Health & Wellness

Radiate health from the inside out

By Aimee Hodges What is the motivation behind your daily exercise goals? Are you attempting to build muscle, create definition or simply support overall health? Work­ing out can help you ...
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UV Awareness Month

By Amy Dangelmayr, FNP-C The sun is essential to good health and contributes to a sense of well-being.  However, unprotected exposure to the sun’s ultraviolent rays can cause premature skin ...
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What to Expect from Your Exercise Routine

By Aimee Hodges, CI-CPT, Personal Trainer, Fit-N-Wise, Opposite Way Training Sometimes where to begin a new exercise program is as overwhelming a life decision one can make however with some ...
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National Nutrition Month – Eating Right

We have heard many times that nutrition plays an important role in good health. Making smarter food choices as well as managing appropriate food portions are key to maintaining a healthy weight ...
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Yoga is for everyone

By Aimee Hodges  To define Yoga would be like trying to define happiness, different for everyone but containing a common goal.  A common definition is a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, ...
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Five ways to jump-start your heart health

(BPT) - If you’re looking to improve your heart health, each day is all about making a choice that moves you in the right direction. You’d rather stay in with a big bowl of ice cream. But maybe ...
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Why probiotics should be a part of your routine

(BPT) - At the turn of the calendar, many people begin taking action on what they plan to accomplish in the new year. Some have resolved to take up a new hobby, to save more money, to travel and, ...
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Five physician-approved nutrition tips to look and feel your best

(BPT) - Looking and feeling your best go hand in hand. When you take charge of your well-being, you'll feel healthier inside and out. Small efforts every day add up to a big impact. "By taking ...
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3 Ways Seniors Can Get More from their Smartphones

(StatePoint) With the rapid pace of new developments in smartphone technology, it can be hard to keep up with all the changes, especially if you grew up in an era when phones were attached to a ...
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How to Manage the Symptoms of Menopause

(StatePoint) Menopause is often associated with troublesome symptoms like hot flashes and mood swings, yet even more serious health issues may be part of this life stage, such as heart ...
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What Parents & Grandparents Should Know About HPV Vaccinations

By Mark Arredondo MD, FACS   The human papilloma virus (HPV) is comprised of 150 various viruses that cause infection. About 75% are skin viruses leading to growths or warts, but ...
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Understanding the Serious Nature of Mini-Strokes

  Knowing the warning signs of a mini-stroke could help save a life.   A survey conducted by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association shows one-third of ...
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Spotlight on Health: Prostate Cancer Screening

Concepts in Prostate Cancer Screening - Is a diagnosis as bad as we thought? By Mark Arredondo, MD FACS   Most men will not develop prostate cancer but we know that increasing age ...
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What’s the deal with multivitamins?

By Helen Sanders, Health Ambition   Most people know that getting the right nutrition is important, especially as we age. Multivitamins are the little one-a-day supplement which ...
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Actively Speaking: The Best Fit

By Aimee Hodges, CI-CPT   May I begin with a confession? I am secretly judging your shoes. I notice all types of shoes, from high heels to running shoes. Spotting the latest trends in ...
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Actively Speaking: The New Year’s Day Workout

by Aimee Hodges, CI-CPT   January is here!. Coming off a holiday smorgasbord, it's time to face the facts – our bodies need to get moving but our minds wonder where to begin. ...
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