The matching black straps around our wrists -- his large, mine small -- would no doubt bring us better health and make us closer than ever. Little did I know, it would also make us kind of crazy. (Especially me.) Here are 10 ways I can tell my habits have already changed!
Juices cleanses are a trendy weight-loss method. Proponents of juice cleanses claim you will lose weight and remove toxins from your body. Is it really healthy to only have liquids for as long as a week?
A year later, I have added a bunch of new mantras to my playlist. The voices in my head are still funny and sarcastic, but I love them the most when they channel their sassy and sexy sides and whisper things like "Go ahead, you have time for a little unexpected pleasure right now."
One of every three women in the United States will have an abortion in her lifetime. Despite the fact that abortions are a common experience, women are increasingly unable to obtain these services due to abortion restrictions that are closing these clinics and make abortion care harder to find.
My hope was that these conversations would also drive the much-needed financial support that would improve the currently bleak lung cancer statistics.
To be truly beautiful, it is the understated qualities of beauty which are sustaining. To possess any one of them will increase the experience of your beauty exponentially. Who you are internally is the marker of your influence on the world.
I don't love why Planned Parenthood exists. I don't love that too many states allow legislators to restrict women's health. What I love is the dedicated staff of people who are doing the ministry of caring for people. "Care. No matter what." Those are words to live by. As a Christian, I say it proudly: I love Planned Parenthood.
"We can take care of 50 women in two weeks, working from sun up to sun down. My goal is to not be needed because we've trained enough local medics to take over fistula repair," said Dr. Tarnay.
A campaign highlighting the critical role of media in helping to end female genital mutilation (FGM) was launched in Kenya, Nairobi, last year. The campaign engages global media outlets, particularly in Africa, on how to improve their coverage of the consequences of this practice on women and girls, their families, and their communities.
My period has mysteriously disappeared. After years of getting it every 28 days, it's now 19 days late. And thanks to my husband's successful vasectomy five years ago, I know that I'm not pregnant.
What you need to do is stop dieting and start making a lifestyle change by eating real, whole foods that nourish your body and your whole being. This way you'll no longer be depriving yourself and you'll find pleasure, not guilt, in your eating.
It's confusing being an accomplishment junkie. People tell you to slow down and relax while congratulating you for all that you've done.
Some fear that teenagers' access to contraceptives and learning comprehensive sex ed will inspire more sexual activity. But as sex therapist Dr. Gloria Brame explains, "No comprehensive sex ed = no reliable information on how STDs are transmitted and no understanding of how to prevent them."
Some of us are suckers for studies: clinical trials, focus groups, surveys -- whatever promises to shed a little light on the human condition, or possibly make that condition a little better. This writer is a hopeless volunteer and currently proud of being an original part of the Women's Health Initiative.
As we prepare to celebrate "Mothering Sunday," remembering those women who have nurtured us along our path, one way to honor them is to make sure they avoid -- or survive -- heart disease.
That most Americans are falling short on getting the recommended eight hours of sleep per night is nothing new. Clearly though, not everyone who fails to log enough shut eye actually has trouble sleeping. Plenty of us are just staying up too late or putting off bedtime in favor of other activities.