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- #TotalBodyThursday: Triceps Kickback
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- The Surprising Way You Can Get the Flu
- Are Boomer Guys Really Different From Boomer Girls? Yep!
- #TotalBodyThursday: Dumbbell Lunge to Overhead Press
- Can You Prevent Breast Cancer?
- Drying Up in Menopause
- Celebrate Pasta—the Healthy Way!
- #TotalBodyThursday: Side Plank Leg Lift
Monday, Jul 27th 2009
I can't remember the last time I had a vaccine to prevent an illness, save for the annual flu shot I have every year around October. And I'll bet most of you can't, either. If you knew that a disease was preventable, wouldn't you take advantage a vaccine?
Thursday, Jul 23rd 2009
You may have read my earlier post, where I expressed some frustration at reading new research reporting that our metabolism does not get quite the boost we all thought it got from exercising.
Friday, Jul 17th 2009
I recently tested for the breast cancer gene. Although I had already had breast cancer, I still was curious - and my oncologist backed me up on this - where it came from.
Wednesday, Jul 15th 2009
I just received an email from a reader in Idaho, Doreen. She wrote, "I'm 52 years old and just started full-blown menopause. I'm getting a ton of hot flashes, day and night, and I'm so moody all the time. I am very health conscious and generally shun any medications but am so tempted to ask my doctor for hormones! But I'm reading so many studies about their danger.
Friday, Jul 10th 2009
I don't eat meat, but am the only one in my family who shuns the stuff. And there's nothing my husband and sons love more in the summer than a juicy hamburger or hot dog on the grill. So not to feel totally left out, I join them with my own version of a hamburger - a veggie burger, instead. And I feel like I can actually eat something healthy from the barbecue.
Wednesday, Jul 08th 2009
Back in May, I wrote a post about change. A reader, feeling quite overwhelmed, had sent me an email bemoaning all the changes all around her. We can all relate, I'm sure. Around the time I hit 50, I was amazed at how many things started changing - my skin, my hair, my body - and my attitude.