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Incorporating Fitness Into A Busy Schedule

Fitness is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but sometimes it can be hard to find the time to fit it in. Any time you can get up and move is the best time to work out. It doesn't matter if it's in the morning, middle of the day or at night. The Department of Health and Human Services recommends these exercise guidelines: Get at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of...

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Getting Healthy as a Family

The obesity crisis in America is not limited to adults. Children and teens struggle with weight issues. Currently, over 32 percent of children are overweight or obese. Further, if you look around the kitchen table one evening and realize that your whole family needs to lose weight, you aren't alone. The 2015 report released by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation indicates that 69 percent of adults and 32 percent...

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Our Complicated Relationships With Dieting and Weight.

A new “wellness” movement is calling us to accept bodies of all types and to reject dieting. Taffy Brodesser-Akner explores this new anti-diet age in this week’s cover article and discovers that “all this activism didn’t make the world more comfortable with fat people.” Her article lays bare the anguish overweight people continue to feel while living under perpetual scrutiny from others and from themselves. Hundreds of New York Times Magazine readers responded to the...

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Fun and Healthy Back to School Lunch Ideas

Summer has flown by and the new school year is here. It’s time to start thinking about school lunches again. While some are ready to resume their school year routine, others are less than happy to be faced with the daunting task of packing lunches. After all, long work hours combined with various children’s activities can make it hard to prep dinner, let alone lunch for the following day. Often, this time crunch leaves parents...

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Southern Cuisine Increases Stroke Risk

Courtesy: Augusta Chronicle By Tom Corwin Fried chicken, salty ham and sweet tea have long been staples of Southern cuisine but it could also be the reason the region has a much higher stroke rate, research released Thursday found. In findings presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference, researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham found that those with the greatest adherence to a “Southern” diet had a 41 percent increased risk of...

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