5 Tips for a Less Stressful Holiday Season
When “ho, ho, ho” starts to turn into “no, no, no,” you may be suffering from holiday burnout. Fatigue, stress and irritability are not uncommon this year, as we deal with all of our everyday stressors in addition to extra-busy schedules, end-of-year work deadlines, hosting and attending events, and family challenges.
Ask Sofia: How Can I Better Manage My Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis – when creation of new bone tissue no longer keeps up with the loss of older bone – affects more than half of the population age 50 and up, with post-menopausal women at especially high risk for this condition that causes bones to become brittle. The particular challenge with osteoporosis is avoiding falls and injury, since even a small stumble or severe cough can lead to fractures of the wrists, hips or spine.
Holiday Nutrition Reset
While most people focus on nutrition and healthy eating after the holidays have passed and the damage has been done, paying attention to what you’re eating during this busy season can really pay off. Healthier eating habits during the holidays can provide the energy for a jam-packed schedule and allow you to start the new year feeling better than ever.
Evolution of Period Products
From the “red tent” and homemade rags to the diversity of options available for women today, “period products” have a pretty long and fascinating history. While you may not enjoy having your period each month, thankfully there are a number of options available today to help women manage their periods.
Ask Sofia: How can I curb my sugar addiction?
From more obvious examples such as cookies and cakes to hidden sugars in foods such as ketchup and yogurt, we are a nation addicted to sweets: The average American consumes about 150 pounds of sugar each year. If you struggle to get through the day without a sugar fix, this time of year can be particularly challenging, with baked goods, holiday parties and temptations around every corner.
Ask Sofia: What is a 3-D Mammogram and Do I Need One?
3-D mammography, also known as tomosynthesis or tomo, takes images of the breasts from multiple angles, which are then used to recreate a 3-D picture of the breast; this option may increase detection of cancer and decrease the possibility of a false positive. It may also be more useful for women with dense breast tissue. While the 3-D test takes a few seconds longer than 2-D mammography, it uses less radiation and most women do not notice a difference between the two options.