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April 19, 2014
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Brevard County, Florida "Just for Women"

Women in Brevard County, Florida have come a long way. That's why we felt women along the Space Coast need a place they can go to find out what's important to them.  Whether it's the latest health information to women-owned businesses that are making an impact in Brevard, we want to bring it all to you. 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

   Women strive to make a better life for themselves and families        
    throughout the Space Coast. Many women in Brevard balance
    raising their families, working, and furthering their education. Women
    in Brevard also give more.  The many non-profit organization in
    Brevard are headed by women at the realm, but even more, the
    volunteers are primarily women.

    Wherever you look in Brevard, women truly make and impact. 
    So, for the women in Brevard County, Florida, this page is for you! 

    If you know of a special women you would like to recognize, please
    email us.  Do you have a favorite recipe, diet, or tip to share?  How
    about information for Moms in Brevard?  Whatever it is, we would
    love to hear from you.



 

couple at the beachIt's not uncommon to see couples at the beach, especially along Cocoa Beach's prime waterfront beaches.

 

 

 

 

palm trees Beautiful sunsets can be seen on the Indian River in Brevard County, Florida

 

 

     "Mirror Mirror On The Wall, Who's The Fairest Of Them All?"
 
       When you Look in the Mirror, do you Like What you See?

Is your body image positive or negative? If your answer is negative, you are not alone. Women in the U.S. are under pressure to measure up to a certain social and cultural ideal of beauty, which can lead to poor body image. Women are constantly bombarded with "Barbie-like" doll images. By presenting an ideal that is so difficult to achieve and maintain, the cosmetic and diet product industries are assured of growth and profits. It's no accident that youth is increasingly promoted, along with thinness, as an essential criterion of beauty. The message we're hearing is either "all women need to lose weight" or that the natural aging process is a "disastrous" fate.
Other pressures can come from people in our lives such as family and friends. They can influence your body image with positive and negative comments. Often, a doctor's
health advice can be misinterpreted and can affect how a woman sees herself and feels about her body.

  •        Learning to Love What You See in the Mirror

    We all want to look our best, but a healthy body is not always linked to appearance. In fact, healthy bodies come in all shapes and sizes! Changing your body image means changing the way you think about your body. At the same time, healthy lifestyle choices are also key to improving body image. A few tips include: healthy eating. That can
    also promote healthy skin, hair and stronger bones. Regular exercise has been shown to boost self-esteem, self-image, and energy levels. Don't forget to get plenty of rest.

     

 

Let's face it, women love makeup. But you need to be aware.  The Environmental Working Group has a searchable database of 25,000 personal care products. You may learn
that some products are actually unsafe.  And, there's more, many synthetic chemicals in fragrances, such as phthalates, are not listed on labels. Ugh. So, where do we turn?  Some
even have linked  phthalates to reproductive problems or allergies. WOW!

What about lipstick...we all love to it.  But do you know there is lead in this product?  Do your research.
Be picky about your lipstick. See a list at SafeCosmetics.org

 


 

Are women like apples?

   Women are like apples on trees. The best ones are at the top of the tree. The men don't want to reach for the
   good ones because they are afraid of failing and getting hurt. Instead, they just get the rotten apples from the
   ground that aren't as good, but easy. So the apples at the top think something is wrong with them, when in
   reality, THEY'RE amazing. They just have to wait for the right man to come along, the one that's brave
   enough to climb all the way to the top of the tree. Remember, YOU are a good apple!
Share this with other women who are good apples, even those who have already been picked.

Powerful Woman Is...
A powerful woman is soft, she is kind but she is not blind. A powerful woman is great, she is articulate but she does not procrastinate.
A powerful woman encounters challenges.  She endures many tests. Whatever she has to do, a powerful woman does her best. 
A powerful woman is compassionate.  She cares with her honesty, always embracing her integrity, inspiring others to celebrate
their victories.  We know you're out there "Powerful Women in Brevard County, Florida."  We'd love to hear from you!

If you are pregnant in Brevard County, Florida, here's some important tips for your from A-Z:  
A. Avoid exposure to toxic substances
B. Be sure to see your doctor
C. Cigarette smoking...don't!
D. Drink extra fluids
E. Eat Healthy
F. Folic acid take this before pregnancy & during the 1st few months
G. Genetic testing, it's important to know your family history
H. Hand washing
I. Iron add to your diet
J. Join a support group
K. Know your limits
L. Legal drugs such as alcohol & caffeine are important to know your limits
M. Medical complications/condition, know what they are
N. Now is the time to baby-proof your home
O. Over-the-counter cough & cold remedies should be avoided. Ask your health care provider
P. Physical activity is beneficial
Q. Queasiness, stomach upset & morning sickness are common
R. Rodents may carry lymphocytic choriomeningitis. Avoid all contact including hamsters and guinea pigs
S. Saunas, hot tubs & steam rooms should be avoided.
T. Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by a parasite. Do not eat undercooked meat & when changing cat litter wear gloves
U. Uterus size increases
V. Vaccinations are important. Get needed vaccines before pregnancy
W. Being overweight or underweight may cause problems
X. Avoid X-rays
Y. Your baby loves you! Give your baby a healthy environment
Z. Get your ZZZZZ's

 

A feature designed to help you find important health information on womenshealth.gov and girlshealth.gov Woman

Ovarian Cancer

About 1 in every 57 women in the United States will develop ovarian cancer. Most cases occur in women over the age of 50, but this disease can also affect younger women. Ovarian cancer causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. The sooner ovarian cancer is found and treated, the better a woman's chance for recovery. But ovarian cancer is hard to detect early. Many times, women with ovarian cancer have no symptoms or just mild symptoms until the disease is in an advanced stage. Scientists are studying ways to detect ovarian cancer before symptoms develop.

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.  Womenshealth.gov wants to provide you with answers to your questions about your reproductive health:

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.  Womenshealth.gov wants to provide you with answers to your questions about your
reproductive health:

 

 Recipes

Image of MyPyramid

Figs arenít just for people looking to add more fiber to their diet. They are also cited as a great way to replace fat in your recipes because of their texture. Did you know they are the only fruit to ripen on the tree! For more information on figs and other fruits and vegetables, visit the CDCís web site fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov.

Learn About the CDC Fruit of the Month: http://www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov/month/figs.html

 

If you are a have some interesting information you would like to share with women in Brevard County, Florida, we would love to hear from you.  Please email us.

woman fresh airIt's okay to get out and breathe fresh air. Take the time as the air is different than what you breathe in an office or your home.

 Women in Brevard County Florida enjoy the beaches and lifestyle the area offers.

It's not wonder women love Brevard County. Email us for your comments.

 

 

 

The warm weather has returned to Brevard County, Florida making the beaches come alive with people enjoying the breezes from the Atlantic Ocean.
If you enjoy plenty of sunshine, fresh ocean breezes, and a lifestyle others dream about, Brevard County, Florida is your perfect choice.

old picture of a womanThis vintage picture was taken many years ago. Can you imagine this garb today?