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The Ups and Downs of Sharing Your Fitness Activity on Social Media

The Ups and Downs of Sharing Your Fitness Activity on Social Media

You can choose to participate in social media as much or as little as you like (or not all), but the fact remains: virtual communities are everywhere. They can even follow us on our runs, walks, and bike rides—tracking our progress, comparing our efforts to other users, and allowing us [...]

Posted on: July 1, 2015

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Darker Skin? Don’t Skip Steps in Skin Cancer Prevention.

Darker Skin? Don’t Skip Steps in Skin Cancer Prevention.

By Omobola Onikoyi, MS At the first sign of summer after a harsh winter, our moods are enhanced by the bright rays of shining sun. We respond by switching out our winter wardrobes for summer clothing that offers up less coverage, trading in our knit sweaters for short sleeves and [...]

Posted on: June 25, 2015

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Mindful Technology: Meditation Apps Can Bring Focus and Relaxation

Mindful Technology: Meditation Apps Can Bring Focus and Relaxation

You may think that your smartphone is at odds with any attempt you might make at meditation. After all, isn’t one of our biggest obstacles to introspection these days our seemingly constant connection to technology? Ironically, however, many of us are turning to our mobile devices to “unplug.” Let’s face it—our [...]

Posted on: June 17, 2015

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Sunscreen Tips for Sensitive Skin

Sunscreen Tips for Sensitive Skin

You know that sunscreen is an essential step in protecting your skin from skin cancer and sun damage. If you have sensitive skin, however, you may find that some UV-blocking lotions irritate your skin. You may also be allergic to some common ingredients in sunscreens. While it may be temping to [...]

Posted on: May 28, 2015

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Mind Over Matter: A Woman’s Guide To Staying Brain-Healthy

Mind Over Matter: A Woman’s Guide To Staying Brain-Healthy

By Amanda Jerome As the baby boomer genera­tion moves into retire­ment age and beyond, brain health issues re­lated to aging are rapidly becoming a major concern. Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and stroke top the list of critical issues that women and their families are considering. Brain-aging diseases are a seri­ous concern for [...]

Posted on: July 1, 2015

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Women’s Health at Midlife

Women’s Health at Midlife

In 2014 the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) published Recom­mendations for Clinical Care of Midlife Women, a compilation of key points and recommendations for women’s health at midlife and beyond, with the goal “to improve the under­standing and management of women’s health at this critical stage of life.”1 Jan L. Shifren, MD , who served [...]

Posted on: July 1, 2015

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10 Tips for Mental Health

10 Tips for Mental Health

By Mia Adler Ozair Recent statistics from the National Institute of Mental Health indicate that approxi­mately 26.2 percent of all adults over the age of 18 in the United States alone suffer from a diagnosable mental illness. That is more than one in every four adults, and it does not count [...]

Posted on: June 25, 2015

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Pilates for Breast Cancer Survivors

Pilates for Breast Cancer Survivors

Two experts in breast cancer rehabilitation share their insight into the benefit of this safe, effective form of exercise. By Naomi Aaronson, MA, OTR/L, CHT, CPI, CET, and Ann Marie Turo, OTR/L  Why Pilates For Breast Cancer? Pilates is a gentle form of exercise that engages the mind, body, and spirit. The various [...]

Posted on: June 25, 2015

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Working Out With Weights?

Working Out With Weights?

Tips for Keeping Your Lower Back Safe By Mia James We hear a lot about the benefits of weight-bearing activity for women, including weightlifting. We are told that add­ing some heft to our exercise routine can help tone our bodies, increase fat burning, and, importantly, slow bone loss and prevent osteoporosis. The [...]

Posted on: June 25, 2015

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