April 2014 Blog Posts (35)

Feel Well: Six Tricks to Maintain Your Health During Cancer Treatment

Cancer is a debilitating disease, and its treatment often makes people feel worse than the sickness itself. When a person goes through chemotherapy, they feel nauseous and…


Added by KaraM on April 30, 2014 at 12:19pm — 1 Comment

Cute Ways to Celebrate Your Girlfriend’s Birthday in a Long Distance Relationship

Celebrating important occasions together is a large part of every relationship. When you’re in a long-distance relationship, however, you miss out on each other’s…


Added by Jacquiline Deluca on April 30, 2014 at 11:53am — No Comments

Preparing for the Big Day: How to be Completely Prepared for Delivery (And Any Surprises)

The birth of your baby is a joyous occasion. You have nine months to prepare for the delivery, but you can never be fully prepared for any surprises that might come your way. If you know what to expect and can make a game plan, you'll be able to handle any little surprises that pop up along the way. Putting a plan together for before, during, and after the birth will help you to remain calm and focus on the beautiful day that you welcome your child into the…


Added by DixieSomers on April 30, 2014 at 11:37am — 1 Comment

Considering Adoption? Five Signs That You Are A Good Candidate

Adoption is a permanent change for your family. Through this process, you are bringing in a newborn, baby, toddler or even an older child into your home as your own. Different from fostering a child, adoption means that you are becoming the child's legal parent forever, just as you…


Added by lizzieweakley on April 29, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

5 Surprising Things That Could Be Causing Your Headaches

Headaches are a common problem, and there are different types, such as tension headaches and migraines. Well known causes of headaches include stress, exhaustion, and skipping meals, but there are a number of surprising, little-known causes that can trigger…


Added by lizzieweakley on April 29, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

How Your Environment Will Define Your Behavior

The influence that an environment has on our feelings, choices, and behavior is no secret. But this is something we always seem to forget when we are in the fray of an emotional conflict. If you find yourself depressed at the office or angry at home and you’re having trouble interacting with others, your environment may be defining your behavior. Understanding of the influence that our environment has on how we feel and…


Added by HannahWhittenly on April 25, 2014 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Rotting Your Teeth: Six Foods Besides Sugar that Aren't Helping Your Teeth

Everyone knows that candy and too much sugar ruins teeth, but there are also a wide assortment of foods doing damage to your teeth without your knowledge. While there are a lot of foods that damage your teeth, these are the six you would not expect.…


Added by KaraM on April 25, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Healthy Travel: Tips for Feeling Good on Long Trips

As I get older, I do get wiser—at least about some things. Travel is one of those. I flew from Norfolk, Virginia, to San Diego, California, yesterday, and I'm feeling good.

Different people have different preferences, and you must respect those. For instance, my husband loves to catch the first flight…


Added by Marcia on April 25, 2014 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Take Better Care of Yourself

For some of us, we always seem to be too tired or busy to consider our physical and mental health, which can lead to unpleasant consequences later on. Check out this article to find out how to take better care of yourself and…


Added by Jacquiline Deluca on April 25, 2014 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Fitness Can Be Your Drug of Choice: 6 Reasons It Alters Your Mood

People who engage in fitness activities tout their benefits for maintaining health, increasing strength

and improving mood. Scientific studies have shown that this is not just an opinion; exercise produces

measurable results. Here are just a few of the reason why fitness should be your drug of choice to help

you improve your life:

1 - Exercise Releases Brain Chemicals

Fitness buffs have always reported a feeling of happiness from…


Added by Brionna on April 24, 2014 at 9:42pm — No Comments

5 Dangers of Weight Loss You Prefer Not to Mention

It is a sad truth, yet it is truth – most of Western people nowadays are overweight. We have sufficient supply of food and lack motivation to do physical activities, so few extra pounds can appear quickly. Then the time for dieting and losing weight comes – but do you know all you need to do it right?

Changing Routine Causes Changes of Mood

Balance is essential for your body functioning and all its systems try to adapt to your routine as fast as possible, to reach the best…


Added by Lily4you on April 23, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Transformations Your Body Goes Through After Pregnancy

Body pain, body change and confronting body image: welcome, mothers, to the physical transformations of the age old ritual we call childbirth. Every thing will change and nothing will remain the same. Your vagina, your hair, your skin and your breasts will all change at once.…


Added by erikaremmington on April 23, 2014 at 3:14pm — 1 Comment

Wise Words From Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep recently accepted an honorary doctorate from Indiana University and shared some wise words about self image. The 64-year-old actress said, "For young men, and women, what makes you…


Added by The Editors of HealthyWomen on April 23, 2014 at 12:23pm — No Comments

It's National Infertility Awareness Week

Yesterday marked the start of the 25th annual National Infertility Awareness Week. Every year in the U.S., thousands of couples struggle with an inability to get pregnant. Knowing what to say to friends and family facing this common issue can be difficult but sometimes knowing what NOT to say is even more…


Added by The Editors of HealthyWomen on April 21, 2014 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Looking Your Best on Your Big Day: 5 Beauty Details Most Brides Forget

At every wedding, the bride is the star of the show, and that means that you must look your best when saying your vows. Although you have likely scheduled countless dress fittings and hired a professional makeup artist, it is important to carefully review your beauty regimen to make sure that nothing is left out.…


Added by lizzieweakley on April 20, 2014 at 11:44pm — No Comments

How Exercise Can Help You Recover from a Back Injury

Back injuries can cause a person extreme pain and discomfort. They can also limit daily performance and productivity, lowering an individual’s overall effectiveness both personally and professionally. Doing simple, appropriate exercises and stretches can help alleviate pain and boost recovery time. Below are four steps you can take to recover from a back injury in a quick, healthy manner.…


Added by kandaceheller on April 18, 2014 at 10:39pm — No Comments

Tips for Avoiding Depression During a Divorce

There is no way around it; divorce is one of the most stressful experiences you will encounter during your lifetime. Unfortunately, this sort of stress can cause more than just a few bad days. It can lead to anxiety and depression and have a major impact on your overall health. These tips can help you avoid sinking into depression during your divorce.…


Added by kandaceheller on April 17, 2014 at 8:28pm — No Comments

Jessica Simpson's #1 Weight-Loss Tip

Jessica Simpson, mom of two, has reached her goal weight. And how did she do it? Simple: “She likes walking in her neighborhood, and people often see her doing that,” one source told People. “She goes for walks with her kids and her [fiancé]...She…


Added by The Editors of HealthyWomen on April 17, 2014 at 2:58pm — No Comments

5 Greatest Stressors in Life and Tips for Overcoming Them

Stress is something everyone is familiar with. Although most people experience low levels of stress on a regular basis, there are situations that can lead to severe stress. It dominates your thoughts and can take over your life. Extreme stress can't always be avoided, but how you respond can make all the difference.…


Added by kandaceheller on April 16, 2014 at 10:23pm — No Comments

Strong is Sexy: Serena Williams On the Cover of Fitness Magazine

Love this. During her interview for her Fitness magazine cover, athlete Serena Williams, shared the following about her body image: 

“When I was young I thought I should be built more like an athlete—long and lean—not with a womanly figure. But then people my age started coming up to me and saying, ‘I love you because of the way you look.’ That was really motivating,” she said.

“So I…


Added by The Editors of HealthyWomen on April 16, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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