Physical Health

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What are core exercises?

Did you know that you use your core muscles in almost every movement? Yeah, almost every movement. Our cores are most commonly used as a stabilizer throughout the day, and its most important function is to support and stabilize the spine. That means you’ve been using your core without even knowing! But, even knowing…

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Aerobic Activity

What is an aerobic activity?   If someone were to come up and ask you to tell them the difference between aerobic activity and anaerobic activity, what would you say? Well, examples of anaerobic activity are sprinting, or anything that makes you lose your breath after a few minutes. Considering this clue, think of activities…

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Keeping Track of Physical Activity

Keeping track of physical activity   Today, there are many ways to keep track of your physical activity. There are apps and gadgets that monitor your steps, running stats, food intake, and even sleep! With all of these tools becoming so intuitive and handy, what’s the best way to keep track of your physical…

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Making Exercising a Habit

I don’t know about you, but if I had a dollar for every time I said, “I’ll start working out tomorrow,” I could pay for a personal trainer to drag me out of bed each day and make me exercise. It can be hard to create new habits in our life (at least the…

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Calorie Counts

When trying to lose weight or even maintain a healthy weight, knowing the calories you take in versus the calories you burn proves vital for your success. So if you’re looking to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight, exercises like jumping rope, swimming or aerobics will burn the most calories. But calculating the…

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Fun in the Sun

Fun in the Sun Finding the Right Outdoor Activity for You With summer getting into full swing, the weather is perfect for spending time outside. While lounging in the hammock with a good book is a great way to spend a summer afternoon, the outdoors also offers great opportunities to add some variety to…

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Six Tips to Keeping Your Weight Loss Goals

Summer is coming which means swimsuit season and trips to the beach and that may be a reminder to some of us that we haven’t kept up with our New Years weight loss resolutions. Whether you’ve just gotten a little sidetracked or have completely derailed from your weight loss goals, let’s make June the…

Cold or Flu? Here’s How You Can Tell

Are you sniffing, sneezing, coughing and aching? Yes, it’s that time of year—cold and flu season. And yes, both these viral illnesses can cause similar symptoms, but to get better faster, you’ll want to treat each differently. Take these quick quizzes to test your cold and flu smarts—and read on to find out the…

Teens and Drinking: How to Have the Talk

Did you drink when you were an underage teen? Even if you did, you might find that your views on it have changed since you became a parent to your own teenager. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s most recent Youth Risk Behavior Survey, underage drinking is a major health concern….