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Beginning a Running Program

By Bon Secours In Motion Physical Therapy Clinical Coordinator Lee Beasley MSPT, OSC Before beginning a running program, many people like to set goals to keep them on track. Whether your motivation is independent or social, the right plan can go a long way towards your overall success. As with anyone beginning physical fitness, we […]

Playing Sports Offers Physical, Mental Benefits for Kids and Adults

A new poll shows that many parents say playing sports helps their children mentally, physically and socially. Despite understanding the potential health benefits of playing sports, only one in four adults participate in such activities, according to the poll conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. […]

Walk Away from Heart Disease, Stroke Risks

Officials from the American Heart Association are encouraging people nationwide to take at least 30 minutes out of their day to get up and walk. They’ve declared April 1 as National Walking Day to remind people that as we become less active, our risk for heart disease, stroke and other diseases increases. About 80 percent […]

How to Run Your First 5K

Even if you haven’t run in years, a Couch to 5K program can help you build up your ability to run a 5K (about 3 miles) without stopping. These programs make great New Year’s Resolutions because they offer a specific goal, an easy-to-follow plan and awesome health benefits. Before you start the program, it’s important […]

Exercise May Protect Older Women from Irregular Heartbeat

Older women who are obese or have a normal weight can reduce their risk of developing a life-threatening irregular heartbeat by doing more physical activity, a new study finds. The findings contradict previous research which suggested that strenuous exercise might raise the risk of atrial fibrillation, according to a news release from the American Heart […]

Go the distance – safely

Running a marathon, half marathon or a 10K asks a lot of your body, from your heart to your muscles to your joints. You can improve your performance and take care of your body by following the tips below. Prepare slowly. Work your way up from smaller distances before attempting any long distance races. To […]

Exercise Improves Sleep Quality, Poll Shows

Want to feel more rested when you wake up in the morning? It may be as simple as making sure you exercise. In fact, people who exercise report better sleep than those who don’t work out – even if they get the same amount of shut-eye every night, according to results from a poll conducted […]

Moderate Physical Activity Helps Women Lower Stroke Risk

Intense exercises such as running, boot camp classes and high-impact aerobics may burn a lot of calories, but when it comes to cutting the risk for stroke among women, moderate physical activity may be all that’s needed. Researchers say activities such as brisk walking and playing tennis – moderate physical activities – can lower a […]

Are You Running Too Fast?

If you’re a runner, chances are good that you are working towards a goal like building up your speed, increasing your distance, training for a race, or achieving a new personal record. So what if there were one simple thing that you could do to help you achieve all of those goals? There is: slow […]

Wash All Fruits – Even the Ones You Peel

Most people know they can prevent illness by washing fruits likes grapes and apples because the peel is edible. But it’s also important to clean foods like bananas and oranges before you peel them because dirt and bacteria can be transferred from the knife onto the fruit or vegetable, according to the Academy of Nutrition […]