WOMEN'S LIVE WELL HEALTH & WELLNESS RESOURCES
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WOMEN/TEEN'S HEALTH & WELLNESS RESOURCES
BREAST CANCER RESOURCES
"NBCF is dedicated to delivering comprehensive, educational information on breast health and healthy living. From understanding the importance of early detection, to knowing how to prepare for a mammogram, NBCF's online resources and guides aim to empower women and men with useful information." - National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.
PARENTING STYLE QUIZ
"Your parenting style can affect how your child engages with the world and influence how they navigate their lives into adulthood. This can range from the partners and friends we seek out to our relationship with food and exercise." - PsychCentral.com
HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR MOTHER-DAUGHTER RELATIONSHIP: 29 TIPS
"Human connections can be complex, and sometimes things happen that push people apart. Life can strain even the most significant bonds. The mother-daughter relationship is no exception. Occasionally, differences between a mother and a daughter are irreconcilable. Other times, self-work, patience, and intentional effort may help heal and strengthen a broken mother-daughter relationship and yourself." -PsychCentral.com
101 BEST MOTHER-DAUGHTER DATE IDEAS FOR EVERY AGE, BUDGET, AND SITUATION
"If you’re looking for mother-daughter things to do that will help you feel closer to your girl, check this epic list for the best ideas. Decide how much time you have for your one-on-one bonding, then find that section for oodles of ideas for fun things to do with your daughter." - Happy You Happy Family
33 WAYS FOR A MOTHER & DAUGHTER TO SPEND TIME TOGETHER
"Between school, work and keeping the family afloat, sometimes it’s tough for mother-daughter activities to come front and center. In order to help you keep that bond strong, we looked around and found 33 of the very best ideas. Whether your daughter is five or 15, keep reading to discover mother-daughter activities you’ve got to try at least once." - TinyBeans.com
BOOKS FEATURING MOTHER-DAUGHTER RELATIONSHIPS
Another way to strengthen your mother-daughter's relationship is by joining a book club or reading a book together. Click the link below to find books that feature mother-daughter relationships. Leave us a feedback on any books you have read that reinforced your relationship with your mom or daughter.
MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS SHARE A SIMILARITY IN THE BRAIN
"The purpose of the current study was to examine female-specific intergenerational transmission patterns on brain structure in parent–offspring pairs in healthy individuals. We hypothesized that mother–daughter pairs would reveal significantly positive gray matter volume (GMV) associations in the corticolimbic brain regions (implicated in mood disorders) compared with other parent–offspring pairs." - Journal of Neuroscience
REASONS WHY MOTHER-DAUGHTER RELATIONSHIPS ARE SO TRICKY
"It’s the first ever relationship we experience, so it’s no wonder the mother-daughter dynamic can be so intense. What starts with basic human needs and pure adoration can, over time, begin to shift. Love, for many, is still at the centre of the bond, but it’s often matched with friction, from stinging quips to full-blown rows, as we get older." - Huffington Post UK
WEBMD: GAINING WEIGHT IN YOUR 40S? TIPS FROM A GYN
When you get more mature (a much better term than "aging"), your metabolism begins to decrease. So if your diet and exercise look the same in your 30s as they did in your 20s, you will likely begin to gain weight. - BY HEATHER RUPE, DO Board-certified OB/GYNJANUARY 29, 2021 (WebMD)
HEALTHLINE: WHAT DO YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT WOMEN’S HEALTH?
Healthy habits are the best way to avoid disease, prolong your life, and live more happily. But in the chaos of a woman’s daily life, healthy living may take back seat to chores, work, busy schedules, and more. Take these simple steps toward a longer, healthier life. - Healthline
USFDA: 5 HEALTHY AGING TIPS FOR WOMEN
Healthy aging involves good habits like eating healthy, avoiding common medication mistakes, managing health conditions, getting recommended screenings, and being active. FDA has tips to help you age fabulously. - U.S. Food & Drug Administration
WEBMD: TOP 10 HEALTH TIPS FOR WOMEN
Let's face it, ladies: Doctor visits are short. And they're getting shorter. What if your doctor had more time? They might tell you the same things that OB-GYN Alyssa Dweck, MD, co-author of V Is for Vagina, wants you to know.
Consider Dweck's tips your prescription for a lifetime of wellness. -
By Colleen Oakley
Medically Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson, MD on December 01, 2015
WEBMD: AFFORDABLE, HEALTHY INDULGENCES TO HELP YOU RELAX
A quick self-massage can take your stress down a notch or two. (It may also give your immune system a boost.) Stand against a wall and place a tennis ball between your shoulder blades. Gently bend your knees to give yourself a back rub. For a neck massage, clasp your hands behind your head and make small, deep circles with your thumbs. To release tension in your face, try rubbing your forehead and jaw with your fingers. - WebMD
SELECTHEALTH: WOMEN’S HEALTH: HEALTH TIPS FOR WOMEN IN THEIR 30S
Your 30s are a vital time for your body, and a lot of the decisions you make during this time can have lasting effects on your future health. With that being said, here are a few women’s health tips to keep you feeling young long after you leave this decade behind: - SelectHealth
NYC HEALTH+ HOSPITALS: ASK OUR EXPERT: 5 HEALTHY TIPS FOR TEENAGE GIRLS
As you move from adolescence to becoming a young woman, it becomes important to get more involved in taking care of your own health. That means working together with supportive adults like parents or guardians and a physician or another health care provider who can help clarify questions on body changes. - NYC Health+ Hospital
TEEN SURVIVAL GUIDE: HEALTH TIPS FOR ON-THE-GO GIRLS (GIRLSHEALTH.GOV)
Have you ever had a question that you were too shy to ask? Maybe something like:
• “Does chocolate cause pimples?”
• “What do I do if the kids at school make fun of me?”
• “Can I get a sexually transmitted disease from kissing?”
Don’t worry—you’re not the only one! Every young woman has questions like these. Everyone can use some advice. Having questions is a sign that you are growing up. It shows that you want to take care of yourself. Don’t be afraid to go to a parent or guardian, school nurse, or other trusted adult for honest and straight answers. They were young once, too! - GirlsHealth.gov
NIH: TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH: A GUIDE FOR TEENAGERS
As you get older, you’re able to start making your own decisions about a lot of things that matter most to you. You may choose your own clothes, music, and friends. You also may be ready to make decisions about your body and health.
Making healthy decisions about what you eat and drink, how active you are, and how much sleep you get is a great place to start. - NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
LEARN ABOUT WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
Celebrating Women's Contributions and Achievements in the United States
50 FASCINATING FACTS FOR WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
"March is Women’s History Month and there’s no better time to celebrate their contributions. Here are some fascinating facts about women’s history that will showcase some standouts, accomplishments, impacts and just how far they have come." - MastersDegree.net
WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH'S ORIGINS
"Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.”' - WomensHistoryMonth.gov
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