Health & Fitness Tips From Women’s HealthFirst

Fitness For Two: Best Exercises During Pregnancy

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January 4, 2012

Just because you're pregnant doesn't mean you need to forfeit your active lifestyle. In fact, regular, moderate physical activity during pregnancy can increase energy, stamina, and help prepare your body for labor. Research shows that healthy women who exercise during pregnancy have less risk of preterm delivery, are less likely to need pain relief, and ... read more


Over Time, Even Low Alcohol Consumption Increases Breast Cancer Risk

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November 17, 2011

Some sobering news for women who drink alcohol. A new study published in the November 2 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association finds that even the regular consumption of a modest amount of alcohol, defined as 3 to 6 glasses of wine per week, increases a woman's risk of breast cancer by ... read more


Study Shows Newer Birth Control Pills Linked To Higher Risk Of Blood Clots

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November 13, 2011

A new study published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal adds to the growing pile of evidence that suggests newer types of oral birth control pills carry increased risk of blood clotting and may not be safe for certain groups of women. The study, which followed 329,995 women in Israel, found that the risk ... read more


Does Diet Make A Difference When It Comes To Breast Cancer?

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November 10, 2011

Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, what better time to answer the important question, does diet make a difference when it comes to breast cancer? According to registered dieticians Sally Scroggs and Clare McKinley at the University of Texas, the answer is a definitive yes. By maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, and eating ... read more


Are Vitamin Supplements Causing More Harm Than Good?

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October 22, 2011

Contrary to popular belief, two new studies reveal that taking extra doses of supplements and vitamins can actually do more harm than good, highlighting concerns about the long-term use of supplements and vitamins by people who don't have severe nutritional deficiencies. According to a study of 35,000 men published in The Journal of the American ... read more


How Sweet It Is: The Tasty Health Benefits Of Chocolate In Cutting Women's Risk Of Stroke

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October 14, 2011

You've heard of death by chocolate, but health by chocolate? Not so much. Some sweet news for female chocolate lovers everywhere. A new Swedish study appearing in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology finds that women who eat a couple of small chocolate bars every week were 20 percent less prone to strokes ... read more


New Study Finds IUDs May Reduce Risk Of Cervical Cancer

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October 5, 2011

Finally, some good news in the fight against cervical cancer. A new study of nearly 20,000 women spanning four continents found those who used an intrauterine device or IUD cut their risk of cervical cancer by fifty percent. This is a big breakthrough in the battle against a disease that kills over 300,000 worldwide each ... read more


Eating For Two: Foods To Avoid During Pregnancy

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September 8, 2011

When you're pregnant, what you eat and drink significantly impacts the health of your child, now and possibly forever. From your first prenatal visit with your obstetrician, you'll hear all about what you should be eating and drinking during pregnancy. But when it comes to what about foods to avoid, conventional wisdom flip-flops from year ... read more


Dietary Tips from the American Dietetic Association

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August 19, 2011

CalciumOur bodies use calcium to build and maintain strong bones and teeth. Learn More » Vitamin DVitamin D is important to bone health. It helps your body absorb calcium, which helps build healthy bones. Learn More » ProteinProtein is one of the three main building blocks of food, along with carbohydrate and fat. Learn More ... read more


40 Is The New 30: Preserving Your Fertility

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July 23, 2011

It is no secret that women spend significant amounts of time and energy trying to block conception, with a variety of different contraceptives readily available, but for those thinking about getting pregnant later in life, extending your reproductive abilities can seem like a daunting task. Everywhere you look, there’s an article, book, or even a ... read more