Benefits of Strength Training for Women Over 40
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Benefits of Strength Training for Women Over 40

If you’re like me, to lose weight or stay fit when you were younger, you were part of the ’70s and ’80s cardio workout craze. By the mid-1980s, 22 million Americans were doing aerobics, mostly women, and I was one of them (insert leg warmers here and the song ‘Physical’ by Olivia Newton-John). I didn’t…

How to Trust You Can Honor Your Hunger
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How to Trust You Can Honor Your Hunger

If you’re someone who has been on and off diets your entire life, it may be very difficult to trust your body’s hunger cues. Intuitive Eating has 10 guidelines and honoring your hunger is an important one of them. It sounds easy for some people but, for others, it can be quite challenging if you…

Self-Compassion Affirmations for Midlife
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Self-Compassion Affirmations for Midlife

Midlife and the hustle and bustle of daily life can make it difficult to practice self-compassion. Many of you are probably pretty overwhelmed and busy with all of your responsibilities. Using self-compassion affirmations — inspirational quotes or positive statements — is a wonderful way to embrace a more positive way of thinking. They quickly remind…

How to Heal a Dysregulated Nervous System
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How to Heal a Dysregulated Nervous System

It should come as no surprise to many of you that we are a society that is stressed out! Research shows that most adults report feeling a stress level of ‘5’ on a scale of 1 to 10 each day. (Honestly, I’m surprised it’s not higher). Sadly, 27% of adults admit to being so stressed…

Female Hormones 101 as You Age
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Female Hormones 101 as You Age

Female hormones 101 as you age will help you understand how hormones change and affect many systems in your body. The main female reproductive hormones are estrogen and progesterone. These hormones are responsible for sexual development and preparing the uterine wall to nurture fertilized eggs during pregnancy. They are also responsible for many other functions,…

How to Cope with Triggers
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How to Cope with Triggers

Triggers make you feel uncomfortable and elicit a negative feeling from something that happened in the past. Something deeper. Learning how to cope with triggers when they occur is critical to keeping your body in a calm state. Don’t shut them down right away with the sugar, the alcohol, or overworking. There are healthy solutions….

Vagus Nerve Exercises to Alleviate Anxiety and Stress
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Vagus Nerve Exercises to Alleviate Anxiety and Stress

It’s early morning and a car cuts you off on your way to work. You swerve to avoid a potential crash and feel your blood boiling! You are contemplating going after them but decide that’s a bad idea. At your morning work meeting, you realize you are not fully prepared for your presentation. You feel…

Natural Remedies for Brain Fog During Midlife
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Natural Remedies for Brain Fog During Midlife

What is Brain Fog? I’m sure you all have days where you complain of feeling ‘out of it’, unable to think clearly, or forgetting more things than you care to admit in midlife. I know I do! Many people report this feeling as ‘brain fog’. This is not an actual diagnosis but rather a term…