Tag - Exercise


Time to Dust Off Your Dancing Shoes

When Rudolf Nureyev said, “You Live As Long As You Dance,” he didn’t know how prophetic he was.    A new study published online (July 28, 2021) in Menopause, the Journal of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS), suggests that dancing improves cholesterol levels, physical fitness, and self-esteem in postmenopausal women.   A total of …


Music Monday: 10,000 Steps – A fast paced song about walking and exercise

May was Women’s Health month and National Physical Fitness & Sports Month.    It’s no wonder these two celebrations are paired; exercise is one of the cornerstones of good health.   To celebrate, enjoy this song I wrote called 10,000 steps. The beat is energizing and easy to walk to. It’s from my Let’s Move album, which I …


Got Menopause? It’s Time to Exercise!

Are you are in or near menopause? If so, there’s a good chance you are trying to figure out what should I be doing to feel better…to feel more in control.   What are your options? There’s basically hormones (or not), non-hormone prescriptions (or not), over the counter supplements (or not), and lifestyle changes (or …


How Exercise Alleviates Depression

The CDC reports that more than 1 in 9 Americans over age 12 take an antidepressant – and 60% will be on it for 2 years or more. Yet, several studies have shown that moderate exercise can be as effective as taking an antidepressant for mild to moderate depression. You don’t have to be a …


Exercise During the Holidays to Lift Depression

The holidays are a time of joy and happiness. But sometimes this time of year can leave you feeling a bit low. You want to do something about it, but what? According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) more than 1 in 9 Americans over age 12 take an antidepressant and 60% will be …


Better Exercise and Lead To Better Sex When Taking Antidepressants

If you are one of the millions of women taking antidepressant medications to improve your mood, you might have noticed a worsening libido. It’s a common side affect. Now a new study reveals that exercise might might be a solution. Women taking antidepressants, especially if their workouts occur right before sex, boosted libido. The researchers …


Changes in Weight and Metabolism

Older adults aren’t aged versions of younger adults any more than children are younger versions of adults. Each stage of life functions slightly differently with different strengths and weaknesses. Menopause and aging in general is associated with changes in both our genes and in our metabolism. In fact, you don’t have to be that old. …


Diet Plus Exercise Needed For Optimum Health in Obese Women in Menopause

Between 1978 and 2004, the percentage of obese women in menopause increased from 17% to 30%. For most people, obesity is due to either eating too much, exercising too little or a combination of the two. In addition, metabolism slows down with aging. Muscle mass and strength also decline. A study in the journal Menopause …


Exercise Lowers Menopause Symptoms

If you are in menopause and sitting on your bottom waiting for your hot flashes, mood swings and irritability to get better, it’s time to get up and start exercising. A study in the journal Menopause investigated 176 symptomatic women in menopause age 45 to 63 and had them do aerobic exercise for 50 minutes …


Functional Fitness Starring Suzanne Andrewss on PBS

I hope you all will listen to my interview with Suzanne Andrews about her new PBS show. You can hear it or download it at http://webtalkradio.net/shows/your-health-rocks/. One of the things that keeps many people from exercising is that they are already so overweight or out of shape that they think that it is too late …