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Women at 40



Sarcopenia and the importance of resistance training

Sarcopenia (pronounced sarko-peen-ya) is the "age-related" loss of muscle. The word comes from the Greek, for "flesh reduction." Just like osteoporosis and arthritis, "sarcopenia is a serious degenerative condition that increases ones risks for falls and makes one more vulnerable to injury."


Calcinosis: a Sign of Concern
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), about 99 percent of calcium in the body is transported to teeth and bones. The remaining one percent dissolves in the blood. (NIH, 2010) However, a variety of disorders can cause the remaining one percent to travel to other areas of the body.


Learning to keep Cognitive Decline at Bay
According to the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, as you age, your brain remains capable of adapting to stimuli.

LED Light Therapy for Radiant Skin
In the words of Jennifer Aniston, Hollywood actress "There are so many things that women can do today with technology in terms of LED light therapy, good lasers that tighten the muscles, and massages for your face' and don't forget great creams" to keep looking so radiant.

Muscle Strength Essential for Women Over 60
Physical decline associated with aging is not simply the result of getting older. In many respects, it’s a product of becoming less active as we age. Taking it too easy makes aging more debilitating than it needs to be.


Folic: The Great Protector
A biological support vitamin that assists the functions of other essential nutrients, folic acid is indispensable for the smooth metabolic activity of hundreds of biological processes in human metabolism. Without this essential vitamin, we could succumb to myriad illnesses and diseases.


Pilates to Prevent Sagging Abs by Joanna Littlewood Johnson
Joanna Littlewood-Johnson is winner of Australian Pole Championships 2013. She has obtained an extensive, high quality Pilates training with Pilates International & the Australian Pilates Method Alliance.


Identifying High fat foods
The body cannot produce fat on its own, it must be provided through dietary intake. For these reasons you should enjoy some fats in your diet, especially monounsaturated fats like olive oil. The key is moderation--not elimination.


All-time Fabulous Butt Building Exercises
Muscles appear to droop as you get older because you begin to lose muscle around the age of 30. This decline in muscle ratio leads to appearance of flabby muscles and loose butt and thighs, not a pleasant sight for any women. Well, who wouldn't like the appearance of a toned fabulous butt.


New Menopausal Symptom Management Guidelines 2014
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) updated its evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of vasomotor and vaginal symptoms associated with natural and surgical menopause. The updated bulletin, replaces the June 2001 version and was published in the January 2014 issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Nourishing Nutrients for menopausal women
It’s important for women to stay healthy during menopause. Eating right and choosing proper supplements for nutritional insurance are extremely important. More and more women are taking control of their nutritional health by incorporating natural products into their daily regimen.

Exercising after Hysterectomy
Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus. It is the second most common type of major surgery performed on women of childbearing age.

Targeting Urinary Inconsistency with Yoga
In the present scenario where women have developed a sedentary lifestyle urinary inconsistency is increasingly becoming a problem. Inconsistency is a condition when the bladder stops functioning normally. There are a number of people who suffer from a weak bladder from time to time when they laugh, cough or sneeze. These actions put a sudden stress on the bladder and when the bladder is not supported by strong muscles the sphincter can lose control and the urine might flow resulting in a bladder weakness.

Sofia Vergara : Motivational success story of a women under 40

Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara was born on July 10th 1972. She is a Colombian actress, comedian, television hostess, and model. Vergara had been widely known for co-hosting two television shows for Spanish-language television network Univisión in the late 1990s.


Hot Weather Dressing for Women Over 40

As one gets older, no matter how fit or slim one is, there are certain areas of body that are best covered up. So its a big challenge to keep cool, look fashionable and uncover what the fashion folk have to offer women over 40 when it comes to summer dressing.


Healthy Eating Plan for Women Over 50

After 50, the body begins to work against you and the best diet for women is actually no “diet” at all. The focus needs to be rather on a healthy daily eating plan that consists of whole foods to provide needed nutrients for the second part of life. Dear ladies, if you don't eat in a altogether new way, you are bound to get mood swings, and rapidly gain weight.


Heart Disease and Aging

Age is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease including heart disease. After menopause, the incidence of heart disease in women rises and eventually virtually mirrors heart disease rates in men. Though heart disease once was regarded as a "man's disease," it is the leading cause of death in both men and women.


Pu-erh Tea: A Great Way to Eliminate Free Radicals

Pu-erh tea, also spelled as Pu'er tea, is a variety of fermented dark tea produced in Yunnan province, China. Fermentation is a tea production style in which the tea leaves undergo microbial fermentation and oxidation after they are dried and rolled.


Nutritional Factors Critical to Preserve Muscle

In physically inactive people there is a loss of about [-0.5%] of lean muscle mass every year between age 25 and 60, and a corresponding decline in muscle strength. From age 60 on, the rate of loss doubles, to about 1%. It doubles again at age 70; again at age 80, and then again at age 90. 


Tai Chi Awareness Exercises For Seniors

Short-term hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is acceptable and relatively safe for healthy, symptomatic, recently postmenopausal women, according to a new consensus statement endorsed by 15 leading medical organizations involved in women's health.  



Myrbetriq: Approved for Over Active Bladder

Last month The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Myrbetriq (mirabegron) to treat adults with overactive bladder, a condition in which the bladder muscle cannot be controlled, squeezes too often or squeezes without warning.  


