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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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Sunday Meditation: Try a new way to look at people

Sunday Meditation: Try a new way to look at people

| October 19, 2014

It’s amazing how selflessly helpful we are to travelers in need.  What would happen if we considered everyone in our lives fellow travelers?  That’s the topic of today’s Sunday Meditation. Living in a resort town and an avid traveler myself, I’m amazed at how helpful we all become when we meet a wanderer who is […]

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Diet: Should calories be listed in terms of exercise minutes?

Diet: Should calories be listed in terms of exercise minutes?

| October 17, 2014

Which is more helpful: Calories listed in simple numbers or in terms of the amount of exercise it will take to burn them off? That’s a question researchers at the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore answered in research published this week in the American Journal of Public […]

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Fitness: Exercise at any age helps

Fitness: Exercise at any age helps

| October 16, 2014

“As soon as you start exercising, you begin to see benefit in terms of a lower risk for cardiovascular events.” That’s according to Dermot Phelan, MD, PhD, a sports cardiologist at Cleveland Clinic.  Dr. Phelan’s  quote appeared in a Cleveland Clinic Health Hub article titled “Whether You’re 30 or 40, Starting to Exercise Improves Heart […]

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Health: Why I get the flu shot

Health: Why I get the flu shot

| October 15, 2014

Myths about vaccinations actually harming people’s health are keeping a lot of Americans who could benefit from a flu vaccination from getting the shot or nasal spray.  I’m not one of them. I believe prevention is the best insurance.  That’s why I exercise and eat a healthy diet.  Staying current in my vaccinations is also […]

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Health: Start the day with a dose of Nature

Health: Start the day with a dose of Nature

| October 14, 2014

In fitness, there are objective health studies that provide a general framework for aerobic exercise, strength training and diet, and there is objective experience that’s just as valuable.  There are no objective health studies that I’m aware of that state starting your day with a healthy dose of Nature will improve your physical and mental […]

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