READY, SET, STRENGTH TRAIN!

 You may already be doing some kind of cardiovascular activity. That’s great and will help keep your heart, lungs and circulatory system running like a well-tuned sports car!

In addition to the engine, it’s important to spend a little love on the other moving parts.  Keeping the doors opening and closing, hinges lubricated and flexible, and the frame strong to keep your wheels turning for the long haul.

So let’s get rolling!

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ANATOMY OF A HOT FLASH

Am I the only one here who sleeps with a fan going year round?

Anyone else standing by open windows in January?  Shedding clothes in the supermarket line?

Can I get a show of hands if you’re blotting sweat from your face when all you did was…well…nothing?

Anyone else changing soaked bed sheets in the middle of the night?

Welcome to the wonderful world of menopause, be it natural or forced.

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EXERCISES FOR BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS

I continue to be shocked at the number of cancer survivors who are ill-informed about exercise and lymphedema or that they are even at risk.

They dive head first into an exercise routine, thinking they can pick up right where they left off, only to experience painful, disfiguring swelling that may or may not be reversible.

While preparing a basic workout program, I realized that just advising you to perform lymph drainage exercises will not cut it.

Time to call in an expert!

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