Category: exercise

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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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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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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Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolutions

December 30th, 2019

Chances are that you created at least one New Year’s resolution.  Are you vowing to lose weight, get fit or eat a healthier diet?  We are less than 24 hours from the new year.  How long do you think you can adhere to your resolutions? Creating resolutions is the easy part.  Sticking to your resolutions

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Depressed? Try Exercising

December 23rd, 2019

An increase in physical activity can significantly reduce the probability of depression, even among people who are genetically predisposed to the condition, according to a new study from researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Published in the journal Depression and Anxiety, the research finds that “individuals who engaged in at least several hours of exercise each week were

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Does Eating Less Over the Holidays Mean Weight Loss?

December 19th, 2019

We’re nearing the end of the most celebrated food holidays of the year – Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s Eve – which means there’s a high probability that you’ve overeaten and feel guilty. Keeping a svelte physique should be easy, right? Eat less fatty foods. Eat more veggies. Lose weight and continue weight management.

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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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