womenTALK: Midlife Matters

Monday, Feb 01st 2016

Is There Sugar Hiding in Your Food?

authored by Sheryl Kraft

As if we didn't already know it, a lot of us are eating too much sugar. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, Americans eat, on the average, about 20 teaspoons a day, with teens and men consuming the most. That adds up to an average daily calorie count of 335 for men, 230 for women, 362 for boys and 282 for girls.

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Friday, Jan 29th 2016

How to Prevent a Fall

authored by Judy Freedman

One of the reasons I study and practice yoga is to maintain my balance during my life after 50. We do poses to improve our balance on two feet with poses such as "Warrior" and on one foot with poses such as "Tree." Being better balanced can help prevent falls as we age.

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Tuesday, Jan 26th 2016

Closet Cleaning 101

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Lately I find myself wanting to rid myself of a lot of clothing in my closet.

Maybe it's because it's a new year. Or maybe because by this time, I've finally embraced the whole quality over quantity thing. Besides, it is altogether true that there is truth to that 80/20 rule: You wear 20 percent of your clothing 80 percent of the time. So, who needs all those shirts/pants/dresses/shoes/boots/sandals/sneakers anyway?

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Monday, Jan 25th 2016

Travel Show Gets Those Travel Juices Flowing

authored by Judy Freedman

More than 29,000 people attended the 2016 The New York Times Travel Show at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City last weekend, and I was one of them. With 545 exhibits, it was a captivating day.

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Monday, Jan 18th 2016

Sugar, Salt and the New Dietary Guidelines: Dietitians and Nutritionist Weigh In

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Every five years, U.S. law requires an update of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which were created in 1980 to help educate consumers about healthy nutrition.

After all, who can't use a reminder for good or better habits, a way to maximize our health and reduce our risk for chronic diseases?

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Monday, Jan 11th 2016

Lose Weight With Peanuts

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Huh? Did you read that right?

It seems counterintuitive, yes.

But according to some recent informal random comments on a post I wrote for HealthyWomen.org in 2011, people really did lose weight when they included peanuts in their diets.

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Friday, Jan 08th 2016

How to Be "Younger Next Year" With Exercise

authored by Judy Freedman

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Tuesday, Jan 05th 2016

Are Your Resolutions Realistic?

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Happy New Year!

Promises, promises.

That's what happens at the stroke of midnight. A chance for a redo, a new beginning, a fresh start. Many of us continue to make resolutions, year after year after year.

Staying fit and healthy is the top resolution, followed by losing weight, according to a new Nielsen survey, which also says that "just a handful" of people choose to make no resolutions at all.

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Thursday, Dec 24th 2015

How to Practice More Gratitude in Your Life

authored by Judy Freedman

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Tuesday, Dec 22nd 2015

7 Foods to Help You Sleep Better

authored by Sheryl Kraft

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