Category: Health and Exercise


Spring Into Action

Ready to put the darkness and chill of winter behind you? Haul it out of your chair — you know, the one directly in front of your television — and get moving. Take a leisurely walk in the park, ride your bike around the neighborhood, or you could make this the year you try something […]

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Recognizing Asthma Symptoms in Children

Nearly one in 12 children has asthma. In fact, it’s most common chronic illness amongst children. Even with such prevalence, it’s not always easy to tell when a child is suffering from its effects. In honor of World Asthma Day, which takes place on May 2, we’ve put together a list of potential signs that […]

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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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