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Trouble Sleeping? It Might Be Menopause

December 14th, 2010

Trouble Sleeping? It Might Be Menopause By Karen Giblin and Jo Anne Turner Menopause results into trouble sleeping for so many women. We wake up too many times in the night to go to the bathroom. Our restless legs wake us up. As our hormones continue to shift (typically declining) beginning with peri-menopause throughout menopause and post-menopause, we experience more hot flashes and night sweats that interrupt our nightly rest. Even small amounts of light and noise can wake us up and stimulate our nervous system making it difficult to fall back to sleep.  All of these things can leave us feeling... Read More

Weight Gain – The Really Good News

June 28th, 2010

Tired of being lectured about the virtues of losing weight? So many dire predictions, so many difficult to-do lists. New findings say we can lighten up a bit. Yes, obesity is definitely terrible for your health, and exercise is definitely a good thing. However, a nice little 10 –15 pounds extra is not be so bad. It may even have some advantages. If you’re 10-15 pounds over the norm, here’s the good news. Compared to your skinny girlfriend: You’re no more likely to die of cancer or cardiovascular disease. In your 70’s, you have a reduced risk of dying over a 10-year period. (Both obese... Read More

The Top Women\’s Health Concerns and How to Prevent Them

June 8th, 2010

In 2004, the U.S. Center for Disease Control published the top ten leading causes of death in females. The good news is that many are preventable with a healthy, active lifestyle. What are the major risks for women, and how can you prevent them? You are taking an important first step in enjoying a long, healthy life by taking a look at the answers to these questions. Here are the three biggest health risks and some solutions to prevent them. First, heart disease is responsible for 27.2% of deaths in females. According to the Women\’s Heart Foundation, 8.6 million women worldwide die from... Read More

Eat Better, Sleep Better

May 6th, 2010

You know what a difference it makes when you\’re well-rested. How much sleep you get can make or break your day and also your health. However, sometimes no matter how early you hit the hay, getting a restful sleep can be tough, especially as you age. There have been times when healthy sleep eluded me, but luckily I\’ve learned a few things about how to sleep well through simple changes in my diet, and now I\’m happy to say that it is rare that I don\’t catch a solid night of peaceful sleep. About 70 million Americans experience sleep problems ranging from chronic sleep... Read More

Love Relationship Resolutions for 2010

April 12th, 2010

Now that we\’re well into 2010, how are you doing with your New Year\’s resolutions? Setting goals in the love department is just as important as losing weight or getting your finances in shape. So even though you may already be working on other resolutions, don\’t put your relationship on the back burner. Instead of accentuating the positives, the advice from couples\’ research often focuses on minimizing the negatives – don\’t nag, don\’t withhold sex, don\’t overreact, don\’t try to control. But why not focus your love resolutions on the... Read More

How I Reinvented Health

January 19th, 2010

http://realwomenonhealth.com/2009/11/20/how-i-reinvented-health/ My 5 foot ten inch frame has always seemed more naturally built for basketball, yoga or cross country running but I found a sport 30 years after those dreadful high school physical education classes that is absolutely perfect for me at this point in my life. Ladies, let\’s just say I\’m keeping my day job but the sport of rowing is one which has grabbed me by surprise, triggering a new view on “health.” I made a decision that it was “time” to reinvent my life, including health, so I could sustain both weight management... Read More

Ten Tips for Keeping Peace in the Family during the Holidays

December 10th, 2009

Media images of the holidays are often exaggerated and, before you know it, you\’re trying to conform to unrealistic ideals. Combined with the added pressures and demands on your time, this can lead to emotional overload. Just remember that nothing is perfect. Now that the holiday season is swiftly approaching, perhaps you\’re worried that your dysfunctional family dynamics will surface as soon as you get together. Do you think that your mother\’s inquisitive nature may scare off the first boyfriend your daughter\’s had in years? Or that your new son-in-law\’s parents... Read More

Seven Simple Steps to Stress -free Holidays

November 30th, 2009

Our thoughts are exceedingly powerful. Think about the human collective thoughts have that have created a holiday season that celebrates, in part, a humble man born in a barn who generously taught and gave to others for free. But, instead of following his call to simplicity, love, and inner harmony, his birthday and surrounding holidays have become a time of high expectations of ourselves and others. Often, even thoughts of “the holidays” generate a sense of gloom, anxiety, and personal stress. Clearly, we deserve to rethink ways of having meaningful end-of- year-holidays that neither strain... Read More

Baby Boomers with Gluten Intolerance or Celiac Disease?

August 31st, 2009

Your happily living life and BAM, you are hit with these odd skin disorders out of nowhere. What is happening? Perhaps you have tried topical ointments or creams, antibiotics, or a plethora of other products in an attempt to clear up some skin disorder, they may have work or not but the temporary solution is just that. The disorder returns without warning, you feel that there must be something else. It is possible that Gluten Intolerance or Celiac Disease may be at the root of your skin problems. You can also visit GlutenFreeHelp.info website for many more possible symptoms of Gluten or Celiac... Read More

Michael Jackson and the High Cost of Fame

July 27th, 2009

Coming from a family of entertainers with a demanding stage-dad, Michael Jackson had been in the limelight since he was a young boy. Super stardom was all he knew. Although talented, famous and adored, his was a lonely life – one full of contradictions. He tried to create his own private reality around castles, theme parks and pet chimpanzees. In his own mind he was a modern-day Peter Pan. In the mind of others he was “Wacko Jacko” and his bizarre behavior often overshadowed his musical brilliance. Jackson was living proof of the emotional cost of a life spent in the public eye,... Read More