7 Tips to Motivate Yourself to Exercise

Is exercising more often one of your New Year’s resolutions? Having trouble getting started? If you’re not already a fitness buff, it can be difficult to begin — and stick to — a new workout routine. But there are several ways to set yourself up for success. Try these seven science-backed tips for exercise motivation. 1. CHANGE YOUR MINDSET …

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7 Ways to Give Yourself More Free Time

Are you happy with the amount of free time you have? Time with no obligations, when you can relax and do whatever you want? For many of us, unscheduled free time is at a premium. Between work, family and other obligations, there’s very little “me” time left at the end of the day. But research shows having …

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Why Hats Should Be Mandatory for Your Kids in Cold Temperatures

When bitterly cold temperatures hit, you have to be careful to avoid staying out in the frigid air for too long. A cold weather emergency can happen relatively quickly, especially with children. Your child should never leave the house without a hat in this kind of weather. Children, especially younger children, can lose a third of their …

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Why You Can’t Shake That Cold: Tips on Walking Pneumonia

When you have cold-like symptoms — headache, runny nose, cough and a sore throat — you likely slow down a bit, thinking you can beat it in a few days. But when the symptoms linger or worsen — not enough to knock you off your feet, but enough so that you can’t ignore them — you may have walking pneumonia. Walking, …

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10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions

New Year's resolutions have a habit of being broken more than any other goals. This year, impress your friends and show yourself resolved to follow through with these 10 scientifically-proven ways to honor your commitments to self-improvement and healthy change. 1. TO FEEL MORE FULFILLED, VOLUNTEER. People who volunteer as little as two hours each …

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Why Working Out with Friends Makes You Fitter

For many of us, working out is a major chore. But we still try. We sign up for gym memberships. We buy a new pair of sneakers. We start going to that dreadful 6am bootcamp workout. But a few weeks later, we’re back where we started: on the couch watching reruns of Friends. But maybe more …

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22 Fast Facts About Exercise and Your Heart

You may think you know all there is to know about your heart and exercise. But myths abound about how much — and what kind of — physical activity you need. Here, Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Director Erik Van Iterson, PhD, shares 22 key facts about heart-healthy exercise: Physical activity is an important way to prevent heart disease – the …

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8 Fun Indoor Activities to Beat the Winter Blues

If winter is your least favorite season, maybe you’re just not taking full advantage of all the fun activities you can do while you’re inside hibernating. Let’s face it: sitting inside all winter, counting the days down until spring arrives is depressing. Here are indoor activities and tips for crushing the winter blues and actually having some …

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7 Tips to Avoid Overspending on Gifts This Holiday Season

The Winter holiday season in America has become a monthslong shopping extravaganza. And as the ever-expanding Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales indicate, Americans continue to plan their holidays around their wallets. While it's not uncommon for Americans to rack up some amount of debt during the holiday season, they can use these tips to avoid complications because of …

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How to Help Your Baby or Toddler Clear a Stuffy Nose

When your child’s too young to blow his or her nose, the job of getting out excess mucus from allergies or illness falls to you. (Lucky you!) So it’s time to — ahem —  suck it up and become a mucus removal expert. It’s not a pretty process, but a job well done will help your child breathe easier …

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