Exercise Ideas & Tips
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Living with Back Pain? 5 Core Exercises You Need

Millions of Americans suffer from back pain on a routine basis. This problem increases with age, as bone mass diminishes, muscles stiffen, and discs begin to lose fluid and flexibility. If you’re overweight and mostly sedentary, you’re at even greater risk of developing back problems. The good news: relief for …

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Staying Fit

Cold Outside? Here’s Your Indoor Workout Guide

When the sun rises after you wake up and sets before you eat dinner, your outdoor-workout habit takes a hit. Instead of an after-work run, you opt for hibernating in front of a fire with a cup of hot chocolate. And it’s not just the cold and dark keeping you …

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Understanding Your Body
exercise-induced headaches

4 Reasons You’re Getting Exercise-Induced Headaches

Whether you’re a marathon runner or a Zumba expert, headaches caused by exercise are painful and frustrating – especially when you’re just trying to do something good for yourself. While rarer than general headaches or migraines, exercise-induced headaches still happen, and you should first see a doctor to rule out …

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Managing Depression

5 Ways to Preempt Seasonal Affective Disorder Now

About half a million Americans suffer from the seasonal blues. Each year, like clockwork, depression sets in as the days get shorter and the weather turns colder. Instead of jumping out of bed ready to greet the day, many people want to crawl under the covers and wait for spring. …

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National Diabetes Month

Coping with a Diabetes Diagnosis

A diabetes diagnosis can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t guarantee a lifetime of painful injections or that you’ll never eat ice cream again. Rather, it’s a wake up call to ditch destructive lifestyle habits. When you have diabetes, sugar from food (a.k.a., glucose) that should be shuttled to the cells …

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Managing Chronic Disease
Parkinson's disease exercise

Managing Parkinson’s Disease Through Exercise

Staying fit and active is important for everyone, but if you have Parkinson’s disease, exercise should be a key part of your daily routine to help maintain mobility and balance. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a brain disorder caused by a lack of dopamine, a chemical that helps control movement and …

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Healthy Aging

4 Tips to Boost Brain Power & Prevent Memory Loss

A growing body of research suggests that adopting certain lifestyle habits can bolster the brain and keep your memory sharp while you age. That said, as the years accumulate, keeping your brain sharp gets more challenging. “The speed with which we process information tends to decline with age,” explains Brent …

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Preventive Health

4 Signs You May Be at Risk for Diabetes

You’ve heard of diabetes before – and most likely know someone who has it. Across the country, more than 29 million people suffer from diabetes – yet one in four Americans don’t even know they have it. Yep, you read that last part right. One in four Americans is living …

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Fitness Trends

6 Reasons to Try a Rowing Workout

First Spin classes took the gym world by storm; then fitness enthusiasts focused their attention on dance-inspired workouts like Zumba and barre. The latest craze hitting the gym circuit: rowing. Technically of course rowing itself isn’t new, but rowing studios and classes are, and these are cropping up across the …

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Staying Active

Goal: Family Fitness

The start of the school year is hectic for parents and kids alike. Between keeping up with school work and maintaining a busy social calendar, it’s easy to put fitness on the back burner. I’ve found that many families have a hard time fitting in fitness when things ramp up …

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