womenTALK: Midlife Matters

Thursday, Dec 27th 2012

Don't Let Your Resolutions Be Unhealthy

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Seems like only yesterday that we were making those famous New Year's resolutions—only to break them before they barely had time to take hold.

But did you ever think that maybe the reason resolutions are abandoned is that they might not be all that realistic?

Below, three of the most common resolutions—and how to make sure they stick.

1. I will exercise more.

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Friday, Dec 21st 2012

Reducing Stress During the Holidays

Reduce stress during the holidaysby Rashelle Isip

The 2012 holiday season is in full swing, and there's no better time to take a few minutes to reduce your holiday stress levels! Here are some time management tips to help you get a grip and chill out.

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Tuesday, Dec 18th 2012

Is It OK to Exercise With a Cold?

authored by Sheryl Kraft

As I sniffled and coughed my way out of bed this morning and reached for my workout clothes (I put them out the night before so I would have no excuse), I stopped short.

What was I doing? I had a cold. I was stuffy and sneezy. And part of me wanted to crawl back under the covers, curl up with a good book and stay put for the day.

Shouldn't I skip the gym?

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Wednesday, Dec 12th 2012

3 Easy Ways to Ease Constipation

authored by Sheryl Kraft

You may be all go-go-go this holiday season, busy with traveling, parties, late nights and fun. It's energizing, in a way.

But not everything in your body can keep up with your busy schedule.

Take your bowels, for instance: instead of being on the go right along with you, they may be sending out a different message.

No go.

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Wednesday, Dec 12th 2012

Is It a Cold or Is It the Flu?

authored by Sheryl Kraft

On a recent trip to the supermarket, I nabbed the last two boxes of tissues on an otherwise empty shelf. I wasn't surprised; all around me, people are hacking, snorting, sneezing and honking-and suffering plenty, too.

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Tuesday, Dec 04th 2012

Downsizing an Empty (or Almost Empty) Nest

How to downsize an empty nestby Rashelle Isip 

Your children are off to college and/or have moved out of the house. For the first time in a long while, you have a lot more space in your home—but it's filled with a lot of stuff! Interested in downsizing your belongings for your next stage in life? Here are a few tips on how to downsize an empty (or soon to be empty) nest.

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Tuesday, Dec 04th 2012

How to Eat Those "Bad" Foods - and Feel Virtuous

authored by Sheryl Kraft

If you're watching your weight and/or eating for health (and isn't that most of us?) and the holiday cheer is making you grumpy because you feel deprived, better not pout.

You don't have to give up treats like ice cream and pizza. Here are some ways you can have your, er, cake and eat it, too.

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Wednesday, Nov 21st 2012

5 Easy Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving

authored by Sheryl Kraft

A reason to celebrate. Travel. Visit. Take a few days off from work.

Eat.

And eat … and eat some more.

Ah, Thanksgiving.

MORE: A-Z Thanksgiving Thanks

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Wednesday, Nov 21st 2012

When a Hurricane Plays Havoc with Your Power: How to Safeguard Your Food and Your Health

authored by Sheryl Kraft

While for some of us the memories of two-week-old Hurricane Sandy might be relegated to second-hand accounts of what we've heard and read, the effects on those who experienced it firsthand can be far-reaching.

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Tuesday, Nov 13th 2012

I'm Healthy—Do I Still Have to Watch My Salt?

authored by Sheryl Kraft

When doctors tell their patients with hypertension to shake their salt habit, there's no surprise there. Salt has been associated with high blood pressure, a risk factor for heart disease, stroke and heart-related death. Salt is deadly, some say. A public campaign to curb sodium intake is essential. After all, nearly 80 percent of our salt intake comes from processed and restaurant foods.

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