Mental Health Month: Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

Mental health month is a perfect time to reinforce your exercise habit. You may start exercise for your booty, arms, bones or muscle strength. While they’re worthy motivators, the mental health benefits of exercise may be what keep you coming back. Mental Health Facts Anxiety and depression are at their…
  • Debra Atkinson |
  • May 23, 2019
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Family & Friends

So Judge Me: Lessons From My Mother’s Mental Health Disorder

I leaned over and cheerfully kissed my terminally ill mother, then went off on a week long holiday. I never heard her voice again, as she had a catastrophic stroke while I was gone. I opted not to cut short my trip, and she died a week after my return.  So judge…
  • Marjorie Calder |
  • April 23, 2017
Heart disease is the number one killer of women. Heart health matters.

Heart Health after 50 – Top 10 habits to adopt for the silent killer

Even though there has been an increase in awareness of heart disease in women over the past few decades, just under half of women in the United States are aware that it can be the number one killer. According to the CDC, heart disease is the number one cause of…
  • Prime Women |
  • August 30, 2019
Optimists Experience Better Health

Experience Better Health: Be Optimistic!

Glass Half Full or Half Empty? We all know the age old question “Is the glass half full or half empty.” So, I will ask it one more time, which are you? In other words: are you a half full (optimists) or half empty (pessimists) kind of person? Being a…
  • Dr. Bethany Johnson |
  • April 30, 2019
Be Your Best Health Advocate

Speak for Yourself: How to Be Your Best Health Advocate

You’ve probably heard stories – maybe you have your own story – of women’s health concerns being ignored or dismissed by their doctors. Women’s pain is more likely to be ignored, the severity under-appreciated. Women wait longer in the ER for treatment and are more likely to be diagnosed with…
  • Shannon Perry |
  • April 26, 2019
Finding Balance

Healthy Habits Through Self-Accountability

Creating Self-Accountability Have you found yourself in the morning resolved to foster healthy habits and by evening it has disappeared? What are your road blocks? Going out to eat? Unexpected guests? Started a project and time got away from you? Becoming over-whelmed, or you didn’t feel like it later in…
  • Robin Griffiths |
  • March 11, 2019
Good Brain Function

5 Healthy Habits for Good Brain Function

1. Four Types of Exercise Doesn’t it seem as though exercise is at the top of the recommendation list for everything healthy? Well, there is a reason. Exercise is good for your heart, your circulation, your skin, your digestive system, and your brain. With physical exercise, neurotransmitters including endorphins, dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin…
  • Sarah Conover |
  • February 25, 2019

10 Major Myths of a Healthy Lifestyle

Confused about all the counter-intuitive advice out there on how to live a healthy lifestyle and lose the extra pounds? Let me help you clear up some major myths of a healthy lifestyle that are misleading and may be sabotaging your efforts. 1. You must have lots of willpower in…
  • Angie Rosowski |
  • October 8, 2018
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3 Healthy Habits to Maintain Strong Bones

As we age, our bodies begin to change in many ways. Some of the changes can start to occur as early as our 20s. Unless we remain aware of what our body needs to remain healthy, we can begin to lose both muscle and bone tissue before we hit the…
  • Prime Women |
  • September 6, 2018
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Is Blue Light Affecting Your Health?

These days it seems that electronics control our waking hours. Smartphones, laptops, televisions capture our attention in our working lives and our leisure hours. However, these screens may also affect our sleeping hours, and ultimately our health. Light has always had an effect on our natural body rhythms, known as circadian…
  • Denise Shannon |
  • August 28, 2018

A Glass Half Full of Healthy Living

Glass half empty or half full? Optimists have long known the benefits to positive thinking on one’s general outlook and mood. Recent medical findings indicate that a healthy and positive attitude may also contribute to a healthier and longer life. The Findings A Harvard study of over 70,000 women found…
  • Denise Shannon |
  • July 18, 2018
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For Healthy Skin You Need These Critical Nutrients

Sponsored Post Aging skin is deprived of moisture, firmness, and the unique springy quality that is characteristic of youth, but plant-based nutrients can bring it back. Some of the most visible signs of aging—fine lines, wrinkles, and sagginess—are the result of the skin’s structure, or connective tissue, breaking down. This…
  • Prime Women |
  • June 22, 2018
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