Saturday, April 29, 2017

Feature Story

Launch a Healthy (Realistic) Summer

by Michelle Sutton-Kerchner The time of year for fun and relaxation has arrived. Be energized to make the most of it … Summer promises nice weather, vacation days, and casual gatherings on the patio with friends and family. We approach this new season with an expanse of calendar days ahead of us, ready to be filled with good times, tank shirts, and radiant sunshine everywhere. Before the final school bell rings or office summer hours begin, prepare yourself. Life is not a postcard. Accept Yourself If you dug into your summer clothes anxious to see a year’s worth of workout results revealed, realize a snug zipper or two is not a sign of failure. We often expect too much, too fast from ourselves, especially regarding fitness efforts. Accept that your beach body is a work in progress, which is great since you reside in the same body all year. Do not spend a single sunny day lamenting the smaller size you hoped to accomplish. Do another round of personal training sessions and try again. Fitness is part of a healthy lifestyle, which goes beyond sculpted biceps and unrealistic body imagery. Focus more on the health benefits gained than the weight …

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Stay Cool

As summer’s heat approaches, follow these safety tips to protect your heart …

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How Fit Are Your Feelings?

Want to get your mood into better shape? Try 30 minutes of exercise …

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Habits for Weight Loss

Add these weight-loss strategies throughout your day. You’ll be motivated to make them a habit …

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Shake off Your Allergies

Exercise provides multiple benefits to allergy sufferers, beyond the ability to grab tissues quicker. Work out more and sneeze a little less …

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