Healthy Activities for the Whole Family

Family time is precious and coveted, wouldn’t you agree? Between work, social engagements, school, homework and and staying home these days due to the COVID 19 virus, the days can feel hectic and daunting.  The frenetic activity of each day presents a challenge when it comes to focused family time and a desire to achieve […]

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Exercise:  The Way to Happiness

How often have you said, “I just want to be happy”? Perhaps you have been on the giving or receiving end of the phrase, “I just want you to be happy.”  You are not alone.  It seems more people are in a perpetual pursuit of happiness. Happiness is an inherently subjective construct. Cultural differences, past experiences and […]

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Healthy on a Budget

Can you eat healthy without breaking the bank?  Yes!  It can be done. No one should have to spend their whole paycheck on a cart of groceries, despite the reputation healthy food has for being out of reach. We have some recommendations for saving money while eating nutritiously. Try these tips from St. Louis, Brentwood and Clayton, […]

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Anti-Sitting Strategies

Do People Really Sit Too Much?  To understand how time spent sitting can add up to have a negative effect on one’s health, consider the daily schedule of a working adult in North America who exercises two or three days per week: Wake up and get ready for work Commute to work, most likely in […]

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Bone Health

Are you at risk for developing osteoporosis?  By the time 2020 gets here, it’s expected that one in two Americans over the age of 50 are expected to have or be at risk for developing osteoporosis.  This, along with increasing numbers of active agers who are concerned about maintaining their health and wellness as they grow older, […]

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What Causes Muscle Cramps?

  Do you ever experience muscle cramps?  I know I have and they are not fun! Here is a discussion on the causes of muscle cramps. Muscle cramps can stop athletes in their tracks. Although they usually self-extinguish within seconds or minutes, the abrupt, harsh, involuntary muscle contractions can cause mild-to-severe agony and immobility, often accompanied […]

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Different Ways to Plank

The plank is the most familiar and effective core exercise around.  Add some fun challenges to your core workouts with these variations on the basic plank.  Just make sure your body is in one long line from the top of your head to the bottom of your heels. The following variations are best for participants […]

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Weight Loss Made Simple

When was the last time you tried to lose weight ? Were you successful in keeping the pounds off? If you were, congratulations. If not, what happened?  Did you try another approach? We’ve all heard the stories about how so-and-so knows someone who lost 15 pounds in one week. What we don’t hear about is […]

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Kids and Physical Activity

Are your kids getting enough physical activity? Regular physical activity in childhood and adolescence is important for motor development and overall health and fitness. Additionally, solid physical activity behaviors in the early years can help to set a foundation for life-long exercise adherence and an appreciation for physical activity. Unfortunately, most kids are not getting […]

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Burpee Challenge

BURPEES!  UGH!  Everybody hates them; everybody loves them! Don’t know what a burpee is?  It’s a multi-step exercise that essentially combines a squat and push-up, and adding a jump at the end, working muscles in the upper and lower body simultaneously. What’s more, because the exercise involves multiple movements and is repeated, it provides a […]

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