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Let Go of the Lazy and Get Moving

Louisiana is one of the laziest states in the country, according to a new study, with 30 percent of residents doing no physical activity. Many people sit at a desk during the day and during long commutes, then come home to sit some more ...

5 Tips for a Stress-free Holiday Season

It’s supposed to be the happ-happiest time of the year. But if all the shopping, spending, eating and doing tends to bring out your inner Scrooge, you’ve probably “leaned in” a little too far. Here are some tips to ...

How many crunches does it take to burn off that fun-sized Crunch bar from Halloween?

It’s Halloween – of course you can treat yourself! Just don’t let the term “fun-sized” trick you. Even though they’re bite-sized pieces of candy, the calories can add up quickly. Here are a few stats that ...

What Causes a Charley Horse?

If you’ve ever had a charley horse you remember it well. The sharp, intense pain of your leg or calf muscle suddenly becoming tight and stiff can stop you right in your tracks. Muscle spasms are harmless for the most part, but could ...

Back to School Health Guide

Help your kids start the new school year off on the right foot. From exercise and nutrition, to back packs and sports physcials, here's how you can help: Sleep A good night’s sleep can make all the difference. Children under 13 ...

5 Tips for Selecting the Right Activity Tracker

With dozens of activity trackers on the market, how do you choose the right one? They all rely on the same core technology, but each brand has a unique design and function. Some target athletes and fitness enthusiasts, while others are ...

Top 10 Gift Ideas for the Health Fanatic on Your List

There’s at least one fitness or food fanatic in every family, so we asked our dietitians and personal trainers what the hottest gifts were this year. Here's their top 10, plus a few bonus ideas. Weighted blankets – ...

How to Crush Your Next 5K

Whether you’re racing for a cause, or looking to challenge yourself, 5Ks are one of the most popular races out there. Race day is quick and convenient, and at 3.1 miles, almost anyone can complete a 5K with proper training and the ...

Take it Easy: Physical Activity During Cancer Treatment

Cancer treatment, whether it’s radiation, chemotherapy or surgery, can be challenging. In the past, patients were often told to take it easy and get as much rest as possible --- and this is good advice. But new studies show that light ...

Get Fab Abs in Under 10 Minutes

This quick and effective abs workout helps strengthen your core. This quick workout will tone and strengthen you to the core, but it can be intense. To perform the circuit, move from one exercise to the next as quickly as you can while ...

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