Category Archives: Be Active


Low Impact Workouts That Torch Calories

Want to burn more calories – while keeping tender knees and joints intact? Our friends at Premier Health & Fitness Center, and personal trainer Christine Morse, are here to help. BARRE What it is: A graceful combination of Pilates, yoga and ballet moves. What it does: Hard on muscles, kind on joints – it increases flexibility, core strength and coordination. Who…
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Benefits of Cardio Fitness

Cardiovascular exercise, also known as “cardio,” is aerobic activity or exercise that requires oxygen and can be performed for a sustained period of time (i.e. longer than five minutes). The word cardiovascular refers to two systems: the heart and the blood vessels. Any activity that causes the heart and lungs to work for a sustained…
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Sweater Weather – The Perfect Time of Year for Outdoor Family Fun

With the heat behind us, it’s time to throw on a sweater, grab your family and head outside! The crisp winter weather is perfect for interactive activities that will help you lead a healthier lifestyle and to get children off the couch, away from the computer and in tune with Mother Nature. With the latest…
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Healthy for the Holidays

The holidays are a beautiful time of year filled with family, celebration, gifts and of course, food. In order to stay happy and healthy while enjoying the season, we’re sharing tips on how to keep stress levels down and maintain a smaller waistline! Many people associate Thanksgiving with unhealthy casseroles and pies, which is typically…
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Get Moving for a Healthy Heart!

Because the heart is a muscle, its performance improves with exercise. Regular exercise helps prevent heart attack and stroke by lowering blood pressure and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL, the bad kind). Exercise also makes blood-vessel walls more flexible and, in turn, helps prevent hardening of the arteries. Regular exercise also can reduce your risk for…
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Maintaining a Healthy Weight

Being overweight (20 percent over normal weight guidelines for your frame and height) can increase your risk for developing diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and other medical problems. Being obese (more than 30 percent above healthy body weight) doubles the risk for cardiovascular disease. Achieving a Healthy Weight If you’re overweight, develop a weight-reduction…
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