The #1 Best All-Around Exercise for Every Post-50 Body

Recently I introduced you to one of the best exercises anyone, of any age, can do to fight osteoporosis AND get those upper arms looking lean and mean. In case you missed it, click here to read the blog post and see the short video: “Fix the Flaw: How to Get Fit Arms After 50.”  For those of you who were inspired enough to get down and “do ten” (I hope that was all of you!) get ready, ’cause we’re …

New Drug for Painful Sex in Older Women

It’s a common problem among postmenopausal women – painful sexual intercourse due to thinner, drier, more fragile vaginal tissues. To help the roughly 32 million women with this condition, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new drug called Osphena. As the Los Angeles Times pointed out, it’s not exactly the pink version of Viagra, but the new drug may provide some help to women whose libido has been waylaid by moderate to severe pain during sex. Dyspareunia …

Secret to Weight Loss? No Cake After Menopause

As if the hot flashes and all the other annoying menopausal symptoms weren’t bad enough, according to new research the real secret to losing those stubborn postmenopausal pounds is to avoid dessert. All dessert. For. Ever. (Pausing now for mass sobbing.) Here’s the latest sad, but telling, research: Women’s metabolism declines after menopause, which makes it difficult to keep from gaining weight no matter how careful you are. Even previously slim women start battling muffin tops and poochy tummies – …

Painful Sex? Perhaps It’s a Dry Vagina

Q: How do I get my 70-year-old wife’s vagina loose enough to where it’s not painful for her to have sex? Dr. Schwartz: The thing we’d have to establish first is why her vagina so tight that penetration is painful? If she has been able to have sex with you before, my guess is the pain comes from lack of lubrication. As women age, our estrogen levels dip and it’s estrogen that has been providing the slippery fluid that allows …

The Takeaway: Regis Philbin Packing Up; Menopause-Related Memory Loss Could Actually Be Early Dementia

Talk show host Regis Philbin will make his final appearance this Friday morning on “Live With Regis and Kelly.” And the brains of women who complain of memory lapses or mental slippage around the time of menopause may be working extra hard to keep up, a new study shows.

The Takeaway: Ample Exercise, Good Fats Tied To Earlier Menopause; Dark Side of Prostate Cancer Screening

A new Japanese study shows women are more likely to hit menopause early if they exercise avidly or eat a diet high in good fats. And looking closer at the downsides of prostate cancer screening tests.