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“Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.� Proverbs 31:30 Welcome to our May issue This month women worldwide will be celebrated for their roles in many lives. Many passages in the ible reveal the role that God designed for women. These passages reveal many virtues of a woman committed to building a Godly legacy for her family. ere are a few ible verses to encourage you to fulfill God s will.

p Children, obey your parents in the ord, for this is right. onor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with promise that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.

A gracious woman retaineth honour and strong men retain riches. The wise woman builds her house, ut the foolish pulls it down with her hands.

In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array ut which becometh women professing godliness with good works.

Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, ut a woman who fears the ord, she shall be praised.

She stretcheth out her hand to the poor yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of the snow for her household for all her household are clothed with scarlet. r o er She openeth her mouth with wisdom and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

lessed is every one that feareth the ord that walketh in his ways. For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.

Only take heed to yourself, and diligently keep yourself, lest you forget the things your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. And teach them to your children and your grandchildren, pp Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,

nowing that of the ord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance for ye serve the ord Christ.

Strength and honour are her clothing and she shall rejoice in time to come. ut seek first the kingdom of God and is righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

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In 0 , Virginia Senior and athaniel . urns met at a food festival and bonded over their love of vegan cuisine and passion for building up the local community. Senior was already the owner of Urban eans in central Phoenix, which had been open since 00 . Soon after meeting though, urns joined her team and the two became coowners of the -hour cafe, bar and catering business that, today, is known for exclusively serving its plantbased vegan dishes. Urban eans has always continued to evolve with the times, Senior says. We ve always been communitybased, always respectful and responsible about resources and always made an effort to source from local vendors. In 0 3, we went meatless with all of our dishes and in anuary 0 all of our dishes became 00 percent plantbased. In their dishes such as their popular eneficial enedict the team uses a variety of meatless substitutes. You can still get protein and create beautiful, delicious food from plants, Senior says. Plants offer a spectacular array of flavors and textures. urns says the overall goal is to make vegan food affordable and approachable. Their offerings include everything from

coffee-based cafe drinks to popular baked goods to hot dishes like their bakes similar to cal ones . On the weekends, they offer brunch. Senior adds that the best compliment they can receive, especially on their baked goods, is that the dishes are delicious not just delicious for being vegan food. Vegan food is not subtractive, it s attractive, urns says. Our dishes allow many customers to explore new things. In my opinion, you can get everything you need from plants. In fact, many famous athletes are turning into an all plant-based diet. In addition, Urban eans provides free Wi-Fi to customers, is a mini art gallery featuring local artists work, and even offers vegan dog food, among other unique facts. A customer can come in to work, or come in to order vegan lasagna to go. urns emphasi es that the space is not only a cafe, but offers a dog-friendly patio and is a -hour vegan market with fresh food. From time-to-time, Urban eans also hosts community events. If you look around Urban eans , there are not a lot of logos we want to create a safe space for your head, urns says. Senior describes both herself and urns as long-time entrepreneurs who are interested in good ideas that benefit the community and focus on design and the creative arts. With this in mind, Urban eans also offers a space next to

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organi ations, SA C, Girls ock Phoenix, veterans causes, one n ten, Aimee s Farm Animal Sanctuary, and others. urns notes that Urban eans also does specialty cooking events and has offered classes to the community as well.

We want to make the community a better place with the business that we do, urns explains. In fact, going 00 percent vegan is part of that it helps us to focus on reducing waste and achieving more sustainability.

We re all about producing good food and running a business that is conscious and kind to the community, Senior says. We want to be of service and make Phoenix a better place to eat, live and work with everything that we do, urns adds.

Over the years, Urban eans has taken their community focus to heart and have supported a variety of local nonprofits, including Waste OT, Free Arts of Ari ona, cancer support

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Sojourner Center and chief operating officer at FCS. The incredible thing about this program is that it allows individuals and families the time necessary to get back on their feet. We help with this by also providing them with job readiness services, education assistance, life skills support and classes all aimed towards helping them secure independence outside of Sojourner Center. In addition to their housing support, Sojourner Center is also home to a Pet Companion Shelter that allows for victims of domestic violence to bring their family pet with them. Targeting individuals affected by domestic violence who are identified as falling through the cracks is the focus of FCS Shelter Without Walls program. FCS has addressed these unmet needs of victims residing outside of a shelter and struggling to attain or maintain safety and independence since . When we first began Shelter Without Walls 0 years ago, our goal then as it is now is to assess the needs of those individuals who are still living with their abusive partner, may not be in need of shelter or are unable to go into a shelter, or who have exited a shelter after the time allotted, which is typically 30 to 0 days, explains inda Scott, vice president of Child Family Solutions at FCS. We will work with someone for as long as it takes for them to attain and maintain safe self-sufficiency.

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FCS Shelter Without Walls program provides individuals with a step-by-step plan to reach safety and independence. The program also provides housing locators, legal lay advocacy services, crime victim information and referrals, shelter referrals if needed, domestic violence education, group and individual counseling and a mentorship program. ast year, the Shelter Without Walls program served nearly ,000 adults and children through their comprehensive programming, support groups, domestic violence classes and phone calls.

In addition to its Shelter Without Walls program, FCS also offers a number of other services Child welfare services Counseling and behavioral health Substance abuse counseling and recovery eal World ob Development program for teens Transition to Adulthood program for teens Integrated healthcare Medical primary care Older adult programming ewish community services

Since Sojourner Center has become an affiliated subsidiary of FCS, we are now able to offer a full continuum of services to victims and survivors or domestic violence in Maricopa County, says Scott. eing able to engage at that level with a sister program has been very rewarding and will only extend the impact that each of us has within our community.

