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Healthy Living Series: 7 Tips to Make Outdoor Exercise Safe and Fun

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Exercise Outdoors In Winter

7 Tips for Taking Your Exercise Outdoors this Winter

Don’t wait until spring to continue (or start) your exercise routine: If you don’t belong to a gym, remember that the cold weather can be invigorating and a refreshing change of pace! As always, exercise will reduce stress and help clear your mind. If you’re feeling unmotivated or unsure about how to start here are a few tips to help you get going on a walking program:

Healthy Living Series: Got Leg Pain? Check Your Back

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Lower Back Problems And Leg Pain

Leg pain has many different causes, and while most people wouldn’t typically associate leg pain with back problems, there are several ways that the back has been linked to chronic pain in the lower extremities. If you are suffering from leg pain, a surgeon will be able to determine the cause of the pain, and create a successful treatment plan. Below are a few common conditions affecting the back or spine that often result in leg pain.

Healthy Living Series: Knee Exercises To Improve Your Strength And Flexibility

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Knee Exercises For Flexibility

Flexible, strong muscles are the best way to keep your knees healthy and prevent future injury, so even if you have some knee pain, developing an exercise routine that will strengthen the surrounding muscles can help you in more ways than one. Strengthening the muscles surrounding your knee helps to alleviate some of the stress and strain placed on the knee when performing everyday activities. Stretching can also help you build more flexibility, which can reduce tightness that is sometimes caused by strengthening the muscles through exercise.

Healthy Living Series: Reduce Stress with Yoga and Protect Your Memory

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

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Stress can contribute to a number of medical problems and create health concerns over the short and long term. When the body is under stress for any reason, powerful hormones called adrenaline and cortisol are released into the body to help cope with the stress. However, the long-term impact of continued stress can be pronounced, as our bodies were not designed to be under high levels of stress for long periods of time. To keep a healthy balance in the body and mind, it is important to take steps to reduce stress levels and protect your memory.