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Wednesday Oct 22

Health

Playing Defense

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 20:33

Sex, age and defensiveness may predict your cardiovascular health when under stress.   

Sex and age affect how our bodies react to stress, says a Canadian study that examined the link between defensiveness and physical reactions to stress in adult men and women. Older men who were low in defensiveness and younger women who were high in defensiveness were most likely to suffer cardiovascular effects of stress, the study found.

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The Baby Weight

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 20:33

Experts discuss the growing trend of pregnant women who fear their growing bellies. 

 

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As celebrity magazines and television shows have expanded their coverage of actresses, models and pop stars from their first baby bumps to their post-baby body workouts and diets, women have felt more pressure than ever to maintain a thin body even while expecting, experts say.

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Weight Problems

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 20:33

Obesity persists, women hate their bodies, and no one’s exercising or eating right. WTH?

 

Women are facing multiple health crises, reveals an Associated Press-iVillage poll which examined women’s attitudes about their bodies, eating and exercising. The national statistic stating that about 60 percent of Americans are overweight or obese is reflected among the 1,000 women polled in the survey, but also troubling is the lack of focus on emotional health, as well as proper diet and exercise.

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Grumpy Old Women

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 20:33

Study says women are more miserable in old age than their male peers. Why?

 

Women tend to live longer than men, says research, but they do they enjoy that extra time? They are more miserable in old age than men are, says a new study out of Duke University.

 

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Shake, Shake, Shake Señora

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 20:33

Has a fitness trend caught on in the Latina community?

 

The public has seen Honduran-American actress America Ferrara slim down since her first season of Ugly Betty, and Puerto Rican-American entertainer Jennifer Lopez just completed her first triathlon. Yes, Hollywood standards are exceptional, but according to Iconoculture, a new Midwestern program aimed at Latina immigrants is holding classes in nutrition and conducting group exercise excursions. Is there an emerging fitness trend among Latinas?

 

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