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May Charity Golf Tournament enefits ocal Dog escue The Ari ona Small Dog escue will host its fourth annual Putts for Mutts charity golf tournament May at ookout Mountain Golf Course at the Pointe ilton Tapatio Cliff esort. The annual tournament helps raise funds for the 0 c 3 no-kill shelter and rescue organi ation and will help hundreds of dogs receive medical care, vaccinations and spay neuter procedures. It will also help offset overall shelter expenses incurred each year. For more information or to register, visit www.a smalldog.org or call . . 0. ay 2018 8

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Don t be a Chump Check for a ump is a local nonprofit on a mission to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer through education, prevention and direct assistance with free wigs and free mammograms. very year Don t be a Chump Check for a ump holds a themed event with all guests wearing wigs to raise funds to help sustain their programs. This year s theme is I WA T CA DY The evening includes dinner, live entertainment, dancing, silent live auctions and fundraising. earn more at www.checkforalump.org wig-out-gala.

GO A D California, located 30 miles north of San Diego, just debuted its GO A D CAST OT in time for summer. The hotel is a 0-room stacked adventure with three themed floors nights Dragons, oyal Princess and Magic Wi ard backed with prime Pacific views. Decked out with , 00 GO models created from more than 3 million colorful bricks, the new hotel comes complete with a gigantic royal statue representing the key figures in the Castle otel. earn more at www.legoland.com California. azhealthandliving.com | ay 2018


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Mother/Daughter Rock N Roll Event on May 19 Mothers and daughters are invited to take part in a special night when Tolleson and Goodyear host its Mother/Daughter Rock N Roll event. The event includes a deejay, dancing, contests, raffles, a catered dinner and beverages. Tickets are limited and available only through advance sales. The deadline to purchase tickets is May 4. For more information, call Tolleson Recreation at 623.474.4992 or visit www.tollesonaz.org or call Goodyear Recreation at 623.882.7531 or visit www.goodyearaz.gov.

Worried About Your Teen? Thoughts of suicide may increase among some teens as the end of school year approaches, according to professionals at Teen Lifeline, a nonprofit crisis hotline staffed by trained teen peer counselors. Teenagers anywhere in Arizona struggling with thoughts of suicide or other concerns like family issues, school problems or bullying are encouraged to call Teen Lifeline at 602.248.TEEN (8336) or 800.248.TEEN. Texting is also available between 3-9 p.m. every day of the year at 602.248.TEEN. For warning signs that your teen may be considering suicide, visit www.teenlifeline.org.

Grief to Healing Expose' on May 20 The public is invited to attend a Grief to Healing Expose' from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Denny's Restaurant, 5161 West Thunderbird in Glendale. During the event, Rev. Dorothy Wellington will be sharing what she learned from more than 20 years through her journey of grief to healing. No registration fee required; each person will pay for the cost of his or her meal. RSVP required via email at d_wellington05@yahoo.com. Learn more at www.dorothywellingtonministries.com. 22

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Asthma affects millions of people across the globe. While some asthma attacks, which can occur at any time, may end quickly, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America notes that more severe attacks can last hours or days. Coughing, whee ing, shortness of breath, rapid breathing, and tightness in the chest are some common symptoms of asthma attacks, which can be triggered by a number of allergens.

Dust mites are so tiny that they re invisible to the naked eye. ut just because you can t see them does not mean they re not there. Sometimes as small as one-quarter of a millimeter, dust mites thrive in environments where temperatures are between F and F, such as homes. Dust mites feed on tiny flakes of skin that humans shed each day, so they tend to make their homes in the inner layers of furniture, carpets and bedding. ven stuffed children s toys might make great homes for dust mites. Asthma sufferers whose attacks have been linked to dust mites can cover their mattresses and pillows in dustproof covers, wash their sheets and blankets in hot water and utili e PA filter vacuum cleaners to keep mites and mite waste from reentering the air after a cleaning.

According to the AAFA, cockroach allergies are common asthma triggers. In fact, the AAFA notes that studies have indicated children who are allergic to cockroaches must visit the hospital for asthma more frequently than other children who do not have asthma. Cockroaches need food, water and shelter to survive, so people whose asthma attacks are being triggered by cockroach allergies can cover their trash cans tightly, store their food in airtight containers, clean all of their dirty dishes immediately after use, and promptly sweep up any food or crumbs that accumulate on their counters, tabletops, stoves and floors. ay 2018

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Molds live everywhere and upsetting a mold source may send mold spores into the air, potentially triggering asthma attacks. While allergic reactions from mold spores can occur at any time of the year, the AAFA notes that allergic symptoms from fungi like mold are most common between uly and early fall. Mold spores that get into the lungs can trigger asthma attacks. Some reactions may occur immediately after the spores reach the lungs, while others may be delayed, resulting in asthma symptoms like nasal congestion gradually worsening over time. educing exposure to mold spores both inside and outside can prevent allergic reactions. imit outdoor activities when mold counts are high and wear a mask when tending to lawns and gardens. elying on central air conditioning equipped with PA filter attachments and lowering indoor humidity are two ways to reduce exposure to mold when indoors.


