womenTALK: Midlife Matters

Monday, Oct 22nd 2012

Don't Be Tricked by Tempting Halloween Candies

authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

We all know the heaping bowls of Halloween candy can be a lot scarier than the little spooks and goblins that appear at our doors on Halloween night. So, which candies are the best and which the worst if you're trying to avoid excess calories?

The American Council on Exercise offers its bad and better choices, but the advice comes with a warning: Remember, it's "better" candy, not nutritious food, so don't eat excessive amounts of any candy.

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Tuesday, Oct 16th 2012

6 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Flu shot - check. Wash hands often - check. Get enough sleep - who, me??

I try to do all I can to avoid spending the winter months sidelined with a cold or the flu; I really do. But sometimes despite my best efforts, colds happen.

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Monday, Oct 15th 2012

Act With Love and Make Breast Cancer History this October

Looking for a cause to get behind this October? Naz Sykes, the executive director of the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, shares information about her organization's important new initiative and how you can get involved:

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Tuesday, Oct 09th 2012

5 Healthy Hydration Soothers

authored by Sheryl Kraft

It's good to know that so many of you are avid water drinkers. My recent post about how much water we really need to drink bore that out (thanks to all of you who weighed in!).

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Friday, Oct 05th 2012

Covering My 50 Shades of Gray with Hair Color Expert Brad Johns

authored by Sheryl Kraft

As a young child in the '60s, Brad Johns spent a lot of time tinkering with toy trolls. Using food coloring, he spent hours transforming the tiny dolls' hair from pink to green, blue to yellow and every color in between. His fascination with hair color followed him to New York City, where Johns, an acting student at NYU, treated a steady flow of fellow dorm students to similar transformations.

A hair colorist was born.

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Wednesday, Sep 26th 2012

Can Sleeping More Really Help You Lose Weight?

authored by Sheryl Kraft

No, it's not a dream: sleeping can help you lose weight. But the reasons may not all be as obvious as you think.

It's logical to think that sleeping more can help you have more energy the next day to work out. And a well-rested body is a more efficient one. Waking up refreshed might even rid you of the temptation to skip your morning workout, too.

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Friday, Sep 21st 2012

When is Fat Healthier Than Thin?

authored by Sally Jones

When the fat exercise, according to a study recently published in the European Heart Journal. And that is heartening news for those of us who regularly exercise, yet still struggle with our weight.

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Wednesday, Sep 05th 2012

Should You Ditch Your Eggs?

authored by Sheryl Kraft

A new study says eating egg yolks is almost as bad as cigarettes - but maybe not

It's all over the news: Eating eggs is almost as bad as smoking. Aside from the fact that you put both things in your mouth, what's the connection?

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Tuesday, Sep 04th 2012

Surviving the Empty Nest

authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

My nest is undeniably, starkly empty. We've settled my younger daughter into her dorm room and bid farewell to my older one, who is in Germany for a semester abroad. My husband left for business in England just as the older daughter left. It's just me, the dog and the cat—and, undeniably, lots of tears.

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Tuesday, Aug 28th 2012

3 Ways to Derail Your Weight Loss

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Quick question: Can you relate to any of the statements below?

If only … I could lose that last five pounds.

Why can't I … take off the baby weight?

How can I … stop eating when I'm stressed?

Where did all that … extra weight come from?

When did I … become fat?

And then, what follows are usually some "solutions."

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