Exercises We Love: Leg Extensions

Leg Extensions strengthen your thigh muscles, providing protection for your knees and extra stamina for rolling around in bed. This is another simple exercise that you can do anywhere, anytime. How It Works: Sit on the floor with your legs straight in front of you, hands touching the floor on either sides of your legs…

Exercises We Love: Side Lunge

The side lunge does double duty for your thighs, toning both the inner and outer regions. How it works: Stand with your feet together and hands on your hips. With your right leg, lunge as far as you can to the right, bending your right knee and pushing your hips back as far as you…

Diet Quickie: Perfect Scrambled Eggs

The latest scientific thinking on what foods are good/bad for you is really egg-citing. A government committee researching new dietary guidelines says that cholesterol from food is “not considered a nutrient of concern for overconsumption.” In other words, eat as many eggs as you want, including the yolks. This isn’t the first time nutritionists have…

Health Quickie: Hot Flash Relief

Here’s a quick, natural technique you can try when a hot flash shows up: Deep breathing. The trick here is to take longer to exhale than to inhale. Start by taking as deep a breath as you can – you want to fill your belly with air, the way opera singers do. Then very slowly…