• Fitness and Exercise

    Follow these 4 steps for an effective warm-up

    4/21/2017

    What’s the most important part of your workout? It’s not how many miles you run or how many pounds you lift. It’s the warm-up you do before you begin exercising that can make or break your session. 

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    Outdoor workout ideas for every season

    4/7/2017

    Spring has sprung and summer is just around the corner. So why work out in a stuffy gym if you don’t have to? While a gym membership can allow you to exercise in comfort year-round, there are some benefits of outdoor exercise that going to the gym simply can’t provide.

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    How exercise builds strong, healthy bones

    3/22/2017

    You may not think your bones can change much, but just like your muscles, your bones grow stronger and weaker depending on how well you take care of them.

  • Fitness and Exercise

    Understanding bone health to prevent osteoporosis

    3/10/2017

    Brittle, weak bones are the main symptom of osteoporosis, a chronic condition that affects nearly 10 million Americans. Although women over age 60 are more vulnerable to developing osteoporosis, the condition can impact both men and women of all ages.

  • Fitness and Exercise

    Boost your immune system with exercise

    3/8/2017

    Cold and flu season is in full force, and while your best bet for fending off the flu is getting an annual flu shot, simply living a healthy lifestyle can also boost your immune health and prevent illness.

  • Fitness and Exercise

    When should you see your doctor about nerve pain?

    2/24/2017

    Nerve pain is often described as a sharp, shocking pain that follows the path of a nerve. If you suffer from nerve pain (also called neuropathic pain or neuralgia), it's important to see a doctor as soon as possible to avoid damage to the nerves in your brain and spinal cord, as well as the peripheral nerves located throughout the rest of the body. 

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    BMI vs. body fat: Which number is more important?

    2/6/2017

    There are more ways to measure a person's fitness than just stepping on a scale. Body mass index (BMI) and body fat are both measurements used to determine a person's level of personal fitness and gauge their risk for conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. 

  • Fitness and Exercise

    5 tips for avoiding back pain

    12/16/2016

    Back pain is one of the top reasons people pay a visit to their healthcare provider. 

  • Fitness and Exercise

    Tips for keeping your joints healthy

    11/30/2016

    Sometimes doing what's best for your body can seem counterintuitive. That's especially true when it comes to caring for your joints.

  • Fitness and Exercise

    Are your stretches helping or hurting?

    8/24/2016

    Stretching is an important part of any fitness routine. It can help relieve muscle tightness, increase flexibility and reduce post-workout soreness. But not all stretching is beneficial. 

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