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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,[…]

When to change workouts and bonus ways to challenge yourself

One of the ways our bodies grow stronger is by constantly challenging them. It’s not enough to just move a few weights, you’ve got to move progressively heavier weights over time. Without regular new challenges, our bodies stagnate and become less fit.  Generally the longer you’ve been working out, the more frequently you need to[…]

Five things nobody tells you about a 5K race

Training for a 5K race is a great way to stay motivated. You spend weeks training and mapping out everything that’s going to happen on race day. However, despite your best efforts, there are a few things you’re going to encounter in an actual race that you might not be prepared for. Here are the[…]

Fighting back against the weight you gain at the office

A friend of mine recently took a new office job. The hours were perfect, her co-workers were nice and the work was fun. There was just one problem: Everywhere she turned was food. Candy jars on desks, a break room with pastries and a group of co-workers who ordered high calorie breakfasts and lunches daily.[…]

Backward (retro) running: Could it be a better way to run?

A runner I train experienced pain every time she went up or down a flight of stairs. She also had problems doing lunges or squats, even with proper form. After working with a physical therapist for months, the therapist prescribed something unusual. My client was told for the next eight weeks to do all her[…]

How long does it take to lose a pound, fall asleep or digest your food?

I am not a very patient person. I want things to happen right away, and it can be frustrating when I run into obstacles that slow me down. It happens to a lot of people trying to get healthy. You start eating right and exercising, but get upset when your body doesn’t change after just[…]

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,[…]

Hey newbie, here’s some gym slang defined for you

When you join a gym, you’re entering a place with unwritten rules and a strange language. To help you better navigate those first few weeks, here’s what some of that slang means. Newbie is what people call you when you first join a gym. Everybody was a newbie at some point. The best way to[…]

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,[…]