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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New Health Research

The Key to Longevity? Cardio Fitness May Play a Role

We all know that exercise is good for us — especially aerobic or “cardio” exercise that gets our heart rates up. But recent research highlights just how critical the role of cardiovascular fitness is for our long-term life expectancy. Researchers found that poor cardiorespiratory fitness combined with other risk factors …

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Active Lifestyles

10 Ways To Walk Your Way To Better Health

Think walking doesn’t pack as much of a punch as other workouts? Think again! A recent Harvard University study found that 2.5 hours of brisk walking each week could extend your life by up to seven years. Seven years! In fact, research shows that the list of health benefits you …

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Active Lifestyles

The Dangers of Sitting Too Much (And What to Do About It)

For many of us, the average day involves a lot of time spent sitting. At our desk for most of the workday. In the car during our commutes or running errands. On the bleachers at the kids’ sporting events. On the couch with our remotes, iPads or books in hand. …

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Maximizing Your Fitness

The Top 8 Ways To Fuel Your Workout

Ever wonder how much exercise your body needs per week? According to Centers for Disease Control, the recommended amount for adults is 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity, plus two days of additional strength training. But all of that physical activity means your body needs to be sufficiently primed beforehand …

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Anytime, Anywhere

5 Quick Exercises You Can Do Anytime, Anywhere

Getting in a good workout at the gym is great…if you can make it there. But having a hectic schedule shouldn’t mean having to neglect your fitness. Luckily, there are lots of ways to fit a little exercise into your day. Here are 5 quick, no-frills exercises that you can …

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Arthritis Relief
Lifting weights

Five Ways to Ease Arthritis

Osteoarthritis—the most common form of arthritis—can make it difficult for you to perform even simple everyday activities, such as getting up from a chair or dressing. Osteoarthritis is a joint disease that occurs mainly in older people, according to rheumatologist Donard Haggins, M.D. It develops when the cartilage—the tissue covering …

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Winter Fitness

Stay in Shape While Staying Indoors

You may love gazing at the snowflakes, but trekking through the slush is another story. There are safer ways to get a winter workout—by staying indoors. Find Fitness Indoors It’s always smart to get your doctor’s approval before you start an exercise program, says Michael Dunn, M.D. This is especially …

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