Women And Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia causes debilitating pain and fatigue. The illness affects 5 million American adults aged 18 years or older. While anyone can exhibit the disease regardless of age or gender, it affects women disproportionately.

According to WomensHealth.gov, 80 to 90 percent of the people suffering from the disease are women. The disease presents with intense aches and pains throughout the body, however certain “tender” points correspond to increased pain when applying pressure to them.

In addition to pain pressure sensitive tender points in the neck, shoulders, arms, back, legs and hips, other symptoms may manifest: Continue reading “Women And Fibromyalgia”

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How Yoga Can Improve Women’s Health

Picture7Yoga has been a cultural buzzword for almost a century. Its practices and techniques have made claims to affect everything from blood circulation to insomnia. Whether by a friend’s anecdote or through a new story shared on a Facebook feed, women have heard of this practice. There are benefits to women’s health through the practice of yoga exercises.

What is Yoga? Continue reading “How Yoga Can Improve Women’s Health”

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Squats Vs. Kegel Exercises For A Healthy Pelvic Floor In Women

Women have been doing Kegels for years trying to undo the damage done to their pelvic floor due to weak muscles surrounding that area. Signs of a weak pelvic floor include a lack of the curve of the lower back, lack of glutes (that’s right, flat butt syndrome), and poor posture while sitting or even standing.

Pelvic Floor Disorder or a weak pelvic floor can lead to having sneeze pee, laugh pee, or cough pee, all results of incontinence, meaning you accidentally pee yourself a little while doing any of these three things. It can also cause you to be unable to hold your number two. Continue reading “Squats Vs. Kegel Exercises For A Healthy Pelvic Floor In Women”

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