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Celebrate Your Heart This Valentine’s Day

February 13th, 2020

Roses are red, Violets are blue, Are you ready to exercise? I have heart-healthy tips for you! Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day.  Does the love of your life make your heart beat a little faster and your body temperature rise? So does exercise and athletic training! By exercising for as little as 30 minutes a day,

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Heart Month

February is Heart Disease Awareness Month

February 11th, 2020

February is Heart Disease Awareness Month.  Celebrate your heart! Follow these heart-healthy tips to keep your ticker ticking: Don’t smoke or use tobacco. This nasty habit is one of the most controllable risk factors for heart disease. You start to improve your heart health within minutes of quitting.  After one year, your heart disease risk

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Anxiety

Suffering in Silence with Anxiety

February 6th, 2020

Today, I am proud to showcase a guest article from a community partner of Fitness for Health. Dr. Carey Heller, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist and founding partner at The Heller Psychology Group, LLC in Bethesda, Maryland. He specializes in the evaluation and treatment of ADHD/executive function issues and co-occurring disorders including anxiety. Thank you,

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Choosing a Summer Program for Your Child with Special Needs

February 3rd, 2020

It is never too early to begin researching summer programs for your child with special needs. Since all children are different, summer program experiences can vary.  And, choosing a summer  program for your child with special needs can seem overwhelming. Summer program options are as plentiful and unique as your child’s interests and abilities.  So,

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Mental Health and Exercise

Take Charge of Your Mental Health By Getting In Better Shape

January 30th, 2020

Today, I am happy to bring you a guest article from Marie Miguel, a writing and research expert for nearly a decade, covering a variety of health- related topics. Currently, she is contributing to the expansion and growth of a free online mental health resource with BetterHelp.com. With an interest and dedication to addressing stigmas

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Homeschooling? Your Kids May Not Be Getting Enough Exercise

January 28th, 2020

Parents who homeschool their children may think putting them into organized sports and physical activities keeps them fit, but a study states that kids may need more physical activity.

Inclusion

Inclusion at Its Best

January 23rd, 2020

"When I was born with autism, my parents nor my peers have known what challenges I would face in life. "

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Healthy Living for Older Adults: Tips and Resources

January 15th, 2020

For many seniors, it can be a challenge to change their eating habits, exercise safely, and maintain social activities, and these lifestyle changes can take time to get used to.

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Belly Fat Can Lead to Brain Shrinkage

January 13th, 2020

Carrying extra body fat, especially around the middle, may be linked to brain shrinkage.

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And the #1 Fitness Trend for 2020 is…

January 7th, 2020

According to the American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2020, the #1 fitness trend again this year will be Wearable Technology. “Wearable Technology took over the #1 spot in 2019 after dropping to #3 in 2018, which may be the result of manufacturers correcting some monitoring inaccuracies of the

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