“Hormone therapy is the only FDA approved treatment for night sweats and hot flashes, and less women are choosing hormone therapy nowadays. A lot of women go on hormone therapy mainly because they need to sleep. That’s why Menopause Strategies: Finding Lasting Answers for Symptoms and Health (MsFLASH ) sought to evaluate if 3 more natural approaches, such as exercise, yoga, or fish oil, may be able to help ease the symptoms of menopause.” [Continue reading here.]
“Here’s the brutal truth: Most workout sessions last longer than they should. You can build an effective, high-intensity workout in just 20 minutes and reap all of the same benefits you’d get from an hour-long workout…”
Bryan Syuki shares these 7 tips to help you plan a highly effective 20-minute workout…AT HOME! [You can read more details about these tips here.]
“For those of us who sit down at a desk most of the day, health and well-being aren’t always easy to work into our lifestyles,” says Rebecca Plantier in her article for MindBodyGreen.com. Some of us are lucky enough to have health centers at work, but do we have the time to use it? Lunches are often served in office cafeterias, but how healthy are those really?
Being a stay-at-home-mom, freelancing in charity and counselling, I do rush around a lot during the day, but still spend many hours stuck in front of my computer. Ms Plantier’s tips will therefore come in very handy. I’ve highlighted a few of her pointers. Have a quick look below and click here for all 21 tips:
Take hourly breaks, stand up, walk around and S-T-R-E-T-C-H
Avoid elevators, escalators and walkways; take the stairs.
Instead of pushing buttons to reach a colleague, take a walk to his desk.
Use lunchtime to take a walk.
If possible, walk or ride a bicycle to work.
Ditch the cafeine! Drink herbal teas instead.
Say no to those irresistable office snacks – cakes, pastries, etc.
Feeling peckish? Do not raid the tuck shop or vending machine; avoid chocolate bars and crisps, instead keep some nuts and dried fruit in your desk drawer for times you may need a power snack.
“Yoga is as good for your heart as aerobic exercise,”…this according to new research.
Said research, led by professor Myriam Hunink, found that yoga reduces the key risk factors of heart disease, including lower BMI and heart rate, as well as weight reduction, improved cholesterol levels and lower blood pressure.
How does yoga, therefore, compare with other forms of exercise, like aerobics? Continue reading here to find the answers and possibilities and to learn more about the views of other experts on this subject.
More than ever, kids today are spending more time indoors, at home and sitting at their desks at school. Our children’s activities and definitions of “fun” shouldn’t be limited to television, iPads and video games.