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Get Outdoors and Start Moving

Get Outdoors and Start Moving

By Pam Coyle
I sit too much. I blame work and Netflix.
Sitting too much has some serious consequences, as researchers have discovered. People who sit for long periods – whether in front of the television, computer or steering wheel – significantly increase their health risks.

Stepping outside is one of the easiest ways to introduce more movement. Gardening, a walk to the corner store, a stroll around the block with the dog, a game of catch in the park – such moments improve circulation and thinking. They can be the foundation for lasting, healthy lifestyle changes.

How about dancing – or at least [...] Read More

Home safety is no accident

Home safety is no accident

By Ellen Margulies

There are certain situations you know to be unsafe: Having access to an ex-boyfriend’s number after a few glasses of wine. Grocery shopping on an empty stomach. Bcc’ing anyone on any email, ever.

But then there are those situations where you might find yourself having to be the savior. Would you know what to do if someone were choking? Would you recognize a child drowning (hint: This doesn’t resemble anything you’ve seen in cartoons). If a tornado devastated your community, would your family have an emergency plan?

These are unpleasant things to think about. They’re also necessary things to think [...] Read More

Upcoming AAW Summer Events!

Upcoming AAW Summer Events!

All About Women is hosting two free events this summer! For the first event, AAW is teaming up with Faith Family Clinic to host a health fair on June 29th at Connection Pointe Church. On August 29th we are working alongside Metro Schools and Alignment Nashville to put on the 2013 annual Parent University at Trevecca Nazarene University.

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Sun, SPF, and Skin Cancer

Sun, SPF, and Skin Cancer

by Clare Bolds

Although I’ve always had a fair complexion, every year when the weather gets nice I am struck with an inexplicable feeling that my skin has magical properties that make it immune to sunburns. Every year, my delusion is shattered into a million pieces and I stock up on sunscreen. Then winter hits and I get sunburn amnesia once again, mentally building up to next spring’s annual charring.

A few weeks ago, some friends and I headed out into the sun for cocktails, hats, and horses – also known as Steeplechase. It was a chilly spring in Nashville, and this [...] Read More

All About Women Announces Health Scholarship, Website Revamp

All About Women Announces Health Scholarship, Website Revamp

This is National Women’s Health Week, and All About Women is marking it by offering a $2,000 scholarship opportunity to a group of women who want to make positive, long-lasting changes in their lives.
 

 

The “Inspiring Women” Scholarship was created to honor AAW founder Sally Smallwood for her work to serve the health needs of women.

Applying groups must consist of three or more women. Examples include family, friends, neighbors, coworkers or classmates who will work together over the course of one year to make a positive change in their lives. There is no maximum number of participants, but proposal cost cannot exceed $2,000.

Examples of positive changes include [...] Read More

Women's Health Week 2013

Women’s Health Week 2013

All About Women thanks Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam for declaring May 12-18, 2013, as Women’s Health Week in Tennessee, highlighting women’s struggle to meet their own health needs. During this week and year-round, All About Women connects women with free, engaging resources to balance their lives and improve their health.

Stay tuned for an exciting announcement next week about a new way All About Women can help you achieve your health goals!

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Head to Walgreens for free health tests!

Head to Walgreens for free health tests!

Walgreens is partnering with the AARP to host a wellness tour. They will be traveling to Walgreens locations around the US to provide free tests, assessment, education, and consulting services. The free tests include total cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, body composition, skeletal muscle, resting metabolism, visceral fat, real body age and body weight.

Here are some dates for the Middle TN area:

Thurs., April 11, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, at Walgreens Drug Store, 1804 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN

Fri., April 12, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, at Walgreens Drug Store, 826 N. Main Street, Shelbyville, TN

Sat., April 13, 10:00 am [...] Read More

Imagine Nashville in 2040; Now Help Shape It

Imagine Nashville in 2040; Now Help Shape It

 by Pam Coyle
Imagine greater Nashville with 1 million more people. Imagine our metro area is the size of Denver’s.

Now imagine what Nashville could be like in 25 years if we don’t creatively plan for such growth. By 2040, the region will absorb 1 million more people, the ratio of “traditional” families will change, Millennials will dominate the workforce and Middle Tennessee will be even more diverse.

NashvilleNext is a broad effort to involve the community – as in real people who live and work here – in creating a vision for the city’s future. An event at 10 a.m. Saturday at [...] Read More

Facebook Fraud: how social media is making you vulnerable.

Facebook Fraud: how social media is making you vulnerable.

by Pam Coyle

When I set up my Facebook profile four or five years ago I did not fill in the fields for birthday. Vanity was my initial defense. Most of my life I’ve been told I looked younger than my years and I wanted to keep folks guessing.

I ignore requests for my birthday from well-meaning Facebook friends. Yes, I could simply disclose the month and day and skip the year. Still, I resist.

Turns out I may have preserved more than the illusion of youth. I may have unwittingly erected a defense against identity theft.

A report released by Javelin Strategy & [...] Read More

Protect yourself against identity theft!

Protect yourself against identity theft!

by Nancy Benskin

Nancy is a Senior Vice President of Private Banking for Avenue Bank. Nancy graduated from the University of Kentucky with a BA in Business Administration. She currently serves as Secretary and Board Member for All About Women. She is a past Board member, Development Committee Member, and past chair of The Mad Hatter for the Sexual Assault Center. Nancy is serving on committees for the Ballet Ball and the Symphony Fashion Show. Nancy is also a graduate of the Young Leaders Council, is a member of the Friends of Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, and the Pencil Foundation.
Our clients are [...] Read More