womenTALK: Midlife Matters

Friday, May 16th 2014

Speeding Up at My First Spinning Class

authored by Judy Freedman

"You will like spinning," said my yoga friend W a few weeks ago. "I go to spinning class every Monday and it is a great 30 minute cardio workout."

"Maybe I will try it sometime," I replied.

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Tuesday, May 13th 2014

5 Easy Ways to Take Good Care of Yourself

authored by Sheryl Kraft

In just a few days, hubby and I are taking off for Italy (so excited!), our first big vacation together in many years (did I mention that I'm so excited?). Although I've been fortunate enough to travel to some great places recently, he has not. That's what happens when you are too busy to get away.

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Friday, May 09th 2014

A Baby Boomer Woman's Life After 50

authored by Judy Freedman

Hi all! I'm Judy Freedman, a 50-something baby boomer, and I'm delighted to be joining HealthyWomen.org as a contributor to the Midlife Matters blog.  

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Tuesday, May 06th 2014

5 Easy Ways to Lose Weight Without Really Trying

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Did you read this headline and stop in your tracks, hungry for some advice? Or did you read this headline and skeptically think, "Sure, sure, another trick just to get me to read."

I want to share something with you. Don't hate me. (Why do I say this? Because when it comes to weight, people get really funny about things and take things very personally. It's a hot-button issue, for sure.)

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Monday, Mar 10th 2014

5 Simple Ways to Spread Cold Germs

authored by Sheryl Kraft

I've had more colds the past few months then I've had for the last five years combined. And it seems that all around me, people are sneezing, coughing and blowing their (very red) noses.

What gives? Just why are so many people sick?

It's not that everyone is walking outside with wet hair or getting chilled. Those are old wives tales, after all.

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Tuesday, Mar 04th 2014

Women and Libido at Midlife

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Reading some comments in response to last week's post about the attempts to develop a female equivalent to Viagra made me aware that although there are many women who are eagerly awaiting such a drug, there are many others who would not consider a drug to boost their libido.

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Tuesday, Feb 25th 2014

Flibanserin Studies Continue: Will It Ever Become the Female Viagra?

authored by Sheryl Kraft

If you're a woman experiencing a diminishing libido, you might be waiting anxiously for what men have enjoyed since 1998: your own version of Viagra.

For men, the little blue pill—Viagra (or other brands of erectile dysfunction medicine)—may be a familiar part of their medical arsenal, but for women, their own pink pill is still just a dream.

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Wednesday, Feb 19th 2014

3 Key Supplements for Midlife Women

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Midlife is inevitably a time of changes. New words and conditions take root, like bone density and osteoporosis, muscle mass and sarcopenia, aches and arthritis, hot flashes and menopause.

Emerging health issues and concerns might make us feel a bit more vulnerable than ever before.

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Tuesday, Feb 11th 2014

Get Active in Midlife: It's Never Too Late to Start Exercising

authored by Sheryl Kraft

A friend of mine, who loved to travel but couldn't when her children were younger, once told me she made herself feel better by saying, "It's not my decade." Once her children grew, she went on a tear around the world.

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Monday, Feb 03rd 2014

What to Do About Those Embarrassing Bodily Noises

authored by Sheryl Kraft

The other night, I slapped my husband. No, not hard and awful in a mean-spirited way, just a slap on the wrist. I'd had enough. The sound of his cracking knuckles had officially driven me over the edge (for the umpteenth time) and my hand just flew out reflexively toward his.

"Why do you always have to do that?"

"It just feels good."

It takes a lot of patience to sit next to someone who loves to crack their knuckles.

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