Walking and Menopause

Researchers from Temple University took a look at stress and physical activity in women before, during, and after menopause. You probably won’t be surprised to find out that an active, healthy lifestyle can lower your stress levels. You might be surprised to know that an active, healthy lifestyle can also help ease the transition into menopause! A team from Temple University studied nearly four hundred women for a period of eight years. The study began when the women were premenopausal; the average age of participants was forty-two. Participants were asked to report physical and emotional symptoms of menopause, including hot … Continue reading


That black licorice candy some people enjoy? May not actually be licorice. Many licorice candies made in the United States actually get their flavor from anise! Other countries still use the real thing in candies; licorice also has some history as a healing herb. Licorice is seen in ancient medical writings from around the world. Chinese herbalists suggested licorice to soothe sore throats and ease thirst. Native Americans used wild licorice to treat earaches. Many people ate the root fresh! A Greek historian wrote of licorice as a treatment for asthma and other respiratory ailments, but was most taken with … Continue reading