womenTALK: Midlife Matters

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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Friday, Nov 09th 2012

Essential Vitamins for Strong Bones

If you think weakness and brittle bones are an inevitable result of aging, think again. As women, we play many important roles in life, from caregivers to career women, and weak bones can cramp our style. However, it's possible to feel strong and agile at any age, especially if you take the right measures for maintaining healthy bones.

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Tuesday, Nov 06th 2012

Energy Zappers that Might Surprise You

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Are you tired of being tired all the time? Raring to go but unable to move very far? There may be forces at work that are putting undue stress on your body, zapping you of any spare energy and sending your motivation and enthusiasm into a downward spiral. Don't panic-the reason might be right in front of you.

Take a look below; maybe you'll recognize yourself in one or some of the possibilities. If so, that's one step closer to taking back your energy.

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Tuesday, Nov 06th 2012

A Fail-Safe Guide to a Healthier Holiday

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Suddenly, the holidays are looming and I’m having a really hard time wrapping my arms around that simple concept. I mean, I haven’t even cleaned out my closet yet – my summer clothes are still hanging prominently, reminding me each time I reach in for a sweater that I won’t be needing them again until April or May.

Sniff.

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