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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

How to Stay Healthy While Traveling

Would you believe I am sitting on an airplane right now the sickest I have been in years? Yes, it's true. I am popping Halls Cough Drops like candy to keep my coughing to a minimum. For those who had to sit beside me on the planes, my biggest apology to you if you are...

Prolonged Sitting is Killing You

One of our favorite leisure activities needs to be dramatically reduced...and for good reason. Prolonged sitting or physical inactivity is the 4th leading risk factor for death according to the World Health Organization.  Chronic prolonged sitting has the same...

The 411 on Staying Hydrated

Feeling fatigued? Dizzy? Having trouble concentrating? Symptoms of nausea? If you answered yes to any of these, you could be one of the 75% of Americans who are dehydrated. Staying hydrated is much more important than you realize. There are loads of reasons to stay...