The Truth Behind Weight Loss Ads

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Summer is just around the corner, and so are the endless advertisements for weight loss.  Common sense will tell you that cutting down on your caloric intake and exercising are your best bets for shedding those extra pounds.  But just in case, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) provides some helpful information and tips on what […]

Your Post-Baby Bloom: 9 Resolutions for Renewal

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Your Post-Baby Bloom: Nine Spring Resolutions for Renewing and Refreshing Yourself If the winter winds have been howling outside (while your baby is howling inside), you might be experiencing a touch of the winter blues. After several weeks or months of caring for your new arrival, it’s easy to become stuck in a rut of […]

Graceful, Healthy Aging: Women’s Health Workshop

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Piedmont Fayette Hospital 1279 Building, 3rd Floor Conference Room C Thursday, March 21 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.   The beginning of spring is a great time to focus on getting in shape and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Experts Dr. Verna Thornton, OB/GYN. Piedmont Fayette Hospital’s Sixty Plus Services and Fayette Senior Services Life Enrichment […]

A Healthy Heart is a Happy Heart

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February is American Heart Month. Do yourself a favor and incorporate these simplified ways of doing everyday tasks to save energy for active recreational activities that keep your heart healthy. UTILIZE BODY MECHANICS. One of the easiest ways to save energy is to use your body correctly. This means distributing work over several sets of […]

New Lung Cancer Screening Program at Piedmont Fayette

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Piedmont Fayette Hospital launches new lung cancer screening program Lung cancer causes more deaths than colon, breast and prostate cancer combined, according to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). That’s why Piedmont Fayette Hospital has launched a new lung cancer screening program to improve early detection of the disease, which is the second leading cause […]

Spinning: 5 Expert Tips for Newbies

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If you’ve ever contemplated taking a Spinning class but were too scared to try, you aren’t alone. Many newcomers are intimidated by the loud music, the instructor’s barking orders and the unfamiliar terms. Part of getting fit, however, is leaving your comfort zone and trying something new. Once you have the basics down though, an […]

Healthy New Year’s Resolution Ideas for Kids

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(StatePoint) If eating healthier and getting more exercise tops your New Year’s resolution list, consider extending these worthwhile goals to the whole family. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity in this country has more than tripled over the past 30 years. But you can help your family get the right […]

Patricia Dablah, Kareen Underwood lead with Zumba

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Muy caliente! Zumba instructors Kareen Underwood and Patricia Dablah are heating up the dance floors at gyms across Fayette County, helping both women and men melt away the pounds while having fun. Spend any time around them and you’ll see — their energy is contagious. At first glance, Kareen Underwood seems to have it all: […]

Back to school, back to fitness

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Renewing your commitment to fitness? September is the new January (ARA) – No matter how long it’s been since you set foot in a classroom, September can still bring a sense of starting over, which makes it the perfect time of year to take stock of where you are and where you want to be […]

10 Frugal Tips for Fall Fitness

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The first day of fall is quickly approaching; Saturday, Sept. 22 marks the autumnal equinox and the official end to a sweltering summer. From the crisp, cool air to the brilliantly-colored leaves, this is one of my favorite seasons to be active outdoors. Whether you spent the summer scaling mountains or doing laps in your […]