womenTALK: Midlife Matters

Monday, Sep 19th 2016

It's OK to Take a Break From Your Workout

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Did you read that right?

If you know me, or read my stuff, you know that I am—and have been for quite a long while —a big fan of exercise. From a very young age, I've been a person who liked movement— whether it be pacing, walking, running, dancing, biking or fitness classes of any sort.

Sitting still? Not my thing (unless I'm on a beach or engrossed in a good book or movie—that's a whole other story).

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Tuesday, Sep 13th 2016

5 Top Dieting Disasters

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Do you wish you could increase your odds of being a successful loser? Maybe those favorite jeans are (still) snug, the scale is (forever) stuck or your weight is wildly bouncing back and forth like a yo-yo (without the fun), refusing to stay in one place for too long.

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Monday, Sep 12th 2016

7 Top Tips for Healthy Aging

authored by Elizabeth Battaglino, RN, CEO of HealthyWomen

Where did the summer go? Once again, it's September, which always feels like the start of a new year—that going-back-to-school mentality (or reality).

As we leave behind the carefree days of summer, there's an opportunity to reevaluate and readjust our health habits, whether that involves getting fitter, losing weight, eating better or improving other everyday habits—all of which add up to reducing our risk of disease and disability.

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Tuesday, Sep 06th 2016

Make It a Habit: 5 Tips for a Pain-Free You

authored by Sheryl Kraft

For people with chronic pain, life can be hard. The unrelenting pain may make you feel uncomfortable, cranky and even hopeless at times. But your pain may be more within your control than you think. Switching bad habits for good ones can help ease the pain and improve—and potentially prolong—your life.

It's never too late to reverse your bad habits or adopt some new, healthy ones. It can be done if you give yourself some time and patience.

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Friday, Sep 02nd 2016

Your Post-50 Feet Will Love These Comfortable Shoes

authored by Judy Freedman

Around the time I reached my late 40s, I started having issues with shoes. Before then, I couldn't wait for Lord & Taylor to have its fall shoe sale. Each year, I would race to the store to pick out three pairs so I could get 30 percent off. Sometimes I would buy more than three. My closet racks were filled with shoes.

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Tuesday, Aug 30th 2016

How to Win at the Losing Game

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Losing weight is easy.

Keeping it off is not.

Why else would people be searching, time and time again, for that "perfect" diet?

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Friday, Aug 26th 2016

My Fabulous Vacation to Italy: "The Best Day of My Life" in Capri

authored by Judy Freedman

My family vacation to Italy with stops in Rome, Florence and a full week's stay in Positano was already the best it could be—so how could it possibly get better?

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Monday, Aug 22nd 2016

What You Need to Know: "Best If Used By" Dates

authored by Sheryl Kraft

It happens every time I go to clean out my fridge:

Oh, no! Those eggs are how old?

If I use that mustard with a date of 2014 stamped on its label, will I die?

The yogurt expired two weeks ago—but it seems okay. (Is it?)

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Friday, Aug 19th 2016

My Fabulous Vacation to Italy: Paradise Awaits in Positano

authored by Judy Freedman

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