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Archive of: Be Well

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Get Energized

Get Energized

During exercise, some physical changes are obvious – you feel your heart pound, you breathe more rapidly and you feel your muscles burn and become fatigued. But there are other chemical changes of which you may be less aware.

November 2015
Discomfort vs. Injury

Discomfort vs. Injury

Everyone who exercises has experienced muscle soreness during and after a workout. But, what’s the difference between discomfort and injury? How can you tell if your soreness is the sign of an effective workout or if it’s a sign that you need to seek treatment?

October 2015
Common Weight Loss Mistakes

Common Weight Loss Mistakes

Do an Internet search for “weight loss,” and you’ll see many websites that promise quick, easy, painless results. The majority of these are for diet fads that will not work for long-term, sustained weight loss, and in some cases, may even be detrimental to your health. In this article, we are going to discuss and debunk a few of the more popular fads.

August 2015
Run Strong

Run Strong

It seems that there’s a line of thought that says if you want to be a dedicated runner, you should avoid strength-training. In this article, we are going to look at some of the myths surrounding running and weight lifting and discuss how strength-training can actually improve your running performance as well as decrease injury risk.

July 2015
Exercise & Childhood Obesity

Exercise & Childhood Obesity

As the school year winds down and kids look forward to summer vacation, this is the perfect time to focus on exercise and how it can affect childhood obesity.

June 2015
Boosting Metabolism with Food

Boosting Metabolism with Food

When you eat, your body burns calories to chew, digest and process the nutrients in the food. You actually burn calories by consuming calories. This metabolic process is known as the Thermic Effect of Food (TEF). The official dictionary definition is “the amount of energy used in digestion, absorption and distribution of nutrients.”

May 2015
Macronutrients and A Well-Balanced Diet

Macronutrients and A Well-Balanced Diet

This month, we are talking about macronutrients: what they are, what they do and how to balance them to achieve optimal health.

April 2015
Healthful Relationships with Food & Exercise

Healthful Relationships with Food & Exercise

It’s March, and hopefully by the time you are reading this, the temperatures are warming, and the winter weather is beginning to wane. With spring just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to think about the important relationship we have with food and exercise.

March 2015
Exercise for a Healthy Liver

Exercise for a Healthy Liver

The liver is the largest internal organ in the body and is responsible for many bodily functions. Most people know that it serves as the filter of the body, filtering alcohol and infectious organisms from the blood. However, it does much more than that. It plays a part in digestion, regulating the storage and release of sugar, fats and cholesterol into the body. The liver is also responsible for producing important enzymes, hormones and blood proteins as well as immune and clotting factors. The liver performs many vital functions, so any damage to this organ can impact almost every system in the body.

January 2015
Snow Days & Exercise

Snow Days & Exercise

Everyone looks forward to a snow day, right? Getting an unexpected day off from school or work is always exciting. The good news is that you don’t have to miss a workout if you are snowed in.

December 2014
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