Caring for your health before you become pregnant may help you identify areas that put you and/or your baby at risk during pregnancy. First, schedule a pre-conception counseling appointment with your doctor. This discussion can educate you on things... Read more
Whether you are contemplating training for your first 5K race or are a seasoned runner looking to improve your performance, working with a running coach may help you reach your true potential.
The Benefits of Training with a Running Coach
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Starting a regular walking program offers numerous health and fitness benefits!
Good for your heart: Walking regularly can help reduce high blood pressure and high cholesterol, both of which contribute to heart disease.
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For years, battling high blood pressure meant throwing out the salt shaker and throwing on the sweatpants. We now know that there’s more to the picture.
Exercise and maintaining a healthy weight have always been powerful tools for managing... Read more
During the 2008 Summer Olympics, we heard countless inspirational stories about the athletes who were there to compete. Every competitor was special and had an inspiring story of the determination, setbacks, and hard work that got them there. But I c... Read more
Studied Algebra. Ate just at under 2000 calories which isn't too bad for a crazy day. Declaring that tonight I won't binge. I'm stressed & hate math, but food won't help. Hopefully next test will go better. Meet with a teacher on Thursday.... Read more
My life partner has lost 25 pounds on a 2000 calorie diet.. He encourages me to getnon some type of program.. my stress level isnoff the chart and so is my sugar intake.. He suggested this sight to help me.. Any other newbies needing to lose a bit?... Read more
Choose foods that have a high water content (fruits, vegetables, low-fat milk, cooked grains, lean meats, poultry, fish, beans) to increase satisfaction.My favorite example is to compare two sandwiches, one with 4-5 oz sliced turkey and 1 oz cheese;... Read more
Whether you're trying to lose weight, gain weight, or stick to your current weight, you might be tempted to look up the suggested calories per day for your gender, age, and activity level. The following chart should only be used as a reference point... Read more
For anyone looking to lower their risk of diabetes and heart disease, an increase in physical activity is a common prescription from doctors. But often the advice ends there and patients are left asking themselves, "How much additional exe... Read more
Itís been documented for quite a while that thereís a strong link between TV watching and obesity in children. The assumption has usually been that the time a child spends watching TV reduces the time spent on physical activity, but this new researc... Read more
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