Flat abdomen, muscle tone and a body to envy at friends?

You can, should, and this is the right time to think about it. The autumn is not necessarily the time when we let go, the period in which cold and rain become excuses for eating more, for not doing physical activity, to lose fitness. And then regretting it (bitterly) as soon as the day starts to grow again.

There are no excuses that keep. And there are activities for all tastes and lifestyles. Gym activities designed to slim and tone having fun. We interviewed Silvia Pandolfi, head Downtown Cavour in Milan Courses and we place the most frequently questions we ask in your mail. Here’s what he replied. Make yourself comfortable;)

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If I subscribe to the gym as many weekly sessions should I put in the account (and then organize my little free time accordingly) if I want that serve to anything? Continue reading “Flat abdomen, muscle tone and a body to envy at friends?”

Fitness for combat autumn depression

Here we go again. The days become shorter and the cold, dark, intimate but sometimes more often … depressing (let us say). Autumn can be depressing, all right! And what is the first instinct that comes when we hear the autumn depression take over our lives? Eat anything, better if you these high calorie foods, take refuge on the sofa, turn on the television, shut out the world. Letting go … how nice if we could also go into hibernation.

But no! This year try to react before the autumn depression, jumps and you try to introduce new elements in your days. Fitness, for example … Autumn is the perfect time to set in motion our bodies, toning muscles, keep your metabolism, burn excess fat. How? Enrolling in gym, and following a workout program as it should (i.e. from an instructor).

Fitness for combat

But returning to the autumn depression left me, constant physical activity is one of the natural methods-proven most effective fight-… Add to this the gym environment, usually pretty nice, and the many people that attend to exchange a few words. Continue reading “Fitness for combat autumn depression”

Get fit for summer

Get fit for summer The summer is coming, whether you like it or not, and within a few weeks we will begin to worry about our fitness, as we in bikini, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera …

But it is never too late, and since now we still really enough time to get into shape, here’s a list of practical tips for who wants to get an appointment with the summer in form if not faultless, at least almost … uh …

Get fit for summer

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• Try to focus on fruits and vegetables, white meat like chicken and lean products such as yogurt and milk carefully skimmed Continue reading “Get fit for summer”

Tired, stressed out?

It happens that the daily life with its commitments, worries, stress and interfere to such an extent that negatively affect, among other things, even our personal life. And our sexual sphere. The wishes, game, fun, erotic. More and more women arrive at the end of the day and would just collapse on the sofa (in bed, might bring some strange idea to partners …) and wake up the next morning.

A sign of the times? Maybe, certainly not one of the best signs that already difficult these days leave on our lifestyle.

Tired, stressed out

If you want to try to counteract this trend, to give pleasure to life, including sex, if you want to rediscover the taste of going home and having fun with your partner as they once were, maybe there will be some useful tips that we have collected and organized in the following list. As you can see, I’m just a little tips to keep in mind for a special occasion, or to assimilate to our everyday lifestyle. You choose the ones that are best suited to your tastes and circumstances of the moment. Continue reading “Tired, stressed out?”


The ovarian cyst is a benign tumor generally. But when it turns malignant, it is an ovarian cancer. If cysts are common, fortunately cancerous tumors are rare.

1.Ovarian cysts may occur at any age
2.Overall, there are two main types of cysts:
3.Ovarian cyst: how to confirm the diagnosis?
4.What are the treatments of ovarian cyst?
5.What about ovarian cancer?
6.Cysts: beware of complications
7.A knowledge of the cysts


Ovarian cysts may occur at any age

Ovarian cysts may occur at any age and more generally at puberty and before menopause. They are often discovered during a pelvic exam or a routine pelvic ultrasound. Sometimes they appear as small pain lower abdomen (often on one side and felt during sex), irregular periods accompanied by bleeding (bleeding outside the rules) or urinary discomfort because if the cyst is large, it tends to compress the bladder and cause a feeling of heaviness. An ovarian cyst can be suspected when the start of pregnancy is delayed (it can block ovulation). A path becomes hoarse and that increases hair growth can also put on the track of a tumor. Continue reading “OVARIAN CYST … OVARIAN CANCER”


Relatively infrequent, the ovarian cancer is the 4th largest gynecological cancers. Often it is discovered late because it develops slowly and without specific symptoms. It was then that may be of poor prognosis, hence the need for regular gynecological monitoring.

1.What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer?
2.Risk factors of ovarian cancer
3.The diagnosis and treatment

One ovary may be affected, or both. In 80% of cases, tumors of the ovary develop from cells on the surface of the ovary (epithelial cancers). In most other cancers, tumors are derived from germ cells (which develop from cells producing eggs).


What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Early diagnosis of ovarian cancer is difficult because symptoms are nonspecific. Thus it is often detected late, when it extends to adjacent organs (fallopian tubes, uterus) or to other tissues (stomach, liver, intestine). Continue reading “THE OVARIAN CANCER IN 3 POINTS”


A recent study, combined hormone replacement therapy for menopause, continuous take, does not increase the risk of uterine cancer. Instead, it would seem protective.

1.The advantages of hormone replacement therapy

At the time of menopause, hormone replacement therapy based on estrogen is prescribed to combat the risks of estrogen deficiency (both short term on the symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes , on the long term aging the skin , arteries, etc..). Estrogens promote the proliferation of endometrial cells, it is recommended to associate with a progestin, which compensates this effect. Thus, the risk of uterine cancer is not increased with the treatment, called “combined” combining estrogen and progesterone. There are two types: continuous or discontinuous engagement (14 days per cycle).


A team of researchers studied the effects of continuous combined hormone therapy in postmenopausal women with a cancer of the endometrial (uterine lining) by compared to a control population. Women who received continuous treatment, compared to patients not following any treatment, have a risk of uterine cancer by 0.6. This risk is 0.4 compared to intermittent hormone therapy. Taking continuous hormone substitutive over several years does not increase the risk of endometrial cancer, rather it tends to decrease, showing that combined form (estrogen and progesterone) is continuous in the most advantageous. Continue reading “HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY CONTINUOUSLY DECREASES THE RISK OF UTERINE CANCER”


Fairly uncommon, ovarian cancer is daunting because of its poor prognosis. A new study confirms the protective role of oral contraception. The advantage is that even 30 years after stopping the pill, the protection lasts …

1.Against ovarian cancer, gynecologic surveillance is needed
2.One factor that protects against ovarian cancer: oral contraception

Against ovarian cancer, gynecologic surveillance is needed


The poor prognosis of ovarian cancer is related to the fact that it is very long asymptomatic and therefore detected late, a late stage. In this context, prevention is a considerable asset. It is recommended that a very regular gynecological monitoring and consult your doctor or gynecologist if signs suggestive (but not specific for ovarian cancer): swelling or tension of the abdomen, feeling of weight on his stomach, and pelvic pain lumbar, needs to urinate, digestive disorders, weight changes, menstrual irregularities, painful intercourse, fatigue, etc.. Continue reading “YOU TAKE THE PILL? YOUR RISK OF OVARIAN CANCER IS DECREASED!”