womenTALK: Wellness in Practice

Friday, Nov 21st 2014

Thankful for Good Health

authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

When you count your blessings this Thanksgiving, will you be grateful for good health? 

HealthyWomen wanted to know, so we conducted an informal online poll and asked survey participants to share what they'll give thanks for this holiday. We're gratified to find out that 92% of you are thankful for your health. Here's how it broke down:

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Tuesday, Nov 18th 2014

Taking a Break From TV—and Loving It

authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

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Thursday, Oct 23rd 2014

Apple Picking: Perfect for an Autumn Day

authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

Few things say "autumn" more than apples. Well, maybe pumpkins—but they're not as much fun to pick or as easy to eat. And this is the height of apple-picking season in many parts of the country.

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Thursday, Oct 16th 2014

#TotalBodyThursday: Triceps Kickback

authored by Vera Sizensky

New to #TotalBodyThursday? Check out the details, here.

Arm jiggle. Most of us have it to some degree. This week’s exercise helps tone the jiggliest part of your arm while challenging your core with stabilization work. 

SO … ARE YOU READY? 

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Tuesday, Oct 14th 2014

The Surprising Way You Can Get the Flu

No matter how many times you wash your hands or how conscious you are about not touching your face, seasonal influenza—the flu—has a simple way of sneaking into your system: through conversation. 

That's right: the flu can spread by talking. 

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Thursday, Oct 09th 2014

#TotalBodyThursday: Dumbbell Lunge to Overhead Press

authored by Vera Sizensky

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Friday, Oct 03rd 2014

Celebrate Pasta—the Healthy Way!

authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

October is National Pasta Month, and what's not to love about that? 

If you're like me, pasta is the ultimate comfort food. From mom's mac and cheese to elegant lobster ravioli, I love it all.  

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Thursday, Oct 02nd 2014

#TotalBodyThursday: Side Plank Leg Lift

authored by Vera Sizensky

New to #TotalBodyThursday? Check out the details, here.

I love a good plank exercise. I’ve cranked out this do-anywhere move while playing with my 13-month-old, during TV commercial breaks, while dinner is cooking, etc. 

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