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...

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...

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...