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Archive for the ‘ Women’s Health ’ Category

11 Sep

Age Well, Avoid Osteoporosis: It’s Easier Than You Think

Few things are more important to your longevity than bone health. Your bones are living tissues that require adequate nutrition and exercise just as your muscular system does. Compelling research indicates that your bones appear to play a role in metabolism, hormone production, and immunity. In fact, a recent study posits that the skeletal system […]

4 Sep

Health News: Sun, Salt, Stents, and …Buckwheat

Here’s what we’re talking about this morning, gang. We want your two cents’ worth on: Sun Though you only need a few minutes’ exposure, here’s yet another compelling reason to get a little sunshine daily if you are able to take advantage of it. Vitamin D appears to help prevent both breast and colon cancer, […]

24 Aug

In Search of a Good Friday Stretch

Hi gang! Here are a few cool facts about yoga and why simple stretching techniques are healthy for adults and the seedlings alike. 1. Lung Relief Many of us never stretch our sides. Doing this is excellent for the lungs (and you don’t even have to say ommmmm). Stretching your sides also reduces stored tension […]

23 Aug

The Other Egg

Reader Stephan emailed me earlier about some very smart fuel you might want to consider: duck eggs. Apparently duck eggs are incredibly rich in nutrition – 100% of your daily B12 (well, by government standards anyway). And apparently those who are allergic to chicken eggs can frequently still do well with duck eggs. Never tried […]

21 Aug

Timex Ironman iControl Watch Review (Better Late Than Never)

Timex recently asked us to review their new iPod-compatible Ironman i-Control sports watch. We’ve been having so much fun using these watches, we decided we ought to tell you all about them! (Sometimes we get products that are just not up to snuff, so we don’t tell you about those.) You may remember my recent […]

21 Aug

10 Forgotten Stress Relief Tips

There are plenty of excellent stress guides out there. Some will offer spiritual tips, while others will give you practical advice. Still others offer nutrition and fitness ideas to mitigate stress. Stress comes in many forms – relationships, work, health, hormones, momentary dilemmas, and more – and there are just as many ways to tackle […]

25 Jul

8 Essential Aging Hacks

We face eight key health challenges as we age. The steps you take to prevent and mitigate these challenges can make the difference between just hobbling through your golden years and actually thriving. There’s just no reason not to enjoy energy and vitality well into your seventies, eighties and beyond. Everyone’s into hacks: life hacks, […]

11 Jul

The 7 Habits of Thin (Healthy) People

Bibliona Flickr Photo (CC) There are more diets than donuts, and the truth is that most of them will work in the short-term. But the reason few diets work long-term is because they are rarely sustainable for a number of reasons: boredom, severe restrictions, expense, impracticality, and so on. Most diets are vanity diets – […]

4 Jun

How to Eat More Fat

Sara here. Alert the press, for I am going to share with you the best ways to eat a lot more fat. That’s right (whew…you can stop stressing now). Your weekly health challenge: eat more fat. I want you to get greasy with it. But this isn’t a license to hit up the candy aisle […]

30 May

Introducing a New Column: Primal Health

WHY OUR MODERN WAY OF LIFE DOES NOT SUPPORT HUMAN HEALTH What is Primal Health? In brief, “primal health” is my pet name for my point of view regarding all aspects of health, fitness, nutrition, and aging. Primal health describes my personal scientific bent and informs my diet and fitness regimens – indeed, my whole […]

24 May

3 More Fast Foods That Are (Sorta) Healthy

Because nobody’s perfect! 1. McDonald’s chef salad Only 150 calories (choose the vinegar dressing). Some franchises refer to it as the garden salad. 2. Wendy’s small chili Only 200 calories of protein, fiber and very little fat. 3. Taco Bell’s chicken soft taco Just 190 calories – leave out the sour cream for an even […]

23 May

For the Love of Links

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites What do you get when you mix the daily heads-up on the best health news, a funny picture, and a bonus fitness post from Mark? Oh yeah, this post. Rejoice! For fried dough is near. Fabulosity We promise never to use that word again. But you’ll see why we did when […]

22 May

My Escape from Vegan Island

Every once in a while, I am alternately stunned and amused by what I see being promoted in the name of good health. I had one of those “stunningly amusing” episodes when I took an eight-day vacation with my family to an all-vegetarian health and adventure retreat in Costa Rica several months ago. We had […]

15 May

Sweetened Straws & Treadmill Desks (You Can Stop Holding Your Breath Now)

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: The latest in health news, plus some very odd new products. Life Causes Breast Cancer Great. Just being alive and kicking puts you at risk for breast cancer death (particularly if you are a woman in your forties). We are including this news because there is a silver lining to the […]

7 May

Ye Ole Weekly Health Challenge

This week’s challenge: Increase your flexibility. You know you should. I’m not a betting man, but I’d be willing to be at least, say, a dollar that you’re not as flexible as you could be. This week, spend five or ten minutes a day stretching and releasing any muscle tension that’s been building up. Stretching […]

3 May

The Vegetable Conspiracy: Why You Should Avoid Greens at All Costs

How to Get Sick and Die, Part 2 The Definitive Guide Every convenience restaurant, processed food manufacturer and prime time commercial wants to help you get sick and die! Isn’t that nice of them? And so far – despite a major media vegetable conspiracy – we’re doing pretty well, too. Although, there’s still a lot […]

24 Apr

Infofest! Handy Health Information

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: It’s an infofest! I Dream of Disaster Do you have “worry dreams”? Don’t worry about worrying, because it’s normal! What Are Americans Like? Here’s an interesting university guide to understanding Americans. It’s always fun to take a look at ourselves from another’s perspective. The part the university guide leaves out: This […]

5 Apr

The Only Proven Way to Gain Weight: Go on a Diet!

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Dieting doesn’t work, “they” tell us. But wait, the Mediterranean diet prevents health problems in the tiny tots! What gives? We’re here to help you sort through the confusion: Want to Gain Weight? Go on a Diet You’ve probably heard that many people gain back any weight lost during dieting. It […]

14 Mar

You Best Be Clickin’!

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: The Bees are proud to bring you all kinds of fascinating, humorous, important and compelling news bites today. Would you expect anything less? We hope not! Check out this clickativity: Eating for Two? Moms-to-be: think you need to gain 30 pounds for a healthy pregnancy? Think again. Conventional medical wisdom gets […]

23 Feb

Hug It Out

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites News to click before you sneak out of the office for the weekend. Risky Business Funny, we remember it was only a year ago that the government was emphatically denying any mad cow problems in the U.S. Then, the Alberta beef contamination scare hit. (And about a million conspiracy theories.) Next, […]

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