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Arthritis affects hundreds of millions of people across the globe. The Arthritis Foundation notes that more than 0 million adults in the United States have some type of arthritis, while the uropean eague Against heumatism estimates that rheumatic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis affect more than 0 million people in the uropean Union. In Canada, the Canadian Community ealth Survey found that percent of Canadians age and older were affected by arthritis. The Arthritis Foundation notes that arthritis is not a single disease. In fact, the word arthritis is something of an umbrella term and an informal way of referring to joint pain or joint disease. While these conditions may produce some common symptoms, such as swelling, pain and stiffness, learning to distinguish between some common types of arthritis can help men and women manage their conditions more effectively.

Osteoarthritis, which is sometimes referred to as degenerative joint disease or OA, is the most common chronic condition of the joints. The symptoms of OA vary depending on the joints that are affected, but pain and stiffness, especially first thing in the morning or after resting, are common. OA can affect the hips, knees, fingers or feet, and those with OA may feel limited range of motion in their affected areas. Some with OA may hear clicking or cracking sounds when the affected joints bend, and pain associated with OA may be more intense after activity or toward the end of the day.

Inflammatory arthritis occurs when the immune system, which can employ inflammation to fight infection and prevent disease, mistakenly attacks the joints with uncontrolled inflammation. Such a mistake can contribute to joint erosion and even organ damage. Psoriatic arthritis, which the Arthritis Foundation notes affects roughly 30 percent of people with psoriasis, and rheumatoid arthritis are two examples of inflammatory arthritis. Genetics and environmental factors, such as smoking, may trigger instances of inflammatory arthritis.

acterium, a virus or a fungus that enters the joint may trigger inflammation and lead to infection arthritis. The Arthritis Foundation notes that the most common bacteria to cause infection arthritis is staphylococcus aureus, or staph. The majority of infectious arthritis cases occur after an infection somewhere else in the body travels through the bloodstream to the joint, though some infections may enter the joint directly through a puncture wound near the joint or during surgery near the joint. Intense swelling and pain, typically in a single joint, are the most common symptoms of infectious arthritis, which is most likely to affect the knee, though it can affect the hips, ankles and wrists. Some people with infection arthritis may also experience fever and chills.

The body produces uric acid to break down purines, a substance found in many foods and in human cells. ut some people produce more uric acid than they need, which they then struggle to get rid of quickly. As a result, uric acid can build up. The Arthritis Foundation notes that this buildup can lead to the formation of needle-like crystals in the joints that cause sudden spikes of extreme pain. Arthritis can affect people of any age, race or gender. More information about the various types of arthritis is available at www.arthritis.org. a hea thand i ing com

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p At the end of anuary 0 , beauty history was made when Ashley Graham was picked up by evlon to be the first plus-si ed model in history to land a major beauty contract, joining Gal Gadot, Imaan ammam and aquel immerman in the new ive oldly campaign. Graham also broke down barriers by being one of a handful of non sample-si ed models to appear in the por llu ra ed swimsuit issue. ody diversity has become the topic du jour in the entertainment and modeling worlds. According to the data polling source Supplied and beauty manufacturing company Dove, nine in 0 women opt out of important life activities because of body image issues. A similar percentage of women put their health at risk to stop themselves from eating to lose weight. Cross-cultural research by Dove has indicated that body image recently reached critical impact levels. ut thanks to more outspoken models and high-profile individuals,

body image and self-esteem as these issues relate to women is improving. A 0 study by ryan ara sia, an associate professor of psychology at The College of Wooster, examined data from more than 00,000 men and women over 3 years, finding women s body image dissatisfaction dropped by 3.3 P C T - a substantial finding. Some of the reasons behind the change include a shift in media depictions, a new body ideal of lean and toned rather than skinny, and because a greater number of people in orth America are simply larger. Women can boost their self-esteem and reverse negative feelings about their bodies by introducing new thinking patterns.

Some companies use very small models for their marketing efforts and through digital photo manipulation whittle down bodies even further. Some models dubbed plussi ed do not actually meet that classification. Models are considered plus si ed if they wear between a si e eight and , with some as small as si e six. The average American woman wears a si e , according to the n erna ional ournal o a hion e i n Te hnolo and du a ion, and that s at the lower end of plus si ed.

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p The ational ating Disorders Association recommends women focus on the things they like about themselves and attributes that pertain to more than their appearance.

p Women can surround themselves with positive-minded people who do not compare their bodies to others . Female self-esteem and positive body images are improving as more women and industries promote body positivity. ay 2018

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These days, it feels like everything is a race A race to get all the boxes on your to-do list checked off. A race to make it to the next rung of the professional ladder. A race to keep up with and perhaps even beat out the oneses. A race to make sure your kids have the perfect academic, extracurricular, and personal qualifications so that they can get into a good college. A race to make sure all the bills get paid, even though you re on a reduced budget. owever, instead of building the perfect lives we want, what we re really doing is racing each other into the ground and over the edge. If this last description of manic modern life sounds all too familiar, it s high time you stepped off the merrygo-round, sat down in a quiet place, and participated in a simple practice that has been around for millennia meditation. If you re intrigued but still not entirely sure that meditation is for you, then read on for more reasons why this ancient practice can help you live your best, most healthy and fulfilling life Improving your mental and physical health. If you re a skeptic at heart, then you ll be reassured to know that studies have proven that meditation offers numerous benefits, including ower blood pressure uicker recovery from stress Fewer heart attacks and strokes educed cholesterol levels Muscle relaxation eduction in the intensity of pain More happiness and peace of mind More loving, harmonious relationships nhanced creativity and self-actuali ation eductions in both acute and chronic anxiety and much more

