Category Archives: Aging Gracefully

Are you concerned about getting Osteoporosis? What steps are you taking to prevent Osteoporosis?


osteoporosis risk factors

It’s never too early to begin thinking about your bone health especially as bone density can start to decrease after around age 30.  Read here about Osteoporosis Risk Factors.

If you have had a fracture, or you are under 65 and have had more than one risk factor, now would be a good time to talk to your doctor about testing, preventing, and/or treating if necessary.

Have you eaten your apple yet today? Are you working on eating more healthy after your surgery?


ten steps for eating well after hysterectomy

Your hysterectomy is behind you, you are finished with recovery, so you’re all done…right?!  Well, actually, now is a great time to become even more healthy!!  And with today being’ Eat a Red Apple Day’ it seemed like the perfect day to share our 10 Steps for Eating Well After Hysterectomy!

So, grab an apple and here’s to living more healthy!

 

It’s National Women’s Health & Fitness Day – How are you going to celebrate?!


health fitness and wellness

Today is National Women’s Health and Fitness Day and while we generally pick one article from our article library to share with you, there are so many appropriate options from our Fitness & Wellness After Hysterectomy Articles that we decided instead to invite you to peruse the library today and see which article best works for you and your current situation.

Here’s to an active and healthier you!

Did you know how good iced tea is for you?! Do you already drink tea? Need some encouragement to add tea to your diet?


Today is National Iced Tea Day which makes it the perfect day to talk about how beneficial tea is to your health! 

You’ve heard before that tea is good for you, but did you know that both green and black tea help ward off many types of cancer, fight heart disease and cold prevent cavities.  But…beyond those more well-known effects, did you know that it’s also believed that tea can help relieve arthritis pain, slow the onset of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, fight allergies and even reduce acne. 

Whether you are already a tea fan or need some encouragement to begin adding tea to your diet, read here about the Health Benefits of Tea

 

 

 

 

Are you considering a prophylactic mastectomy? Have you had surgery to prevent cancer?



Angelina Jolie Pitt just recently shared her story about choosing a surgical procedure to remove a healthy organ in order to prevent cancer.  One such preventative procedure is a prophylactic mastectomy which is the removal of the healthy breast in order to try to prevent breast cancer.

Having a high-risk for developing breast cancer does not mean you will develop cancer, so it can be difficult to determine if this surgery is right for you.  There are several situations in which you may want to consider a prophylactic mastectomy, but as with any surgery there are risks and other physical and emotional implications so you’ll want to speak with the necessary and proper medical professionals before making such an important decision. 

Read more about Prophylactic Mastectomy.  

Bladder Leaking? Talk About Embarrassing!


Recently I was talking to a group of women at a business luncheon in Dallas. I was sharing a story about a time, early in the website’s timeline when I was called by a product manager from a large company to discuss a rather large project. To punctuate my shock, I said, “After I wet my pants, I told them I was interested!”

A lady in the audience said, “Ah! Another detail they don’t tell us about the aging process!”

Tis true! Sadly true! For me I was just being funny – or so I thought. To many – it is a tragedy!

If you have ever found yourself preparing for a sneeze by crossing your legs, you know what I’m talking about.

I know women who have missed important events in their grandchildren’s lives because they were embarrassed about their adult diapers. You don’t need to suffer alone!

Talk to your doctor about this issue – incontinence. And talk to the HysterSisters in our Pelvic Floor Forum. Read through our Pelvic Floor Resource page. You are not alone!