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
If you live with migraines, you might already be familiar with the pain and discomfort they cause. Migraines are a specific type of headache often identified by episodes of throbbing pain and, sometimes, nausea, vomiting or sensitivity to light. Migr... Read more
I have SVTs but have been controlling them with magnesium and some of the meds the doc prescribed when I can't get my heart rate down myself. I know that menopause brings this on, and it did for me as well as other triggers but since I have been tak... Read more
I Tried on some new clothes today for an upcoming vacation my husband & I will be taking and I wondered what happen! It was like looking at someone else but it was my voice. I joined Sparks months ago to read suggestions and view some ti... Read more
I have tried dieting in the past, but it was always difficult. I would always feel hungry and have cravings. I have also exercised a lot in the past. I got up to the distances for a Half Ironman. This time around, I cut out sugar completely. I honest... Read more
I'm excited to start this journey with all of you. (Well, "excited" might be a strong word -- I love to eat!) I'm 54 years old and always prided myself in being fit. As the years have gone by, my weight has steadily increased, and n... 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 overw... 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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