womenTALK: Midlife Matters

Tuesday, Dec 04th 2012

Downsizing an Empty (or Almost Empty) Nest

How to downsize an empty nestby Rashelle Isip 

Your children are off to college and/or have moved out of the house. For the first time in a long while, you have a lot more space in your home—but it's filled with a lot of stuff! Interested in downsizing your belongings for your next stage in life? Here are a few tips on how to downsize an empty (or soon to be empty) nest.

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Tuesday, Dec 04th 2012

How to Eat Those "Bad" Foods - and Feel Virtuous

authored by Sheryl Kraft

If you're watching your weight and/or eating for health (and isn't that most of us?) and the holiday cheer is making you grumpy because you feel deprived, better not pout.

You don't have to give up treats like ice cream and pizza. Here are some ways you can have your, er, cake and eat it, too.

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Wednesday, Nov 21st 2012

5 Easy Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving

authored by Sheryl Kraft

A reason to celebrate. Travel. Visit. Take a few days off from work.

Eat.

And eat … and eat some more.

Ah, Thanksgiving.

MORE: A-Z Thanksgiving Thanks

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Wednesday, Nov 21st 2012

When a Hurricane Plays Havoc with Your Power: How to Safeguard Your Food and Your Health

authored by Sheryl Kraft

While for some of us the memories of two-week-old Hurricane Sandy might be relegated to second-hand accounts of what we've heard and read, the effects on those who experienced it firsthand can be far-reaching.

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Tuesday, Nov 13th 2012

I'm Healthy—Do I Still Have to Watch My Salt?

authored by Sheryl Kraft

When doctors tell their patients with hypertension to shake their salt habit, there's no surprise there. Salt has been associated with high blood pressure, a risk factor for heart disease, stroke and heart-related death. Salt is deadly, some say. A public campaign to curb sodium intake is essential. After all, nearly 80 percent of our salt intake comes from processed and restaurant foods.

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Friday, Nov 09th 2012

Essential Vitamins for Strong Bones

If you think weakness and brittle bones are an inevitable result of aging, think again. As women, we play many important roles in life, from caregivers to career women, and weak bones can cramp our style. However, it's possible to feel strong and agile at any age, especially if you take the right measures for maintaining healthy bones.

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Tuesday, Nov 06th 2012

Energy Zappers that Might Surprise You

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Are you tired of being tired all the time? Raring to go but unable to move very far? There may be forces at work that are putting undue stress on your body, zapping you of any spare energy and sending your motivation and enthusiasm into a downward spiral. Don't panic-the reason might be right in front of you.

Take a look below; maybe you'll recognize yourself in one or some of the possibilities. If so, that's one step closer to taking back your energy.

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Tuesday, Nov 06th 2012

A Fail-Safe Guide to a Healthier Holiday

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Suddenly, the holidays are looming and I’m having a really hard time wrapping my arms around that simple concept. I mean, I haven’t even cleaned out my closet yet – my summer clothes are still hanging prominently, reminding me each time I reach in for a sweater that I won’t be needing them again until April or May.

Sniff.

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Tuesday, Oct 30th 2012

Want to Solve a Problem? Sleep on It

authored by Sheryl Kraft

You snooze, you lose?

Not necessarily.

We've oftentimes pampered ourselves with that certain kind of "indulgence": a few stolen minutes of shut-eye come late morning, early afternoon or whenever we need an extra surge of energy. While not putting us into a deep slumber, it's just enough to wake us up feeling refreshed and reenergized.

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Thursday, Oct 25th 2012

Breast Cancer: What You Can Do to Lower Your Risk

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Few diseases elicit as many emotions as breast cancer. We all know someone who has dealt with it; we all fear it and feel powerless over it. But despite some contributing factors like family history, toxins in the environment and too many unknowns about what else might cause it to develop, there are some things that can be controlled.

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