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National Fitness Month & Fitness Tracker

“April showers bring May flowers,” as well as warmer weather and the desire to be outdoors enjoying the warmer weather and sunshine! May is also National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. The purpose is to raise awareness of the importance of physical activity in maintaining health. This gives us all the more reason to work […]

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Running Tips

If you run or jog for exercise, you can reduce your risk for an overuse injury by following these suggestions from the American Academy of Family Physicians: Don’t boost your mileage by more than 10 percent a week. Don’t run more than 45 miles in a week. Try to avoid slanted or uneven surfaces. If […]

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Buy the Right Running Shoes

Using the correct running shoes can help your feet feel great and protect against injury. Here are guidelines for which shoes to buy, courtesy of the American Podiatric Medical Association: Choose running shoes that offer plenty of shock absorption. Look for shoes that are compatible with your arch type, whether it’s high, medium or low. […]

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Stronger Muscles, Longer Life

As you age, you gradually lose muscle mass. The result: Your muscles weaken. By keeping them strong, though, you can slow down this natural part of aging. A recent study suggests you may even add years to your life. A strong link In Preventive Medicine, a group of researchers studied whether strength training regularly may […]

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What’s Your Healthy Weight?

In today’s society, the media focus on celebrities and whether they lose or gain a pound, so it’s hard to grasp the idea of a healthy weight. Obesity is determined by percentage of body fat and weight, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Having a large percentage of body fat, regardless of how […]