Healthy Habits
Do you really need 10,000 steps a day?

Do You Really Need 10,000 Steps a Day?

With the explosion of technological ways to measure exercise – fitness trackers, smart watches, and even simple smartphone apps — people are more conscious than ever about how many steps they take daily. And with good reason. Health authorities including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the …

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Workout Advice
How to Exercise with Resistance Bands

How to Exercise with Resistance Bands

Resistance bands currently seem to be the it equipment for busy fitness enthusiasts. They’re portable, affordable, easily stored and the added resistance they offer can help strengthen nearly every muscle group. People often think of resistance bands as a rehabilitation tool. While that’s true, resistance bands can also help anyone …

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Exercise Tips
Virtual Fitness: Exploring the Pros and Cons

Virtual Fitness: Exploring the Pros and Cons

Whether it’s for business, retail or entertainment, technology is always changing how we get things done. These days, fitness is no exception. If you have a smartphone, laptop or other device, you can check your heart rate, track your steps, join an online exercise group and even sign up for …

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Sports Injury & Performance
Kinesiology tape: Help or Hype?

Kinesiology Tape: Help or Hype?

If you’re suffering from an injury, you may benefit from a non-invasive treatment that doesn’t even require popping a pill: kinesiology tape. “Unlike athletic tape, which limits motion, kinesiology tape is designed to make movement easier by reducing pain,” says Kristin Levin, certified athletic trainer with Henry Ford Health System[. …

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MInd-Body-Spirit
Yoga Therapy Explained

Yoga Therapy Explained

When it comes to health and fitness, yoga has already hit the mainstream. Studies confirm that practicing yoga can help keep you fit, toned and pliable. Now, a growing number of physicians are recognizing the benefits of yoga for achieving psychological, physiological and even spiritual healing. According to Julie Levinson, …

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Managing Joint Pain
winter joint pain

4 Ways to Reduce Winter Joint Pain

Winter’s frigid temps can do more than nip at your nose. For people living with joint pain, freezing temperatures, combined with low barometric pressure and precipitation, only increase the discomfort. There are ways to effectively curb the intensity of achy, stiff joints and help to make winter’s chill more bearable. …

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Exercise Tips
Best Fitness Advice from 2018

The Year’s Top Fitness Advice

We all know how important exercise is to maintaining health, and that the benefits range from a leaner physique to improved mood and sleep. Research study after research study also highlight how staying active helps you prevent or manage the symptoms of numerous conditions, including high blood pressure, type 2 …

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Fitness Tips & Tricks
How to Equip a Home Gym on a Budget

How to Equip Your Home Gym on a Budget

Don’t have the time or money  to join a gym? Don’t worry! There are plenty of ways you can work your muscles from the comfort of your own home without overspending. In fact, you can create an entire home workout circuit by purchasing exercise equipment on the cheap or using …

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Nonsurgical Treatments
pelvic floor physical therapy

Weak Pelvic Floor Muscles? How Physical Therapy Can Help

For both men and women, your pelvic floor muscles are responsible for many bodily functions. They help you use the bathroom properly, engage sexually, birth children and even stabilize your spine, back and abdomen. When your pelvic floor muscles weaken, it can often lead to pain or health issues related …

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Fitness Tips & Tricks
Stair Workout

Mastering Your Stair Workout

You don’t need fancy equipment or an expensive gym membership to work your muscles to their maximum potential. Instead, if you have a set of stairs at your disposal (and a little creativity) you can use them to build strength, endurance and overall fitness. The change in elevation you get …

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