Fitness Tips
beginning runners

Your First 5K: Training Tips for Beginning Runners

If you’ve been inactive for weeks, months, or maybe even your entire life, committing to run a 5K may seem like a pipe dream. But this news might help get you moving: Regular exercise not only improves emotional health and well-being, but the latest research suggests it can add years …

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Understanding PAD
Leg Pain? Walk It Off

The Best Remedy for Leg Cramps? Walk It Off

Do you ever go for a walk, only to be derailed by cramping in your calves or a feeling of tiredness in your legs? Does the pain ever cause you to limp? If so, you could be experiencing claudication, which is leg cramping due to inadequate blood flow to the …

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Exercise Tips
How Setting Fitness Goals Can Motivate You

The Benefits of Setting Fitness Goals

It’s not uncommon for people to start an exercise regimen with some external prompting. Maybe it’s the number you see on the scale, a routine doctor’s visit, or running out of breath after climbing a flight of stairs. Whatever the reason, the right kind of goal setting is critical when …

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Healthy at Work

Standing Desks: Worth the Investment?

With today’s 24/7 schedules and unrelenting demands, it’s no surprise that Americans are trying to squeeze in activity anywhere they can. Some are even exploring nearly passive ways to work out – particularly since the vast majority of us spend most of our time sitting. Standing desks are becoming increasingly …

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Starting a New Workout Routine
Self-Conscious About Exercise?

Self-Conscious About Exercise? 8 Tips to Get More Comfortable

If you’ve ever tried to start an exercise program, you know overcoming obstacles is part of the drill. From identifying the best activity to carving out time for fitness, sticking to a new exercise regimen is tough. Perhaps the greatest challenge to getting yourself inside a gym? Embarrassment. Whether it’s …

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Advice for Staying Fit
7 Common Workout Mistakes to Avoid

7 Common Workout Mistakes to Avoid

Embarking on an exercise program is one of the best things you can do to support your health. Not only will you experience more energy and enhanced ability to participate in daily activities, but you’ll also reduce your risk of developing chronic diseases ranging from heart disease to diabetes. The …

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Staying Active
6 Ways to Burn More Calories Every Day

6 Ways to Burn More Calories Every Day

More than two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese, and many of these people are willing to try anything to lose weight. You may have read that sitting in frigid temperatures increases calorie burning, eating spicy foods boosts your metabolism and, yes, that fidgeting helps dieters shed pounds. Unfortunately, these …

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Advice for Athletes
5 Must-Do's for Outdoor Winter Workouts

5 Must-Do’s for Outdoor Winter Workouts

Exercising outdoors in any season has a number of added benefits. It reduces tension and stress, boosts your energy level and vitamin D, connects you with Mother Nature and saves you from spending money on expensive gym fees. The winter months, though, can pose some unique health and safety hazards. …

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Sports Medicine
Concussion Risk

How to Be Smart About Concussion Risk

The association between playing contact sports and suffering a concussion is very real. One estimate suggests that the likelihood of suffering a concussion while playing a contact sport may be as high as 19 percent per year of play. Knowledge is power, however, and heightened awareness about concussion can be …

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Staying Fit
Stretch It Out: How to Improve Your Flexibility

Stretch It Out: 5 Ways to Improve Your Flexibility

If you haven’t touched your toes since high school gym class, take note: Supple joints not only help prevent injury, they also improve things like your golf swing and performance on the basketball court, and preserve your ability to perform simple activities of basic living. Whether you’re bending down to …

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