womenTALK: Midlife Matters

Friday, Dec 11th 2015

My Favorite Things for This Year's Gift-Giving Season

authored by Judy Freedman

In the spirit of the gift-giving season, I thought I would share some of my favorite things from the NY NOW Show—The Market for Lifestyle, Home + Gift—held each summer at the Javits Center in New York City. The aisles are filled with new home decor, jewelry, housewares, artisan crafts, paper goods and a whole lot more.

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Wednesday, Dec 09th 2015

10 Ways to Enhance Your Memory

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Oops, you forgot where you put your keys. Or you can't remember what's-her-name's name.

Forgetting things is a common experience, but it can be frustrating and even frightening. Yet, it doesn't have to mean all hope is lost. Whatever your age, there are ways to improve your cognitive skills.

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Tuesday, Dec 08th 2015

7 Ways to Curb Mindless Eating

authored by Sheryl Kraft

It's an age-old problem for many of us. Maybe the food tastes too good. Or we feel compelled to clean our plates. Perhaps we fail to recognize that we're full and just keep eating … and eating … and eating.

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Thursday, Dec 03rd 2015

"The Age of Aging" Looks at Breakthroughs in Aging

authored by Judy Freedman

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Tuesday, Dec 01st 2015

Menopause and Anxiety (Revisited)

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Does this sound vaguely familiar?

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Monday, Nov 30th 2015

The Number One Muscle Women Neglect to Strengthen

authored by Sheryl Kraft

You probably already know that strength training and building muscle has a lot of health and other benefits. It helps increase bone density and decrease the risk of osteoporosis. It helps control your weight and helps you look and feel better.

But there's another muscle—a hidden one—that many women often neglect to strengthen. Exercising this one isn't about fending off osteoporosis or having Michelle Obama's sinewy, toned arms.

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Monday, Nov 23rd 2015

It's Time to Be Kind to Family Caregivers

authored by Judy Freedman

November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to be especially kind to those who care for aging family members. Many of those who are family caregivers are boomer women, sandwiched between the needs of their parents and their kids. They give, give, give to loved ones, while often sacrificing their own needs.

The Life of a Family Caregiver

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Tuesday, Nov 17th 2015

The Truth About Your Postmenopausal Body

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Going through menopause means a lot of things to a lot of women. While many parts of the "transition" are individual (for instance, my sister suffered nary a hot flash while I was continually bathed in sweat), one universal truth is this: our bodies change.

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Monday, Nov 16th 2015

Celebrating 60 in Italy

authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

I don't particularly love getting older, but I do love to travel. So, when faced with turning 60, I decided to celebrate with a trip.

My husband and I also will observe our 25th anniversary next month, so it wasn't hard to talk him into a special trip to celebrate both occasions. Early in the year, we chose Italy for our destination, but because neither of us is great at planning, there were moments we weren't sure we'd pull it off.

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