In this edition of EmpowHER's "HER Week In Health", Bailey Mosier covers a few ways in which you can make exercise fun for you and your children. We’ll also learn that women’s sexual satisfaction often rises with age and expecting mothers may be able to find out the sex of their baby as early as the first trimester.
Hi, I’m Bailey Mosier. This is your EmpowHER HER Week in Health.
Many of your New Year’s resolutions likely involved increasing physical activity for you and your family. In this week’s edition, we’ll learn a few simple ways to make exercise fun for your children. We’ll also learn that women’s sexual satisfaction often rises with age and expecting mothers may be able to find out the sex of their baby as early as the first trimester. Have a look.
Wake Forest University researchers say parents can make exercise more fun and exciting for their children by engaging them in physical activities that are sports-oriented or game-oriented.
With childhood obesity up 300 percent in the last 30 years, the Centers for Disease Control suggests children get at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day.
To boost physical activity, try walking your children to school; have your kids compile a fitness “wish list” of activities they like and allow them to choose from that list a couple times a month; replace family pizza night with family fitness night; or sign them up for a sports team or league such as basketball or soccer.
In a study published in the January issue of The American Journal of Medicine, researchers found that 61 percent of older women were satisfied with their sex lives regardless of whether they were having sex or not.
The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System researchers tracked 806 women over 40 years whose average age was 67. They found that sexual activity was not always necessary for sexual satisfaction and believe a more positive approach to female sexual health would be to focus on sexual satisfaction more than a focus limited to female sexual activity or dysfunction.
Recent work by researchers in South Korea may lead to a non-invasive way for soon-to-be mothers to learn the sex of their baby as early as the first trimester.
The researchers discovered that various ratios of two enzymes – which can be extracted from a pregnant mother's blood – indicate if the baby will be a boy or a girl.
Mothers currently undergo an ultrasound somewhere in the 4 to 5 month mark, but are sometimes given the wrong information about their unborn child. So while this test is not yet widely available, researchers believe it will be possible to predict the sex of a child as early as the first few weeks after conception.
That wraps up your EmpowHER HER Week in Health. Join me here at EmpowHER.com every Friday for the latest in women’s health.