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Sleep Deprivation in Women

Sleep Deprivation in Women | Women Health | Scoop.it
While sleep is the foundation for a productive day ahead, it is healthy to have seven to nine hours of sleep each night to function well the next day and women, as the National Sleep Foundation found, sleep less than seven hours during the work week.
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Non-exercise Activity Thermogenesis

Non-exercise Activity Thermogenesis | Women Health | Scoop.it
Non-exercise activity thermogenesis is part of our daily routine. Learn how to incorporate more non-exercise activity so as to keep the calories burning! As long as you keep non-exercise physical activity high, your body will lose calories better.
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Covering Grays

Covering Grays | Women Health | Scoop.it
Covering grays is a matter of choice and preference. Sport the look that you are most comfortable with - be it flaunting your grays, highlights and lowlights.
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Melasma

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While most people get melasma on their face, melasma can also occur in other parts of the body that are exposed to the sun, such as neck and forearms. Home remedies can help prevent and treat mild cases of melasma.
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This skin disease - Melasma affects mostly women. Though a bit of make up can help mask the appearance of this, some of the tips given in this page may help control this skin condition.

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Mindfulness Meditation

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Does expecting the unexpected make the unexpected expected ?
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Mindfulness is a form of eastern meditation that chips away the outside veneer and reveals the true - Self. Eastern philologists have attributed human suffering to attachment - to objects, thoughts and emotions.

 

It is not a physical abstraction if you see the profound wisdom behind the thought that patience and equanimity are the first steps in tackling stress. This page attempts to show you the current theory and practice of 'Mindfulness Meditation' couched in simple easy-to-understand English.

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Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) Risk Calculator

Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) Risk Calculator | Women Health | Scoop.it
This CHD - Coronary Heart Disease - risk calculator evaluates the risk score based on the Framingham Heart Study. This page shows modifiable risk factors with non-modifiable risk factors for women.
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Frailty - thy name is Woman :

 

Women tend to experience more upper abdominal pain, nausea, dyspnea (shortness of breath) and chronic fatigue. Women have comparatively smaller coronary artery lumens regardless of their body size which can result in higher incidence of ischemia - more so in times of stress. As if this is not enough, Women suffer 3 times more of depression than men.

 

All the above indicate that women may have higher risk levels as they age to die of coronary heart disease. Check your risk level in this handy tool. It tells you not just the risk level, but also whys and how you can lower your risk.

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Stop Hair Breakage

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Understand the causes of hair breakage and how you can prevent it. With simple hair care tips, you can arrest hair breakage either at the crown or in the middle.
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Hair loss is preventable and at least can be arrested to some extent - if you follow these common sense tips and ingredients available from your kitchen shelf.

 

I know I sound like the Ad on the TV. But I am not selling you any product or service. I am making only a case for common sense approach for one of the baffling problems everyone of us faces which makes us pull our hair.

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse

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Pelvic organ prolapse happens when the muscles holding your pelvic organs weaken or get stretched from childbirth or after a surgery. A new surgical specialty urogynecology has developed to correct this problem.
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At least 10 % of older  women suffer prolapses in their life time. Descending bladder into the peripheral walls of Vagina is termed as a Prolapse. This page dispels the aura of mystery surrounding this ailment by clear concise information coached in simple language.

 

If your surgeon describes the situation in medical terms - this page explains the complex terms in layman's English.

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Lupin Beans

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Rich in protein content, Lupin beans or Lupini beans are of Mediterranean origin. They provide a host of benefits ranging from reducing blood pressure, lowering triglycerides and lowering cholesterol to weight loss.
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Lupin beans are highly nutritious - rich source of vitamin K, Vitamin C, Potassium, Manganese and Protein. 

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Vaginal Atrophy

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Coded as the 21st century women's health issue, ignorance about vaginal atrophy symptoms, treatment and prevention can deeply impact quality of life.
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Oft ignored menopausal issue most women are embarrassed to discuss is Vaginal Atrophy. Here in this page, this problem is explored in full details.

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Piloxing Workout

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Piloxing is an exciting and invigorating exercise that is all about flexibility, power and core stability. Benefit from better balance and posture, body composition, improved muscle tone and definition after a piloxing workout.
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When Pilates technique is mated to the powerful movements of the upper torso (belonging to the boxing techniques) - you end up with an exercise routine which promises to tone you up.

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Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome

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A modern lifestyle condition, adrenal fatigue syndrome results in a range of symptoms that might not be easy to identify. Learn more about adrenal insufficiency and its symptoms.
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Feeling depressed or irritable ? It could be one of the typical symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome.

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Aqua Cycling

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Aqua cycling is a holistic workout that you feel light and relaxed and does not leave you with sore muscles as in ordinary cycling. Check out the benefits of aqua biking exercises.
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Aqua Cycling fuses the benefits of Cycling with the positive buoyant effects of water into your exercise. It lowers your risk of repetitive stress injury as well. It is probably one of the few exercise routines you can try at later part of your life.

