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When you take your workout outdoors…

Posted on May 23, 2017

It happens every year. After a few months of cooler, rainy weather, the warmer temperatures of spring make us want to head outdoors. What better way to do that than to get your workout in? For most people, staring at the walls in the gym gets old. That’s why taking your workout outdoors is so … »

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Finding the right balance of physical activity

Posted on March 15, 2017

You know you’re supposed to exercise regularly. But did you know that just logging minutes on the treadmill won’t do it? You need a combination of exercises to be at your best. The U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (DPHP) recommends that American adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise or … »

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5 steps to healthy grocery shopping

Posted on January 5, 2017

Last year, you resolved to start eating more nutritious foods, but you fell off the wagon midway through the year. Make it happen this year — starting at the grocery store! You have the best of intentions. You know you should fill your diet with fruits and vegetables supplemented by lean proteins and healthy carbohydrates. … »

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4 ways to fit exercise into your busy schedule

Posted on December 20, 2016

With a schedule filled with work and family activities, it can be difficult to fit physical activity into your day. But your health — and your sanity — reap significant benefits when you do. Regular exercise has been shown to: • Help with weight management • Reduce the risk of developing heart disease, Type 2 … »

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What you can do to fend off the cold and flu

Posted on December 7, 2016

No matter what holiday you’re celebrating this December, nobody has time to be sick. Fortunately, you can take steps to help keep common winter illnesses away. First, let’s take a look at what makes colds and the flu more common during the winter than at other times of the year. You might think it’s the … »

Get active and stay healthy

Posted on February 11, 2016

Between work, school, and family obligations, people from all walks of life find it difficult to get enough exercise. But research shows that physical activity can help you live longer, feel better, and improve your overall health and fitness. Physical activity builds muscle strength and endurance which can improve your ability to complete the tasks … »

4 Tips for Training in Cold Weather

Posted on January 26, 2016

Cold temperatures can make an outdoor workout invigorating — especially after the heat and humidity of summer. Although that burst of cold air may energize you, it can be risky if you’re not properly prepared. Follow these tips from Dr. Brandon Cincere of UT Erlanger Orthopaedics to ensure your next winter excursion a pleasant one. … »

Is the weather too hot to handle?

Posted on August 18, 2015

When you’re in a hot place or outside during hot weather, headache, confusion, dizziness, or nausea could be a sign of a heat-related illness. And being hot for too long can cause a condition known as hyperthermia (hy-per-ther-mee-uh) — the opposite of hypothermia, the result of prolonged exposure to cold temperatures. Too much heat is … »

Walk pain-free: Treating plantar fasciitis

Posted on July 13, 2015

Treating plantar fasciitis The stabbing pain, the stiffness, the dreaded first step of the morning—plantar fasciitis can make routine activities seem overwhelming. But there are ways to treat it. What is plantar fasciitis? The plantar fascia, a flat band of tissue supporting the arches in your feet, runs across the bottom of your foot from … »

How old are you really?

Posted on June 26, 2015

Comparing your “health age” to your biological age. People like to joke about their age. Kids growing up too fast are “16 going on 30.” There are old souls, and the young at heart. Some of you have surely celebrated your 39th birthday more than once. None of us want to admit we’re getting old, … »

5 tips to avoid injury during exercise

Posted on June 19, 2015

Avoid getting injured while getting in shape. Before you set foot in the gym, you need to know the dangers that lurk there. Exercise provides numerous benefits to your health and lifestyle, but it can also cause major lifelong injuries if not taken seriously. Injuries can arise through several different means. As Dr. Bill Moore … »

High blood pressure? Cut salt from your diet

Posted on June 18, 2015

Salt is essential to our body’s fluids. On the other hand, anyone who’s gotten a mouth full of seawater knows that too much salt tastes terrible. Maybe your body’s trying to tell you something. It turns out that too much salt can lead to a host of health problems. The chemical name for dietary salt, … »

Men’s Health: Stress busters for your mind and body

Posted on June 16, 2015

Maybe it’s money trouble or the burden of caring for a sick relative. Maybe it’s your job or the stress of juggling your family’s schedules. Whatever the cause, everyone seems stressed out these days. Modern life frequently gives us little time between periods of stress for our body to recuperate. This chronic stress eventually takes a mental … »

4 foods you should probably stop eating

Posted on May 29, 2015

Food is the fuel that our bodies run off of. It plays an enormous role in how we look and feel. So we have to be conscientious of what we eat Some foods out there are perceived as healthy, but are actually quite the opposite. These are true dangers to our diets, because we may … »

Recapturing youth through diet and exercise

Posted on May 27, 2015

Eating right and exercising is the key to feeling young again. If only youth were found in a bottle. With so much money pumped into marketing wrinkle-free this and tightening that, you would think a daily dollop of face cream would restore that youthful energy you remember. But while you’re spending so much time and … »

Stress is Real. So Are These Natural Ways to Relieve It.

Posted on May 18, 2015

Stress is a normal part of life that can be caused by our jobs, children, school, environments, and everyday challenges. But, stress exists for a reason. It’s designed to keep us alert to face life’s trials. Long-term stress, however, can lead to elevated blood pressure, heart disease, headaches, digestive issues, and insomnia.

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What Happens to Your Heart When You Exercise?

Posted on May 4, 2015

When we workout, we typically think about muscles in our arms, legs, back or abdomen. However, these aren’t the only muscles that get stronger with regular exercise. Your heart, which is a muscular organ, gets a workout during exercise, too. Your heart’s full-time job is to distribute blood throughout your entire body. When it beats … »

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