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September 30, 2014
Think Fun when Exercising and You’ll Eat Less Later!

Source: Cornell UniversityThink of your next exercise workout as a “fun run” or as a well-deserved break, and you’ll eat less afterward.  Think of it as exercise or as a workout and you’ll later eat more dessert and snacks to reward yourself.These new findings from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab study involved two studies […]


September 25, 2014
Want Kids to Eat Their Vegetables? New Study Suggests You Can Count on Books to Do Your Bidding

Source: American Council on ExerciseGood news out of Stanford was recently published in the journal Psychological Science, saying that preschoolers can be taught about healthy eating, and actually act on it to eat more vegetables! You can call upon some excellent children’s nutrition books currently on the market to try to replicate the experiment at […]


September 23, 2014
Running Injuries

Source: Journal of the American Medical AssociationMore than 40 million people in the United States run regularly. Although there are many health benefits from running regularly, there is also a risk of injury. Injuries from running usually involve the muscles, tendons, joints, and bones of the legs. Most are due to repetitive activity rather than […]


September 18, 2014
The Top 17 Foods for Heart Health

Source: Cleveland ClinicYou may be eating a balanced diet, but some foods have more heart-healthy nutrients than others. Dietitians from the Heart & Vascular Institute’s Preventive Cardiology Nutrition Program list the best foods to power your heart into healthy old age…View Full Article


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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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