Fitness

8 Ways to Stay Safe on the Slopes

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It’s snow time for most of the country, and for skiers and boarders, the sunny skies and fresh, powder topped mountains beckon.  Unfortunately, nothing ruins a great trip as much as an accident that didn’t have to happen. In 2014, more than 290,000 people were treated for winter sports-related injuries, with skiing being the most common, followed by snowboarding, sledding and ... Read More »

How will you celebrate Healthy Weight Week?

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We all remember the story of Goldilocks and her infamous desire for her porridge to be not too hot or too cold, but juuuust right. When it comes to things like America’s health, it seems this Goldilocks principle can apply just as well. On one side of the spectrum, we have rising obesity rates. According to the Centers of Disease ... Read More »

Exercise: Medicine at Any Dose?

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Between winter laziness and recovery from holiday feasting, New Year’s resolutions — particularly those that fall under the exercise category — often prove to be a lot more difficult to keep on track. Perhaps one of your past goals has been to go the extra mile and run your very first marathon, but when it came down to meal prep ... Read More »

The Future of Fitness Trackers

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2015 has been a big year for fitness trackers, with products capable of monitoring heart rate, steps taken, calories burned and more. This information may be fun to share with your friends, but what does it really mean for your health?   Steps Taken Fitness trackers are often used to count the number of steps taken per day. Most fitness ... Read More »

Type 1 vs Type 2 Diabetes

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In the United States 21.0 million people have been diagnosed with diabetes, and 8.1 million people live with undiagnosed diabetes. Overall, diabetes affects 9.3% of the US population, and costs $176 billion in medical expenses each year. Approximately 90% of people living with diabetes have type 2 diabetes. Despite the high prevalence of the disease, many people do not understand ... Read More »