Health

Lifestyle tips to support a healthy life for women over 40 such as hormonal changes through
menopause help to create an active life for years to come.

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30 Day Water Challenge for Weight Loss + Printable

30 Day water challenge for weight loss? Years ago I would have laughed at the thought. At one time I was addicted to the Route 44 Dr. Pepper with Vanilla. Those Dr. Peppers were so good on a hot summer day. When I decided to lose weight, I knew drinking calories was...

How to Loosen Tight Back Muscles for Lower Back Pain Relief

There is nothing worse than tight back muscles or a stiff neck to keep me from being active like I would like to be. Do you have tight neck muscles from sitting at a desk all day? Or how about a tight lower back when getting out of bed in the mornings? Tense muscles...

Is Your Sleep Loss Causing Weight Gain During Menopause?

Sleep loss causing weight gain during menopause is more common than you may realize. Whether you're in peri-menopause, menopause or post-menopause, you might be experiencing trouble falling asleep or even staying asleep contributing to sleep loss causing weight gain....

What if You Could Get Paid Big Money to Exercise?

Exercise goes hand in hand with losing weight, but there are more benefits of exercise you may not have thought about. Of course, most of us are familiar with the fact that exercise improves heart health, reduces stress, makes you more productive and even an overall...

How the Sugar Industry Duped Us All for 50 Years

Wow, we have been duped all of these years...50 years now. The NY Times has issued an article explaining how the sugar industry paid Harvard researchers to point the finger at saturated fat instead of sugar for heart disease. No, this isn't a movie, this really...

My Personal Experience with Torn Bulging Discs

                    Bulging discs can be very common for women over 40, especially active women over 40. I have several friends who are suffering with L4-L5 and L5-S1 bulging discs or who know other people with this issue. The answer is not to live with the pain. I...

Friday Faves + Big Announcement

Happy, happy Friday Friends! Another weekend is coming our way in a few hours! An update on the forever ongoing back issue...I had my MRI on Tuesday, saw the doctor for the results on Wednesday. Not a great back, (thanks for the genes, Dad)...some arthritis and 2...

Tackling the Back Pain Head On + MRI Prep Tips

Hello from injury sofa again! If you've had an injury that has kept you from doing the things you like doing, I know you can relate right now. While most of the time I can keep in mind this is only very temporary, sometimes I let a little discouragement crept into my...

Why Lifting Weights is an Absolute Must for Women Over 40

If you value your health, but you aren't lifting weights, you may be missing some key elements of a healthy lifestyle. For women over 40, weight lifting for health is vital.       Here's another new one for me...lifting weights...and I am kicking myself for not doing...

The Only Supplements for Weight Loss for Women Over 40

Don't run from me because I said the words supplements for weight loss. Years ago, I would have surely run in the other direction if someone tried to tell me about any supplements.     To say I was a little skeptical is an understatement until I tried the perfect...

Women Over 40: This Warm Up Mistake Will Cause Injury

                    Most of us grew up with PE classes that taught us how to exercise. Warming up meant the ever so common runner's lunges and hamstring stretches, among others. Now we know those are best left for the cool down. A warm up routine for women over 40 is...

Preventing Back Pain in Fit Women Over 40

After my second disc surgery on my neck in 2 years, the doctor told me I had degenerative disc disease. Five years ago a disc in my lower back slipped out of place. If you have experienced this, you know how limiting this pain can be on your day to day activities. It...