• Fitness and Exercise

    7 tips for living with chronic pain


    Chronic pain is any ongoing pain that results from injury, underlying illness or unknown causes. It affects more people than cancer or heart disease, and it can last for months or years.

  • Fitness and Exercise

    Follow these 4 steps for an effective warm-up


    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. 

  • Fitness and Exercise

    Outdoor workout ideas for every season


    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.

  • Fitness and Exercise

    How exercise builds strong, healthy bones


    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


    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


    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?


    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. 

  • Fitness and Exercise

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


    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


    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


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

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