Blogs about Women/Women's Health Issues

Spring Cleaning

The time of year is upon us when we want to open the windows and allow the fresh air and sunshine into our homes that have been closed up all winter.  This is one of my favorite times of year as I spend an entire day cleaning out closets, drawers, files and moving furniture to clean all the cracks and crevices.  I love the smell of a freshly-cleaned house!!!  I also enjoy getting rid of things and clothing that just add clutter to my space.  If I haven't used them in a year or worn them in a year, they leave the house.

Women's health

Bone density decreases at a rate of 1% per year after the age of 35. Bone loss in women is especially rapid during the first 5 years after menopause and can cause a 3-5% bone loss per year during this period Increased risk for fractures (forearm, lumbar, wrist, vertebrae, hip) 1 in 6 women will experience a hip fracture. Risk Factors: Age Gender - Women tend to have less bone density then men. Women also tend to lose bone density earlier, which puts them at high risk for osteoporosis.

Cut It Out!

This blog is being written in response to a client telling me how she went clothes shopping and got so depressed because she couldn't fit in the size that she is wanting to be her goal size.  She's putting in the work - making good choices with her food and drinks, doing workouts, losing inches and losing pounds; however, this one shopping trip was making her want to just give up and stop trying because she wasn't in her goal size yet.

Good Friday-Time to Reflect

Time to Reflect on what is truly important.  Click on this linkBlessings to all.    http://mkfitness4life.com/2016/03/25/good-friday/    

Spring Time and Hydration

The temperatures are in the 80s for the next several days and you may not feel like drinking more water. You may sweat more even without additional exercise.Why is it important to drink water?Water regulates your body temperature and lubricates your joints. It also helps transport nutrients to give you energy and keep you healthy. If you're not properly hydrated, your body can't perform at its highest level.

We Are A Society Based On Vanity!

 

How to Prevent Falls for Cancer Survivors

The last thing you want to think about while going through cancer treatment and after cancer treatment is the possibility of losing balance, falling and getting injured such as a hip fracture or traumatic brain injury (TBI). 

Your Worth It. So am I.

A mother and fitness professional often have two very similar characteristics, selfless and challenging. No matter where you start, how prepared you think you are or how much knowledge you attain, occasionally we come to a stop or a loss as to what we do next. It may not be true of many, but I can speak from experience.  

Thanksgiving Thoughts

Thanksgiving to me is time spend with loved ones.  Thanksgiving is always celebrated with family and then we add friends into the mix, too.  My mom has spoiled us all by getting up early and filling the house with the aroma of food being prepped for the turkey and the stuffing.

How do I know when to stop eating?

P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } Stop eating when you are 80% full they say, and the Raisin Theory Many of us eat way to fast and don’t pay much attention to our meals, we watch TV, read, or surf the web. We pay little or no attention to what goes into our mouth and how much of it.