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Strength training: Why and how

Strength training refers to a type of exercise in which resistance is used to cause muscles to contract and strengthen. Performed properly, strength training can … Increase muscle strength and endurance Strengthen bones and joints Help protect muscles and joints from injuries Improve performance in sports and play Promote healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels...
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How to help your kids (and yourself) be more active

In recent years, children and their families have become more inactive. Watching TV, playing video games, using computers and talking on the phone have gained
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Winter skin care tips

For many people, the cold days of winter bring more than just a rosy glow to the cheeks. They also bring uncomfortable dryness to the skin of the face, hands and feet. As soon as you turn the heat on indoors, the skin starts to dry out.
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Six fitness equipment essentials for home workouts

Exercise doesn’t have to be complicated. Often times, the simplest methods of movement—such as walking, jogging, and performing equipment-free bodyweight exercises—can be the most beneficial means of getting and staying fit.
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E-cigarettes: Not so harmless

During the first half of the 20th century, traditional cigarettes became a phenomenon, with about 51% of men and 33% of women smoking, according to the American Lung Association.
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High-dose flu vaccine = greater protection for seniors

It’s flu season, and if you’re a senior 65 or older, you’ll most likely receive a higher-dose version of the traditional flu vaccine. Known as Fluzone High-Dose vaccine, the newer shot has been shown to provide four times the protection of the standard version.
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Why are regular eye exams so important for people with diabetes?

Diabetes affects tiny blood vessels all throughout our body—in our hearts, brains, kidneys, toes and eyes. Diabetes can affect the eyes in many ways, from the front of the eyes to the back of the eyes.
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Try mindful eating this holiday season

As a dietitian and personal trainer, I’m acutely aware of the challenges we all face during the holiday season. 
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Tips to achieve better bladder health

November is Bladder Health Awareness Month, and while it might not be something women bring up in conversation, many women suffer from bothersome urinary symptoms. These symptoms include urine leakage, frequent need to urinate and recurrent bladder infections.
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Helping families eat well: Tips from award-winning Farm to Belly program

“Be Choosy, Be Healthy, Ms. Kerry!” said Zadiel as I was headed out the door of the Head Start Center. Zadiel is 4 years old and looks forward to seeing “Choosy” on Farm To Belly market and recipe bag days.
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