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Category: Fitness

December 30, 2015

Winter-Proof Your Workout

Don't let the lazy winter days keep you from maintaining a healthy exercise routine! Here are five easy steps for a winter-proof workout.

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November 4, 2015

Reaching the Finish Line: Beach2Battleship Half-Iron Distance Triat...

Theresa Pearce, a member of the Rex Wellness Center of Garner shares her story about her experiences in two half-iron distance triathlons and achieving her ultimate goal at the Beach to Battleship race in Wilmington, NC. [Read more...]

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Images of bones stained with osmium. Left: bone fat decreased due to exercise. Right: bones of mice on high dose of rosiglitazone. Far right image shows decrease in bone fat due to exercise.

September 8, 2015

Diabetes drug boosts bone fat and fracture risk; exercise can parti...

A new UNC School of Medicine study visualizes the dramatic influence of a diabetes drug on bone health and the benefit of exercise in mice.

Diabetes, Fitness, Orthopedics, Research, Treatment

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June 22, 2015

6 Brain Benefits of Walking

Going on regular walks does not only benefit your physical health, but also your mental health. Read more about the ways that walking has on your brain. [...]

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March 30, 2015

TRX – Fitness Anywhere

Over the past few years I have been doing quite a bit of business and leisure traveling. With little access to a gym on my trips, I was forced into workouts that usually involved running. As much as I like the versatility of running, it’s not my favorite thing to do. I usually ended my…

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February 4, 2015

Wellness Wednesday: Yoga for the Heart

By now you’ve probably heard about the benefits of yoga, traditionally involving slow stretching of the body while focusing on meditation and breathing. But did you know it can also be an integral part of heart disease prevention and management? For one thing, yoga postures work the muscles, which is good for the heart and…

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December 29, 2014

Wellness Wednesday: Tips for Cultivating a Healthier Relationship w...

Maintaining an exercise regimen has the reputation of being challenging. Hundreds of articles provide tips on how to ‘stick with it’ and many of those tips suggest that failure to stay with an exercise program is due to a behavioral fault of the participant. ‘Goal Setting’, ‘Routine’, and ‘Self-Discipline’ are common buzz words associated with…

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December 9, 2014

Wellness Wednesday: Quick Workout

Sometimes it’s hard to make time for your regular workout, especially during the holidays. That’s why we’ve put together a quick workout you can do anytime and anywhere.  Quick Workout: 1 minute: Walk, March, Jog or Climb steps 1 minute: Squats 1 minute: Push Ups (or Wall Push Ups) 1 minute: Jumping Jacks (or Half…

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December 5, 2014

Runners’ Must-Have: Road ID

It's important not to throw caution to the wind while running or exercising outdoors. A Road ID is easy to carry identification for anyone who spends time outdoors. If you are involved in an accident and incapacitated, family members and friends can be contacted because in addition to carrying your name, you will be carrying the names and telephone numbers of family or friends on your wrist, ankle, shoe or around your neck....

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July 25, 2014

Make a Splash with Water-Based Exercise

If you find that activities like running or biking put too much strain on your body, or if you’re ready for a change in routine, water-based exercise may be the answer you’re looking for. From water aerobics to hydrotherapy, aquatic activities have many positive health benefits for individuals of all ages and abilities....

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March 25, 2014

10 Springtime Outdoor Activities for Toddlers

Finding outdoor activities for toddlers in Raleigh can sometimes present a challenge. How can you keep curious little minds occupied in a safe environment while on a budget? As a mom here in the Triangle, I have found many answers to this question. Instead of leaving home, I created a list of affordable and fun things to do with young children right in your own backyard...

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March 12, 2014

Running in the Dark

Like most runners/walkers or pet owners, Angie and I frequently run in morning or evening darkness because we simply do not have a choice. In the summer, we want to beat the heat and in the winter, there is so little evening sunlight that we have little choice other than the dreadmill, that is treadmill. So I decided to do some research to find out what runners and walkers can use to make themselves more visible to traffic. Here is a small list of items to consider:...

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