Category Archive: Fitness Tips

FITNESS CHALLENGE

Need some extra motivation to fit in your workouts this week? Try tempting yourself with a good book, an engrossing podcast, a new album, or a fun play list. Pick something you really… Continue reading

FITNESS CHALLENGE

DON’T OVERINDULGE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON—EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL ON THE BODY

Mulled wine. Spiked egg nog. Hot toddies. Champagne toasts. The list of festive holiday drinks is endless. And so are your opportunities to overdo it. So before the festive season gets into full… Continue reading

5 STRATEGIES TO KEEP YOUR HOLIDAYS HEALTHY

Here we go again. The season to eat, drink, and be merry has returned. It’s a magical time of year! But it’s also the season when our healthy habits tend to take a… Continue reading

STRESS AND TYPE 2 DIABETES: IS THERE A LINK?

What boosts a person’s risk for type 2 diabetes? Many factors. Some can’t be controlled, such as being over the age of 45 or having a close family member with the disease. Other… Continue reading

7 TIPS FOR A (MOSTLY) CANDY-FREE HALLOWEEN

It’s that time of year again. When the leaves change color and pumpkins appear in the produce aisle—right along with the bags of Halloween candy. Yes, the sugar fest is here. From Halloween… Continue reading

ENJOY AN AUTUMN HIKE

Fall colors and crisp, clear days make autumn one of the most beautiful seasons to get outdoors and hike. On top of that, hiking is great exercise—and great for your peace of mind,… Continue reading

ADDING MORE VEGGIES AND FRUIT TO YOUR DIET (ARE YOU KEEPING UP WITH YOUR 5 TO 9?)

September is “Fruits & Veggies—More Matters” month. Nutrition experts recommend we eat 5 to 9 servings of veggies and fruits every day. Studies show that hitting this daily goal can help lower your… Continue reading

FIGHTING CHILDHOOD OBESITY

It’s almost fall again, the season when kids head back to school. We all want our nation’s youth to have healthy and bright futures. But the sobering statistics on childhood obesity paint a… Continue reading

PREVENTING HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

High blood pressure affects about 1 in 4 adults in the U.S. With numbers like that, there’s a good chance you know someone who has it. Left untreated, it can lead to a… Continue reading

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