In women of childbearing age, each month, the uterus lining builds and then sheds during the menstrual period. For about 11 percent of women between the ages of 15 and 44, the lining goes haywire and grows outside the uterus—a condition called endometriosis.
As women, we are strong in so many ways, but unfortunately, more of us get Alzheimer’s Disease than do men. In fact, women are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease in their 60s as they are to get breast cancer, and nearly two out of three people living with Alzheimer’s Disease are female.
We set new year’s resolutions with the best of intentions: Start a new workout plan!
Remember walking across a balance beam, skating, or climbing a ladder or step stool with ease? Balance is something we tend to take for granted when we’re young, and it’s one of the first things to go as we get older.
The study authors explored the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on physical activities, based on information published between 2019 and 2021.
We hear a lot about aerobic activity—it’s good for the heart, helps with weight loss, and is a key building block of physical fitness. What we don’t hear as much about is aerobic exercise’s counterpart—anaerobic exercise.
If you’ve ever been to a traditional gym, you may have felt a little intimidated.
No matter what our backgrounds, hobbies, occupations, or habits, we all have one thing in common—each day, we get a little older.
If you’re a busy woman, you understand the challenges of getting quality "me" time. Long baths by candlelight and curling up with a good book are often sacrificed for sports and school activities, health care appointments, or running errands.
You’ve heard it before, and you’ll hear it again: For optimum health and fitness, you’ve got to get your heart rate up. In other words, your exercise routine should include a brisk walk, run, bike ride, swim, or other form of “cardio.”