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A Beginner's Guide to Exercise

You might be wondering, “what’s the right type of exercise for me to try?” or “how long should I exercise?” While figuring out how to begin a new exercise routine may seem overwhelming, it doesn’t have to be. As you get started, use this guide to learn about the five main types of exercise and how to safely incorporate physical activity into your day.    Remember to always consult your physician before starting a new exercise program.  The five types of exercise  When you thi
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5 Weight-Bearing Activities that are Great for Your Bones

Understanding osteoporosis As you get older, it’s not uncommon for your bones to weaken over time. In their 30s, young adults who regularly exercise are more likely to have achieved greater “peak bone mass,” or their maximum bone strength and density, than those who do not, according to the National Institutes of Health. Along with their age, family history and other risk factors, those who haven’t reached peak bone mass may be more at risk of developing osteoporosis.   Osteoporos
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Take the Quiz: What Wellness Activity is Right For You?

Take our quiz to find out which wellness activity is right for you!   =0&&t.left>=0&&t.top=(window.innerheight||document.documentelement.clientheight)-i&&t.left
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12 Tips to Start a Walking Routine You Can Stick With

In addition to weight loss, walking offers other benefits:   It boosts your mood. Walking is a light form of exercise that can improve your mood and reduce anxiety, research shows.1 It strengthens your bones. As we age, we become more prone to osteoporosis, a condition that involves bone loss. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation,2 this is especially true for women. As a low-impact, weight-bearing exercise, walking helps to keep bones healthy by slowing age-related
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6 Healthy Outdoor Activities to Try This Summer

Read on for six different ideas to get you, and your family, moving this summer. 1. Explore a Nearby Park Enjoy a relaxing (and affordable) day in the great outdoors by taking the whole family on a hike or a walk at a nearby park. Not only will you be able to revel in nature’s beauty, but you’ll also be incorporating some quality physical activity. Plus, you don’t have to climb a mountain to reap the health benefits. Even just thirty minutes of walking a day can have a significant impa
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