exercise

Springtime is for Runners: How to begin a running routine

Running (or jogging) has many health benefits. First, it’s a prime example of cardio exercise, which keeps your heart and mind healthy. There’s evidence that it can help keep your bones strong as you age by increasing bone density. Running also allows you to get outside and explore your neighborhood or local trails. There are… Read more »

Stop Believing These Five Health Myths

Misinformation is everywhere, and the health world is far from immune from it. These are the top five myths that could be keeping you from success in your healthy lifestyle goals:

20-Minute Thanksgiving Workout

We could all move more during the Thanksgiving holiday! Get your heart rate up and try this 20-minute, at-home workout. Better yet, invite those you live with to join you!

Combat High Blood Pressure with These Tips

Many of us have felt the symptoms of increased blood pressure lately: your heart starts beating faster, you feel nervous and jittery and you can’t settle down. Even the healthiest people experience high blood pressure occasionally as a physical response to anxiety, fear, worry or stress. However, 37 million Americans have chronic hypertension, or high… Read more »

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 »