Category Archives: Tips

Preparing for Warmer Weather

Spring in finally here. Well, almost here. It seems like the weather can’t make up its mind about letting spring come in or keeping the winter just a little bit longer. If you’re like me, you are chomping at the … Continue reading

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Instead of hitting the gym, get moving with your family

Instead of hitting the gym, spend an hour or just 30 minutes working out with the family in the great outdoors.

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Staying active with the kids

Community blogger Sean Hermanns’ 4-year-old daughter keeps him busy — a good thing for their relationship and his health.

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How to stay fit for the holidays

Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.

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How to burn off Thanksgiving dinner

Estimate: The average American eats 4,500 calories in the holiday meal.

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Accountability will help keep you on track toward your fitness goals

Share your wellness goals with someone you trust who can help motivate you to stay on track.

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For warding off weight gain, every minute of exercise really does count

A recent study showed that short bouts of intense physical activity can help keep your waistline in check.

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Traveling for a race? Tips to ease anxiety

Some people like to race close to home. They find a race within an hour of their house, sleep in their own beds the night before and come home after. I am not one of those people. I like to … Continue reading

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Wellness Wrap 9/20/13: Football fans consume more fat after losses; Eating around workouts and tweets

The weekly Wellness Wrap provides links to recent health and fitness news. Share your thoughts and links in a comment or email emccracken@ydr.com. Catching up while I was away: New studies are showing that teenagers are exercising more and eating … Continue reading

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Find NEAT ways to burn calories with everyday activities

During the summer at the Byrnes Health Education Center, we don’t do as much teaching because schools are on summer break. That means a big change of pace in my work day. During the school year, I’m on my feet, … Continue reading

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