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Is This Holiday Tradition Hurting Your Mental Health?

December 9th, 2019

The Holidays increase many people’s joy and happiness. Many experience an increase in mood when decorating their homes with twinkling lights and Christmas countdown calendars along with reading holiday cards from distant family members. But, which holiday tradition can make you annoyed and irritable? Hearing holiday music too soon can have the opposite effect. According

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“12 Days of Christmas” Holiday Workout

December 5th, 2019

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 family than it is to make time for athletic training.  But, fitness is a yearlong endeavor and New Year’s resolutions are right around the corner.

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Surprising Ways Diet Can Affect Our Lives

December 5th, 2019

We’re happy today to bring you an article from Jack Burke, an avid writer and researcher on topics in men’s health. * Fitness for Health does not endorse any products or services that may be offered. ______________________________________________________________ Diet and nutrition, along with good fitness and sleep, are all essential aspects of healthy living. The food we

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Prediabetes is Rising for Adolescents and Young Adults

December 3rd, 2019

Nearly 25 percent of young adults and 1 in 5 adolescents in the United States have prediabetes, according to a study published Monday in the journal, JAMA Pediatrics. Prediabetes – a condition wherein blood sugar levels are elevated, but not high enough to warrant a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes – was estimated at 18% among

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Are You Gaining Weight No Matter What You Do? It Could be the Aging Process

November 25th, 2019

Have you ever asked yourself why you are gaining weight even though you are not eating more fatty foods and are exercising the same amount? It could be the normal aging process. New research in the journal, Nature Medicine, outlines that Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has uncovered that Lipid turnover in the fat tissue decreases during aging and

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Giving Thanks

November 25th, 2019

Everyone looks forward to Thanksgiving and the holidays for its wonderful food, family get-togethers and exciting football games.  Thanksgiving and the holidays are also a time to reflect on the previous year(s) and to be grateful for the people who have bettered our lives. Today’s blog will focus on why I am thankful this year.

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Healthy Eating This Holiday Season

November 21st, 2019

Journal of the American Medical Association gives us yet another reason to eat healthy and avoid adult and childhood obesity this holiday season. People with an irregular heart rhythm could see an improvement in symptoms if they lose weight in addition to managing their other heart risks, says the study. 

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Gut Health Affects Childhood Obesity

November 19th, 2019

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 a key role in childhood obesity. "The medical community used to think that obesity was a result of consuming too many calories.

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Seniors and Sleep: There Is a Better Way

November 14th, 2019

There are many different reasons why we lose out on a good night’s sleep -- some involve the mind, while others concern the body. Have you ever felt exhausted at the end of the day, but as soon as your head hits the pillow, your eyes pop open?

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Exercise Can Prevent Osteoarthritis

November 12th, 2019

Researchers from the University of Surrey identified a crucial link between metabolism and osteoarthritis. Metabolic changes, caused by a poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle, trigger's the genetic reprogramming of cells in the body and joints.