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Here’s what to look for in an office chair

Millions of people sit at a desk for hours every day. The chair you sit in can dramatically affect how you feel when the day is over. But here’s the crazy part. For as much time as people spend sitting in chairs, there’s been surprisingly little research done to figure out what’s best. In fact,[…]

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[…]

Walk easily as you take those 10,000 steps a day

We sit too much. As a society, we’ve taken the work out of hundreds of tasks, so we can move our bodies less. The result has been devastating to our national health.  There are now studies that show that sitting all day can be as hazardous to your health as smoking. Sitting can lower your[…]

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[…]

Here’s how to choose the right diet for you

There is no shortage of advice for people going on a diet. There are tens of thousands of books, magazines, newspaper articles and websites that all claim to have the ultimate program that will help you lose weight and keep it off.  Unfortunately, for the majority of people, the first diet they choose won’t work.[…]

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[…]

Here are five signs it’s time to increase your weights

Muscles grow and get stronger when we stress them. One of the basic principles of strength training is that, in order to improve, we must always do more. We have to increase the weight, number of reps or the duration of exercise to grow. It’s easy to say, but tough to know when an increase[…]

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[…]

Is fasting a good way to lose weight? Yes. No. Maybe.

Last week, I explained a little bit about the more popular fasting programs for weight loss. There are 24-hour fasts where you eat nothing for a full day once or twice a week; Intermittent daily fasts where you restrict your eating to daily windows between 4 and 10 hours; And low calorie, regular calorie days[…]

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[…]