p When you rush breathlessly from one moment to the next, anticipating another problem or anticipating a coming pleasure, you miss the beauty and immediacy of the present, which is constantly enfolding before your eyes. Meditation teaches you to slow down and take each moment as it comes the sounds of traffic, the smell of new clothes, the laughter of children, the coming and going of your breath. In fact, as the meditative tradition reminds us, only the present moment exists anyway the past is just a memory and the future is a fantasy. When you re constantly trying to live up to expectations your own or someone else s and adapt to an ever-changing, competitive environment, you

rarely have the opportunity or the motivation to get to know yourself just the way you are. ut when you meditate, you learn to welcome every experience and facet of your being without judgment or denial. You begin to treat yourself as you would a close friend, accepting and even loving the whole package.

p As you awaken to the present moment and open your heart and mind to your own experience, you naturally extend this quality of awareness and presence to your family and friends. And when you start to accept others the way they are a skill you can cultivate through the practice of meditation you open up the channels for a deeper love and intimacy to flow between you. As the mind settles, relaxes and opens during meditation, so does the body and the longer you meditate, the more this peace and relaxation ripples out to every area of your life, including your health.

p ave you ever been so fully involved in an activity that all sense of self-consciousness, time and distraction dissolved If so, you ve experienced what psychologist Mihaly Csiks entmihalyi calls a state of flow. Through meditation, you can discover how to give the same focused attention to and derive the same enjoyment from every activity. a hea thand i ing com

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Parents to preteen and teenage daughters may have many things on their minds as their children grow older. Young women entering puberty are entering periods marked by unique physical changes, and families may find themselves facing the topic of menstruation and family life before they know it. The Canadian Women s ealth etwork notes that research indicates a gradual decline in the average age of puberty onset in orth American women, with menstruation occurring earlier and earlier. This may be attributed to decreased rates of disease and increased nutrition. Sandra Steingraber, a medical researcher who has done groundbreaking work on the links between environmental health contaminants and cancer, says puberty also may be tied to environmental changes, namely exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Puberty-related physical changes may now occur in girls as young as eight or nine. ObGyn.net says that the average age for menarche, or first menstruation, in the United States is age . Among Canadian female respondents aged to in the ational ongitudinal Survey of Children Youth, the mean age at menarche was . years. Parents and young women between the ages of 0 and should reali e that menarche and menstruation in general is a critical mark in the reproductive life of females and should prepare for its arrival. Menstruation is part of a cycle of reproduction that occurs when the uterine lining of blood and tissue leaves the body because it is not needed to cushion a fertili ed egg. A menstrual period generally can last between two and seven days, during an average amount of two tablespoons of blood is shed. An entire menstrual cycle for girls and teens ranges from to days, offers ids ealth. ach female is different, but menstruation generally occurs within two to four years of other signs of puberty, such as breast budding and growth of underarm and pubic ay 2018

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hair. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that teenagers schedule a first gynecologic visit between the ages of 3 and , particularly if menstruation has started. A gynecologist can be a good sounding board for questions regarding what is normal, what to expect in years to come and general health concerning the female reproductive system and body - including breast health. A gynecologist will also spell out the ideal times for certain testing, which can include pelvic exams, external genital exams and Pap tests. Menstruation can be an exciting, yet confusing time in a young woman s life. Since many young women now experience menstruation earlier than their mothers may have, families may want to discuss puberty with their daughters sooner than they might have initially planned.


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An ability to communicate effectively is a life skill that can serve a person well at any age. It s never too early to help children become better communicators. From toddlerhood to grade school and beyond, learning how to interact with others are necessary at every stage. Developing communication takes time, but there are various techniques to help kids become better communicators. p istening is often as important as speaking when communicating. Parents can help model good behavior by listening and letting children express themselves before offering their own opinions. ather than speaking at the same time or interrupting others, effective communicators take turns offering their thoughts. istening to others can help shape what the other person might say. p Initiate conversation frequently so that children become accustomed to speaking with adults and others. Chat about where you re going when running errands or discuss television plots during commercial breaks. Allow experiences that are happening around the family to shape conversations. ncourage curiosity and introduce new themes and vocabulary. The more the child gets to experience, the more inclined he or she may be to discuss those experiences. Some children may struggle to communicate effectively. y working with speech language pathologists and making the most of digital and other communication aids, parents make things easier for kids who are struggling to communicate. The organi ation Understood.org advises adults to focus on recall and sequencing when speaking with children. These skills are important and can be enhanced when kids offer details. These techniques can help children ultimately develop strong comprehension and writing skills. p ncourage children to speak to their peers, adults and educators as much as possible to establish comfort in various communication settings. Doing so will help in the short- and long-term. azhealthandliving.com | ay 2018


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p With the working-out-naked trend taking off, we might imagine a world where workout clothes and clothes in general just don t exist. For some who are completely comfortable in the way they look, this would be the dream. ut for others who are shy, workout clothes will always be an important part of their exercise regime. Choosing the right style of clothes, made from the best quality material, is important to make sure your body is supported, and you feel good about yourself too. ere are five tips for choosing the best workout clothes for your body type and discipline.

p We all sweat during a workout after all, it is just fat crying but some people suffer more than others. If you re a sweater, you can buy clothing that wicks sweat away from your body, allowing it to breathe. xamples include tops with breathable patches under the arms and materials designed to dry quickly, instead of staying wet, as well as toweling headbands to stop sweat dripping down your face.

efore heading off to the shops or going for an online shopping-spree, take the time to read about different styles of fitness clothing from a variety of brands that way, you ll know the price range, colors and materials available before you part with any cash.

