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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9 Healthy Things To Do Every Morning

October 24, 2012 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

We don’t always wake up feeling super alert, but hopefully we get those neurons firing before starting our tasks for the day. Most of us complete our most important “work” between 8am and noon, but we also tend to rely on coffee or caffeine to get us through or we may just sleep-walk through the morning…

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Should you workout while sick?

October 3, 2012 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week | by

I’ve been asked this question many times, and since I’m sitting here sniffling and a little under the weather mysef, I thought it was appropriate to discuss. Should you workout while sick? Obviously, it depends how sick. If you are taking doctor prescribed medication while sick, it’s best to consult with your doctor to determine..

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Nature or Nurture? Both, please!

August 22, 2012 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week | by

Nurture your mind with nature! No matter what the weather, getting outside and enjoying nature is so great for your brain and body! Benefits Fresh air, sun on your skin, wind in your hair… why don’t we get outside more?! A study done by Rotman Research Institute in Toronto found that simply walking outside can..

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15 to 30 minute workout

August 16, 2012 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week | by

Sometimes it’s all we can do to get in a shower for ourselves during the day. We are all super busy, it’s hot, school is starting, we can’t get in a routine, so many excuses. Bottom line, it’s not always realistic to fit in a one hour workout for more than a couple days a..

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August Fitness Articles

August 3, 2012 | posted in: Fitness Articles - Monthly | by

  Welcome to August! Starting this month, I am sending out fitness/health articles collected by the IDEA Health & Fitness Association. It will only be once per month, so the other 3 weeks you will get my lovely articles. IDEA has recently offered this service, so I’m taking advantage. Some may call it cheating, but..

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