The ancient Greeks knew a lot about the power of olive oil for health and beauty, and in recent years I’ve embraced it’s tremendous benefits, too. (more…)
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FASHION FLASH! The BEST OF EVERYTHING in Beauty, Style, Health, Fitness and More for the Week of 11/18!Monday, November 18th, 2013
Okay . . . it’s that time of the week! FASHION FLASH is ready for YOU! And this week it’s hosted by the fab website FabOverForty!
Want the latest info from some of the best experts in the country? And how about some really fun give-aways?
Well, enough yakking . . . just relax, kick off your heels, grab that cup of green tea or glass of pinot noir . . . and enjoy every article right here!
Pssst . . . my article this week talks about how women need to grab control of their health . . . and hold onto it!
Our self-esteem is tightly woven into our sexuality. We live in a youth-obsessed society, and admitting that our vaginas are changing — even to our closest friends — is like wearing a t-shirt that reads: “Ignore me. I’m over the hill.”
We rationalize that anyone can have dry eyes or hair, but, many people believe, only women who are getting old have dry vaginas (which isn’t true). And, it’s so easy to think that you’re the only one who has the problem.
That couldn’t be farther from the truth. (more…)
By then she had quit smoking. But for the next 40+ years, until my stepfather passed on, she was an innocent victim of ’second-hand smoke’ which no doubt contributed to her COPD. (more…)
FASHION FLASH!! The Best of Everything in Beauty, Style, Health, Fitness and More for the Week of October 28th!Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
This week’s FASHION FLASH is hosted by Black Cat Plus, the amazing website for plus size women!
But, don’t let me keep you from kicking up your heels, grabbing a cup of green tea or glass of pinot noir . . . and enjoying every single terrific article from the fab women behind FASHION FLASH.
JUST DELVE IN RIGHT HERE . . .
After age 40 we start to lose some of that “cat-like” balance we used to have. At the same time, we can lose about 1% of muscle mass and bone density every year after 50. And for sure, all of this speeds up a bit once women go through menopause.
According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, bones that lose density have a greater chance of succumbing to osteoporosis, and having osteoporosis is a the #1 biggest risk for breaking a bone if we fall.
Here’s a short video to talk you through the importance of balance, and how to stay steady on our feet . . . for the rest of our lives!
And remember this: We can’t control getting older . . . but . . . we can control how we do it! Yay!
Barbara Hannah Grufferman is the National Osteoporosis Foundation Ambassador for Bone Health. For more tips on living your best life after 50 (or 60, or 70…) check out bestofeverythingafter50.com. Find her on Facebook or on Twitter at @BGrufferman, check out her “Life After 50″ column on Huffington Post, “The Best of Everything After 50″ column on AARP, and her web series on the AARP YouTube Channel!