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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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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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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.

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?

Healthy Habits for 60 and Beyond

November 7th, 2019

Benefits of Exergaming: How Movement Improves Team Building

November 5th, 2019