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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 »

2020 Walkable Holiday Light Tours

Walking through bright, sparkly holiday light displays are a safe and healthy way to get moving while enjoying time with family. Put on your coziest winter coat, lace up your boots, find a pair of mittens and go on a walkable light tour in your area!

Realistic Weight Management Strategies

Often our efforts to eat smart and move more are in pursuit of other goals, especially weight loss. In fact, the CDC found that half of all Americans, especially women, report attempting to lose weight in the past year. This makes sense considering that our nation’s weight has gone steadily up over the last several… Read more »

Step It Up Walk-tober

Walking is one of the best ways to move more. You don’t need special equipment to walk, just a comfortable pair of shoes. You’ve been practicing walking since you were a toddler, although a few pointers on form can always help. You can walk almost anywhere (even indoors!), although parks, greenways, and sidewalks are more… 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 »

Workouts for Beginners

Many people set goals to increase their physical activity in the new year. With so few Americans meeting the recommended amount of physical activity, this is a great lifestyle change to make. And it’s never too late to get more active to feel better, have more energy, and live healthier. However, you don’t want to… Read more »