Getting Active

Ten Positive Habits to Cultivate Now

Posted: Apr 09 in Getting Active, Lifestyle by

Everyday life is a series of daily habits. Most people will acquire at least a few bad habits along the way that they would rather not own. Rather than focus on what is wrong in life and trying to eliminate it, it makes more sense to take a proactive approach and build on the positive and good changes you can incorporate into your life, ultimately crowding out the harmful elements. [Read more]

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Health Benefits From Gardening

Posted: Mar 09 in Getting Active, Lifestyle by

Gardening has long been considered a fun, fulfilling hobby. A nice-looking garden can even be profitable if it improves a home’s value. What gets less attention is the fact that gardening can be good for the gardener’s health. Its benefits are even more important given the focus in recent years on lifestyle diseases like diabetes and depression, both of which can result from being sedentary. It turns out that spending time planting outdoors is a good idea for many reasons. [Read more]

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How to Start Loving Exercise: Strategies for a Happier, Healthier You

Posted: Jan 10 in Getting Active, Lifestyle, WLCNY News by

It’s no secret that exercise is good for your health. But if you’ve never found the motivation to get up and move, it can feel impossible to start loving exercise in a meaningful way. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to make exercise a natural part of your life! Here are a few simple strategies that will help you fall in love with exercise. [Read more]

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Exercise as an Aid to Dealing with Depression

Posted: Nov 30 in Getting Active, Lifestyle by

It’s not uncommon to feel a little down in the dumps from time to time. If asked to give an honest answer, nearly everyone would admit to being a bit sad at one time or another. You can wait for the mood to pass or, if you want to be proactive, you can add some elements to your daily routine to boost your mood. Exercise is often a great mood booster for a variety of reasons. Exercise gets those feel-good endorphins pumping and can be key to getting your mood back to its happy place. Exercise can come in many forms. [Read more]

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Boost Your Metabolism to Aid in Weight Loss

Posted: Nov 10 in Getting Active, Obesity Medicine, Obesity Risks by

The key to achieving or maintaining a healthy body weight lies in balancing calorie input with energy output. The process of managing these two functions is your metabolism. In a young, growing child, metabolism is at its highest. After all, it takes a lot of energy to fuel a growing human being from birth to adulthood.

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Calorie Burning Tips for a Healthier Daily Life

Posted: Oct 19 in Getting Active, Lifestyle, WLCNY News by

If you’re trying to lose weight, you might wonder how you can burn more calories. The obvious way is to do more structured exercise, including high-intensity exercise that burns many calories per minute, but there are other ways to subtly boost the number of calories you burn each day. Don’t skip regular workouts, but also consider these seven calorie-burning hacks. [Read more]

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Popular Types of Yoga

Posted: Jul 15 in Getting Active by

Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years and brought health and well-being to millions of people. If you are interested in yoga, you may be trying to decide which style of yoga is right for you. There are, after all, many different kinds. Read on to learn about some of the most popular types of yoga and what they can do for you. [Read more]

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Seven Mistakes That Could Derail Your Walking Weight-Loss Plans

Posted: Feb 25 in Getting Active by

Many people are taking to walking for health and fitness. Walking is convenient and you can do it almost anywhere, including in your house. Apart from a good pair of shoes, walking requires no financial input. Walking is low-impact and you can adjust it to suit your level of fitness, your health, your age, and your schedule. However, there are mistakes you need to avoid to reap the full benefits of walking, particularly if your goal is to lose weight. Some mistakes may lead to injury, while others may cause discomfort that reduces your enjoyment of this activity. Here are mistakes to avoid: [Read more]

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How 30 Minutes of Yoga a Day Will Change Your Life

Posted: Jan 21 in Getting Active by

Let’s face it. Being stuck inside with no place to go makes being a couch potato the most natural thing in the world. Especially with winter looming and the plush of a throw blanket singing warm cozy lullabies, getting up and active can feel like a massive drag. Still, sitting around like a lump does nothing for those pretzel-induced love handles hiding under those pajamas. Doing a mere 30 minutes of yoga a day can significantly change many unhealthy habits into lifestyle-altering routines in a short period. [Read more]

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Understanding Physical Fitness

Posted: Dec 17 in Getting Active by

Many people want to get physically fit, but not so many people have a good idea of what physical fitness actually means. As a consequence, their workouts do not tend to have what is needed to achieve true physical fitness. Read on to learn more about what physical fitness is, and how to structure your exercises to achieve it. [Read more]

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