Category: Health and Exercise


For a Healthy Vacation, Take a Walk

Imagine a vacation in which you immerse yourself in another culture, make new friends and enjoy fabulous cuisine—with no worries that your pants will be too snug when you get home. That’s the appeal of walking tours, a popular vacation option for health-conscious travelers who don’t mind working up a sweat as long as there’s […]

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Buy Nothing Day … an Alternative to Black Friday

It comes on the heels of Thanksgiving. Black Friday…the day when holiday shopping becomes a contact sport as people race to fill carts with stuff no one wants or needs. But there’s a new movement afoot fueled by a belief that the true spirit of the holidays has nothing to do with shopping. Instead, it’s […]

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Do Fitness Trackers Really Improve Your Health?

Millions of Americans now wear fitness bands on their wrists to count their steps daily. Some employers are using fitness trackers to set goals—and rewards—for employees. Health and life insurers are offering premium discounts for wearing one. School systems are even using them to enable self-directed physical education programs. How accurate are they? Fitness bands […]

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Exploring Autumn

Candied apples, campfires, color … October’s gifts. Explore autumn’s intoxicating sights, smells and tastes as if for the first time. What do you like to do this season? Here are some ideas to add to your own for a rich autumnal experience. Just do it before the snow flies. See the Colors Pump up your […]

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Four Reasons to Love Cooler Weather Fitness

You made strides on your fitness goals this summer. You threw on your shorts and tank top and went for a run or took a brisk walk through your neighborhood or joined a group for a boot camp in the park. As cooler weather approaches, does it really need to change? Or do you need […]

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