Good Will Through Fitness and Nutrition

At this time of the year, many people can benefit from your fitness -- not just you! Because we exercise and keep fit, we can help others who are not as fortunate. ...

posted 1 day 6 hours ago by alyne murphy

The Greatest New Ways To Measure Strength

Just because the person next to you can bench 300 pounds, or can dead-lift 500, doesn't mean the strength work you're doing in the gym has no significance. Those are impressive numbers, but there's no reason everyone should be held to such otherworldly and intimidating standards. Find out how you measure up with a few of the better...

posted 2 days 2 hours ago by Jeff Makepeace

Detecting Signs of Diabetes

Diabetes is one of the most prevalent health problems in our country, with some 29.1 million Americans -- or 9.3 percent of the population -- battling the condition.  Here's an even scarier statistic: Three in ten Americans with diabetes don't even know that have it. That's not good. ...

posted 3 days 6 hours ago by Nick Nelson

8 Great Ways Beyond Sunlight To Get Vitamin D This Winter

The winter months are not only responsible for seasonal colds, mountains of snow, and temperatures far below freezing, but also one of the most dangerous risks to your health: lack of vitamin D. With the sun only shining while most of us work, it's important to get this vitamin from different sources.

posted 4 days 5 hours ago by Jeff Makepeace

Be Careful With Kissing

Few things seem quite as innocent or pure as a kiss. But there are hidden health dangers in locking lips, and you should probably be aware of them as the season for flu and other illnesses falls upon us.

posted 5 days 1 hour ago by Nick Nelson

Best Foods And Drinks For Natural Hydration

The basic approach for staying hydrated is incredibly obvious and simple: Drink water, and lots of it. Since H20 is highly accessible and devoid of sugar or calories, you can basically consume as much as you want, and your body will thank you for it.

posted 1 week 1 day ago by Nick Nelson

Home Workouts For The Winter Hibernator

Let's say it just snowed a good, solid foot in your area this winter. Are you really planning on busting out the shovel, digging a pathway for your car, and traversing the frozen tundra, just to make it to the gym for an hour? Wouldn't it be better to just work out at home?

posted 1 week 2 days ago by Jeff Makepeace

Cutting Obesity at the Stem

It's no secret: Obesity is a major issue here in America. It is estimated that more two-thirds of adults in this country are overweight and more than one in three qualify as obese.  The needle is moving in the right direction as people become more aware and accountable with their health, but in the long run, the best way to...

posted 1 week 3 days ago by Nick Nelson

5 Ways To Maintain Health At The Office

You've heard it before, maybe even a few times here on our website; the office environment can be hazardous to your health! Just because you have your work responsibilities, doesn't mean you can't also focus on staying healthy and happy.

posted 1 week 4 days ago by Jeff Makepeace

Reduce Your Winter Stress

As the snow starts falling, stress levels begin to increase for those living in the northern states, especially in the Midwest where the frozen fluff can quickly pile up and cause all sorts of inconveniences. ...

posted 1 week 5 days ago by Nick Nelson

13 Expert Tips To Help Avoid Getting Sick This Winter

I woke up just this morning with that wonderful feeling, that I'm sure most folks get around this time of year; that itch in the back of the throat, combined with that slight bit of sniffles. Throw in a minor cough, and you're got the makings of a cold! 'Tis the season, indeed!

posted 2 weeks 1 day ago by Jeff Makepeace

An Easy Method to Avoid Kidney Stones

While I have heard plenty of horror stories regarding the pain and misery associated with a kidney stone, I've been lucky enough to avoid one up to this point in my life. In an effort to keep it that way, I'll definitely be following this simple lifestyle guideline:...

posted 2 weeks 2 days ago by Nick Nelson

A Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Dinner

A gluten-free Thanksgiving may sound like a daunting challenge, but it's really possible! The dinner that we wait for all year can be put together in way that's safe for people with allergies or sensitivities to the pervasive protein composite.

posted 2 weeks 2 days ago by alyne murphy

Quick Tips To Fast-Track Your Way Back From Injuries

Recovering from an injury, particularly following any surgical procedure, requires lots of patience, hard work, and determination. The prescribed rehab program from your doctor is obviously something you'll need to adhere to, but there are a few more ways you can speed up the recovery process.

posted 2 weeks 3 days ago by Jeff Makepeace

Health Buzz: Major Breakthrough in Anti-Aging?

We live in an age where technological and scientific advancements are opening the door to some pretty incredible possibilities. New research on reversing the process of aging in humans has some people wondering if we're coming too close to "playing God."...

posted 2 weeks 4 days ago by Nick Nelson

HIIT Training: How Much Is Too Much?

High intensity interval training, or HIIT, is a workout style people love because it's quick, it's intense, and it's very efficient at burning calories. Tight schedules have made these workouts more popular, but is it possible to do TOO much?

posted 2 weeks 5 days ago by Jeff Makepeace

The Least Unhealthy Candy Choices

There's really no such thing as a healthy type of candy, but in honor of Halloween, today we're looking at which choices are the least unhealthy. You might be surprised by some the sweets listed here!

posted 3 weeks 1 day ago by Nick Nelson

The Off-Season Workout For Cross Country Skiers

It's nearly November, and the snow's not here...yet! But why wait until the temperatures dip to become an absolute monster on the cross-country ski trails? Some of the most important work to be done is the effort you put in right now -- the off-season.

posted 3 weeks 2 days ago by Jeff Makepeace

Why You Need Smoothies In Your Life

Healthy eating has often been a struggle for me, especially lately. I live alone and I don't usually have the time (or, really, the skills) to cook balanced and nutritious meals, so too often I wind up eating out, ordering pizza or falling back on frozen entrees. A few weeks ago I bought a blender, and it's been a revelation.

posted 3 weeks 3 days ago by Nick Nelson

Foods With The Most Surprisingly Deceptive Portion Sizes

We already know that all of the best snacks on the market are working against a healthy diet. Potato chips, cookies and crackers taste so great, but they're just so bad for you. Yet, there's another way that many foods are ruining diets everywhere: misleading serving sizes!

posted 3 weeks 4 days ago by Jeff Makepeace

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