6 Ways to Increase Your Activity

By Brad Gillman
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You made the resolution and this year is going to be the year of fit. The result can be defined as whatever you want. Lose weight, finish a major race, eat healthier, or all of them combined.

So you need to build that habit to start being active. Or you already are physically active and just want to kick it up a notch.

The recommendations say adults should get 150 minutes per week of moderate intensive activity - that can include anything from running to cleaning the house. Children and adolescents should be getting 60 minutes per day of vigorous activity.

Here are six ways to help kick start your active new year:



10 New Year's Resolutions to Better Your Health

By Jentry Larsen
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Maintaining a New Year’s resolution is tough. Many set goals that are unrealistic or too vague. You can change your attitude, but changing your behavior can be difficult. Set manageable goals, and if you are committed, you can make these new habits or behaviors permanent. Here are 10 achievable resolutions to help kick start your year:


Family reunites with the medical team that saved young mom's life after a blood clot nearly killed her

By Jason M. Carlton, APR
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“It was like a symphony — everybody played their role, and they played it perfectly…”

Arlee Gregerson delivered a beautiful baby girl via c-section in November, and two days later, she was doing great and feeling ready to return home when she lost consciousness in her husband’s arms.

Plan for a Healthy New Year

By Caroline Shugart
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As the end of 2015 approaches, it is only natural that we evaluate our successes and failures for the year, and consider how we might change our behaviors for 2016.  Nielsen, a global information and measurement company, listed these as the top five New Year’s resolutions for 2015:  staying fit and healthy, losing weight, enjoying life to the fullest, spending less (and saving more), and spending more time with family and friends.  Any of these sound familiar? 


Beating Fast Food

By Caroline Shugart
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What is “fast food”? What eateries do you think of when you hear the phrase, “fast food”? Here are six restaurants: McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Taco Time, Subway, Noodles and Company, and Einstein Bros. Bagels.  Are they purveyors of fast food?  And here are five foods: French fries, hamburgers, vanilla shakes, potato chips, and pepperoni pizza. Are these foods all examples of the dreaded fast food?