Posts Tagged 'exercise'

5 Ways to Encourage Active Children in a Digital World

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If you have children, then you’re probably very familiar with this scenario: your kids finish their homework (or try to avoid finishing their homework), and then immediately want to turn on the TV and computer. It’s common for kids to want to engage with technology, but spending all their time hunched over the screen isn’t good for their well-being. In addition to being harmful to their health (and increasing their chances for obesity), lack of imaginative play can staunch their creativity. But how do you get them to WANT to play outside? Here are 5 ways to encourage them.

Posted by Audrey Willis Jul 28, 2017 Posted in Obesity No Comments

Guidelines for Exercising with a Pacemaker

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If you’ve just started life with a pacemaker, it might feel like everything has changed. The idea of getting back to normal routines, including exercising, can feel daunting or even impossible. However, it’s absolutely possible in most cases to adjust and get back to a good routine—pacemaker patients are often able to resume most exercises eventually, depending on the condition of their heart. Exercise is a great way to build strength, lower cholesterol, and reduce risk for heart disease, so it’s something you should prioritize as soon as you can. If you’re not sure where to start on getting back in shape, here are some guidelines to help you get moving.

Posted by Sarah Daren Jul 13, 2017 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Weight Management, Exercises and Diet for People who use Wheelchairs

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You don’t need to feel that your disability will keep you stuck with excess weight because even as a person with a disability there are many ways you can remain active and manage. The key to activity and weight loss lies in a healthy diet and exercises which concentrate on the abilities that you have rather than focusing on your limitations.

Posted by Zyana Morris Jul 11, 2017 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Improving the Symptoms of Diabetes With Exercise

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For the more than 29 million Americans who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, one of the most sobering aspects they come to grips with is the significant lifestyle changes they need to make. Staying healthy and managing their condition means not only changing their diets and watching what they eat more carefully, but also doing what they can to be more active. Medication has become more sophisticated over the years, but the best way to manage Type 2 diabetes remains living a healthier lifestyle with proper diet and exercise at its core. For those who are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, proper diet and exercise isn’t just a good idea — it’s critical for avoiding serious health issues later in life. However, the idea of changing the way they live can be daunting to many people.

Posted by Nicole Sweiss Jul 05, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Do Multivitamins Actually Benefit Your Health?

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If you’ve ever wondered if the multivitamins you pop at breakfast do you any good, you’re not the only one. Multivitamins seem great in theory, but they might not be making the kind of positive impact you’d like to see, especially for what you spend. Chewy and sweet gummies make the pill easier to swallow for kids, but are they really worth buying at all? Do multivitamins actually benefit your health? Let’s take a look.

Posted by Audrey Willis Jun 22, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

5 Challenges to Maintaining Regular Exercise Regimen

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Do you have a hard time maintaining a regular exercise schedule? Most people do. If staying motivated to hit the gym was easy, there wouldn’t be so many people giving up on their fitness resolutions in mid-February, and gyms would stay packed year round. You might see very fit people and wonder how they do it. Is it willpower? Innate athleticism? Of course, it varies. The journey to physical fitness is different for everyone, and you might be surprised to learn that the people you envy had a tough road to get where they are. Staying on track can be a challenge, but these 5 barriers to regular exercise CAN be overcome. Let’s take a look.

Posted by Sarah Daren Jun 19, 2017 Posted in Obesity 1 Comment

What Can We Do to Help Senior Citizens Through Drug Abuse and Addiction?

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Substance abuse is a problem that has severely plagued humanity’s last 100 years. It’s something that can affect both teens and seniors alike, and according to common knowledge on the matters of drug use, abuse, and addiction, there’s only one thing to blame: the drugs themselves. Human biology is simply too weak to fully resist the chemical hooks that latch onto brain and body, leaving a trail of addicts that need to be policed, jailed, or rehabilitated through some other means. But are the drugs themselves really to blame?

Posted by Rienzi Mosqueda Jun 02, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Health and Medical Advice for Seniors

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You are growing older every passing day. Does this worry you and stress you out? Why? You’ve lived your life, and now is the right time to relax and be care-free.

Yes, your physical health and fitness might lead to problems, which somehow magnify if you income is barely enough for retirement years. But don’t worry, if you take care of a few things, you can be healthy and happy in old age too. Here is some great advice that you should act upon to make the most out of your twilight years.

Posted by Andy Caton May 16, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Active with Animals: How a Four-Legged Friend Can Get You Out and About

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Domestication occurred around 10,000 years ago, and animals have been at our side ever since. The empathy, support, and love displayed by species like dogs or cats can help to support people through many different challenges and issues, including helping in disaster search and rescue, and sniffing out anything from drugs to cancer tumors. Service animals providing support and help for everyday tasks – such as for people with sight or hearing problems – are well known, but they can help in many other ways too: not just for the daily necessities, but for getting out and getting active.

Posted by Jess Walter Mar 23, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Building Up Fitness: It’s Mostly Mental

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Have you ever wondered how top athletes do it? How they manage to just keep going, running that last mile, pushing past the person ahead of them to take the lead? While it’s true they’ve spent years toning their bodies to be the best they can be, that’s not the only thing that sets them apart and allows them to perform amazing feats of athleticism. The mental component of exercise is an enormous challenge for many people, whether they’re just starting to get fit or pushing themselves to the next level of competition. The greatest athletes have been shown to have exceptionally high levels of mental toughness to help them push beyond their rivals and win the competition. They train both their minds and their bodies in order to succeed. For the rest of us, developing more mental toughness could be the key to building up and maintaining fitness. But why?

Posted by Sarah Daren Mar 20, 2017 Posted in Obesity 1 Comment