First for Women

First for Women June 7, 2021

First for Women is a women's interest magazine that gives its readers the tools and inspiration they need to feel great, look beautiful and love every dimension of their life. Published every three weeks, First delivers positive information on everything from health and nutrition, to beauty and fitness, to home and family.

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Pays:
United States
Langue:
English
Éditeur:
Bauer Publishing
Fréquence:
Biweekly
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5 min
are you too hard on yourself?

You’re excited to help organize a community garden with your church group, but when a friend questions a few of your ideas, you immediately start beating yourself up: I’m so stupid; I shouldn’t have spoken up. My ideas just aren’t good. If you’re like most of us, you end up preferentially focusing on the blathering of your inner critic rather than reminding yourself of all you consistently get right. “We have about 30,000 individual thoughts per day, 77% of which consist of negative self-talk,” reveals Shad Helmstetter, Ph.D., author of the seminal book What to Say When You Talk to Your Self. “Our brain doesn’t know the difference between what’s ‘true’ and ‘false’—it simply acts on the strongest neural programs, so if you tell yourself that you can’t do something, that’s…

1 min
“i got off all my prescription meds!”

This shouldn’t feel so hard, thought Rhonda Roush, becoming winded and taking a break to catch her breath on the stairs of her split-level home. Sitting there, she rationalized: It was a busy day. I’m tired. I couldn’t possibly be this out of shape. Rhonda says, “I didn’t want to admit that I hadn’t taken care of myself.” She struggled with high blood pressure, acid reflux and perimenopausal fatigue and bloat, and she was well aware that fat surrounding her liver and other vital organs might be impacting how her body functioned. When Rhonda had finally had enough, she decided to quit dieting and focus on giving her body what it needed. With help from her local TOPS support group, she started eating a balanced diet and reaching for satisfying proteins. This…

1 min
win it!

Enter to win at FirstForWomen.com/WinMay Dr. Calmer’s Sand! Find stress relief, focus and bliss for the hands and mind with 10 chances to win a 3-pack of Dr. Calmer’s Relaxing Sand with CBD! Valued at $57, the ancient riverbed sand helps promote relaxation and melt away worries as you stretch, knead and shape it with your hands. Visit our website for official rules and to enter. A bundle of books! We’re thrilled to team up with Bedside Reading to gift one lucky reader with an assortment of exciting summer books! The prize includes $208 worth of engrossing titles that are sure to entertain you during the dog days of summer, including psychological thrillers, self-help books, romance novels and more. Visit our website for official rules and to enter.…

4 min
20-minute meals for under $2

You don’t need a lot of time or money to serve up delicious, healthy dinners Chicken Napoli ACTIVE TIME: 10 min. TOTAL TIME: 20 min. SERVES: 4 4 (4–5 oz.) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves1 zucchini, thinly sliced1 tsp. fennel seeds1 cup chunky pasta sauce, warmed1 plum tomato, sliced4 slices provolone cheese, halved Per serving: Cal. 340 Pro. 47g Carb. 10g Fiber 2g Sug. 7g Chol. 123mg Sod. 610mg Total fat: 11g Sat. 5g Fennel seeds are the so-easy secret ingredient in this Italian-inspired supper 1 Coat nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Rub chicken with ¼ tsp. salt; cook until browned, 5 min.; flip. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover; cook until chicken is no longer pink, 6–8 min., adding zucchini during last 4 min., flipping once. Crush fennel seeds (see tip at right). 2…

4 min
patricia’s best stress secrets!

Known for her bright smile, easy candor and successful career spanning more than 30 years, it’s easy to think that Patricia Heaton has it all. But the actress and comedian, beloved for her roles on Everybody Loves Raymond and Carol’s Second Act, has also faced life’s challenges, including tragically losing her mom when she was 12. “That heartache made me resilient,” she shares, a trait that, along with her faith, has kept Patricia hopeful as she enters her “second act” of life as an empty nester now that her four sons have left home. “In every new phase, you see more clearly what’s most important, and for me right now, that’s family, faith, creativity and doing good in the world. When you prioritize those things, every day is an adventure!”…

3 min
private health

Can menopause trigger heart disease? Q: I’ve been working with my doctor to help manage my menopausal symptoms, like severe hot flashes and vaginal dryness. I’m feeling so much better, but I recently read that having multiple menopausal symptoms can put you at a greater risk of cardiovascular disease. If this is true, what can I do to protect myself?. A: It’s true. A large study of more than 20,000 women published late last year found that those who experienced two or more moderate or severe menopausal symptoms, including moderate or severe hot flashes, night sweats, dizziness, heart racing, tremors, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, forgetfulness, mood swings, vaginal dryness, breast tenderness, migraines and wake-ups multiple times throughout the night, had a 35% increased risk of cardiovascular disease and a 40% increased risk of…