Active Lifestyles

Workout Woes: Is Your Fitness Tracker Making You Fat?

Technology is a beautiful thing – except when it lulls us into a false sense of security. And one area where all that high tech hoopla may be doing us a disservice is the fitness tracker craze. Those wearable devices that track everything from your steps to your heart rate …

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Maximizing Your Fitness

Why Lifting Weights Is As Important As Cardio

When it comes to weight loss and getting in shape, there’s no shortage of conflicting opinions. But here’s one thing that everyone should agree on: lifting weights and strength training have to go along with any cardio activity. This one-two punch is necessary for a properly balanced fitness approach. But …

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Healthy Lifestyles

8 Simple Ways To Add Activity Into Your Day

If you ever feel like you don’t move enough during the day, you’re not alone. Around half of American adults (48 percent) don’t get the recommended amount of physical activity, which is 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise (or a combination of both) per week. …

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Maximizing Your Workout

Fitness Trend Breakdown: HIIT vs. CrossFit vs. Piloxing

Whether your exercise motivation is bathing suit season, burning more calories or building a stronger, higher performing you, we all know how important it is to hit the gym. But is the best workout the one that promises quick results, the one that increases stamina or the one that doesn’t …

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The Benefits of Exercise

The Science of Fitness: Does Exercise Change Your DNA?

There’s little doubt that focusing on fitness will make a big impact on your heart health, waistline, diabetes risk, stroke risk, cancer risk … the list could go on and on. The exact reason as to why exercise is so good for us has long confused even the experts. But …

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Active Lifestyles

Fitness Over 50: Active Tips As You Age

Lots of things tend to get better with age: career advancement, deep friendships and life wisdom. Unfortunately, health and fitness aren’t on that list. It hardly seems fair, but it’s true. While aging as a process is generally defined as an accumulation of biological events that, over time, cause the …

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Active Lifestyles

The Health Benefits of Being Outdoors

Mild weather has finally made it to Michigan. And that means your gym could be right outside your door. “Getting outside for physical exercise gives you not only the health benefits that come with cardiovascular activity, but also benefits to your mental health that come with just being outdoors,” says …

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Healthy Families

It’s Bike Season: How to Stay Safe and Have Fun

Spring is here! After a long, cold winter, everyone is eager to enjoy the warmth of the sun. For our children, spring means it’s time to dust off the bicycle and hit the road. Unfortunately, as the warmer weather hits, emergency rooms (ERs) tend to see an increase in injuries …

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Maximizing Your Fitness

Stretching Done Right: Easy Tips To Stay Limber

More than just a workout suggestion, stretching and staying limber is a vital part of getting the most out of your activity and avoiding injury. You wouldn’t take your car on a long drive without making sure it’s in tip-top shape first, right? So before you work up a sweat, …

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Sports Injury Prevention

Concussions: What You Need To Know Now

Every year, up to 3.8 million people suffer from concussions, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Many people view them as a minor injury, but there’s more to concussions than most people realize. Here are some of the things you need to know to protect …

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