When I think about how I (and so many other boomers) mistreated our skin when we were younger, I cringe.
Sun reflectors, baby oil mixed with iodine, endless hours spent lying prone at the hottest time of the day, waiting for the burning rays to penetrate our skin and make us tan and look better.
Or burned, in my case and so many others with pale skin.
By Leah Jorgensen
This post is part of HealthyWomen's Real Women, Real Stories series.
The hair started growing early …
It's never too late to become physically active.
Exercise can fend off many chronic diseases and help prevent immobility, which become more prevalent with age.
Do you find yourself missing words (or entire conversations), asking the waiter or waitress to repeat the evening's specials, turning up the radio or TV, or losing the ability to follow a conversation in a noisy room? Then you're among the one in five Americans over age 12 who has trouble hearing.
Stress, anxiety, aches, pains and muscle tension: they're all facts of life.
And all good reasons to get a massage.
Learn more about Is Your Everyday Life Setting You Up for Pain?
It's great to be able to give yourself a massage at home and equally nice to go out for one. Either way, it's a treat. And because a massage can be such an integral tool to better health, you'll want to get the most of it.
Father's Day gives us all an opportunity to celebrate the men in our lives. And since we, as women, outlive men and usually adopt the role as gatekeepers for our families' health, it's the perfect opportunity to take gift giving one step further.
Well, it's been quite a whirlwind.
My son Jonathan and now-wife Caroline's wedding this past weekend seemingly snuck up on us, although the planning started a good 18 months ago. Until the date got really close, it didn't seem like reality (at least not to me).
And then, it suddenly was.
Planning a wedding is a job in and of itself, but when it's all done, it will no doubt leave you with a lifetime of warm and fuzzy feelings and beautiful memories.
My hair used to be so much thicker and fuller. When I look in the mirror, I can actually see my scalp.
What's up with that??? Says I, and most of my friends and many women around my age, who beg me to research and write about this topic. I'm no expert, although I must admit that necessity has almost forced me to be. My hair used to be so thick that I could barely wrap a rubber band around it. Not so much anymore.