A wide array of stories were shared in EmpowHER's community this week. Women talked about chronic stress, counterfeit medication and making today count. Do you have a health story that you would like to share? Post your blog post to our community so that other women can read and reflect on your personal experiences and stories.
Here are some of our top blog posts in the EmpowHER community this week.
From the blog: “As the colder months approach, many Americans are preparing for their annual struggle with the pain and stiffness that is associated with the cold weather of winter. While some have postulated that the belief in the intensification of pain during certain months, especially winter, is more superstition than actual fact, there is both, empirical and pragmatic evidence that reveal that joint and muscle stiffness do intensify during winter months. According to a recent article published by Quality Health, there can be a number of reasons why the changing of seasons impact the intensity of pain and stiffness, with those who struggle with chronic pain.”
From the blog: “Last spring when Jimmy Graham, an all-star tight end, was traded to the Seattle Seahawks from the New Orleans Saints, he noticed the football team’s different atmosphere. Expecting to get lambasted by his coach after he dropped a pass during football practice, he got a surprise. Instead of being cursed and demeaned, Coach Pete Carroll gave him fatherly advice and told him to focus more."
From the blog: “Everyone loves curry which is something new and tasty with new aromatic flavors. Similar to it, I am a fan of curries and gravies which are mouth watering and fantastic to taste every time. Being a great foodie, I love chicken curries which are creamy and rich and gives a good texture to the curry. The most interesting thing about curries is that they are low-carbs and are delicious to try every time, but with careful preparation to make it exact with calories. If you are concerned a lot about health and weight and even though wish to taste your favorite recipe in less calories, then try ketogenic chicken curry which is easy to prepare with fresh ingredients which prove to be active and effective in burning fat in your body."
From the blog: :"Each and every person has something that’s special about them. It’s up to us to decide whether or not we acknowledge or use these talents. I may strive to be a better writer, athlete, cook, or race car driver, and I may succeed, but the face is my purpose is different. I am here to inspire people. My passion is in helping people wake up so they can realize they can have anything they want out of life. Life is too short for people to wander around aimlessly, taking life for granted. I want people to realize that they matter, and find their place in this world. That’s my purpose and my desire.”
From the blog: :"A stereotypical image of a woman describes an emotional and over-sensitive person. But what if you are an unemotional woman? If you think this is strange – you are wrong. This is just a different way of dealing with your emotions. If you are an unemotional woman, you will recognize these 10 things.”
From the blog: :"First it is good to note that there are more than a hundred types of arthritis. The common thing with all these types is that it causes life changing and debilitating pain. Because of the extreme pains involved, many people complain that they cannot go on with their normal work and leisure activities. According to data collected by the Disease Control and Prevention Centers, about twenty-five percent of adults with arthritis complain of severe pain on a scale of seven in a zero to seven point scale. This kind level of pain affects their lives in many adverse ways. Of all the over a hundred types of arthritis, there are a few that are common, and they all cause pain in different ways.”
From the blog: :"When the outbreak of counterfeit medicines in the United States has started after the arrest of one of Canada’s largest online pharmacies, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Interpol made sure to inform every one of the negative effects of substandard, fraud and illicit drugs sold either in the gray market or through the internet. These warnings were also mimicked by non-profit organizations to reach larger audiences.”
To share your story, visit our community.