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Top Blogs of the Week: Texting in a Relationship, Women’s Health Threats and Metabolism

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A wide array of stories were shared in EmpowHER's community this week. Women talked about learning to live with a new illness and the pros of natural remedies. 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.

How Women Can Make Use of New Technology to Stay Healthy and Fit

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From the Blog: “Today, there are literally hundreds of diet programs, each focusing on something different for staying healthy. Each trainer and instructor has their philosophy of how to get fit. However, there is something that has changed our lives in a good way already and it is best that we rely on it for getting fit as well – it’s the technology.”

Why Texting Should Not Be Used in a NEW Relationship

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From the Blog: “There are no amounts of emoticons that make up for the lack of communication cues that are lost in text communication especially when communicating with someone new. Let's be honest if you use text as your main means of communication you have asked "What did they mean by that?" more often than not. You are also likely to be able to recall a situation when you jumped to the wrong conclusion about someone's words.”

Metabolism as We Age

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From the Blog: “Starting in your 30's your metabolism drops 2 to 5% per decade. In simpler terms, it becomes harder to utilize calories as we age. The good news is that you can help combat the decline, and keep your metabolism up. The trick is working with your lifestyle and curbing bad habits we develop with such busy schedules.”

My Cancer Prevention Decision: Two Mastectomies and a Hysterectomy - Limiting Cancer Even If It Comes

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From the Blog: “Although I did everything in my power to prevent cancer, I still got cancer. However, the primary tumor was smaller in my breast because I did have a preventative mastectomy 5 years ago. I am thankful for that! I know what you're thinking, ‘How can it be? How can someone get breast cancer after having a preventative mastectomy?’”

What are the Top Four Women’s Health Threats?

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“There are many different health issues women are at risk for, some of them posing a severe threat to a woman’s body and well-being. While it is easy to assume that everything in your body is just fine, if you are not aware of the potential health risks common to women, you may not be taking the proper precautions to decrease your risk.”

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