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Five ways to prevent high blood pressure

Written by Kathleen Connelly on 1/26/2015 6:00:00 AM

Does high blood pressure run in your family?  You may not be able to do anything about your genetics, but you can adopt healthy habits to prevent, or delay, the onset of high blood pressure.

Develop a healthy diet.
Limit the amount of sodium (salt) and alcohol that you consume. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) eating plan promotes healthy eating.  continue reading ...


Pre and post-workout meals

Written by Health Coach on 1/23/2015 6:30:00 AM

Eating before and after a workout is important so that your body has the right amount of nutrients to fuel your body, satisfy hunger and assist in muscle recovery. continue reading ...


Active play for children stuck indoors

Written by Kelly DeWitt on 1/21/2015 6:00:00 AM

Winter can bring cold, inclement weather that can leave children restless because they're trapped indoors. If you are like me and want to try to limit your child's screen time, here are some fun ways to entertain them while stuck indoors: continue reading ...

Tags: exercise , family-friendly | Posted in: Fitness

I have a dream

Written by Carla Ficorilli on 1/19/2015 8:00:00 AM

If you’ve never listened to the infamous “I Have a Dream” speech given by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Washington DC back in 1963, I highly recommend listening to it. It’s an incredible and inspiring speech about the freedoms deserving of every African American. continue reading ...

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At-home exercise circuit

Written by Amanda VanWagner on 1/16/2015 6:30:00 AM

Circuit training is a great way to combine cardiovascular exercise with strength training. It is easy to do at home and can be tailored to fit any fitness level. You can control what the rotations are and how long rotations last.

Here is a sample circuit with 10 rotations: continue reading ...

Tags: cardio , circuit , Fit Friday | Posted in: Fitness

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