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Want the mental health benefits of exercising? Less may be more

Want the mental health benefits of exercising? Less may be more

Recently published research in the Lancet Psychiatry says that just two hours each week of whatever exercise you choose may make a significant impact on mental health, even lessening or preventing depression. More than 1.2 million U.S. adults responded to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey between 2011...

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Here's an easy way to get more done at the gym

Here's an easy way to get more done at the gym

You’re at the gym and just finished a set. Before you start your next set, do you: A.) Walk on a treadmill? B.) Sit on a bench? C.) Lie on the floor? If you’re looking to get the most out of your workout, your answer should be B or C. That’s what researchers in Utah...

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Doc: The key to healthy living as you age

Doc: The key to healthy living as you age

Getting active means staying active, and I tell my patients this is particularly true in the senior population. What better time to embark on some new pursuits that ultimately lead to longer years of independent living and overall improved well-being? Older patients frequently come to see me complaining of problems in the muscles, joints and...

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Do this to feel thinner in 30 minutes

Do this to feel thinner in 30 minutes

Researchers report that just one 30-minute workout could be enough for people to feel thinner and stronger, according to a 2017 study published in Psychology of Sport and Exercise. Sixty college-aged women with body image issues were assigned to a challenging 30-minute cycling workout or to 30 minutes of quiet reading. Immediately after the workout and again...

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Feeling sick? Consider skipping this part of your routine

Feeling sick? Consider skipping this part of your routine

You’ve started a strong workout routine, and you’re beginning to see great results. Your abs are tighter, and your upper arms are less jiggly. You’re a leaner, meaner machine all around. Then you start feeling sick. Do you stay home from the gym and risk losing that momentum? Joe Ozanic, a personal trainer at Advocate...

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4 ways to reduce job search stress

4 ways to reduce job search stress

Here are some practical tips that can help reduce your stress levels during the endeavor.  1. Write down your money plan. When your finances change dramatically, it can be helpful to write down your income and major expenses, such as such as rent/mortgage, utilities, food and transportation. Also record your non-essential spending such as clothes...

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