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February 26, 2015
Does your diet deliver?

Source: Harvard University It’s easy enough to look up how much vitamin C or calcium you should get each day. It is also easy to read the back of a vitamin bottle to see just how much of a given vitamin or mineral the product provides. But how can you tell if what you eat […]


February 24, 2015
Wearable Devices as Facilitators, Not Drivers, of Health Behavior Change

Source: Journal of the American Medical Association (Mitesh S. Patel, MD, MBA, MS; David A. Asch, MD, MBA; Kevin G. Volpp, MD, PhD) Several large technology companies including Apple, Google, and Samsung are entering the expanding market of population health with the introduction of wearable devices. This technology, worn in clothing or accessories, is part […]


February 19, 2015
Are Detox Diets Safe?

Here’s some helpful information for teens and adults alike… Source: Nemours Foundation What Is a Detox Diet? The name sounds reassuring — everyone knows that anything toxic is bad for you. Plus, these diets encourage you to eat natural foods and involve lots of water and veggies — all stuff you know is good for […]


February 17, 2015
7 tips for a safe and successful strength-training program

Source: Harvard University The current national guidelines for physical activity recommend strengthening exercises for all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, chest, abdomen, shoulders, and arms) at least twice a week. One set — usually 8 to 12 repetitions of the same movement — per session is effective, though some evidence suggests that two to […]


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Did you know

Did you know...

that walking is one of the LEAST EXPENSIVE and EASIEST ways to get fit and reduce your risk for cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke? You DO NOT Need an expensive gym membership or overpriced supplements.

 

 

 

All it takes

All it takes...

is a decent pair of walking shoes and 150 minutes of your time every week for 8 weeks. If you walk or exercise for 30 minutes a day, 5 times a week, for 8 weeks, you'll feel better, lower your stress level and enjoy all of the amazing health benefits of regular physical activity.

 

 

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