A Bicycle Built for You and Exercises for a Better Ride

June 25, 2016 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

NORTHWOODS LADIES HYBRID BICYCLE

By Jonathan Urla, MFA

Riding a bike is one of the most popular pastimes for recreation. Here are five easy stretches and exercises to help keep your muscles loose and posture aligned.

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Let LGBT Be the Issue to Unify Us

June 23, 2016 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

Perhaps a dialectic is occurring that will eventually lead to truly widespread acceptance of LGBT individuals. This issue could be an important step on the road to easing tensions between groups, maybe even a cornerstone. Why? It is now recognized that sexual/gender orientation is an issue that any family can encounter and knows no racial, ethnic or political divisions.

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Ask Dr. Pat: In Her 40s: Menopausal Symptoms After an Endometrial Ablation

June 20, 2016 by Patricia Allen

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

If you’re convinced that you’ll be tortured by hot flashes and temperature disruptions, then you certainly will be. But if you’re disciplined about taking the steps described, you’ll have non-medical tools to diminish the impact of the hot flashes.

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VIDEO: Tennis for Fitness and Fun

June 18, 2016 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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By Jonathan Urla, MFA

While many people play well into their prime, tennis can be strenuous to the body, especially the knees and shoulders. It is wise to include pre- and post-game stretches and exercises. In today’s post, I am including a video of some targeted stretches and core exercises that will help get your body game-ready.

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A Mother’s Worry About Assault Weapons

June 16, 2016 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

Your question, why are such guns available, is the one on everyone’s mind this week. Advocating for better mental health care is one of the actions you can take to help protect your children and other people.

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On the Bright Side: Use Happy Words . . . Good Feelings from Many Cultures

June 14, 2016 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

Positive words in other languages—consider, for instance, “Gigil” —Tagalog for “the irresistible urge to pinch/squeeze someone because they are loved or cherished.”

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Dr. Pat: 14 Mass Shootings and Counting

June 13, 2016 by Patricia Allen

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

We honor those who lost their lives or lost loved ones, along with those who were critically injured, in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.

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Golfing for Pleasure, Not Pain

June 11, 2016 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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By Jonathan Urla, MFA

Golf as a sport has a lot of things going for it — it involves walking outside in the fresh air, it is moderate in intensity, and it requires balance, flexibility, concentration and skill. To help prepare your body for the game of golf and reduce the negative effects, I recommend these warm-ups before playing.

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Depression and Perimenopause: Treatment Can Lift Your Mood

June 6, 2016 by Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

Today on Medical Monday, Dr. Megan Riddle provides a thoughtful discussion of depression and the menopausal transition that will be helpful for women who need more than just lifestyle change, meditation, exercise, or even hormone therapy for control of depression.

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On the Bright Side: Are Women Better at Having Fun?

June 6, 2016 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

How an all-female dinner party differed from the usual gatherings of couples—in a good way.

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Summer Arms in One Month — Part 2

June 4, 2016 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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By Jonathan Urla, MFA

Last week we learned a great strengthening routine to tone and sculpt the shoulder area of your arms. This week, we will focus on the front and back of your arms, namely your biceps and triceps.

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A Brief Life in the Counterculture

June 3, 2016 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

What we gained in that uniquely utopian time far outweighed what was lost. An air of acceptance encouraged individuality, openness and creativity. Everyone deserved a chance to be brought into the fold of peace, love, and rock ’n’ roll. If you were against the Vietnam War, you were cool. If not, we welcomed the chance to change your mind.

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Debunking 5 Myths About Eating Disorders

June 1, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

Over 70 million people worldwide struggle with an eating disorder. Despite the impact of these illnesses, they often go unrecognized and untreated, partly due to the stigma and lack of understanding of these complex disorders.

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Get Summer Arms in One Month

May 28, 2016 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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By Jonathan Urla, MFA

The shape and tone of your arms really begins with your shoulders —specifically, your deltoid muscles.

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Dr. Ford: Staying Optimistic—Family, Friendship, and Fashion

May 26, 2016 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

Optimism has declined—because it is out of fashion, Gregg Easterbrook argues. Why is this, when there are so many ways in which the global outlook is rosier than ever? And, surprisingly, the “decline of the middle class” is a myth.

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