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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 06:20

Bouncing My Way to Better Health

It was spring break this year when I first noticed just how fantastic my friend Maria was looking. Her leg and arm muscles were defined and she was quite slimmer in the mid-section. She looked ... well ... fit!

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017 08:18

5 Reasons Golf is the Greatest Sport Ever

5ReasonsGolf enews

Sometimes, the grass really is greener on the other side ... when the other side is a golf course, at least. While a golf course might not be boundless, the benefits of the game certainly are!

Published in Cityscene
Wednesday, 01 March 2017 07:50

Run for the Bling

Races are great avenues for inspiration and motivation to live an active, healthy lifestyle. And sometimes, there's a little extra incentive: The Bling.

Published in Wellness
Thursday, 16 April 2015 06:00

Healthy Changes for the Overweight Child

No one wants their child to be teased, discriminated against, or predisposed to health complications later in life. Nor does anyone want to create unhealthy yo-yo dieting habits or body image issues.

Published in Wellness
Thursday, 19 March 2015 10:18

Golf Newbies, Take Note

Golfing as business networking—we hear about this all the time. If you're not out on the links, you're missing opportunities to develop relationships, discuss business, and keep up on industry news.

Published in Cityscene
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 00:00

Fit in 30

I see you, working girl. I know you just finished saving the world—one agonizing e-mail, meeting, and conference call at a time.

Published in Wellness
Wednesday, 07 January 2015 00:00

Fashionably Fit

If you've just penned your New Year's resolutions and more exercise made the list, you'll want to know about the must-have items for a well-rounded exercise wardrobe.

Published in Style
Thursday, 09 January 2014 07:38

Top 10 Healthy Resolutions You'll Want to Keep

Year after year January 1 rolls around and we make promises to ourselves to workout more, eat healthy, and lose weight and then come to find that by January 3, we have one more family party to go to and those chips and french onion dip start calling out your name.

Published in Wellness
Monday, 26 March 2012 16:01

Under Pressure: Give Joints a Break

Wellness-Joint Adam Ciesielski

The number of necessary hip and knee replacements needed between 2000-2010 will double by the end of the present decade, and studies predict the number will double again by 2030. But how do women know if a dull ache in the knees or a lingering pain in the lower back are symptoms of joint strain? And what can women do to help keep knees healthy?

 "Women are burning the candle at both ends these days, and we want to stay active and healthy. There are a lot of demands on our time and energy. When you have (joint) pain, that zaps the strength and energy and the ability to stay mobile and get around with joint pain is limits you from walking distances and makes it hard to go to the grocery store, run errands, go shopping, and all the things that are important in edition to taking care of the family and working," says Kristie Dennett, an Orthopaedic Service Line Coordinator Kristie Dennett of Holland Hospital.

Women are especially prone to knee problems because of the "Q Angle," or the alignment of the knee, hip, and pelvis. More women than men suffer from knee joint pain, Kristie says, which is why the knee should be protected early-on. Other common areas that give women joint trouble are the shoulders and feet–women put extra strain on foot joints because of ill-supporting footwear, although heels do make a girl's feet look good, Kristie says.

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