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  • 8 everyday ways to be more active

    8 everyday ways to be more active

    Sitting too much — whether at work, in the car or at home — can have serious health consequences. People who are more sedentary are at a greater risk of some cancers, such as breast and colon cancer, and may actually be taking years off their life.

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  • 10 exercises you can do at work

    10 exercises you can do at work

    Sitting all day can have serious health consequences. Studies have shown that people who sit for long periods of time are at greater risk for cardiovascular disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes and heart problems. Not only does sitting too much put you at an increased risk for disease, but your muscles are missing out on much-needed activity to keep them toned and strong.

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  • The benefits of exercising with a stability ball

    The benefits of exercising with a stability ball

    Stability balls are a popular and versatile piece of fitness equipment used in gyms, homes, physical therapy sessions and even the workplace. Also known as exercise balls, Swiss balls, Physio balls, and balance balls, the purpose of the stability ball is to improve balance, muscle tone and core strength.

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  • Is it time to trade in your running shoes?

    Is it time to trade in your running shoes?

    Running is a sport that requires little equipment, but a good pair of running shoes is a must. A well-fitting, comfortable pair of shoes can reduce injuries, prevent blisters and improve performance.

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  • How to make your New Year’s resolution stick

    How to make your New Year’s resolution stick

    Making a New Year’s resolution is a good first step to achieving your goals, but simply setting a resolution may not be enough to actually achieve those goals. If you want to look back on 2016 as a year of success, use these tips for making your resolution stick.

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  • 5 tips for setting a realistic New Year’s resolution

    5 tips for setting a realistic New Year’s resolution

    It’s that time of the year when most people are setting goals and making resolutions for what they want to accomplish in the new year. Turning over a new calendar is all about hitting the “reset” button and starting fresh. About 45 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, yet only a mere eight percent actually achieve them. Why?

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  • Bundle up: 5 benefits of a winter workout

    Bundle up: 5 benefits of a winter workout

    Are you dreading winter weather because you don’t want to move your workout indoors? It may be cold outside, but braving the cold temps for your workout could actually have added benefits.

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  • Is sitting too much impacting your health?

    Is sitting too much impacting your health?

    Believe it or not, sitting too much at work and at home can have a major impact on your health. And surprisingly, trying to make up time spent sitting with extra exercise does little to reverse the negative effects of sitting.

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  • How Does Exercise Affect Sleep?

    How Does Exercise Affect Sleep?

    Having trouble falling asleep and staying asleep at night? Try exercise—just don’t expect to see improvements overnight.

    Research has long suggested the sleep benefits of exercise, but more recent studies reveal that you won’t see those benefits immediately. In a 16-week study, volunteers didn’t notice much improvement in their sleep patterns until the end of the 16 weeks. In the same way that getting good sleep depends on exercise, getting a good exercise in is often dependent on getting a good night’s sleep the night before.

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  • Top 10 Fitness Trends of 2015

    Top 10 Fitness Trends of 2015

    The American College of Sports Medicine predicted that bodyweight training would top the fitness trends of 2015, and an analysis of data from activity tracking devices and digital fitness apps by HIS Inc. confirms it. Americans are looking for back-to-basics fitness programs that focus on building strength and the importance of recovery.

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