Some people are big fans of ycra, whilst others prefer loose, cotton clothing. This can be for a variety of reasons either you would rather skimp over any lumps and bumps, or you find it helps your skin breathe better. Sports bras with soft lining are a godsend, after all, who wants chafing Ouch p The clothes you choose for a high-intensity boot camp session are going to be very different to the ones you choose for a chilled-out yoga class. For the gym, road runs and IIT, clothes made from robust materials such as ycra are your best bet ideally shorts leggings and short-sleeved ay 2018

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tops or vests. For a gentler session like yoga or Pilates, you ll want loose t-shirts with tracksuit bottoms or yoga pants.

A true gymgoer has a trainer collection to be jealous of. If this isn t you yet, it s never too late The options for trainers are endless, with so many different styles and shapes to choose from. When it comes to running or performance trainers, the look isn t actually that important. Make sure you choose a pair that suit your activity level and have the amount of support you need. This is particularly important if you ve suffered an injury.


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Strength training should be an important part of women s workout regimens. Despite this, the ational Center for ealth Statistics says only about 0 percent of women lift weights. Poor advice may be to blame. Women often fall victim to false information circulating about lifting weights. y getting educated, women can do much to improve their workouts. One of the more widely circulated myths regarding women and weightlifting is that women who lift heavy weights will get bulky. According to the exercise resource erd Fitness, when any person picks up progressively heavier weights as he or she gets acclimated to lifting that individual will get stronger, but not necessarily bigger. People who bulk up eat and train specifically for that purpose. In addition, women simply do not have the amount of testosterone necessary to bulk up without taking added measures designed to add bulk. ID A ealth and Fitness etwork says strength training will help the average woman lose more fat than she ll gain in muscle. One who trains two to three times a week for two months can gain roughly pounds of muscle but will lose 3. pounds of fat. Women who want to lose weight may employ strength training to reach their goals. Strength training also can help decrease one s risk of osteoporosis, strengthen bones, improve posture and reduce back pain. Weight training strengthens the muscles and bones that support the body. Women should be open to the idea of lifting weights as part of a balanced workout regimen. azhealthandliving.com |

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. re there an hearing aids that . What is ne in d stonia treatment . o does a h ebectom b ock out background noise rocedure ork and hat is the A. Dystonia is a movement disorder reco er time A. Yes and no. earing aids aren t meant characteri ed by involuntary muscle to cancel all background noise, but some contractions that lead to abnormal movement A If previous varicose vein treatment has work very hard to pull the speech out of background noise. earing aids are not noise canceling devices. They amplify the hearing that you have. If an individual has a significant high frequency hearing loss but can still hear sounds at the normal level in the low frequencies, there are no hearing devices out there that will be able to block out the noise someone naturally hears. If an individual has more hearing loss in the low frequencies and use an earmold, they are more likely to notice the noise reduction occurring in the hearing device, however, it still will not block out all the noise. Technology level and the brand of hearing devices will determine the amount of noise reduction available. If someone purchases a lower level of technology, they will not have as much noise reduction to help in loud environments. earing aids with higher technology do a much better job at filtering speech out of background noise. With newer hearing technology connecting to smart phones, apps are available to change the direction of the microphones, so individuals can force the direction to be toward the person they want to hear. If you are interested in more information about technology available in hearing devices, contact an audiologist who works with multiple brands to find the best device for your individual needs.

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and twisted and distorted posture. It can be local, affecting for example the hand or neck, regional, or in the worst cases, the entire body. The patient progressively loses control and cannot stop their muscles from contracting. You can imagine how this negatively affects quality of life. There is no cure and the exact reason why a person develops dystonia is unclear.

been ineffective, a phlebectomy procedure may be the best course of action for you. To be sure, your doctor will perform a vascular ultrasound to determine whether the vein in question is a good candidate for the veinstripping procedure.

If the vein is found to be unresponsive, your doctor will recommend the phlebectomy surgery to manually remove the varicose vein from your leg. This vein removal surgery can be relatively simple, depending on the si e and location of the vein, as well as the type of phlebectomy procedure that is required. Your vascular surgeon will perform your phlebectomy procedure by applying local anesthesia, making a series of small cuts along the surface of your leg, and then carefully pulling the vein out through these tiny incisions using a special tool. Most phlebectomy patients find the procedure minimally invasive, with only minor discomfort compared to the pain caused by their varicose veins.

owever, new research is suggesting novel avenues for treatment. esearchers have discovered impaired function of the inner ear in many patients suffering from dystonia. ased on this research, a treatment using specific sounds was found to reduce involuntary neck muscle contractions by up to . Other researchers discovered that neck range of motion could be improved, and tremor reduced by specific eye movements. Another group of researchers reported that some of the abnormalities found in the brain and spinal cord of dystonia patients might be reversed through a specific type of spinal cord stimulation. In our office, we have combined these novel treatment concepts The amount of downtime a patient will need with highly tailored exercises, and the following phlebectomy depends largely on results of this approach have been ama ing. the type of vein removal required. Ambulatory phlebectomy is an outpatient procedure After years of suffering, a number of our performed right in your vascular surgeon s dystonia patients have shown rapid office that removes superficial veins from the improvement in terms of reduced involuntary surface of the skin on your leg. Ambulatory muscle contraction, leading to increased phlebectomy requires no stitches and minimal range of motion and reduced tremor. Most local anesthesia, and the patient is able to importantly, the improved muscle control walk as soon as the procedure is completed. leads to improved quality of life for these patients. On the other hand, microphlebectomy, a more extensive phlebectomy procedure involving veins that were too large to respond to sclerotherapy or laser treatments, may require several days of recovery including wrapping the legs with elastic bandages. r. u urin r. harma u urin hiropractic, Acupuncture Arizona ein aser Institute utrition et or 623. 47.4727 602.29 . EI 346


