Healthy Living

While the focus of this particular women’s health blog is female reproductive and sexual health, anyone can use a tip or two on general healthy living now and again! So this archive has all of our broader-scope posts on healthy living tips for women and girls. Enjoy!

so how important is hydration in the summer

How Important Is Hydration in the Summer?

How Important Is Hydration in the Summer? The winter months just seem to drag on and on. It can be hard to remember what blue skies and warm temperatures feel like, but summer is finally here — and with it, the sun. Whether you want to go outside for a family picnic, an afternoon hike […] Read more…

how does heat stroke affect the brain and what are the risks

How Does Heat Stroke Affect the Brain?

I may owe my life to the Colorado River. As an East Coast chick, I naively prepared for a 10-mile hike into the Grand Canyon the way I would for a walk through a forest back home. Do you know about the dangers of heat stroke? I didn’t. The experience left me wondering: How does […] Read more…

the benefits of strength training for seniors and building muscle after menopause

Building Muscle After Menopause: Benefits of Strength Training for Seniors

Many people linger under the mistaken belief your golden years should be a time of rest, relaxation and exercise no more vigorous than a round of golf using a cart. But keeping moving at any age provides enormous health benefits. The benefits of strength training for seniors include increased independence and healthier bones, to name […] Read more…

is fresh air good for a cold or bad for it

Is Fresh Air Good for a Cold?

Nearly everyone remembers their parents scolding them as children for venturing outdoors in cooler temperatures with hair still wet from the shower or without a heavy enough coat. Is it true that cold air makes people feel sicker, or does getting out in the fresh air actually reduce symptoms? Some science indicates we should be […] Read more…

some foods that reduce stomach acid effectively

10 Foods That Reduce Stomach Acid

The burning and discomfort resulting from excess stomach acid causes untold misery to many. Acid reflux disease can cause suffering, lost productivity at work, difficulty enjoying meals and even eating disorders in severe cases. On the plus side, though, reducing excess stomach acid can prove as simple as changing the foods you eat. What are […] Read more…

stomach pain immediately after eating what causes it

Why Do I Have Stomach Pain Immediately After Eating?

Few things can derail an entire day, or even longer, like a bad tummy ache. For most people, food is associated with pleasurable emotions. That makes evolutionary sense even though, with today’s sedentary lifestyles, consuming too much can lead to adverse health effects. But what about those who frequently experience stomach pain immediately after eating? […] Read more…

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