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“Gaining a few pounds each year and don’t know how make it stop? You’re not alone! The biggest obstacle most people face when trying to add exercise into their day is time. Many also (mistakenly) think that the only way to stay fit is to hit the gym or spend at least an hour doing aerobic exercise. While it’s true that you increase your fitness level when you increase the intensity, frequency and duration of your program, it’s possible to gain moderate fitness benefits from making small, consistent changes to your daily life.” – Read more: Little Ways to Lose Weight
“Bicycling is one of the most rewarding ways to get fit while having fun. Whether you’re new to biking or have been riding since you were a kid, there are several points to consider to help make your biking experience more comfortable and safe.” Read more: Bicycling Tips For Women
“Almost everyone notices small changes in their body as they age-although the degree and pace that these changes occur depend on several factors. Genetics plays a strong role (the old adage “look at your mom to see how you’ll age”) is partially true. But, even with a strong family history of obesity, the choices you make in diet and exercise can greatly influence whether you’ll have the same weight problems your parents may have.” Read more: How To Be Fit Over 40
“Jackie just started a fitness program a few months ago and says she feels terrible! She aches all the time and her energy level is zero. She thought that the more she exercised (she’s doing 7 days a week for an hour or more a day) the better she’d feel and look. But something is wrong.” Read more: Be Careful Not To Overtrain
“Your chances of getting bitten by a mosquito are greater than by a tick. But if you like the outdoors and live in certain areas, your risk is higher. And if the tick is carrying one of the 14 major diseases it is known for in the U.S., you may end up misdiagnosed because you’re female. Many symptoms of tick-borne diseases mimic conditions that tend to be more diagnosed in women. Complicating matters is that Lyme disease – the most common tick-borne disease – seems to be tied into fibromyalgia.” Read more: The Lyme Disease and the Fibromyalgia Connection