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The Exercise–Menopause Connection

Are you in menopause? Then you’re probably familiar with the challenges that many menopausal women experience: hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, …

Overweight and Obese Women Should Scale Back Weight Gain During Pregnancy

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has come out with recommendations for weight gain during pregnancy based on the mother’s body …

Deep Breathing May Help Hot Flashes

Women who suffer from hot flashes may find relief in a daily practice of deep-breathing exercises.<p>Mayo Clinic researchers in Rochester, Minnesota, …

Optimal Exercise Plan for Women?

There are many different exercise protocols out there. When it comes to mature women, is there a best plan? New research suggests there …

Women, Hormones, Metabolism & Energy Expenditure

When it comes to optimal endurance exercise performance, fuel source and utilization play a major role in success. The contribution and expenditure …

10 Questions and Answers About Women’s Hormones and Athletic Performance

1. What hormonal changes are observed in boys and girls at puberty?<p>At puberty, girls develop more adipose tissue, owing to their estrogen levels, and …

Aerobic Exercise and Strength Training for Older Women: Is There an Optimal Starting Dose?

<i>Hunter, G.R., et al. 2013. Combined aerobic/strength training and energy expenditure in older women.</i> Medicine & Science in sports & Exercise, 45 <7), …

Weighty Issues for Older Women

Overweight and obesity have a known correlation to disability, disease and death. A recent investigation looked at obesity and its impact on women’s …

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