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Why September Is the Crucial Month to Re-Start Your Exercise Program

The old Nat King Cole song aptly described summer days as “lazy, hazy, crazy.” Certainly, we want to be outdoors in the sun, but we don’t necessarily want to be exercising. We’d often rather sip a piña colada, take in a ballgame, grill some steaks, or simply lounge at the…

Can You Keep Your Cool During the Dog Days of August?

Can You Keep Your Cool During the Dog Days of August?

Although Americans still refer to the warmest part of summer as “the dog days,” we’ve mostly forgotten the meaning of that phrase. Many assume it’s because the summer heat either makes dogs lazy or drives them mad. Summer is, after all, peak rabies season. But the true meaning of dog…

10 Lifestyle Factors to Maximize for Optimum Health

10 Lifestyle Factors to Maximize for Optimum Health

June is Men’s Health Month, so it’s a good time to reflect on your health regimen and whether there are any changes you might make to improve your wellbeing. All across the globe, men have a shorter average lifespan than the women in their communities. While there are no simple…

BMI is a Red Flag for Health Risks – Here’s How to Calculate Yours

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Body Mass Index (BMI) is one of the most important measurements about the human body, and you can calculate in seconds. Your BMI helps you detect a variety of health risks, however, most people don’t know what their BMI is. Do you know yours? If not, you should take a…

10 Self-Care Tips to Support Your Angina Treatment Plan

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Angina can be scary because for many people who experience it, they feel like they’re having a heart attack. This isn’t surprising since angina is defined as chest pain or discomfort that happens when the heart muscle doesn’t get as much blood and oxygen as it needs to work at…

10 Questions to Rate Your Fitness Class

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Once you’ve made the choice to improve your fitness, you might want to join a fitness class like aerobics. Zumba, or spinning. The first thing you should do before you start looking for a class is to make sure group exercise is right for you. The easiest way to do…

How to Beat Exercise Barriers and Track Your Success

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Despite the fact that exercise is one of the best things you can do for your health, many people still don’t exercise on a regular basis. Even minimal exercise can reduce your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer. Exercise can also improve your brain…

What Fitness Body Type and Personality are You?

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Did you know you’re likely to get better results from the time you spend exercising if you choose activities that match your body type and personality? Most people have one of three fitness body types and fit into one of six common fitness personalities. Do you know yours? Keep reading…