Blogs about Women/Women's Health Issues

Don't Settle!

Do you know what is truly in your supplements?   ID Life prides itself on transparency and the best ingredients for their customers, including the children. They use only the purest ingredients.  I would NEVER use any supplements OR give them to my children, if I didn't know what was in them.  Would you?

Thriving at Age 70 and Beyond

A recently published book, “70Candles! Women Thriving in Their 8th Decade,” has inspired many women in their seventies to take a closer look at how they are doing and how they make the most of the years to come.  With a quarter of American women age 65 expected to live into their 90s, there could be quite a few years to think about. 

Defining Health and Wellness Coaching

I receive so many questions in regards to my health and wellness coaching, so I decided to answer the questions in one place and then refer to it as a resource. I want to explain what it is, what it isn't and what you should look for when hiring a coach.

Resistance Band Demonstration at Women's Health & Fitness Expo (w/Video)

This workout uses resistance bands a type of elastic resistance.  The bands increase strength, mobility and function, as well as reduce joint pain.    Bands and tubing rehabilitate injuries, improve the functional ability of older adults, improve athletic performance, and aid in treating many chronic diseases. In addition, resistance bands are lightweight and portable, take up very little space and are safe and easy to use.  In this routine, a variety of strength training exercises are shown for a complete, total body workout. 

The Dreaded Gray Hair: Grow It Out or Is It Menopause?

For years, I have been keeping an eye on that oh so dreaded gray hair growing into my beautiful brunette hair.

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.