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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BCAA for Women: Should It Be Part of Your Weight Loss?

Supplements for weight loss and particularly supplements for women were completely foreign to me a few years ago. BCAAs for women, along with a few other supplements, have now become a part of my regular health routine now for a few years, and for good reason. Let me...

15 Benefits of Exercise to Get You Back in the Gym

Turns out, one of the best decisions I ever made was to do a complete 180 on my health. I remember so well how sluggish and old I felt in my early 40s. It wasn't even on my radar to exercise to feel younger. I didn't realize the benefits of exercise at all, or I would...

Are Sugar Substitutes Really Better for You Than Cane Sugar?

Sugar substitutes have been in the spotlight for a while now as many people have been trying to cut sugar out in the name of living a healthier lifestyle. But how much better are the sugar substitutes?     Sugar has been a long time favorite of mine. It was...

Taking Time for Yourself is More Important than You Might Think

As a mom, you could easily spend your every waking minute on doing for others, without taking time for yourself. There's a problem with that, and I didn't learn that lesson until my 40s.   I love being a mom, especially when my children were young. I was a...

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...

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...