Blogs about Women/Women's Health Issues

Menopause And The Stigma: Overcoming The Misconceptions

One of my friends said the other day, “I don’t want people to know that I am in menopause. They treat you differently and secretly roll their eyes. You know the one, it just makes you feel bad about yourself.”Menopause And The StigmaThis surprised me. I look at menopause as a natural occurrence in life, just like starting your period when you begin puberty. But now that I think about it…menopause is a whole different beast.

Why you need a coach

It was the middle of July in the sweltering, unforgiving Texas heat and my football coach was making the team run 200 meter sprint repeats at the END of practice. As you can imagine, we were all thrilled and no one complained at all.

Should women exercise differently than men?

There’ve been a few times (maybe more) when I’ve been shown up by a woman in the weight room.   Rather than being embarrassed by this, this inspires me to work harder because let’s face it, most men don’t like losing to a woman.More and more women of today are mixing it up with the men in the weight room and are stepping away from the cardio machines. They’re also being celebrated for their athletic achievements on and off the field and not just for the way they look.   

Leaking your pee? It’s not just grandma’s problem anymore!

Perhaps you were drawn to this article because you have been leaking pee when you sneeze or jump or play Cards Against Humanity with your funniest friends while drinking beer.

Yo-Yo Dieting Dangerous for Women's Hearts, Study Says

Yo-yo dieting may increase the risk for coronary heart disease and sudden cardiac death in post-menopausal women, according to a study presented to the American Heart Association on Tuesday. Although previous research focused on the heart risks associated with obesity, study leader Dr. Somwail Rasla of Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island questioned whether women with normal weights could be putting their hearts in danger by on-and-off dieting.

How to Run Like a Girl

5 Fat Burning Foods I Love!

The following fat burning foods I eat frequently.1. PeppersBring on the hot stuff! A compound in peppers helps increase your calorie & fat burn. I eat peppers in some form several times weekly. Chili pepper spice is great to throw in to your dishes!2. Cheese

Buyer Beware: It May Cost You Your Health

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/ee122665cf6d49478c6eef72d3bb8035/fda-bans-antiseptic-chemicals-soaps-cites-no-evidenceI urge you to read the article, link above.If you do not have time, please know this: washing with plain old soap and water is all you need. Your skin has good germs which protect you from the harmful germs. When you start killing everything off, with chemicals, none the less, you do more harm than good. The harm is hormone disruption and the creation of superbugs. Sound familiar?

Top 2 stigmas facing female lifters, and why it's BS

So before I get started on this post I wanna share two 

Are You Going to Opt for a Fertility Clinic?

You have dreamed for years of starting a family, perhaps one day even becoming a grandparent.To have such dreams snatched away from you can be more than a little disheartening. In fact, it can be downright devastating.That said many women (and their significant others too) have had to deal with the mental pain that comes with being told you just can’t carry a baby to term. In the end, some never truly get over such news.Before losing all hope, have you thought about going to see a doctor at a fertility clinic?If the answer is no, why is that?