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4 ‘Spooky’ Things That Can Happen If You Don’t Exercise

Halloween is right around the corner, and we are starting to see signs of “spooky” decorations and costumes all around us. Sure, ghosts and goblins and witches are spooky, but do you know what else is spooky? All the things that can happen if you don’t live an active lifestyle!A lack of exercise can lead to more severe health issues than weight gain or obesity, though that certainly still is an important concern. Not exercising can lead to physical, mental, and even financial consequences. A life of inactivity can lead to some of these spooky outcomes: 1. Greater Risk of Heart...

Healthy For Life: Women’s Fitness Goals For Every Decade

Fitness For Life March is Women’s History Month, so we want to dedicate this post specifically to womens’ fitness. No matter what your age is, exercise and fitness should be part of your daily routine. “Staying fit reduces the risk factors of heart disease,” says Jennifer H. Mieres, director of nuclear cardiology and an assistant professor at New York University School of Medicine. “By exercising regularly, you can also control cholesterol, weight, blood pressure, and stress.”Fitness can become a lifetime habit if you develop good exercise habits when you are young. However, it’s never too late to start. While maintaining your...

How Gratitude Improves Your Health and Well-Being

The Thanksgiving season is a time where people start to reflect on the things they are grateful for in their lives. This is an excellent practice, but most people only highlight their gratitude on Thanksgiving, then neglect to do so for the rest of the year. This year, we’d like to encourage you to practice gratitude all year-round.This is an excellent practice that can keep you grounded and uplifted, particularly during difficult times. Regularly practicing gratitude can have lasting effects on your health and well-being. In fact, many studies over the past decade have found that people who consciously count...

October is Eat Better, Eat Together Month

When was the last time your entire family sat down and enjoyed a healthy, home-cooked meal together? If you feel like it’s been a while since your family shared a meal, October is a great time to start eating together more often. October is National Eat Better, Eat Together Month, where families are encouraged to gather together during mealtimes.Eating together can make a big difference in your family’s health. Meals tend to be more balanced and nutritious when families eat together, and kids who regularly eat with their families are more likely to eat fruits and vegetables instead of snacking...

Love Yourself This Valentine’s Day (And Every Day) With These Self-Care Tips

It’s February, which means Valentine’s Day is upon us. The shelves at every store are filling up with heart-shaped chocolate boxes, pink and red are everywhere, and people are either trying to make romantic plans with their significant other, or hibernating until Valentine’s Day is over.But this Valentine’s Day, regardless of whether you’re single or in a relationship, take the focus off of a romantic relationship, and consider the relationship you have with yourself. Valentine’s Day only comes around once a year, but by learning to love yourself daily can change your life for the better.  What is Self-Care? Self-care can be...

Roundup of the Most Innovative in Fitness Tech

It’s not news to anyone that technology has been having a growing influence in the world of fitness and wellness. There were more than 500 vendors at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year showcasing the latest in digital health products. Here’s our roundup of a few of the most innovative health and fitness gadgets from this past year. Lumen [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="372"] via Lumen[/caption]Lumen is portable device connected to an app that accurately measures your metabolism. It analyzes the CO2 concentration in your breath to identify whether your body is using fat or carbs as fuel to produce energy.Lumen uses...

How to Have a Fun and Healthy Halloween!

Halloween should be a fun time celebrating the spooky season and letting your imagination run wild. However, Halloween candy can have a truly haunting effect on our bodies. While sneaking in a little chocolate bar here or there can seem harmless, the negative effects can slowly *creep* up on you if you’re not careful!According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, we consume nearly 25 pounds of candy every year. Excessive sugar intake is a major contributing factor of rising obesity rates. It’s estimated that the average child will collect between 3,500 and 7,000 calories of candy while trick-or-treating! Spooked...

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4 Habits To Stay Fit Despite A Busy Schedule

Most of us spend our days running around, trying to meet deadlines at work, shuffling kids to and from school, bearing long commutes, and other daily responsibilities. The priority to exercise regularly and cook healthy meals is often pushed aside in our busy, hectic lives.One of the biggest obstacles people face is trying to find time to fit in regular physical activity. But with the right habits, you can easily prioritize health and fitness in your life.Here are four habits you can build to help you prioritize fitness despite a busy schedule:1. Plan Ahead to Minimize Decisions Remember how Steve Jobs iconically...