Women's Health | Health Eagle - Part 6

Archives for Women's Health

Choosing Women’s Vitamins

by Jessica B. August 28th, 2013 | Women's Health
These days there are a wide variety of multivitamins and vitamins to choose from if you are a woman, and it can be hard to find which one is best. While I am a firm believer that you do not need to take a vitamin supplement if you eat a healthy, balanced diet, these days many people do struggle to eat in a proper way and it can be good to err on the side of caution.

The type of vitamin that is best to take can vary based on your age, where you live, if you are considering have
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Alternative Sources of Calcium

by Jessica B. July 2nd, 2013 | Women's Health
If you are a woman over 50, you need to be certain that you are getting enough calcium in your diet, as osteoporosis is a serious health concern. But you also do not want to take in too much calcium, as it can cause other health problems. Taking calcium supplements can cause problems with your kidneys and can also lead to joint pain. There are many foods that contain a great deal of calcium, and they are not all dairy products. Here are some to look for.

Cereal: Many breakfast cereals are fortified with calcium, so much so that they
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Teaching Strong Women

by Lori Sciame June 13th, 2011 | Exercise, Women's Health
Strength training for sedentary women over the age of 40? Yes!

As a health educator for 20 years, I have implemented countless health programs in my local community. One program, Strong Women, is one of my favorites. This is because it is not only beneficial for participants, it is actually fun!

There are several factors that make Strong Women such a special program. First, it encourages women who may have never strength trained before to give weight lifting a try. Next, it incorporates balance exercises to lessen the risks of falls. Another component – nutrition for older adults – provides essential
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You Can Jog – A Woman’s Guide

by Lori Sciame May 16th, 2011 | Exercise, Women's Health
Jogging benefits your overall health in many ways, from reducing the chance you’ll end up with osteoporosis to increasing your stamina. Running can also boost your mood tremendously – remember hearing about “runner’s high?” If you have never exercised in this way before, you need to learn a few basics before you hit the pavement.

Make sure you purchase a pair of shoes that fit your foot correctly. Each person has a different type of arch. Some arches are fallen or flat and others are extremely high. Different shoes support these different types of arches. In addition, make sure you
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by Louise January 18th, 2010 | Men's Health, Nutrition, Vitamins, Women's Health
If you are having trouble getting all of the vitamins you need, you might consider taking daily vitamin supplements. Though there are a few studies against having people take multivitamins, in 2002, an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, and written by members of the Harvard School of Medicine,  concludes that "it appears prudent for all adults to take vitamin supplements." Daily supplements, however, are not a "one-size-fits-all" kind of solution. There are many different types of multi-vitamins available. They are tailored specifically towards a specific gender and age group. You will find them clearly marked so
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