Are You Dumbing Down As You Age?

You are in your 50s, 60s, 70s or 80s. You are retired. You are no longer required to be at the top of your mental game because you are not standing in front of a classroom of challenging students every day, trying to teach. You no longer appear in court, defending someone before a jury. You are no longer required … Read More

Menopause And Belly Fat

It’s the rare female who has washboard abs, a taut belly and a Scarlett O’Hara waistline. The midsection of the body is a problem area for most women, in large part because of the rigors of pregnancies. Sometimes the tummy doesn’t return to its state of origin after a pregnancy or perhaps the belly was not in good shape prior … Read More

Yoga And Menopause

Chances are, someone, perhaps even your doctor, has suggested you try yoga to relieve your peri- or full-blown menopausal symptoms. Once considered an offbeat, unconventional source of healing, yoga’s potential for relieving many women’s menopausal symptoms has significantly increased, particularly since the Women’s Health Initiative and other studies linked hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to breast and ovarian cancer and stroke. … Read More

Change Your Heart, Save Your Life

For 10 years, February has been the month to Go Red for Women, a campaign started by the American Heart Association (AHA) to promote women’s cardiovascular health. According to, over 627,000 lives have been saved since 2005, meaning 34% fewer women are dying of heart disease. Furthermore, the Go Red movement has helped educate health care providers and researchers … Read More