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One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. reast cancer is most common among women. It is the second leading cause of death among women, but is the most common cause of death among women worldwide. In the U.S., over 0 thousand women annually will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 0 thousand will die of the disease. Although rare amongst men, 0 men will be diagnosed and 0 will die each year. There has been a gradual reduction in female cancer rates in women aged 0 and older. Perhaps secondary to a decline in prescribing hormone replacement therapy after menopause. Death rates have also seen a decline since 0 due to better screening, early detection, increased awareness and improvements in treatment options. ess than percent of all breast cancer cases develop in men, approximately in a thousand. reast cancer in men usually will be detected at a later stage and carry a higher mortality rate. The cancer will usually present as a hard lump underneath the nipple and areola. isk factors can be radiation exposure, high levels of the estrogen hormone, or a family history of breast cancer, especially if related to the CA gene. reast cancer can exhibit the same symptoms among men and women, including a lump. Anyone who detects anything unusual about their breasts, male or female, should contact their physician immediately. arly detection of breast cancer increases treatment options and often reduces the risk of dying from breast cancer. r. errano Precision urger , Inc. 602. 47.3300

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in your body, the acidity of the beverages you drink can erode the enamel on your teeth. Sugar can create acid by-products, which will have the same damaging effects on enamel. After continuous attacks from these products, the enamel can become porous deminerali ed . Teeth can become sensitive to cold, acidic or sugary foods or drinks. Severe enamel loss may require dental restorations, such as fillings and crowns, to replace the lost enamel and cover the sensitive exposed dentin beneath the enamel. nergy drinks, including those that are sugar-free, are highly acidic. Other acidic drinks include soda, fruit juices, and wine. Frequent sipping of acidic beverages over time can cause more erosion because the p in your mouth doesn t get a chance to return to normal. What can you do to avoid tooth erosion Minimi ing intake of acidic foods can help. Use a straw when drinking acidic beverages, and drink milk or eat cheese to neutrali e the acids in your mouth. inse your mouth with water and wait at least 30 minutes before brushing your teeth. Use a fluoride toothpaste. Finally, talk to your dentist if you are concerned about your teeth and high acid exposure.

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A. If your child has any of the following he she could suffer from sleep-disordered breathing Sleeps in an abnormal position Snores Sweats heavily during sleep Is difficult to wake up as headaches Is irritable Falls asleep or daydreams in school Wets the bed as been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder AD D In children, sometimes the problem results from swollen tonsils and or adenoids that block the airway. It can also be caused by dental problems because malocclusion misalignment of the teeth is believed to affect the positioning of the airway. ven swollen nasal passages could cause your child problems breathing during sleep. In these cases, it s a good idea to talk to your child s pediatrician, his dentist and an ear, nose and throat specialist. If your child is sleeping poorly and it isn t due to a sleep-disordered breathing problem, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends a relaxing setting at bedtime low lights and quiet. Don t substitute watching television or videos for personal interaction with your child before bedtime.

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When our children have trouble sleeping, it affects their lives, their health and our relationships with them. e on the lookout for the signs such as crabbiness, tiredness, headaches and other, as well as any possibility of AD D. This could be a sleep-disordered breathing problem, or simply a problem sleeping. It deserves the attention of your child s pediatrician, dentist, T and you.

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. o do choose the right radio ogist . What are the signs o heart orms . What is an arm i t am a and medica imaging aci it in ets candidate and hat is the reco er eriod As a patient, you have a choice in your A. As a primarily mosquito-borne illness, many pet owners might assume that A. An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a surgical imaging provider. We advise patients to procedure that reduces excess sagging skin that droops downward, tightens and smooths the underlying supportive tissue that defines the shape of the upper arm, and reduces locali ed pockets of fat in the upper As with mosquito-borne human pathogens, arm region. heartworms are found in all 0 states, and can increase in situations such as movement Fluctuations in weight or extreme weight of pets from disaster-impacted areas to other loss, growing older, and heredity can cause parts of the country. Stray or neglected pets and even other wildlife such as coyotes can your upper arms to have a drooping, sagging appearance. This is a condition that cannot be carriers. be corrected through exercise.

make their own decisions on who can best care for their specific health care needs. Do your research as well as speak to your primary care physician to get their informed recommendation of the best radiology group for your care.

While heartworm disease is a severe, lifethreatening disease, infected pets can be treated. Common early symptoms in both dogs and cats include a cough, decreased appetite, and weight loss. Dogs may also appear unwilling to participate in or seem unusually tired after exercise. Some cats may also vomit intermittently, have trouble walking, or even faint.

• Are the radiologists interpreting the images board certified and specialty-trained In other words, if you have a musculoskeletal issue, has the radiologist completed a musculoskeletal fellowship Or, if you have a neurology related issue, has the radiologist completed a neuroradiology fellowship

heartworm disease is not something to worry about in the Ari ona desert. This is not only an incorrect assumption, but could also potentially become fatal for your pet.

