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Exercise to Boost Your Spirits

Exercise to Boost Your Spirits

| October 30, 2014

It’s long been established that exercise is an excellent mood enhancer that can even help people battle depression.  But, even for those of us who aren’t often blue, exercise can play a role in bolstering our positive outlook on life. To use exercise to lift your spirits, it isn’t always enough just to grind through […]

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Diet: Are Frozen Fruits and Vegetables Healthy?

Diet: Are Frozen Fruits and Vegetables Healthy?

| October 29, 2014

As we head into fall and winter, fresh vegetable and fruit options begin to narrow.  And the produce that’s available at our local supermarkets starts to look a little worn, making it harder to eat a healthy diet. To keep your healthy diet on track and get the recommended 5 plus servings of vegetables and fruits […]

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Diet: Use Spices and Herbs to Improve Your Health

Diet: Use Spices and Herbs to Improve Your Health

| October 28, 2014

If you’re looking for a healthy way to reduce or eliminate sugar, salt, fat, oil and other empty calories from your diet, spices and herbs are the answer. Boosting flavor using spices and herbs will help you to get rid of the bad ingredients that increase your risk of cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, high blood […]

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Adult Cyclists At Greater Risk of Fatal Accidents

Adult Cyclists At Greater Risk of Fatal Accidents

| October 27, 2014

A study released today by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) found that overall bicyclists deaths increased 16 percent between 2010 and 2012 and adults are at greater risk than ever. The report titled Spotlight on Highway Safety: Bicycle Safety includes the disturbing fact that adults 20 and older represented 84 percent of bicycle fatalities […]

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Sunday Meditation: What’s holding you back?

Sunday Meditation: What’s holding you back?

| October 26, 2014

Many of us believe we’re being held back in life by forces beyond our control, but are we really? That’s the topic of our Sunday Meditation. Every morning, I open up the window next to my dining room table so my calico cat can enjoy fresh air and seeing, hearing and smelling what’s going on […]

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Fitness: What will you do to improve your health this weekend?

Fitness: What will you do to improve your health this weekend?

| October 24, 2014

Exercise to improve your overall fitness level and become stronger and more energetic is something no one can do for you.  It’s also something that shouldn’t be put off until a tomorrow that never comes. If you start exercising now,  you will quickly see results.  Regular aerobic exercising — brisk walking, running, cycling, swimming or […]

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Tips for Running and Walking in the Rain

Tips for Running and Walking in the Rain

| October 23, 2014

Fall is a rainy season in many parts of the country.  Often, the inclement weather will last for days on end.  And the temptation builds to get out and do your running and walking in the rain. With safety in mind, running and walking in the rain can be refreshing and uplifting.  These tips will […]

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Exercise: Do You Look Forward To Your Workout?

Exercise: Do You Look Forward To Your Workout?

| October 22, 2014

Long-term success in a fitness program isn’t just about your muscles, it’s also about your mind.  How you look at your exercise program will influence your ability to stick with it. If you like your exercise activities, you will look forward to them.  If you don’t, you won’t. With this simple fact in mind, you […]

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Health: Obesity’s painful toll

Health: Obesity’s painful toll

| October 21, 2014

Everyone knows obesity puts people at risk of diabetes, heart disease and cancer. But did you know it also increased the risk of experiencing pain? According to a study published in the November issue of the Journal of the American academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, obesity is a strong independent risk factor for pain. In fact, the […]

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Men Are At Risk Of Osteoporosis, Too

Men Are At Risk Of Osteoporosis, Too

| October 20, 2014

  Over 90 percent of people believe that men are not at risk for developing osteoporosis, a bone-wasting disease that puts people at greater risk of fractures, disability and even death.  That’s according to a survey released today by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF). The foundation says that by being unaware of the osteoporosis threat, […]

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