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Anti-inflammatory Diet

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Inflammation can lead to chronic diseases over time. Eating a healthy diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods and keeping fit can be the key to a fitter healthier life.
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Thinning Hair Remedies

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Reasons for thinning hair are varied. Medical condition or hair mistakes; check out if thinning hair can be contained.
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Top reasons why your hair is thinning and some remedies.
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Metabolically Healthy Obesity - TargetWoman Women Blog

Metabolically Healthy Obesity - TargetWoman Women Blog | Women Health | Scoop.it
Metabolically Healthy Obese or MHO refers to those who classify as overweight or obese by BMI but do not suffer any metabolic abnormalities.
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When you say - metabolically healthy obesity - it might sound mutually exclusive. You can't be healthy while you are obese. This page shows that it need not be so.

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Matcha Tea

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Matcha green tea, a Japan origin, is the healthiest of all the green teas. Read on to find out its unique properties and health benefits.
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Matcha Tea - as you may guess comes from Japan - a form of tea, highly valued for its abundant antioxidants,  essential vitamins and minerals.

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Foods to beat Insomnia

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Sleep is essential downtime that the body needs to restore its smooth functioning. If you suffer insomnia, look at these natural foods that can help you relax and sleep. Don't resort to habit-forming prescription pills.
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We all suffer a common issue at one time or another - difficulty falling asleep. This page attempts to show what you can eat to induce sleep without resorting to prescription drugs. This is part of the series on Healthy living from Targetwoman - a dedicated women portal.

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Obesity indicator - Body shape Index

Obesity indicator - Body shape Index | Women Health | Scoop.it
A reworked BMI - Body Mass Index that factors in body shape and the ABSI calculator gives you the risk factor based on stats on abdominal obesity.
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Here is a BMI/ABSI calculator that tells you - your Body Mass Index and ' A Body Shape Index' in a simple way. There is more to this - you can change the weight in the form and derive some satisfaction in seeing your BMI value and the status change directly before your eyes. At the least you know how many pounds you need to lose to reach the target.

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Chemicals lurking in your Cosmetics

Chemicals lurking in your Cosmetics | Women Health | Scoop.it
This blog takes a look at the chemicals in your cosmetics which may harm you. Some of these chemicals have been implicated in skin allergies to increased risk of cancers and toxicity.
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They say often - "Things are not what they seem !" It applies to our ubiquitous cosmetics and cleansers. There could be dangerous chemicals lurking there which can result in serious damage to our health.  Look for these alphabetic soup of dangerous chemicals in the fine print of contents in your cosmetics.

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Freekeh

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Freekeh is young green wheat that has been toasted and cracked. Because freekeh is the end result of working with immature grain, it keeps the high nutritional content wheat plants have in their early stages.
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What is in Freekeh that makes it good for your eyes as well for your general health ? Freekeh is better and cheaper than quinoa when it comes to health.

 

You will be surprised to know that the middle-east sounding wheat product actually can reduce the probability of age related macular degeneration as it is rich in Lutein and zeaxanthin.

 

 

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Bamboo Massage

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Bamboo massage is a relatively new massage technique wherein bamboo stalks of various sizes are used to locate tension spots and dissolve knots of stress. The massage improves circulation and promotes lymphatic drainage.
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How effective is a Bamboo massage ? There are many claims about this. From reducing cellulite to toning up your skin - are some of the claims by the adherents. Hot bamboo sticks pressed hard and rolled over the body may reduce some body ache.

 

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Basic Survival Skills

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Knowledge about CPR, use of AED, staunching bleeding with tourniquet, Heimlich maneuver, access to a home or car first aid kit can truly be valuable in a basic survival scenario.
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Learn new or brush up Survival techniques which may save a life in this page. This is part of a long series on Survival skills - anywhere outdoor or indoor. You will be surprised that few simple techniques could save you or someone from a life threatening situation. 

It is better to be fore-armed.

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Cancer Staging and Grading

Cancer Staging and Grading | Women Health | Scoop.it
Cancer staging and grading classify the advancement of cancer. The information enables patients to gain better insight about the proposed nature of treatment and what to expect in days to come.
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Procedures to determine how invasive the cancer is important as the treatment options depend on this.

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Kaniwa

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Salads, porridge, cakes, muffins, soups, bread preparation or any recipe substituting Quinoa with Kaniwa makes it extra nutritious and delicious. Touted to be the next super food, learn more about the nutritional content of kaniwa grains.
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Nutritious, delicious, fast and easy to cook - Kaniwa whole grain is the new food grain you can consider for health reasons. Once regarded highly as befitting a Royal feast, now it is easily available.

 

It is rich in fiber, minerals and protein - it has 16% protein - the highest of any grain.

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