The humble soybean has come a long way. Today, soy is everywhere and in every possible form—beans, nuts, milk, yogurt, cheese, flour, tofu, tempeh, and “meat” analogs, to name a few. You can eat soy alone, cooked, or combined with o... Read more
Some women mourn it as the end of youth and fertility. Others welcome it as a time of freedom and new opportunities. Either way, menopause is a universal rite of passage for women, marking significant physical and emotional changes which can require... Read more
Heart disease is not a disease that only affects men. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), heart disease kills more than 500,000 women annually. In 2001, well over half of the people who died from heart disease were women.
Yet... Read more
You’ve heard the jokes and the horror stories. But often, faced with the onset of menopause, most of us don’t know whether to laugh or cry. Luckily, if you’re determined to stay fit—or get fit— there’s no time... Read more
Almost one out of nine women is expected to develop breast cancer, the second leading cause of cancer-related death in women.
So far, researchers haven't found any fool-proof way to prevent breast cancer except voluntary mastectomy (surgical... Read more
# first post. I have not been on Spark People for many years, I was following Atkins, which worked very well. I got a bit bored with it so thought I would like to do SP again. I will be looking for a friend soon.... Read more
I'm trying to post a blog post and keep getting the message "No html please". But there is no html in my post!!
I've tried three times now, creating the post from scratch. I have photos, and I have a web link, all of which are done with the 'add... Read more
Haven't posted in a few- weiht went up 11/2 lbs but sowly dropong again. Been a difficult month. Lots of stress and anger related to anticipatory grief. When emotions are extreme hard to keep eating in check. Lacked energy to exercise- trying... Read more
Everytime I come onto the SP App, I see posts like, "Just went on a 5 mile hike!" or "I haven't had any carbs in 6 weeks. I feel GREAT!" I gotta know, like SERIOUSLY: HOW DO Y'ALL DO IT?! I lose all my willpower/motivation when I get depressed. Help!... Read more
Menopause and Type 2 DiabetesMenopause is a topic that often generates a lot of opinions from women — those who welcome it and those who dread it. There’s also a lot of discussion about whether it’s something that should be “treated” or left to occur... Read more
If you are feeling like you are menopausal, OR if you have questions about menopause, stop wondering.Check out your local library for some very informative books, ORcheck out the SP's "Perimenopause to Menopause what should you expect" Team.... Read more
The WRITERS' SUPPORT GROUP is here to lend support, accountability and encouragement for your writing projects. Post daily and join the challenges! May ALL of your writing goals & dreams come true!... Read more
Editor's Note: Cathy Cram, M.S., is the resident maternal fitness expert on our sister site, BabyFit.com. Today's blog post is the first in a series on menopause health and fitness.
By Cathy Cram, M.S.
Welcome to Menopause Health and Fitness 10... Read more
Editor's Note: Cathy Cram, M.S., is the resident maternal fitness expert on our sister site, BabyFit.com. Today's blog post is the second in a series on menopause health and fitness. By Cathy Cram, M.S. The responses from my first blog overwh... Read more
Having managed to muddle through menopause with my psyche mostly intact, i have discovered that it's far harder to lose weight now than it ever was before in my life. When i was younger, all i had to do was hop on the elliptical or treadmill for 20 o... Read more
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