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Winter Workout Tips to Keep You Motivated

Winter Workout Tips to Keep You Motivated

With winter creeping up on us, it means shorter daylight time and colder temperatures. For many people, it will also be a time of the year when their physical activity efforts dip. People often reduce the amount of time they spend being physically active over the winter, usually due in part to it being so cold outside. Add to that the lack of motivation that people have during the darker, colder months, and it’s a recipe for disaster. The good news is that there are things people can do to help stay motivated to keep moving all winter long.

5 Ways Exercise Helps Beat the Blues

5 Ways Exercise Helps Beat the Blues

October is Depression Awareness Month, and a great time to focus on ways to overcome the blues and keep depression away. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, around 16 million adults each year experience the most common type of depression, which is Major Depressive Disorder. The disorder is characterized by having at least five of the symptoms, in which at least one of them is an overwhelming feeling of sadness or a loss of interest and pleasure in most usual activities. The good news for those who would like to keep depression at bay or who are looking to beat the blues is that they may need look no further than consistently exercising.

Shocking Research that Shows Exercise is Medicine

Shocking Research that Shows Exercise is Medicine

Everyone wants to feel healthy, but they may not always know the best way to go about achieving and maintaining good health. Increasingly, researchers are pointing to the fact that exercise is medicine, and yet according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only around 22% of adults in the country meet their physical activity guidelines. Yet the research is piling up that supports the idea that exercise is medicine, and people have a lot of great reasons to make exercising a higher priority in their life.

Tips for Success this National Women’s Health & Fitness Day

Tips for Success this National Women’s Health & Fitness Day

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 is National Women’s Health & Fitness Day. Held on the last Wednesday each September, the day serves as important reminder for women everywhere and of all ages to make their health and fitness a priority. Not only are they often setting the example for children on how to live a healthy life, but it is common for them to put taking care of everyone else ahead of their own needs. Now is the time that every woman should make health and fitness priority number one.

Shocking Military Suicide Rates and Identifying the Signs

Shocking Military Suicide Rates and Identifying the Signs

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, which makes it an important time to move the conversation about suicide forward. While suicide is a national problem, it is one that also affects smaller communities, including the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) community.  These brave men and women have suffered losses not only on the battlefield, but from suicide in recent years.  According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, each day there are around 20 veterans who commit suicide. What’s more, they report that veterans’ suicides account for 18% of the suicide deaths in the country, while they only make up 8.5% of the adult population.

Think you are too busy to exercise? Stop kidding yourself!

Think you are too busy to exercise? Stop kidding yourself!

Our lives are busier than ever, but should it be an excuse for not exercising regularly? We spend time going back and forth to work, sitting in rush hour traffic, taking care of classes, kids, homes, and many other things in between. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people cite a lack of time for being the most common reason they say they don’t exercise. But for most of us, if we get honest with ourselves, we know this isn’t exactly the case. After all, it’s estimated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics that the average adult spends two hours per day watching television, and Nielsen reports that adults over the age of 18 spend around 5.5 hours per week on social media.

5 Fitness Tips Every Teen (and their Parent) Should Read

5 Fitness Tips Every Teen (and their Parent) Should Read

There’s a lot of good reasons for teens to engage in exercising regularly and stay fit. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that students who are physically active tend to have better grades, that higher physical fitness levels are associated with improved cognitive performance, and that those who participate in physical activities have fewer disciplinary problems. Add to that the fact that they will be laying the foundation for a healthy lifestyle and creating great habits, and it’s a great deal all around. Yet many teens and their parents have questions about fitness that may be holding them back.