The conventional definition of health -- and how, in turn, that shapes healthcare -- is about to change in a big way. We have women to thank.
About a month ago, I wrote an article about my (at that time) 23-pound weight loss. In the post, titled, "How I've Reframed My Thinking on Weight Loss...
Are you feeling overwhelmed trying to make sense of what's happening to your body during the change? As women transition from their reproductive years into, through and beyond menopause, estrogen levels get lower and the tissues respond. What you may not realize is that you may also be at increased risk for urinary tract infections or UTI's during the change. Here's why.
It made perfect sense to me that I should try a "spin class" of my own, thinking that maybe it would change my life too. As fate would have it, my neighborhood workout studio just opened a brand new cycle class, at the beginning of the year. I signed up and have not looked back. Here are the top seven motivations Dailey Cycle has given me, one step at a time:
Our bodies change as we age, even when we eat healthfully, exercise and try to take good care of ourselves. Our sight, hearing, bones, joints, balance, mobility, memory, continence, strength and stamina will never be what they once were -- and we might outlive them all!
So how can a strawberry teach me to be present? In the past, I relied heavily on touch to keep me immersed in a sexual encounter. But the reality is that I have four other awesome senses that can help keep me present and connected with my partner
For approximately 6.25 years of every woman's life, equaling 2,280 days, she has her period. And this incurs significant financial costs. With 70 percent of women using tampons, for example, she will go through an average of 9,120 tampons in her lifetime, adding up to over $1,700.00.
For too long, women have been pretending our periods are some kind of hideous beast that arrives to ruin our lives every month. It's time to stop shaming our bodies. That includes its functions, its needs and all its miraculous cycles -- including our periods.
It's not surprising that May signifies both the official kickoff to summer and Skin Cancer Awareness month. It's a great reminder to protect your skin...
We are at a turning point, the end of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the adoption of a new agenda to end extreme poverty by 2030. The new global goals will be approved in September at the United Nations.
Absolutely no one told me what I needed to hear, which was, "It's okay to end this pregnancy, and it's also okay to grieve it."
They say moving is one of life's greatest stressors -- right up there with death and divorce. I'd like to see the stats on moving as a cause of deat...
By making sure that women and girls have access to sexual and reproductive health and rights, we can tackle maternal and child mortality.
We know from previous disasters in low-income countries such as Nepal that help will be slower to reach rural areas. We fear, with two earthquakes in relatively quick succession, the worst is yet to come for many poor people living in remote villages.
I want to be a mom, but I shouldn't have to risk sacrificing my career, health and financial stability to do so.
The past year has stretched me, pulled me, and challenged me more than I ever thought possible, but today I am more grounded, vibrant, connected and authentic than ever before with the unshakeable confidence to match, and I teach my clients to do the same. This is shining from the inside out.