Category Archives: Fitness and Weight Management

Fitness and weight management for adults

Gut Health Affects Childhood Obesity

New information published in Obesity Reviews by scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Health suggests that gut bacteria and its interactions with immune cells and metabolic organs, including fat tissue, play …

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Seniors and Sleep: There Is a Better Way

Today, I am happy to bring you a guest article from Karen Weeks. Karen created Elder Wellness as a resource for seniors who wish to keep their minds, bodies, and …

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Exercise Can Prevent Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis can potentially be prevented with a good diet and regular exercise, a new expert review published in the Nature Reviews Rheumatology reports. Researchers from the University of Surrey identified a crucial …

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What’s Scarier – Halloween Costumes or Leftover Candy?

Happy Halloween! Today marks the unofficial beginning of the Holiday eating season. If you’re like me, fighting the temptation to splurge daily on Snickers, brownies, kugel, and cupcakes from Halloween to New Year’s Day is difficult.

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Don’t Be Scared Of These Halloween Fitness Games

Witches and goblins and ghouls! Oh my!  Traditionally, Halloween isn’t known as a fitness holiday, to say the least.  But, with a little imagination, Halloween can be an exciting holiday …

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Should Students Be Allowed to Take a “Mental Health Day” From School?

Should children and teens be allowed to miss a day of school in order to take a “mental health day”? A growing consensus of states is saying yes – that …

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Teen Suicide is “Skyrocketing”

Depression is a common and disabling illness, affecting more than 100 million people worldwide. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that the teen suicide rate …

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“Sadfishing”

Have you ever heard of “sadfishing”?  When someone solicits attention online by posting something emotional, it’s known as “sadfishing.” But some younger social media users can view emotional posts as …

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Is Your Child “Specializing” In a Sport?

Autumn is here and fall sports are in full swing.  Does your child “specialize” in a sport? A new study, published in Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine on September 18, …

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Simple Changes to Help You Stay in Your Home and Age in Place Safely

I am proud to bring you a guest article today from June Duncan.  June is the co-creator of Rise Up for Caregivers, which offers support for family members and friends who …

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