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Vacations can be fun and fit, if you exercise

Vacations are a chance to relax, reconnect with family and friends, recharge and explore new places. Exercise is often the last thing on your mind. That’s a mistake.  Here’s what happens on most vacations: You probably indulge in rich foods, eating more than you would at home. You might be spending more time with family[…]

You’ll be a better you by motiviating yourself with positive talk

Words have consequences. The things we tell ourselves can change how we behave in different situations. Constantly repeating negative things can contribute to feelings of failure and make us less likely to give our best effort. If we’re destined to fail, why try? One of the fundamental reasons people work out is to improve themselves.[…]

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Due to Hurricane Irma, times, days, places of events may have changed. HIV TESTING — KEY WEST • Gordon Rollins Center, 1434 Kennedy Drive, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., appointments are strongly urged. 305-296-6196. • Florida Department of Health in Monroe County, Gato Building, 1100 Simonton St., walk-in Monday and Wednesday,[…]

Overwhelmed? Here’s how to deal with the problem

There are times in every person’s life when everything seems to crash down at once. So many things happen, it appears impossible to keep moving the way you want. The feeling of being overwhelmed can be so paralyzing, you freeze up and do nothing at all. In order to get past that, here are some[…]

Health Notes

Due to Hurricane Irma, times, days, places of events may have changed. HIV TESTING — KEY WEST • Gordon Rollins Center, 1434 Kennedy Drive, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., appointments are strongly urged. 305-296-6196. • Florida Department of Health in Monroe County, Gato Building, 1100 Simonton St., walk-in Monday and Wednesday,[…]

Watch out for all those extras that add calories to your coffee

Starbucks is the company that made coffee cool in America. Before Starbucks, coffee was often viewed as a commodity that restaurants gave away with free refills. Television advertisements promoted instant brands that required nothing more than hot water and a spoon. Coffee was seen as something that either woke you up in the morning or[…]

Holiday health hazards you should try to avoid

Staying healthy isn’t just about what you should be doing, but things you might want to avoid. When your normal routine changes, you’re more prone to experience problems. For many people, the time of the year most likely to be disruptive is over the October-November-December holiday season. Here are five hazards the season can bring[…]

Health Notes

Due to Hurricane Irma, times, days, places of events may have changed. HIV TESTING — KEY WEST • Gordon Rollins Center, 1434 Kennedy Drive, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., appointments are strongly urged. 305-296-6196. • Florida Department of Health in Monroe County, Gato Building, 1100 Simonton St., walk-in Monday and Wednesday,[…]

Health Notes

HIV TESTING — KEY WEST • Gordon Rollins Center, 1434 Kennedy Drive, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., appointments are strongly urged. 305-296-6196. • Florida Department of Health in Monroe County, Gato Building, 1100 Simonton St., walk-in Monday and Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. 305-809-5664 or[…]

Try these weight loss maintenance strategies

There are plenty of books, articles and television programs that tell you how to lose weight. The problem many people have is what to do once they’ve achieved their goal. Maintaining a healthy weight can be more difficult than losing it, because of all the ways our bodies fight against it. Here are seven things successful dieters do, to[…]