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A.Vogel’s Menopause Flash: Menopause belly fat and how to lose it

by Mackie Vadacchino, CEO/PDG - A.Vogel, on 26 July 2017, Menopause, Stress and sleep

Hello and welcome to another edition of A.Vogel’s Menopause Flash. Today I’m going to talk about weight gain around the middle.

Despite being such a common problem in menopause, it’s still extremely distressing for us. Suddenly, we lose our waist, we lose our figure. This can affect our self-worth and affect the way we feel about ourselves and the world around us. It can cause depression and also interfere with our relationships with our partners. That’s because a lot of women feel they’re no longer attractive once they’ve lost their shape.

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How does stress can cause a heart attack or stroke?

by Sonia Chartier, on 31 January 2017, Circulation
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Chronic stress clogs arteries by taking a detour through the immune system: that’s the conclusion researchers at Harvard Medical School reached in a recent study.

The statistical correlation has been known for a long time. Stress triggers a multitude of diseases, including arteriosclerosis. But until that study was done, the mechanism behind the phenomenon wasn’t entirely understood…

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Cheer up and wash away low mood during PMS!

by Sonia Chartier, on 18 October 2016, Stress and sleep, Women's Health
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We all go through periods of sadness at some point in our lives.

But when the blues ruin your entire week every time PMS pays a visit, it can be overwhelming. And if you add mood swings, cravings, diarrhea and company to the mix, the week can seem like an eternity, especially when you don’t recognize the woman in the mirror.

Did you know that it’s possible to get through PMS with a smile on your face?

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How to deal with daily stressors?

by Sonia Chartier, on 23 August 2016, Stress and sleep
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co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Got a deadline coming up? Have an early flight, train, bus to catch? Do you have to drop off your kids before work? Work has been laying off fellow colleagues? Bills are piling up? Awaiting results from a medical check-up? Got exams coming up? Your boyfriend or girlfriend hasn’t returned that text?

The list goes on. The average person gets no recognition for the amount of stress he or she has to endure…

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Empty Nest Syndrome

by Sonia Chartier, on 13 May 2015, Healthy Eating, Stress and sleep
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A new stage for exploration in life 

Empty nest syndrome is a time in many women’s lives where they can feel a lost sense of purpose, lonely and confused about their feelings.   Stress levels may increase and coping with day-day issues may seem more difficult due to changes in motivation or mood. This phase of life creeps up on people gradually, so it’s easy to be unaware of what’s going on. More awareness and discussion will prevent women feeling isolated and as if they’re the only one unable to cope. Continue reading >