Tag: Health

10 Remarkable African Women Breaking Barriers in Health Care

These incredible surgeons, GPs, gynecologists, and more are paving the way. By Aaron Rakhetsi  and  Nomthandazo Xaba The world of medicine truly evolved in 1847, when British physician Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to be admitted into a medical school in the US — and, two years later, when she was the first woman to receive a doctor’s degree.  In the 1800s, women faced…

10 Ways to Boost Your Confidence

By SHEENA JEFFERS The word “confidence” dates back to the early 15th century. A direct descendent of the Latin word confidentia meaning “firmly trusting, bold” and confidere meaning “to have full trust or reliance.” When I try to trace the roots of confidence in my own life it leads me to questions: When did I first hear of this concept? When did I first feel…

Fitness Motivation Tricks That Actually Work

Nearly a dozen research- and expert-backed tips you haven’t heard before. By Alyssa Sparacino Low energy. Busy schedules. Oversized expectations. These are just some of the common barriers (or excuses) that can come between you and your fitness goals. Despite knowing that regular exercise can lower blood pressure, reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, and help maintain a healthy weight, sometimes actually, well, moving is simply…

Meet The Trailblazers Reshaping Surgery in Australia

By Lauren Reddiex Women account for just 11 per cent of consultant surgeons in Australia and New Zealand. The road to becoming a specialist is far from easy, with years of extensive study and long days of hospital-based training. When you’re in the business of saving lives, work-life balance can be an elusive luxury. To celebrate International Women’s Day, we spoke to five…

7 Things You Should Do In The Morning If You Want More Energy

By Catherine Pearson Americans generally feel pretty tired and rundown. And the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has upended our daily routines for nearly a year now, certainly has not helped. But developing morning habits that leave you feeling energized and ready to take on the day is possible, even amid an ongoing global health crisis. (Provided, of course, that you’re able to…

These Hacks Will Keep Your Day-To-Day Life A Little Healthier

By Lindsey Lanquist Is being average unhealthy? That question can be a kind of scary one to ask, considering that many of us—by definition—fall into the category of being average. And when you consider that the average American working in an office spends 10 hours of their day sitting and that the average American diet exceeds the recommended intake of calories from things like fats and…

Yoga Benefits Are Endless For New and Expectant Mothers

By Rachael Coopes From the moment a woman finds out that they are pregnant they arrive on a new, foreign battlefield. Long before the ‘terrible twos’ and ratbag teenage years, there is a smorgasbord of emotions and challenges new and expectant mothers must face with warrior strength. Like the mythological yoga heroes that have gone before them, pregnant women need to…