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Category Archives: Exercise

Exercise for Kids: Shake Out Extra Energy

Posted on April 10th, 2014

Posted by Jennifer A. DiGiovanni, guest blogger After an extremely long winter, your kids have most likely stored up enough excess energy to power a small city. As springtime kicks into high gear, the longer daylight hours increase everyone’s alertness, and parents always seem to be trying to encourage exercise for kids to keep them physically [...]

Mom and Baby Yoga Offers Physical, Mental Benefits

Posted on March 12th, 2014

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger If you’ve ever practiced yoga, you are no doubt aware of all the wonderful benefits of these stretching and breathing exercises. But did you know this practice can also be great for your baby? Besides giving you a postpartum workout, mom and baby yoga is also associated with developmental benefits [...]

Transit Bikes Reducing Large Cities’ Carbon Footprint

Posted on February 26th, 2014

Posted by Steve Green, guest blogger Large cities are looking toward transit bikes and public transportation to help relieve congestion on city streets while reducing the carbon footprint that is a byproduct of motor vehicle transportation. It’s not a secret that residents of United States are some of the worst carbon footprint offenders, especially in [...]

Avoid the Winter Blues

Posted on January 31st, 2014

Posted by Steve Auger, guest blogger When the temperature drops and snow banks climb, the winter blues can easily set in. The onset of winter may make you want to hibernate, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Instead, seek out new and creative ways to stay upbeat and positive despite the bitter cold, slick [...]

Five Winter Health Myths Debunked

Posted on January 29th, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Winter brings flu and cold season—and a lot of bad medical advice. Our society tends to perpetuate a wide range of old wives’ tales when it comes to winter health, some of which can be more harmful than healthy. To help set things straight, here is the real scoop on [...]

What to Look for When Joining a Gym

Posted on January 22nd, 2014

Posted by Steve Auger, guest blogger Joining a gym is one of the most common lifestyle changes people make as the calendar turns. January is a time for new beginnings and setting goals. Whether you want to improve your health or merely shed a few pounds from holiday indulgences, starting a fitness plan can be a great [...]

14 Healthy New Years Resolutions for 2014

Posted on December 26th, 2013

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger Have you started to think about ways to improve yourself in 2014? For the last several years, I’ve focused on healthy New Years resolutions. After all, if I’m doing and feeling well, I’m a better friend, wife, daughter, sister, and colleague. Here are some of the ways you can plan [...]

6 Tips for Staying Healthy During the Holidays

Posted on November 20th, 2013

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger Don’t let exhaustion ruin the holiday season. Sure, you have to spend extra time decorating the house, shopping for holiday gifts, and preparing for out-of-town guests. But you also need to make time for yourself. Here are six tips for staying healthy during the holidays, both physically and mentally! [...]