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Music matters: Building a better workout playlist

When you’re exercising, what you listen to can make a huge difference in your workouts. The right song, played at the right time, can help motivate you and make exercise seem easier. To build your playlist, you have to figure out two things. First, what type of exercise you plan[…]

How brain health is affected by cigarettes and alcohol

In 2016, there were about 49 million Americans over the age of 65. It’s projected that by the year 2050, that number will grow to 80 million. With so many people getting older, the number of people dealing with mental health issues like memory loss and dementia will increase dramatically.[…]

Here’s how to overcome the problem with yo-yo dieting

How many times have you gone on a diet and lost weight, only to put that weight back on a few months later? It’s called yo-yo dieting. You figure out a way to drop the pounds, but then something changes. At some point the diet quits working and the fat[…]

8 reasons you should sign up for virtual race, challenge

Why run a virtual race? Charity races across the country have been shut down by the pandemic. Apparently, getting a lot of strangers together, all breathing heavy around each other isn’t a great idea. Unfortunately, those races may be the biggest fundraiser of the year for some non-profits. The clever[…]

Living longer by reducing chronic inflammation

Chronic inflammation is your body’s immune system constantly in fight mode. Over time, that inflammation can increase your risk of heart attack, stroke, cancer, arthritis or diseases like Crohn’s. The causes of chronic inflammation read like a menu of modern life. Weight gain, poor nutrition, psychological stressors and poor quality[…]

Breakthroughs in the study of inflammation and aging

Inflammation has been associated with an incredible array of diseases. Not the intense inflammation you experience from a passing illness or injury, but rather low-grade inflammation that lasts for years. Low-grade inflammation has been linked to Alzheimer’s, Parkinsons, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), cancer, Crohn’s disease, arthritis and[…]

Some common misconceptions about sunscreens

Sunscreen is an important defense against skin cancer and as a bonus, it helps keep you looking younger. The problem is there are still a lot of misconceptions surrounding it’s effectiveness and how to use it. Here are some of the biggest myths people still believe about sunscreen. Myth: The[…]