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Exercise to ease menstrual cramps

by Sonia Chartier, on 25 January 2017, Women's Health
menstrual cramps

Are you in agony every time your cycle rolls around?

Or do you rely on little extra-strength pills to ease your pain? Either way, you might be happy to learn that a few simple exercises can make a big difference, enough to go from filling a hot water bottle to smiling serenely…

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Menopause and weight gain

by Sonia Chartier, on 6 October 2014, Menopause, Women's Health
weight gain

After 40, many of us watch our bodies put on extra weight. Indeed, on average, our bodies gain a pound a year when we are in our 40s.  When women go through menopause, the physical and hormonal changes can exacerbate this weight gain.

Many women go on extreme diets to fight this. However, these are often ineffective, because diet is not the only culprit behind weight gain during menopause.  The weight gained during menopause is also more apparent: instead of being distributed throughout the body, it is held in the belly area, and once it settles in, it is difficult to lose.

Why the weight gain?

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