our ancestors were hunting and gathering, being constantly vigilant for Saber Tooth Tigers around every dark corner. Because such circumstances were common in our evolutionary past, our DNA has an instinctive mechanism called the fight or flight response, named because …

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Why Do Overweight Women Avoid Healthcare?

A study out of Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health linked past experiences with bias and discrimination and avoidance of doctors in women with higher body weights. The stigma of weight and internalized feelings relating to it were found to be associated with healthcare avoidance in women with higher …

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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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6 Ways Women Can Preserve Memory as They Age

You may have heard the startling statistics: Alzheimer’s disease affects about 5.4 million Americans. It is the sixth leading cause of death among all adults, and the fifth leading cause of death among those 65 or older. By the year 2050, estimates are that more than 16 million Americans could …

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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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How Feeling Guilty About Your Food Makes It Toxic

You know, there are times when the only thing that makes sense is a rich chocolate brownie smothered in vanilla ice cream (and maybe a little swirl of chocolate syrup on top). It makes everything right with the world, until it’s gone. Then, if you’re like most women, you get …

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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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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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How To Be Fit Over 40

Almost everyone notices small changes in their body as they age-although the degree and pace that these changes occur depend on several factors. Genetics plays a strong role (the old adage “look at your mom to see how you’ll age”) is partially true. But, even with a strong family history …

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