10 Nutrition Tips for Pregnant Women

During your pregnancy, you’re eating for two. That means you need to eat more, and you need to eat better. As a result, your diet may need a little tweaking. Fortunately, eating healthy is easy. Here are some great tips for preparing healthy meals during pregnancy. Plan Ahead Let’s say you love going out to … Read more

The Best PMS Relief Strategies

Periods. The word alone can cause anxiety. If you have PMS, the anxiety can be multiplied by 10. The only thing worse than your period is the way that it makes you feel for a few days each month. From bloating to cramps to mood swings, there are a lot of symptoms that come with … Read more

4 Benefits of Tracking your Period

One of the most natural occurrences for women is their period. For many women, however, it can be hard to know what’s going on with their periods because they don’t keep track. But by tracking your cycle, you can identify irregularities and get a better understanding of how your body works. In addition to these … Read more

Ways to Get Rid of Acne Scars for Good

Acne is a very common, often frustrating condition that sometimes leads to scarring and dark spots. While acne scars won’t entirely go away on their own, there are number of ways you can lighten them or reduce their appearance. Most of these strategies take time to work, so if you’re looking for a quick fix, … Read more

At-Home Exercises to Strengthen and Tone Your Quads

Whether you’re new to exercise or you’re a professional athlete, your quads are an important muscle group to pay attention to. Everything from getting out of a chair to walking or running requires these muscles to work. Keeping your quads strong can help reduce stress on your knees and improve the stability of your kneecaps. … Read more

Strategies to Overcome Gym Anxiety

In a perfect world, the hardest part of going to the gym would be your workout. Not walking through the doors. However, if thoughts of navigating the equipment, being watched or judged, or even using the locker room provoke anxiety, you’re not alone. Gym anxiety, also called “gymtimidation,” is very common and can affect anyone. … Read more

Tips for C-Section Recovery

Childbirth is an exciting time. You finally get to meet the baby growing inside of you for the last 9 month. Yet, having a baby can be taxing on your body, especially if you’ve had a cesarean delivery, commonly referred to as a C-section. You’ll need more time to recover than you would after a … Read more

What Causes Thinning Hair and how to Stop it

According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), it’s common to lose 50 to 100 hairs per day. Any more than this could mean you’re shedding more than you should, which could contribute to overall thinning hair. Unlike widespread hair loss, thinning hair doesn’t necessarily cause baldness. It does, however, give the appearance of sparser … Read more

Home Remedies to Help get rid of Stretch Marks

Stretch marks, also called striae, happen when your skin changes shape rapidly due to growth or weight gain. They usually aren’t a sign that anything is wrong with your health. Anyone can get stretch marks, regardless of gender. However, women are more susceptible as pregnancy is probably the most common cause of stretch marks. Other … Read more

Is it Safe to Use CBD While Pregnant or Nursing?

Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, is quickly becoming popular in the health and wellness realm. It’s one of over 120 cannabinoids, or chemicals, found in the cannabis plant, and its list of potential benefits continues to grow. With more people turning to CBD to relieve various physical and mental health symptoms, you might be wondering … Read more

Home Remedies for Irregular Periods

A menstrual cycle is counted from the first day of a period to the first day of the next. The average menstrual cycle is 28 days, but this can vary from person to person and month to month. Your periods are still considered regular if they come very 24 to 38 days. Your periods are … Read more

Tips to Prevent Nipple Soreness and Pain From Pumping

Much like breastfeeding, pumping milk shouldn’t hurt. The pump’s job is to gently encourage a milk letdown, then continue suctioning to collect that milk. This process shouldn’t be painful, and it’s not meant to cause damage to your nipples or breasts. Unfortunately, some women do experience nipple pain from pumping, and others experience nipple damage … Read more

Home Remedies for Bacterial Vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis is a vaginal infection caused by an overgrowth of bacteria. The vagina naturally contains “good” and “bad” bacteria. In cases of bacterial vaginosis, there’s an excess of bad bacteria, which throws the vaginal environment out of balance. Bacterial vaginosis is a common condition that many women can get, regardless of whether they’ve had … Read more

How Women Experience Heart Attacks Differently from Men

Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States, accounting for about 1 in 4 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Heart attacks occur when blood flow to the heart is reduced or obstructed because the arteries that supply blood to the heart … Read more

How Diabetes Affects Women

Diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar due to problems processing or producing insulin. Between 1971 and 2000, the death rate for men with diabetes fell, according to a study in Annals of Internal Medicine. This decrease reflects advances in diabetes treatment. But the study also indicates … Read more

Steps you can Take to Prevent Premature Skin Aging

As you age, it’s natural to experience thinner, drier skin and an increase in wrinkles. However, sometimes your environment and lifestyle choices can cause your skin to age prematurely. Although there is no way to prevent your skin from aging, it’s possible to prevent premature skin aging by following a few of these simple steps … Read more

Activities to Move More at Midlife

As you reach middle age, it is essential to stay active to prevent the acceleration of aging in your body. According to health and anti-aging expert, Mo Hagan, physical activity helps to maintain a healthy metabolism at the cellular level. It helps slow down the aging process and ward off diseases attached to obesity such … Read more

Home Remedies to Relieve Menstrual Cramps

Period pain can be so painful that doctors have actually given it a medical name. It’s called dysmenorrhea, and it’s a very common condition. More than half of women who menstruate report some pain from period cramps each month, according to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Cramps without a doubt can hinder … Read more

Everything you Need to Know About Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an international health campaign lasting the month of October that is intended to increase global awareness of breast cancer. Throughout the month, science forums, educational programs, and informational pamphlets and posters are used as means to disseminate information to the public. A number of special events are held as well, … Read more

How to Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death among women, according to the American Cancer Society. While there is no sure way to prevent breast cancer, there are things you can do that might lower your risk. In light of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here are some lifestyle changes you can make to lower … Read more

Breast Cancer Screenings Have Dipped During the Pandemic

Many parts of the United States saw a significant drop in breast cancer screening of older low-income women during the COVID-19 pandemic, new research shows. The analysis of data from 32 community health centers that serve low-income people found that breast cancer screening for 50 to 74-year-old women dropped 8% between July 2019 and July … Read more

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