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    Health & Wellness

    5 Stress Management Activities to Try Today

    The struggle is real. We all know stress is bad for your health, especially chronic stress. These days it seems like there’s no way around it. This isn’t yet another post telling you how bad stress is. This post is all about actionable steps you can use to help. Here are 5 (free!) stress management activities to try today to take back some control since the world has turned upside down.   Disclaimer: Always seek proper instruction before initiating an exercise program. Not everything is great for everyone! Consult with your qualified health care practitioners for an exercise program tailored to your needs. Stay healthy and injury-free people! Read the full disclaimer. 1.…

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    Proactive Tips to Avoid Winter Germs at the Gym

    It’s the middle of winter, and it’s prime cold, flu, and assorted nasty stomach bug season. Exercise can help boost your immune system and combat those winter blues. But how do we keep ourselves healthy when we step into that fitness petri dish? Here are some healthy practices to take with you to avoid those winter (and year-round) germs at the gym. Wash your hands. Hands down (pun intended) one of the easiest and best things you can do! Handwashing is the best way to prevent the spread of germs. And it’s so simple. But don’t take my word for it, check out this article from the CDC, Show Me…

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    How to Evaluate Health & Fitness Information

    If you’ve been around for a minute, you know I’m always encouraging you to seek out credible information for those health and fitness questions. Sounds simple on the surface right? Then you turn to the internet and all of a sudden there are 317 million results in less than a second. Now what? Stepping slightly outside of the box, this post is all about tips you can use today to evaluate health and fitness information. Spoiler alert, it extends way beyond the number of followers, likes, or because a celebrity does it. Why is this so important? Let me back up and tell you a story. Physical therapy school introduced…