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We all know how the next day feels when we don’t sleep well. Missing out on the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep nightly does more than just make you grouchy, it can affect your physical and mental health. During sleep, your body heals itself and...

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“It runs in my family.” Many people have said or thought this at some point in time. In some cases, “it” might be a trait such as blue eyes or curly hair. In other cases, it might be high cholesterol or blood pressure or another health issue. Both...

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February is American Heart Month! Our heart is responsible for just about everything that gives our body life, so needless to say – it’s a precious organ we need to care for on a daily basis! Here are 10 ways that you and your family can stay...

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Hip PainA guide to signs, symptoms, treatment, and prevention in adults. Hip pain can be caused by a number of different reasons from traumatic injuries, overuse, and underlying conditions like arthritis.

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Heart rate monitors. A term we’re hearing more and more popular in the world of fitness. Yes, heart rate monitoring has always been there, but now it’s becoming a standard feature on all fitness devices, so it’s easily trackable on a daily basis...

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Winter is a special time of year. It’s a season of festive holidays and long, cozy evenings spent with friends and family.Yet, many of the things that make winter so special can work against us when it comes to keeping up our physical activity...

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Whenever we talk about fitness, we think mainly about strength and endurance and tend to forget about the third component: flexibility!  Let’s face it - it’s hard enough to make time for our cardio and strength sessions… who wants to stretch?  It...

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It’s been said time and time again: Smoking is bad for your health. This phrase is repeated over and over, often beginning in middle school health classes, then through physician recommendations at annual check-ups, and through multiple public...

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You’re on a roll, baby; NOTHING can stop you now!  Back-to-back weeks of sticking to your plan. Not that there hasn’t been temptation, but you’re super proud of yourself control and ability to stick to your goals. You’ve passed up the birthday...

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Picking the right insurance plans for you and your family can be challenging. Weighing monthly premiums and co-pays against yearly deductibles, and comparing the benefits different plans offer, can make your head spin.The less familiar people are...

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