Your arm lift surgery will create a more proportional and toned appearance by removing the excess skin and fat from the elbow, up to the armpit. owever, body contouring procedures, such as arm lift surgery, are not intended as a method of weight loss.

In general, ideal arm lift surgery candidates As with any serious disease, testing and are prevention are the best defense again heartworms. Make sure your pet is tested ealthy adults without medical conditions annually and use a monthly dose of that may impair healing or increase the risks heartworm preventive recommended by your associated of surgery. veterinarian. The American eartworm Adults with flabby or sagging upper arm Society offers additional information and skin or significant upper arm skin laxity. resources at www.heartwormsociety.org. Adults of any age who have a relatively stable weight and are not significantly The in or a ion on ained in hi ar i le i overweight. no in ended o e a u i u e or pro e ional on-smoking individuals with a positive edi al ad i e dia no i are or rea en . outlook and realistic expectations. l a on ul a uali ied heal h are pro ider i h an ue ion re ardin an edi al ondi ion.

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This Mother s Day is bound to be a special one for actress irsten Dunst. The star, 3 , is due to have her first child with fianc esse Plemons. It s a milestone that has been closely watched by the media and her fans across the globe.

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I m at a stage in my life where I m like, I ve been working since I was 3. It s time to have babies and chill, she also told Marie Claire. According to People, Dunst met Plemons on the set of Fargo, where they played a married couple. They have been seeing each other since 0 . Their engagement was announced in 0 . Dunst was pretty coy about her wedding plans, but described her Fargo co-star turned fianc Plemons as my favorite actor I ve ever worked with and her best friend, according to Marie Claire. While Dunst is making headlines now for her personal life, she has remained in the news for decades due to her impressive professional accomplishments. Although barely in her 30s, she has been in fulllength features and that s not counting the short films or the TV series or the animated movies to which she has lent her voice, according to The Guardian in a 0 article. Dunst has added to her resume since then. Despite her impressive career spanning everything from the TV show Fargo to the Spider-Man trilogy many interviews paint a picture of Dunst as down to earth and approachable. There are some of us who maintain, like, not having to put on a fa ade. You know what I mean she told The Guardian I think that, for a lot of people, they put on their interview face they come in all smiles and always have the perfect answer. Maybe they re trying to protect themselves. I just think that I ve never been able to not be myself it would drive me cra y if I couldn t be While Dunst has not publically confirmed a due date for her pregnancy, Vulture recently showcased how the actress is one of the most entertaining celebs to watch on Instagram. opefully she ll share the big news with fans on social media when the time comes Find Dunst on both Instagram and Twitter

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Get ready for swimsuit season with celeb-favorite ModerneChild s new mommy-and-me pieces and accessories that are oh-so-sweet. Complete your spring break ensemble with these must-have accessories, like their adorable Out of Office and a matching Out of Class pair for the little one. www.modernechild.com

p Showaflops come in an assortment of fun designs for kids and adults sure to turn heads on and off the sand. Perfect for a mom-and-me look Their new lineup includes flops with sprinkles, hearts, tire tracks, camo and even a Moroccan design. ut these sandals aren t just cute, they re made to help protect your feet against fungus and bacteria and keep you from slipping on wet surfaces. www.showaflops.com

p Serendipity s line of targeted skincare products hydrate, nourishes and protects all season long, leaving mom with fresh, healthy, radiant skin. With potent formulas and proven results, the collection offers up both preventative and restorative benefits and helps her skin look younger by improving elasticity and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. www.serendipity-usa.com

egin each day with an open heart by recording all that you are grateful for. ach set includes 3 bron e foil gratitude cards for your daily notes. The perfect gift for Mom this Mother s Day www.gratitudeglassjars.com

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This gorgeous drop necklace makes a stunning addition to mom s jewelry collection. It features a large Mother of Pearl pendant that is studded with two-toned crystal accents and worn long on a -inch gold figaro chain. The pendant measures more than inches in length. www.isabellegracejewelry.com

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An eye palette in a beautiful array of neutral, ultra-pigmented pressed powders. Along with the luminous highlighter for 3 0 total face use in sculpting and illuminating the face, cheeks and eyes, this is so much more than just an eye shadow. Mom can create a variety of stunning looks with eight long-wear shadows featuring a balance of shimmer and mattes. www.mirabellabeauty.com

A gentle roll-on skin adhesive that keeps breasts lifted up and positioned perfectly in place in clothing. It is an uplifting must-have for mom s strapless bras and dresses

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and positioned perfectly in place, adhered to and held up by the garment. www.bosomcouture.com

A faith-inspired jewelry brand whose feminine yet minimalist pieces have garnered the attention of celebrity designer oanna Gaines. The Fearless necklace is one of our personal favorites. This chic spike will inspire Mom to be fearless in the pursuit of what sets her soul on fire. www.dearheartdesigns.com

Coobie has the perfect bra for Mom to feel glam They come in oodles of gorgeous colors and patterns, in lace too, to suit her mood and her wardrobe. ecause it doesn t have seams or hooks, the Coobie sports a smooth, bump-free profile under even the thinnest tee. Its special design with ribbing and ruching makes for a knockout shapely silhouette. www.shopcoobie.com

elp mom get her glam on with the eco-friendly biodegradable glitter lotion from Sunshine and Glitter It is infused with natural antioxidants and essential nutrients. This luminous lotion will leave her skin feeling radiantly beautiful. www.sunshineglitter.com

