Crush Your Core

August 7, 2014 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week | by

Summer’s over? No way! We’ve still got some bathing suit wearing days ahead. Or maybe we just want a strong core to be healthy and happy Here’s a great idea for a quick core workout that you can fit in everyday. The part that is most important: THINK ABOUT YOUR STOMACH MUSCLES while exercising. If..

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August Monthly Articles

July 29, 2014 | posted in: Fitness Articles - Monthly | by

Happy August! How’s your fitness?! Get some of the latest health news here from the IDEA Health & Fitness Association:   Evening Food Cravings Linked To Circadian SystemDespite best intentions, many people fall prey to unhealthy snack cravings in the late evening. But before you beat yourself up for being seduced by the siren song..

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Vacation Time?

June 17, 2014 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week | by

Summer time can mean new activities, extra outdoor time, and maybe even a vacation or two Those activities are fun and different, but also might mean getting out of our normal routine of eating right and exercising regularly. How do we avoid losing that momentum and keeping our body moving and metabolism up when our..

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November Monthly Articles

October 30, 2013 | posted in: Fitness Articles - Monthly | by

November is right around the corner, pretty soon it’s Thanksgiving, and BAM… holiday season! Ok, slow-down, take a deep breath. Before the holiday craziness starts, take a few minutes to focus on your health. Here are the monthly health articles collected by IDEA Health & Fitness Association. Food Focus: The Good Dark Side Of Greens!..

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October Monthly Articles

October 2, 2013 | posted in: Fitness Articles - Monthly | by

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. October also includes Halloween (scary candy!)… It’s a great month to start focusing on your health! Here are the monthly health articles collected by IDEA Health & Fitness Association. Tai Chi Practice Increases Brain Size Regular tai chi practice may increase brain volume and improve memory and thinking..

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May Monthly Articles

May 1, 2013 | posted in: Fitness Articles - Monthly | by

May is here! Hope everyone is enjoying Spring! Here are the monthly health articles collected by IDEA Health & Fitness Association. Walking Boosts Brain Health  Walking approximately 6–9 miles a week is associated with increased gray matter in the brains of older adults, according to a study published in Neurology (2010; 75 [16], 1415–22). read more » Exercise Harder to..

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April Monthly Articles

April 3, 2013 | posted in: Fitness Articles - Monthly | by

Happy April! Who else is ready for Spring?! Here are the monthly health articles collected by IDEA Health & Fitness Association. The Exercise–Brain Connection  Did you know that your brain is incredibly dynamic? It can change its structure and function by adding new neurons, making new connections between neurons and even creating brand-new blood vessels, all..

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Add 35 Years to Your Life

February 14, 2013 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

Want to add 35 years to your life? Who doesn’t want to live longer?! Here are healthy habits you should include in your lifestyle to up your chances of living longer: Make good friends: Adds 7 years Use a standing desk: Adds 2 years Floss: Adds 6 years Eat a cup of raw vegetables a..

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January Monthly Articles

January 3, 2013 | posted in: Fitness Articles - Monthly | by

Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a great holiday! Here are the monthly health articles collected by IDEA Health & Fitness Association. Exercise May Serve as “Medicine” for Depression  Supporting the interconnection between mind and body, a recent study has found that exercise can serve as a supplemental treatment for 50% of patients with depression..

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December Fitness Articles

December 5, 2012 | posted in: Fitness Articles - Monthly | by

Happy December! Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Here are the monthly health articles collected by IDEA Health & Fitness Assn. Massage Eases Low-Back Pain  For chronic low-back pain, massage therapy seems to be more effective than medications, physical therapy, education and exercise. The study’s purpose was to compare the short-term and long-term effects of..

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