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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 many Burpees does it take to burn off a bite-sized Snickers?

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 ...

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 ...

Is Now the Right Time for Knee Replacement Surgery?

More people are having knee replacement surgery than ever before. While this is partly due to population growth and a rise in obesity, which puts added pressure on knee joints, the increase has been most rapid in 45-64 year olds. Within ...

How to Start Exercising When You're Overweight

Exercise can be a challenge for individuals who are already overweight, but it’s worth the effort health wise. Physical activity is fundamental in warding off illnesses such as obesity, hypertension, and diabetes, and it gets our ...

Benefits of Strength Training

By Vincent Shaw, MD - Baton Rouge General Physicians Strength training is one of the most important ways to stay fit and healthy as you age. Also known as weight or resistance training, it builds muscle, increases bone density and can ...

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