Exercise

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…

how to massage away menstrual pain easily

How to Massage Away Menstrual Pain

When Aunt Flo flies into town, many women suffer pain — some mild, some debilitating. Many women today also shy away from using over-the-counter medications to treat the monthly moans and groans in favor of natural treatments. One such cure from nature is menstrual massage. Do you know how to massage away menstrual pain? Women […] Read more…

why do periods stop in the water seemingly

Why Do Periods Stop in the Water (And Do They Actually “Stop?”)

Women of childbearing age who regularly swim laps at the YMCA might know their menstrual periods seemingly cease when they hit the water. But is this actually what happens? Why do periods stop in the water, seemingly? Does a woman’s uterus somehow know when she goes swimming, and call a halt to business as usual […] Read more…

how to overcome intimidation at the gym and conquer fears

How to Overcome Intimidation at the Gym

Does the thought of stepping foot in the gym result in sweaty palms and stomach butterflies? Many people feel intimidated by the idea of sharing a room with others while working out. But skipping the gym out of fear robs would-be fitness buffs of the healthy body they crave. Many of us are left wondering […] Read more…

tips for staying hydrated in the summer

Tips for Staying Hydrated During the Warm Season

The first warm days after winter might be some of the best ones of the whole year. People shed their bulky jackets and itchy sweaters for shades, sandals and all that sunshine.For all its goodness, though, warm weather presents a big con — dehydration. You’ll need some killer tips for staying hydrated if you want […] Read more…

osteoarthritis in women facts

Osteoarthritis in Women: What You Should Know

Most of us expect a few aches and pains as part of the natural aging process. However, osteoarthritis in women cripples far too many females who still have much life remaining to live. Osteoarthritis refers to the gradual wearing away of the cartilage protecting our joints when they rub against each other. When this cartilage […] Read more…

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