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This Mother s Day, the next trend in family artwork that mom will treasure year after year is a family portrait etched onto her phone case. Toast s real wood veneer covers for smartphones can be laser etched with pictures or words to customi e Mom s cover and give her a one of a kind gift. www.toastmade.com

Make mom s life easier with this tool for traveling to the beach or pool. ay-n-Go is a patented activity mat, cleanup, storage and carryall solution in one. They are perfect for home but durable enough to hold up wherever her travels take her. www.layngo.com

Safe and stylish for mom. It s a portable and lightweight travel safe, functioning as both an outdoor key safe and a custom combination lockbox all-in-one. This invention was created and designed specifically for theft prevention, focusing on its durability and interior space. www.safego.us

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p These lap bodysuits are the perfect way for babies to show off their love of mom. Simple and comfortable is best, especially for babies. This adorable bodysuit is perfect for all si es and activity levels, from your little one s first day in the world to their first birthday celebration. www.finnandemma.com

p Perfect for the health conscious mom, A UA Carpatica s natural sparkling water is also naturally carbonated, has high amounts of magnesium and calcium and it s the world s only nitrate-free sparkling water. www.aquacarpatica.com a hea thand i ing com |

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There is a stronger connection between oral health and overall health than many people reali e. A dental visit involves a comprehensive checkup that extends beyond teeth, allowing dentists to screen for oral cancer, diabetes and spot symptoms of more than 0 other diseases. Taking care of your teeth and gums not only helps maintain a healthy mouth, it helps maintain a healthy body especially as we get older. ven seniors with dentures or tooth implants should continue to visit the dentist for regular cleanings and consultations to help detect potential problems early and in some cases before they even start. Cavities, dry mouth and gum disease are some of the most common oral health problems we face as we age. For many seniors, these oral health issues become more serious when arthritis or other mobility problems leave them unable to clean their teeth and mouths as effectively as they once did. ere is a breakdown of the three most common oral health problems that worsen with age and how to avoid them to maintain strong overall health

Though cavities may be associated with children and candy, tooth decay is a very common chronic disease in people years and older. The risk for tooth decay increases as root surfaces become exposed and dry mouth takes away the protective benefits of saliva. Older adults tend to stop visiting the dentist as often as they used to, so cavities sometimes go untreated for longer. eeping regular dentist appointments is the key to getting cavities treated in a timely manner.

Many seniors are on multiple medications for a variety of chronic illnesses or conditions. A surprising number of these medications cause dry mouth, even simple ones such as decongestants. Dry mouth is more than just a minor inconvenience as its name indicates, the condition deprives the mouth of saliva, which plays a critical role in preventing tooth decay. To help counter ay 2018 | a hea thand i ing com

this, it is important to stay hydrated and limit the intake of caffeine and alcohol which are known to cause dehydration.

Gum disease affects people of all ages, but it typically becomes worse with increased age. Proper brushing and flossing can prevent this. Seniors having trouble gripping a standard toothbrush can ask their dentist about modifying a handle for easier use or may consider a battery-powered toothbrush. Seniors concerned about their oral health should maintain the same good habits they always have or perhaps start implementing some of these rush teeth twice a day Floss daily Avoid tobacco at a healthy diet with minimal snacking on carbohydrates Avoid sweets and sugary beverages eep regular appointments with the dentist The more good oral health habits you use on a daily basis, the longer your teeth will last.


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Men and women may begin to feel less flexible as they get older. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, that loss of flexibility is because muscles lose both strength and elasticity as the body ages. A lack of flexibility can make men and women more vulnerable to certain types of injuries, including muscle strains and tears. While people might not be able to maintain the flexibility they enjoyed in their twenties, there are ways for them to combat age-related loss of flexibility.

Stretching is a great way to combat age-related loss of flexibility. Stretch major muscle groups, such as hamstrings and shoulder muscles, several times per week. When practicing static stretching, the goal is to gradually elongate the muscle being stretched before holding the elongated position, and ultimately allowing the muscle to return to resting position. As flexibility improves, elongated stretches can be held for 30 seconds. Avoid stretching muscles that are sore or injured, and discontinue a stretch if you feel pain or discomfort.

Practitioners of yoga typically love how this unique discipline that exercises the body while relaxing the mind improves their flexibility. Many yoga poses are designed to improve the strength and flexibility of muscles, and some physicians may even recommend yoga to aging patients. Yoga DVDs or streaming sessions can be great, but beginners may want to visit yoga studios or sign up for classes at their gyms so instructors can personally ensure they are doing each pose correctly. As their flexibility improves, men and women can try more difficult poses and classes if they so desire.

p Swimming is another activity that can help aging men and women improve their flexibility. Strength-training exercises are an important component of a wellbalanced exercise regimen, but such workouts tend to focus on one or two muscle groups at a time. That means other muscle groups may be inactive and tighten up as a result. Swimming works the entire body, which helps all muscle groups stay loose and flexible. One or two swimming sessions per week can contribute to great gains in overall flexibility, especially for men and women who remember to stretch when they get out of the pool. Flexibility may decrease as men and women age, but there are various ways to combat the natural loss of flexibility. a hea thand i ing com |

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Arizona Health & Living Magazine May 2018 Issue  

Arizona Health & Living Magazine, a division of Great Central Sun Media Group, a media, and marketing firm, founded in 2009 to empower indiv...

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