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With winter creeping up on us, it means shorter daylight time and colder temperatures. For many people, it will also be a time of the year when their physical activity efforts dip. People often reduce the amount of time they spend being physically active over the winter, usually due in part to it being so …

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Written by Caitlin Schille, MPH Are you familiar with the relatively new term of “fat-shaming?” Fat-shaming is when people try to make others who fall into the categories of overweight and obese feel badly about themselves and about their bodies. Those staunchly against fat-shaming promote overall body positivity— the idea that all people should feel …

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HIIT training

High intensity interval training (HIIT) has many advantages over other forms of exercise. Possibly its largest advantage is that HIIT can be performed with just about any piece of exercise equipment that you can think of, including your own body. This means that there is no reason at all why your exercises should become stale …

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46 Ways to Get Moving Written by Caitlin Schille If exercise feels like a chore, switch it up! Physical activity is so much more than going to the gym and putting in a half hour on the treadmill. Any movement is good movement! Read through our list of fun and creative ways to bring some …

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By Joy Stephenson-Laws, JD, Founder The incidence of children with obesity in the United States has more than tripled since the 1970s, according to theCenters for Disease Control and Prevention  (CDC). Currently about one in five school-aged children (ages 6-19) are obese. In addition, “about one-third of American youth are overweight, a problem closely related …

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holiday health

Who doesn’t love the holiday season and all the occasions to dress up, hang out with family and friends and sip on eggnog or mulled wine? The problem is, that with a filled glass in one hand and endless trays of finger foods circling the room, it’s easy to lose track of how much you’re …

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Written by Sophie Ringer America has changed a lot in the last 50 years. Hair trends, language and diet have all evolved. Research and developments have led Americans to make many dietary changes, such as eating chicken instead of red meat and choosing almond milk over whole milk. Today, food is cheaper and more available …

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It’s the time of year so many people dread. Just when the last of the Halloween candy is either consumed or discarded; BAM! Thanksgiving. And the sugar binge begins anew. The holiday season is a three-month junk food marathon, but Thanksgiving is the foremost culprit. Why? The entire holiday is based around a meal! Sure, …

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