Being Active

Make time for Physical Activity

  Getting more fit and healthy is as easy as adding 30 minutes of activity to each day. You might think to yourself that even that won’t fit in your schedule but you can do it, and it is worth it.      Here’s a few tips for those who have busy days and little… Read More »

Cool-Down to Recover Quicker

Cooling down after a workout can help to rest the body to avoid getting dizzy, reduce the build up of lactic acid, and to recover a little bit faster.       Cool Down Tips: Gradually reduce your heart rate by walking for 5 to ten minutes Stretch. Stretching while your muscles are still warm… Read More »

From the Couch to the Pavement – A Plan to Get You Moving

Get Moving — What are you waiting for? We all know exercise is good for us, but about 80 percent of Americans don’t get the recommended amount of physical activity. What steps have you taken to live a more active life? Are you sitting on the couch waiting for someone to motivate you to get up?  Do you tell… Read More »

Staying Hydrated is Staying Healthy

 When the temperatures rise, getting enough to drink is important whether you’re playing sports, traveling or just sitting in the sun. And it’s critical for your heart health. Keeping the body hydrated helps the heart more easily pump blood through the blood vessels to the muscles. And, it helps the muscles work efficiently. “If you’re… Read More »

Tips for exercising in the Heat

Here are just a few tips to help with exercising while out in the heat. 1. Timing is key: Try to avoid exercising outside in the early afternoon. It’s usually hottest between noon and 3 p.m. 2. Hydrate: Drink water before, during and after physical activity, even if you don’t feel thirsty. Bring a bottle… Read More »

When is the best time of day to work out?

 Trying to find the best time for exercise? The truth is, it’s personal! Follow these tips to figure out what fitness routine works best for you.  Dawn, dusk or dead of night— when’s the best time to work out? Well, that depends on when’s the best time for you, because the benefits of physical activity depend upon how… Read More »

Why is Walking the Most Popular Form of Exercise?

When it comes to simple ways to be healthy, walking is all the rage. Follow these tips getting started and learn more about fitness walking with the AHA.   You can get active in lots of ways, but walking is one of the easiest! For most people, it’s safe, easy to stick with, and low-… Read More »

Why is physical activity so important for health and wellbeing?

There are so many reasons why regular activity boosts your health. Read to learn what those are and how you can incorporate exercise into your day. We know that staying active is one of the best ways to keep our bodies healthy. But did you know it can also improve your overall well-being and quality… Read More »

Get Real About Getting Active

 Making resolutions is easy, but like most things in life, consistent follow through is what creates results and sustains positive change. People of all ages and abilities benefit from being more active. Here are some strategies to help you stick with your physical activity goals after New Year’s resolutions begin to fade and old habits… Read More »

Hate Exercise? 5 Tips That May Change Your Mind

So how can you stop being a hater and get over exercise aversion? You don’t have to be a gym hero to get enough physical activity to improve your health. There are a lot of ways to make regular activity part of your life – which can help you have more energy, handle stress better,… Read More »

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