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How to Prevent Muscle Cramps During and After a Run

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One of the most common problems older runners encounter is leg cramping during a run. Muscle cramps can be so uncomfortable that they derail your run on even your best day, so finding a solution fast is worthwhile if you want to continue your normal workout routine without issue. So how can you prevent muscle cramps that show up during …

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How to Improve Bone Health After Breast Cancer

Jay Bua Calcium and Bone Health Leave a Comment

Breast cancer survivors, regardless of age, begin to lose estrogen more rapidly than normal. That’s because most breast cancers are estrogen positive, so women are treated with interventions that suppress the estrogen. In general, the younger the survivor, the faster the estrogen loss. And unfortunately, estrogen loss negatively impacts bone health. That’s why this population needs calcium—and a lot of …

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Are You Using Toxic Tampons?

Shelly Kramer Womens Health Leave a Comment

We know to read the labels on food, and to stay away from preservatives and chemicals that aren’t healthy for us. We also know about things like toxic shock syndrome, thanks to the warnings we get from our OBGYN’s and GYN’s. But do we know what chemicals are being used in the feminine products we are inserting inside our bodies? …

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Getting Your Cardio: The Benefits of Running vs. Walking

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If you’re looking for a way to get healthier, working out has probably crossed your mind. After all, regular exercise is known to help people lose weight, improve heart health, and just get in a better mood. Even though chances are good you know all of this already, sometimes getting started is the hardest part. And in many cases, another …

Tracking your period

Want to Start Tracking Your Period? These are the Best Apps for That

Shelly Kramer Lifestyle, Womens Health Leave a Comment

There are apps for everything, but we all know that a period doesn’t always arrive when you expect it. More importantly, we’re all crazy busy, so it’s easy to forget the day Mother Nature is going to come knocking on your door with her special dose of monthly joy. So, there’s every reason to start tracking your period, now, what’s …

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15 Surprising Dairy-Free Sources of Calcium

Shelly Kramer Calcium and Bone Health Leave a Comment

Everyone knows dairy products—things like milk, cheese, and yogurt—are great sources of calcium. But not everyone likes dairy—and some people simply can’t or don’t want to eat dairy at all. So how do you get calcium into your diet if you’re lactose intolerant or just don’t like or want to eat dairy? Good question! There are actually lots of calcium-rich …

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Common Sleep Disorders and What to do About Them

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Nearly everyone has a night of poor quality sleep once in awhile, but if the problem persists, you might have a sleep disorder. So what are sleep disorders? Sleep disorders are problems that affect the amount and quality of the sleep an individual gets, often leading to problems with mental and physical health during the day. Over 50 million adults …

Practicing Mindfulness

Practicing Mindfulness Matters to Your Health and Well-Being

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Life is full of stressors for the typical adult these days. There’s pressure to succeed at work, be the perfect parent, reach fitness goals, maintain relationships, fulfill lifelong goals, and more. Basically, it’s no wonder you’re feeling overwhelmed! Most people are at some point. But that doesn’t mean you have to just accept it. Instead, you can get some serenity …

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The Essential List of Calcium-Rich Foods for Pregnant Women

Autumn Rivers Womens Health Leave a Comment

Pregnancy is a time that most women are extra freakazoid careful about diet and nutrients and doing all they can to keep that little life growing inside us healthy and thriving. And no, that does not mean not giving into the amazing and slightly insane world of pregnancy cravings, it just means making sure your diet also includes all the …

Good Fatty Acids

Good Fatty Acids and the Best Way to Get Them in Your Diet

Peter Bua Nutrition Leave a Comment

If you’ve been staring at that giant bottle of fish oil pills in your medicine cabinet, dreading taking the next pill, you’re not alone. Though many people are aware of the benefits of the good fatty acids found in fish oil, not everyone relishes the idea of taking it in pill form. Fortunately, there are other ways to get daily …

Avoiding insomnia

Avoiding Insomnia: How to Fall Asleep—and Hopefully Stay Asleep

Shelly Kramer Health Trends Leave a Comment

Everyone needs sleep, but not everyone gets enough and avoiding insomnia is something that is top of mind of a whole lot of people. I know—massive understatement, right? Insomnia in general, and not getting enough sleep seems to be a universal problem. It doesn’t matter whether you’re young or not-so-young, in the prime of your youth (let’s call that our …

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The Science Behind Confidence

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Confidence is a great trait to have. When you’re confident, you’re just more excited and energized regardless of which challenges you’re taking on. That, in turn, can lead to more persistence and less hesitation as you tackle your goals—which can make you more likely to succeed! But having confidence doesn’t come easily to everyone. If you’re not feeling very self-assured …

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Body Confidence Rocks — So Love and Celebrate Your Body Exactly as It Is

Shelly Kramer Lifestyle Leave a Comment

Body confidence rocks, but sometimes it feels easier to focus on the negative aspects of our bodies rather than on all the positive features. You probably know all too well what I mean. It’s incredibly common for people to focus on the minutiae: How much they weigh, how big their thighs are, how many wrinkles they have, how they wish …

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Five Morning Exercises to Jumpstart Your Day

Peter Bua Exercise Leave a Comment

If exercise isn’t part of your morning routine, perhaps it should be. Why? Numerous studies have found there are some pretty significant benefits derived from morning exercise. They range from more energy and a better mood to increased calorie burn and a boost in brainpower. As someone who’s spent many years as a personal trainer, I also know that if …

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Grilled Chicken Summer Salad [and Tacos!]

Shelly Kramer Nutrition, recipes Leave a Comment

Now that’s a mouthful: Grilled Chicken Summer Salad [and Tacos!]. Well, that’s because it’s a combination of meals, all in one, thanks to two of my favorite foodie bloggers, Gaby Dakin of What’s Gaby Cooking, and Lindsay Ostrom of Pinch of Yum. I’ll also start by saying that when I originally saw this recipe, I sent it to a friend who …

Belgian waffle batter

No-Fuss Belgian Waffle Batter + Strawberries for the WOW Factor

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My mother-in-law bought me a waffle maker as a Christmas gift somewhere in the neighborhood of fifteen years ago. While I love food, I’m not really a waffle fan, and I feel the same way about pancakes for breakfast. Meh. On the Take It or Leave It Scale, these both fall way down on the Leave It side. I’m much …

Hair loss in women

Hair Loss in Women: It’s More Common Than You Think

Jenny Rapson Womens Health Leave a Comment

Last summer, I was cruising toward my 40th birthday in September feeling pretty good about how I was aging. I mean I was relatively wrinkle free, and not obese, and although I definitely have more aches and pains than I used to, I felt like I LOOKED pretty good, which is awesome because I’m admittedly more than a little vain. …

Every Kid Healthy Week

Every Kid Healthy Week — Ensuring Your Kid Leads a Healthy Life

Lee Brochstein Lifestyle Leave a Comment

It’s the last week of April, which means it’s Every Kid Healthy Week! If you’re not sure what that is, it’s a yearly observance that focuses on what schools are doing to keep kids healthy in numerous ways, from improved nutrition to more physical activity. Basically, this is the week to recognize—and build on—any school’s accomplishments related to health and …