1000 Health Center Drive
Mattoon, IL • VIEW LOCATIONS
(217) 258-2525

Tag Archives: exercise

Senior Man On Running Machine In Gym

Exercise Intensity

Exercise: Measuring Your Pace Getting your heart to work at the right pace is important. It means you’ll develop better aerobic endurance. This happens because your heart gets stronger and more efficient from the challenge. A stronger heart can pump more oxygen to your muscles. Then you don’t get tired as quickly when doing hobbies, […]

Jogging woman with athletic legs and running shoes. Female walking on trail in forest in healthy lifestyle concept with close up on running shoes. Female athlete jogger training outdoors.

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 […]

Young male fitness model training squat with weight at the gym

Fitter Middle-Aged Men Seem to Fend Off Cancer

If you’re looking for a good reason to shape up, consider the finding of a recent study. Here’s the worthy incentive: Men who are fitter in middle age may be less likely to develop and die from cancer. A fitness factor? In JAMA Oncology, researchers looked at the health of nearly 14,000 middle-aged men. They […]

Mature couple stretching at park and listening to music. Athletic senior couple exercising together outdoor. Fit senior runners stretching before running outdoors.

Adopt These Five Habits for Better Colon Health

Lowering your risk In the journal BMC Medicine, researchers set out to test if a certain lifestyle pattern might lower a person’s risk for colorectal cancer. To do so, they first created a healthy lifestyle index. This index took into account 5 behaviors: Staying at a healthy weight Not smoking Getting regular physical activity—at least […]

Woman making salad

Heart Healthy Cooking Tips

Preparing foods to meet guidelines for heart healthy eating does not have to be complicated or intimidating. Heart healthy eating should include foods from all food groups to meet nutrient needs, but they should be prepared in such a way to promote the health benefits of the foods. In general, most heart healthy guidelines will […]

Portrait of fit and sporty young woman doing stretching in city.

Preparing for Your Best Year of Fitness

If you’re getting ready to make New Year’s fitness resolutions — don’t. Instead, design a yearlong fitness plan to make sure that you have effective lifestyle changes in place.