Be Careful Not To Overtrain

Jackie just started a fitness program a few months ago and says she feels terrible! She aches all the time and her energy level is zero. She thought that the more she exercised (she’s doing 7 days a week for an hour or more a day) the better she’d feel …

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How To Be Fit Over 40

Almost everyone notices small changes in their body as they age-although the degree and pace that these changes occur depend on several factors. Genetics plays a strong role (the old adage “look at your mom to see how you’ll age”) is partially true. But, even with a strong family history …

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Thanksgiving: A Fit and Healthy Feast

It’s the most gluttonous day of the year, but that doesn’t mean you get a a green light for having a free for all. We need to remember that Thanksgiving is really all about spending time with family and reflecting on what we have to be grateful for as the …

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Prenatal Fitness Tips

Q: I’m pregnant and am worried about continuing my running and strength-training program. This is my first pregnancy and I want to make sure I don’t do anything to cause a problem. Do you have any suggestions for what types of exercise are safe during pregnancy? A: Congratulations on your …

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Choosing An Activity Tracker That’s Right For You

It’s no secret that tracking steps, counting calories, and setting goals are great for your health. And activity trackers are great motivators to set you in the right direction – but with a new gadget hitting the market everyday, how can one decide which is best? We’re breaking down the …

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7 Ways to Stop Being a Spectator in Life

1.) Stop Living in the Past Hindsight is always 20/20, and you better believe that will never stop being true. However, the only times you should be looking to your past is when you’re recalling an enjoyable memory or an important lesson learned. While there is no doubt you should …

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Healthy Living

Have a health nut on your holiday shopping list? Or do you just want to give gifts that encourage a more active and healthier lifestyle? Here are some suggestions to help you choose the perfect present, from eating right, to exercise… and even enhancing your mood!   ​Happylight Sunshine Supplement …

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A Picture of Health

What does “healthy” look like to you? There’s a thousand answers to that question depending on who you ask, for example someone who has always battled their weight might picture “healthy” as being thinner. Someone with a health complication might think that “healthy” looks like not having to take any …

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Gift Guide for Fit Friends and Family

If you’re starting to put your holiday shopping list together, don’t forget to give your loved ones the gifts of health this holiday season. Not only can you give someone the encouragement to try something they’ve always talked about doing, but it’s a great start to all those New Year’s …

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The Health Connection Between Pets and People

We had to put my family dog to rest last week. He was 14 years old (well in to old age) and it was simply his time. His health was in a state that if we had prolonged his life he would have been guaranteed to suffer a painful cardiac …

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