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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
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Fitness

Secrets of Older Athletes Anyone Can Adopt For a Healthier Life

Is it possible to slow aging and feel fabulous as you head toward 70 and beyond? Older athletes are making it happen. But, is it even possible for the rest of us? You betcha, if you adopt their lifestyle tips, like the mindset that exercise is medicine. While that sounds…
  • Debbie Slade Smith |
  • December 2, 2019
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Health

Apple Health Tackles Menopause — And You Can Help!

Make note of the date: November 14, 2019 marked a revolution in women's health. Tech giant Apple launched three longitudinal, multi-year studies in its new Research app that are aimed specifically at women. These landmark health studies are open to women who use Apple Watch and/or an iPhone. Participants will contribute…
  • Prime Women |
  • December 2, 2019
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Health

Physical and Mental Changes That Start at 50

It’s the birthday that many women dread. Turning 50. It’s a sobering thought for many of us. We may be reluctant to acknowledge our passage into our 50s. Women, however, intuitively know that 50 is a milestone birthday. Many of us realize that aging creates physical and mental changes which…
  • Prime Women |
  • October 18, 2019
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Health

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
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Wellness

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
Wellness

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
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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
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Wellness

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
Wellness

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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Fitness

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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