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Cholesterol Check

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We’ve all seen the commercials reminding us that our cholesterol levels aren’t just determined by what we eat. It turns out genetics play a large roll, and medication may be necessary to treat high cholesterol in the end. But that … Continue reading

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Fido Can Help You Get Fit

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You may have heard that having a pet can improve your mood, decrease your risk for depression and lower your level of stress. Now there’s research that having a dog could help you get fit and improve your overall health. … Continue reading

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BMI & Activity Influence Diabetes Risk

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A recent study out of the Harvard School of Public Health suggests that a woman’s Body Mass Index (BMI) is a better diabetes risk-indicator than her level of physical activity. The research showed that regardless of activity level, women with … Continue reading

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This is Your Brain on Exercise

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According to an article in The New York Times published last fall, a recent study indicates that brain power is improved by exercise. And the harder you work, the more your brain may benefit. The study, completed with mice, showed … Continue reading

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Lunch Hour Fitness

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We often use the excuse of not having enough time to keep us from going to the gym or getting some exercise. There’s no need to fight the clock, though. Instead of going out for lunch, why not use your … Continue reading

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Safe Winter Workouts

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If you generally exercise outdoors–taking walks, running or hiking–the cold winter weather may have you searching for indoor alternatives. In fact, most of us tend toward hibernation as soon as the temperature starts to drop. You don’t have to turn … Continue reading

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Making Fitness Resolutions a Reality

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If you resolved to get fit in 2010, you’re certainly not alone. “I want to lose weight” or “I’m going to exercise more” are common mantras after January 1st. But rarely do these resolutions result in any lasting change. It … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Successful New Year’s Resolutions

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We’re nearing the end of another year and talk of New Year’s Resolutions is everywhere. These goals for the New Year often revolve around health and fitness goals. Unfortunately, may of us tend to make unrealistic resolutions that don’t last … Continue reading

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Sweating the Holidays

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It’s the holiday season, a time for joy, family and relaxation. Unfortunately, the holidays can also end up being full of stress, exhaustion and weight gain. So how’s a person supposed to avoid the negatives of the holiday season and … Continue reading

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Quick Workouts

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