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February 6, 2007, 2007 [Volume 1, Issue 3]

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Staying Active While Aging

As you age, maintaining flexibility and lean muscle mass becomes all the more important in warding off disease and debilitating injury. In the absence of any strength training, our strength naturally peaks at approximately 25 years of age, plateaus through 35 or 40, and then begins to decline, with about 25 percent loss of peak force by age 65. Regular physical activity can help control blood lipid abnormalities, diabetes and obesity. Aerobic physical activity also can reduce blood pressure. Find out what you can do to stay active into your senior years. Read More

Addressing Menopause Naturally

Women are increasingly concerned with the potential dangers of fluctuating hormone levels during and following menopause. Common treatments, such as hormone replacement therapy and bio-identical hormone therapy, come with significant risk factors and rely on a process of trial and error that may take considerable time to fine tune. The distressing symptoms that affect 75 percent of Western women at menopause can largely be considered as diet and lifestyle-related. Maximizing minerals, building lean muscle mass and reducing stress are only a few suggestions for combating the symptoms of menopause. Get educated on the natural alternatives to hormone replacement therapy. Read More

Fighting PMS With Sound Nutrition

As many as one in five women suffer from premenstrual syndrome (PMS). A recent study involving 3,000 women, more than a third of whom had experienced symptoms of PMS over a 10-year period, showed that women consuming the highest amounts of calcium were 20 percent less likely to suffer from PMS than women who consumed the lowest amounts. And women with the highest levels of vitamin D intake were 41 percent less likely to develop symptoms compared to women taking the least amount of vitamin D. Fortunately, there are easy ways to ensure you get adequate calcium and vitamin D in your daily diet. Read More

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