Cognitive behavioral therapy : an Effective Treatment for Hot Flashes

Hot flashes (also known as hot flushes, or night sweats) are a symptom of the changing hormone levels that are considered to be characteristic of menopause. The sensation of heat usually begins in the face or chest, although it may appear elsewhere such as the back of the neck, and it can spread throughout the whole body. Some women pass out if the effects are strong enough. In addition to being an internal sensation, the surface of the skin, especially on the face, becomes hot to the touch.  


Progesterone: to Prevent Estrogen Dominance over 50

The human body functions best when it is balanced in every area. When one area is out of balance the entire body is effected. Women’s hormones are delicate and can be thrown off balance by almost anything, including stress, illness, vitamin deficiencies and overload of negative outside factors. 


Yoga Asanas to Maximize Hip Stability

Hip, knee and ankle serve as fulcrums to different activities in our daily life. But fundamentally the ideal motion is about stability just as much as it is about mobility. This is precisely why hip stability is an issue that deserves a greater focus. 


Health and fitness needs for women at 40

Favorable modification in the eating and exercise patterns of women aged 40 and over is likely to have a positive effect on their health. Experts recommend these tips for coping with the physical, nutritional, social, mental and emotional needs of women at 40. Read on....


Herbs for a Better Bone Health
When you consider the Modern present date diet—heavy on dairy, meat, eggs, calcium-stealing sodas and salt; sparse in fruits and vegetables (and exercise)—the epidemic of osteoporosis isn’t that surprising.


Exercise for building better bones
The optimal exercise regimen for preventing osteoporosis has yet to be established, but these guidelines are based on our current state of knowledge.

Yoga for Healthy Liver
The liver has many functions; stores certain vitamins, minerals and sugars for use as fuel, cleanses/filters the toxins out of your blood and controls the production/excretion of cholesterol. Your overall health and vitality, to a great extent, depends upon the health of your liver. The thousands of enzyme systems that control virtually every body activity are created there. If your liver fails to create even one of these enzymes, overall body function is impaired, creating greater metabolic stress on your body.


Boosting Testosterone in women over 40
A woman's body produces testosterone through the ovaries and adrenal glands. A multitalented hormone, testosterone boosts both libido and energy, maintains muscle mass, strengthens bone and ensures the nipples and clitoris are sensitive to sexual pleasure.

Make-Up Tips for women over 50
A lot of hormonal changes take place inside a woman’s body when she goes through the phase of menopause. Many diseases and conditions occur as a result of menopause including some skin disorders. Wrinkles and aging signs are two of the most worrisome conditions in women over 50 years of age. Just as the pigment in our hair changes and it turns grey, the melanin in our skin changes also. This is "Mother Nature" being kind so that our skin tone compliments our now grey hair.

Diet containing carbohydrates and too many fats : a factor in middle age abdominal fat

This dangerous equation can lead to heart disease, diabetes, migraine and is even suspected to be the cause of some cancers.


Building body strength over 40

You can slow down the aging process by performing rational efficient strength training program that increases muscle mass and bone density. Bodybuilding, or weight training, has very serious health and lifestyle benefits that someone over the age of 40 should not ignore.


Preventing middle age weight gain: a hard job

Middle age begins at age 41 and it can be a very interesting time. The kids are older and maybe even out of the house. Your career and professional goals are being met and life may start to slow down a bit. A slower pace may be nice, but this isn't the time to decrease your physical activity or start eating to many unhealthy foods at this time.


Estrogen-Progesterone factor in weight gain vs. loss

Weight gain in the abdomen is one of the most common complaints of women whose hormones have begun to change signaling peri-menopause.

Exercise Delays Alzheimer's Symptoms

A little bit of exercise helps people improve their memory and brain function, according to a new study. Exercise is recommended for weight loss, stress relief and energy boosts -- and now, exercise may also be used as a weapon in the fight against Alzheimer's Disease (AD).


Fitness rewards for women at 50

A fit body can't be bought, but the good news is, women in middle life can build muscle, gain strength, and increase their stamina and flexibility. They can discard one of the common myths of aging: atrophy and crippling are not inevitable.


Maintaining skeletal health after 40

Bone density naturally decreases with age, so the older you are, the more risk increases for diseases such as osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Sedentary women are also more at risk.


Updated Physical Activity Guidelines Released

American College of Sports Medicine and American Heart Association have provided physical activity recommendations for adults and older adults


Health tips for the Aged

In old age, the metabolism of your body is disturbed, immunity decrease and disease seem to attack simultaneously. Read on....

Exercise: Menopausal woman's best friend

Menopause brings with it a wide range of changes to a woman's body. Without doubt, exercise is the menopausal woman's best friend in a way that it allows  to control your body and emotions by using your internal resources. Read on....


Health And Fitness Needs Of Women at 50+
Recent studies indicate that between the ages of 30 & 70 many of the symptoms & conditions that were traditionally associated with normal aging are in fact the result of sedentary lifestyles. Read on....

Coping With Chronic Pain In And Out of the Bedroom
Women should consult a doctor if they have joint pain. Your doctor can help you and may recommend the following steps. Read on....

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