Category Archives: Exergaming

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“12 Days of Christmas” Holiday Workout

Happy Holidays! It’s easy to let your workout routine slide during the holiday season. It’s more fun to spend time eating at the buffet and drinking egg nog with friends and …

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Belly Fat Takes Years Off Your Life

As we prepare to stuff ourselves during Thanksgiving dinner, here is something to consider. Men and women with good weight management (“normal” weight) but extra pounds around the stomach may have …

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Tense and Stressed? Try “Forest Bathing”

Wouldn’t it be great to discover a free, stress buster that can lower your heart rate, help you concentrate and is easily found?  Look out your window. Hanging out at …

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Does Your Child Play Outside Often? You May Be Too Over-Protective

The 2015 ParticipACTION Report Card of Physical Activity for Children and Youth takes a landmark position on fitness for kids and active, outdoor play revealing that kids are not playing …

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Does Eating Right Before Bed Make You Fat?

In a recent study published online in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) on September 6, 2017, researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) examined the relationships between body fat and …

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What’s In Your Lunchbox?

Happy first day of school to students in Maryland and happy second week of school to most of the families in the D.C. area! Back-to-school time is the perfect opportunity …

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The Family That Plays Together, Stays Together

As highlighted on BBC News, along with eating a healthy diet, controlling your stress through quiet reflection and getting adequate sleep, exercise is probably the most important aspect of your …

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Why You Need to Drink Water

Summer is in full swing, and many people are taking advantage of the nice weather by taking their workouts outdoors. As the weather continues to warm, I’d like to take …

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Want to Gain Weight? Try Yo-Yo Dieting

Yo-Yo dieting leads to weight GAIN. Research by the universities of Exeter and Bristol suggests that repeated dieting may lead to weight gain because the brain interprets the diets as …

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Summer Injuries in Youth Sports

According to Medical News Today’s “Young Athletes: Injuries and Prevention,” James R. Andrews, a former president of the American Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), states, “The United States has experienced …

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