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10 Habits to Kick for Your Health (Part 1)

Written by Courteney

Posted on January 19, 2017 at 1:00 pm

We all have little habits and coping mechanisms that probably aren’t ideal, but it turns out that some of them are actually hazardous to your health. Let’s take a look at a few you should really try to kick if you’re concerned about bettering your health: Smoking makes every list of bad habits out there, but it is so hard on your body that we simply couldn’t exclude it from ours. Smoking causes over 6 million deaths annually and directly contributes to numerous life-threatening cond .......

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What Are Those Pesky “Chicken Bumps” On My Arms?

Written by Courteney

Posted on January 12, 2017 at 11:17 pm

Commonly known as ‘Chicken bumps’, keratosis pilaris is a very prevalent skin condition that primarily affects adolescents and young adults. It is categorized by its gooseflesh appearance and multiple tiny pink or red bumps on certain areas of the body. Is Keratosis Pilaris Harmful? No. Medically speaking, KP is a benign condition that only affects the appearance of the skin. In some cases, KP may cause a confidence problem for people who dislike the appearance of the bumps, but otherwise a .......

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Must-Know Facts About Hypothermia

Written by Courteney

Posted on January 12, 2017 at 1:45 am

Whether you are not used to spending time in the cold or you’re a long-time cold warrior, you can still be affected by deadly hypothermia if temperatures drop too low and you spend time outside unprotected. Let’s take a look some key facts about hypothermia so you’ll know just how to avoid this winter danger: The process of hypothermia begins when the body cannot produce more heat than it loses (usually when the body’s temperature drops below 95’F). Hypothermia isn’t only a freezing .......

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Tips for Exercising Safely in Winter

Written by Courteney

Posted on January 9, 2017 at 12:50 am

Winter can be a beautiful and refreshing season to pursue outdoors exercise and activity, but can also be the most treacherous time to do so if you don’t take the proper precautions. Let’s take a look at some essential safety tips for winter fitness: Listen to your body – if you are feeling uncomfortable or out of the ordinary in any way while exercising outdoors, stop and head back inside to see what may be going on. You could be dehydrated, sick or even on your way to frostbite .......

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QUIZ: Could You Recognize Frostbite Before It’s Too Late?

Written by Courteney

Posted on January 8, 2017 at 12:48 am

Frostbite is a common winter danger that can lead to skin discoloration, dead tissue in the affected area, gangrenous infection or even amputation in severe cases. These are fates you certainly want to avoid while having your winter fun! So, how much do you know about frostbite? Let’s find out. Take a look at the statements below – are they true or false? Try to give the quiz a shot before looking at the answers below. You can write “T or F” for each number on a piece of paper and chec .......

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Ways to Stay Active During the Winter Months

Written by Courteney

Posted on January 7, 2017 at 2:56 am

While seasonal weather changes don’t affect routine gym-goers as much as those who prefer outdoors exercise, many people across the board feel unmotivated to work out in the colder, darker winter months. However, if you fall into the category of those who fall out of sync with their usually dedicated fitness routines in winter, there are many ways to keep that fitness candle burning brightly all through the season. 7 Great Ways to Exercise in Winter Skating – Skating is an excellent winter .......

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How to Reach Your Fitness #Goals (Part 2)

Written by Courteney

Posted on January 6, 2017 at 1:33 am

It is no secret that carrying extra weight can be damaging to your health but it can be difficult to stay motivated while trying to shift those extra pounds. In Part 1, we looked at some tips and tricks to help make your fitness journey a success in, now for a few more: Choose a Healthy Lifestyle Over a “Diet” Those who participate in the latest weight loss trends and diet programs to no avail may be looking at weight loss from the wrong angle. It shouldn’t be all about shedding weight fa .......

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How to Reach Your Fitness #Goals (Part 1)

Written by Courteney

Posted on January 5, 2017 at 1:43 am

We all start with good intentions when it comes to getting in shape, but it can be tricky to stay motivated and see your weight loss goal through to the end. Because reaching a healthy weight is so important for good health, we wanted to take a look at some tips and tricks that may help you stay the course: Attitude Matters Your attitude along your weight loss journey can make or break your chances of success. Negative thoughts can be self-perpetuating and can block you from reaching your goals. .......

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Can An Apple a Day Really Keep the Doc Away?

Written by Courteney

Posted on January 2, 2017 at 1:00 pm

We’ve all heard the old adage about apples keeping the doctor at bay, but what’s so special about apples versus any other fruit? The answer is: plenty! Let’s take a look at some of the many potential benefits a daily apple (when combined with an overall healthy diet) can bring you: Improve brain health – apples contain quercetin which has been associated with reducing cellular death and lowering neuron inflammation. Studies also show that routinely eating apples may even help prevent de .......

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Make 2017 Your Happiest, Healthiest Year Yet (Part 2)

Written by Courteney

Posted on January 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm

As the next year quickly approaches many of us get excited about making resolutions to make the New Year the healthiest and happiest one, but often end up disappointed that these plans didn’t quite pan out. Sometimes that is because we don’t stop to think about just how important these changes can be and how they often act as dominoes to the next important change. In order to live an overall happy and healthy life, many things need to be balanced such as sleep, diet, fitness, stress level an .......

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