Too Busy for Exercise? Think again.

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If you say you “don’t have time” to exercise, you’re actually making a choice not to make the time. If you really want to find the time, you can. When my personal trainer friend was questioned on how to fit exercise into an incredibly busy schedule, she made up a program wherein the person could… Read more »

Does Stretching Really Help Prevent Injury?

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Have you ever attempted to exercise or work outside in the cold without stretching? How long did it take before you either felt stiff or pulled something as a result? In our fast-paced world, too many of us overlook the importance of stretching both before and after exercising to help prevent injury. A stretched muscle… Read more »

Remember That Food Pyramid? Does It Still Work?

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If you want a guideline for what food to eat and in what amounts to stay healthy, look no further than the USDA requirements, now called MyPlate, which evolved from the Food Guide Pyramid. Read on for a brief history of the evolution of healthy eating over the past 30 years — although the idea… Read more »

Eating Healthy on a Budget: Can It Be Done?

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You want to eat a healthier diet, but you don’t have the money to spend on all organic, freshly grown, hard-to-pronounce food we’re all “supposed” to eat. Ironically, the cheap food that’s more processed and less nutritious simply fits better into the budget. So how can you improve your eating while not burning through cash… Read more »

Considering Training for a Marathon? Get started today!

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If you’ve ever considered running a marathon, first of all, kudos to you! Not many people have the drive or the stamina to run this admittedly difficult race. So for those of you who have the desire to run one – and do so properly – start with these tips. Use a realistic time table…. Read more »

Should You Try Meditation?

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When you think of meditation, what comes to mind? For many of us, we picture someone sitting in a lotus position, eyes closed, possibly on a beach at sunrise. Meditation doesn’t require you to wear special clothing or have a beach nearby, nor does it require an hour of quiet concentration. Meditation does improve your… Read more »

Is Napping Healthy?

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You snooze, you… win? According to a number of health experts, napping is definitely healthy and it’s not just for little tykes. If you plan your naps carefully, you can reap physical and mental health benefits. They help us stay alert. Considering that Americans are notoriously sleep-deprived (the CDC claims more than one third of… Read more »

Planning a Successful Diet for 2017

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The new year fast approaches, and with that comes the typical resolution to start losing weight. Gym memberships soar and the machines are filled…for about six weeks, tops. You want to have the willpower to get healthy, fit into your old pants, get rid of the gut that’s slowly crept its way into your life,… Read more »

Medical Professionals: How Do You Unwind?

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We all have hectic days where we get home, walk in the door, and simply feel a need to switch off, but that’s sometimes easier said than done, especially if you feel wound up from workday stress. However, if you can find a healthy way to shake off the day, you’ll find yourself feeling better… Read more »

We Know Sleep Is Important. Here’s How to Get More.

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When you hear the word “sleep,” does it cause you to yawn? About how many hours do you get a night? Do you know how many you need to stay healthy and alert? The National Sleep Foundation recommends that adults get 7-9 hours a night. While you may scoff and immediately think of your incredibly… Read more »