Billie Jean King might have won the battle of the sexes when she beat Bobby Riggs in a winner-take-all tennis match back in 1973, but chances are if she had sustained an injury in the match, things would have taken a different turn. That’s because when it comes to pain, men and women feel it differently, with women being the losers. Research finds that not only do women feel pain more of the … [Read more...] about Why Men & Women Feel Pain Differently
It's hard to ignore all the pink going on in October. Even without the tribute, as women, we're all aware of breast cancer. Either we've had it ourselves, have had a scare, have a friend or relative with it or have had reason to worry (like having a genetic mutation, dense breasts or a strong family history). One of the other risk factors for breast cancer - one we can't control - is getting … [Read more...] about 5 Things Every Woman Must Know About Lowering Her Breast Cancer Risk
What to do when you're awake in the middle of the night? Call a friend! Because chances are that that's when the gremlin strikes them, as well. Middle-of-the-night waking is quite common, reported to affect about 35 percent of us. It's no wonder there are a lot of people walking around dragging and sluggish. Even though you may have banked an eight-hour sleep night, when you wake in the middle … [Read more...] about Awake at 3AM? Try These 6 Things
Happy (almost) end-of-summer! Not really happy for me…summer is my most favorite time of the year. And with the sky darkening earlier in the evening and the flowers becoming more scarce, I mourn the end of longer and warmer days and dressing in light fabrics and flip-flops. It’s been a long time since I posted anything here, I know. Summer has kept me very busy with my work as well as bike … [Read more...] about Menopause Comes Out of the Closet… and Other Things
With its longer days and warmer weather, summer gives you the perfect opportunity to develop good habits that will carry you into the colder months. 1. Eat a Healthy Diet Summer gifts us with a bountiful selection of fresh fruits and veggies. When they’re grown and eaten in season, fruits and veggies are richer in flavor and nutrients and less expensive to purchase. Take advantage of … [Read more...] about Five Easy Ways to Get Healthier This Summer – and All Year Long
With the hotter weather upon us, I thought it would be a good time to dive into the sometimes-confusing topic of water consumption. Drinking eight glasses of water a day is so ingrained in our minds, and so many of us use it as one of our golden rules of health. But it is one rule you can pour down the drain. Fact: Individual needs for hydration vary. The eight-glasses-of-water-a-day … [Read more...] about Myth or Fact: Is Eight Glasses of Water a Day Really Necessary?