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Fitness

Ancient Exercise for Modern Health

Despite its focus on breath and gentle movement, Qigong promotes a surprising amount of strength.

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Estrogen Loss at Menopause Can Lead to Urination Issues

If you’re a middle-aged woman, you may have noticed that you are having issues with urination. You’re not alone. Harvard Medical School reports almost 1 in 3 American women who are between the ages of 50 and 64 have complaints about issues of urinary ...

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Vaginal Atrophy Can Bring Dryness, Itching

Menopause can bring many so many issues – hot flashes, weight gain, mood swings – so many women are caught by surprise when they start feeling irritation, soreness or itching in and around their “private parts.” However, this dryness may be a sign of ...

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Prevention

Foods that Cause Digestive Distress in Older Adults

As we age, our digestive tract may start to go into rebellion with uncomfortable results. More than 16 percent of people over the age of 70 report having fecal incontinence while others describe having more gas, bloating, burping and stomach distensi...

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Make Brain Health a Priority During Menopause

Going through menopause can change your perspective on things. For instance, what if you find that you are having trouble mentally calculating the restaurant tip, even though you majored in math in college? Yes, brain fog does occur in some women as ...

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7 Exercises To Try With Menopause

Women often become less active as they go through menopause. Instead, use this time of life to embrace a new health program that includes exercise.

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Lifestyle

Healthy Eating Can Be Inexpensive

People bemoan the cost of a healthy diet. But how much does it really cost to eat nutritious? Add these foods to your grocery list.

Diabetes Can Affect Women In A Major Way

Diabetes Can Affect Women In A Major Way

Research has shown that having menopause increases a woman’s risk of developing diabetes. What’s the connection?

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Issues with Gluten Intolerance May Emerge at Menopause

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I put myself on a 21-day clean eating program. Afterwards, I slowly started reintroducing foods such as dairy, pasta, bread and meat and gauged my body’s reaction to them. One night, I was surprised to find that I f...

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Menopause, Aging and Alcohol Do Not Mix Well

I hate to be a killjoy, but you need to think twice before drinking that second (or third) vodka tonic, Moscow mule, beer or glass of wine. That’s because drinking actually gets riskier as we age. True, drinking moderate amounts of alcohol may be goo...