(Reuters Health) - Women who eat lots of fruits and vegetables may experience fewer physical and mental health symptoms of menopause than those who prefer to dine on sweets, fats and snacks, an Iranian study suggests. Researchers surveyed 400 women who had already gone through menopause about their eating habits as well as their recollection of how often they experienced symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, muscle and joint problems and bladder issues. The study team also identified three distinct eating patterns: some women’s diets were abundant in fruits and vegetables; others consumed plenty of mayonnaise, oils, sweets and desserts; and a third group favored a wide variety of fatty foods and snacks. Then, researchers sorted women into groups according to how closely they adhered to one of these three dietary patterns. Compared to women who consumed the fewest fruits and vegetables, women who had the most greens in their diets found menopause had a much smaller impact … [Read more...] about Diet rich in fruits and vegetables tied to fewer menopause symptoms
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× Food & Drink Home & Living Money Parenting Relationships Style & Beauty Travel Wellness Work/Life Finds MORE FROM HUFFPOST News Politics Entertainment Communities Opinion HuffPost Personal Videos ©2018 Oath Inc. All rights reserved. HuffPost News × Why Am I Not Losing Weight? Wellness Experts explain the most common reasons you're hitting a plateau and what to do. By Nicole Pajer 11/07/2018 11:05am ET You’re hitting the gym on a regular basis and doing your best to eat green salads in lieu of cheeseburgers, yet your pant size is relatively remaining the same. What gives? If you’ve been finding it difficult to lose weight lately, there’s probably an explanation ― and, most importantly, a solution. There are a few key steps that you can take that can get you on the path to achieving your health goals. Below is a breakdown of why you might be hitting a plateau as well as … [Read more...] about Why Am I Not Losing Weight?
close Video Actress Cheryl Hines says it's 'OK' to talk about painful sex Painful sex due to menopause isn't the most comfortable topic to talk about, but actress and "Curb your Enthusiasm" star Cheryl Hines is opening up about the "painfully awkward conversation" to help educate more women about the possible treatments. It can happen to women in their 40's or 50's, and no one likes to talk about it... Menopause. The biological process is defined as the time that marks the end of your menstrual cycles, or after you’ve gone 12 months without a menstrual period, according to the Mayo Clinic. Additional symptoms often include hot flashes, night sweats, sleep problems, mood changes, weight gain, and thinning hair and dry skin. Perhaps one of the most uncomfortable menopause symptoms to ask your doctor about is painful sex caused by the condition vulvar and vaginal atrophy, also known as genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM). Low estrogen levels after menopause can … [Read more...] about Actress Cheryl Hines on the awkwardness of menopause
As if being a teenager isn’t hard enough, girls who run in middle and high school still face age-old myths about puberty and silence around getting a period.“No one talks to them about their period, how to acknowledge puberty, or the changes the body undergoes,” says Stacy Sims, fellow at New Zealand’s University of Waikato and author of ROAR. “It doesn’t have to be a demise. It is recognizing the impact puberty has not only on performance but on body image and self efficacy in performance.” Advertisement - Continue Reading Below A new generation of leaders, coupled with emerging research, is banishing these myths and taboos. Here’s what to expect when puberty hits, plus four ways to handle it like a pro.What happens to athletic girls during puberty?Puberty, when a child’s body matures into adulthood, has important implications not just for a lifetime of running but also for overall health. Whether it arrives when a girl is 9 … [Read more...] about 4 Things Every Coach, Parent, or Female Athlete Should Know About Running and Puberty
Thursday, June 14, 2018 by: Carol Anderson Tags: baddiet, chronic stress, depression, dietary habits, Diets, eating habits, hormonal imbalance, inactivity, inadequate sleep, inflammation, lifestyle habits, mental health, mind body science, mood, obese, obesity, overweight, physical health, poor nutrition, sedentary lifestyle., self esteem (Natural News) Depression and obesity are both alarming matters. Depression victimizes the mental health, while obesity damages the physical body. Imagine how it can ruin a person diagnosed with both. Recent statistics showed a significant increase in the number of people suffering either from depression or obesity, and experts believe there is a link between the two. The two essentially share a cause-and-effect relationship; depression may lead to overeating, while being obese may lead to depression due to insecurities. Psychiatrist Sue McElroy shared how many of her patients who were depressed were also overweight, leading her to think … [Read more...] about Both depression and obesity are on the rise – coincidence? These conditions are linked in many ways