exercise

Five Tools for your Stress Toolbox

What is stress? Stress is how the brain and body respond to a challenge or demand. It is a feeling of physical or emotional pressure. Some stress can be good as it allows you to avoid danger or grow and become stronger. However, high levels of stress can impact your physical, mental, and emotional well-being.… Read more »

Keep Kids Busy with Physical Activity

You wake up to your children at your bedside at an impossibly early hour. They are already bouncing off the walls and are ready to start their day. This has become a regular occurrence since they’ve been home from school. You come to the conclusion that they have all of this pent-up energy because they… Read more »

Break a Sweat at Home

We may be at home for a while, but that doesn’t mean you can’t break a sweat! We have a bunch of great indoor, equipment-free exercises to get you back on track, or help you create a new habit. Try these easy-to-follow videos for a blood-pumping workout series, or try them on their own. Put… Read more »

Get Moving for Mental Health

We’ve reached that point in winter when all we crave is a long, warm, sunny day, and reality is the complete opposite. When those low-energy feelings start to arise, the best thing to do is to get moving. Physical activity has many benefits for both your physical and mental health, which can make these days… Read more »

Fall in Love with Heart Healthy Habits: Regular Exercise

February is American Heart Month, and throughout the 29 days of this month (yes, it’s a leap year) we will be promoting awareness and how to reduce your risk of developing heart-related illness and diseases.  Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women, men, and many racial and ethnic groups in the United… Read more »

Fruit Before and After Exercise

Have you ever taken a big bite of an apple and enjoyed how juicy it was? Do you snack on sweet strawberries? How much do you love biting into a ripe, yummy banana? Fruit is nature’s gift to you: it is so tasty and so healthy for you! Why else do we love fruit? There are… Read more »

Move More Your Way

Everyone benefits from moving more. Physical activity is one of the most important and beneficial behaviors for your health across the lifespan. The newest version of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans was released recently. It has been updated with more details about the health benefits of physical activity and recommendations for each age group,… Read more »

Moving More With Less Daylight

Are you still getting used to the time change? It’s nice to have the sun shining in the morning, but it’s rough to get home after dark each evening. If you’re used to taking a walk in the evenings as a way to be active, it just got harder to commit to maintaining that habit… Read more »

Move More in a Park

Did you know that living near a park is linked to being more active? Parks are great places to move more and enjoy the outdoors. You can find family-friendly activities at all types of parks – the neighborhood playground, the local rec sports field, a large urban parks and recreation facility, state and national parks,… Read more »

Spring into Fitness

We are starting to emerge from the cold, dark winter weather. As the weather warms up and all the plants are getting greener, it’s the perfect time to think about how you’ll emerge from winter hibernation on the couch. Research has found that most people are more active during spring and summer than late fall… Read more »