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Metabolically Healthy Obesity - TargetWoman Women Blog

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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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Antidepressants

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Antidepressants: Depression is a very common medical disorder that affects every 1 in 5 individual in the U.
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Hydro Power Workout

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Good for cardio stamina, strength and flexibility, hydro power workout is a fun and easy way to stay fit. It is a fun change of pace from the gym, boot camp or running track.
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Menstrual Cup

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Menstrual cups pose fewer health risks than standard disposable product and are generally highly sanitary and eco-friendly means of dealing with your period. True, some practice is needed to become comfortable with a menstrual cup.
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Palawan Philippines

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Linapacan Islands are completely off the tourist radar, but with excellent snorkeling at your doorstep, economical accommodation and seafood to boast of and with ruins of an old Spanish fort to explore.
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Skin Wrinkles and Bone Health - TargetWoman Women Blog

Skin Wrinkles and Bone Health - TargetWoman Women Blog | Women Health | Scoop.it
Though it sounds far-fetched, there is a link between facial skin wrinkles and bone health. Skin and bones have common building blocks.
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Sleep Deprivation in Women

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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

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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

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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

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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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DIY Damp Proofing

DIY Damp Proofing | Women Health | Scoop.it
If the basement feels damp, boxes feel wet and air smells musky, there is definitely a problem with moisture in the house. There is no other choice but to seriously consider damp proofing as this will save a lot of money in the long run.
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Core Strengthening Benefits

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Spend a few minutes each day working out your core, and reap rich benefits. Improved posture, improved balance, greater efficiency of movement, increased power output and reduced risk of injury.
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Maca Root

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Historically grown in Peru, Maca is an aphrodisiac super food traditionally consumed by the people of the Andes for centuries. It is only recently that Western researchers discovered this ancient herb and the many benefits it provides.
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How a so-called Aphrodisiac under the name of Maca can super charge your health.
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Eclipting Hair Color Technique

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Learn more about this brand new hair color technique. Eclipting hair color technique brings out the best features and softens the rest.
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Lewy Body Dementia

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Lewy body dementia or dementia with Lewy bodies is the second most common type of progressive dementia after Alzheimers disease accounting for up to 20 percent of dementia cases worldwide.
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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

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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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