IllinoisTimes - Health & Fitness http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-60-1-health-fitness.html Wed, 18 Jul 18 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 A program to prevent Alzheimer’s - The solution isn’t simple, and may require lifestyle changes. It’s far better than the usual prevention method – nothing. http://illinoistimes.com/article-19609-a-program-to-prevent-alzheimer%25E2%2580%2599s.html A program to prevent Alzheimer’s - The solution isn’t simple, and may require lifestyle changes. It’s far better than the usual prevention method – nothing.
 Dale E. Bredesen’s 2017 book, The End of Alzheimer’s, provides a new perspective on this debilitating and dreaded disease. Subtitled The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Declin...]]>
Healthy mouth, healthy body - The importance of periodontal health to general health http://illinoistimes.com/article-19610-healthy-mouth-healthy-body.html Healthy mouth, healthy body - The importance of periodontal health to general health
 The mouth serves as a gateway to the body. There is a connection between oral health and general health. Our mouth can tell us whether we’re at risk for developing chronic inflammatory health...]]>
To prevent knee problems, get ‘hip’ http://illinoistimes.com/article-19611-to-prevent-knee-problems-get-%25E2%2580%2598hip%25E2%2580%2599.html To prevent knee problems, get ‘hip’
 Knee pain is common and may be caused by many things, including sports injury, trauma, repetitive strain or arthritis. Patellofemoral pain occurs when the kneecap does not track properly and cau...]]>
A healthy dose of mindfulness http://illinoistimes.com/article-19612-a-healthy-dose-of-mindfulness.html A healthy dose of mindfulness
 Our mental wellness is just as important as our physical wellness. Many of us are in shape physically but out of shape mentally. The benefits of being in shape mentally include regaining control...]]>
Deadly myth of ‘nonclinical’ heart disease - Springfield physician calls president’s physical a ‘teachable moment’ http://illinoistimes.com/article-19613-deadly-myth-of-%25E2%2580%2598nonclinical%25E2%2580%2599-heart-disease.html Deadly myth of ‘nonclinical’ heart disease - Springfield physician calls president’s physical a ‘teachable moment’
 Test results from President Trump’s annual physical reveal he has atherosclerosis, a common type of heart disease, the leading killer of Americans, often from heart attacks or strokes.At a Whi...]]>
Measuring beyond the scale http://illinoistimes.com/article-18195-measuring-beyond-the-scale.html Measuring beyond the scale
 When I first started my journey to fitness and better health almost five years ago, I knew I was overweight. I even had to admit that I was obese, based on my body mass index (BMI) being over 30...]]>
What the scale didn’t tell me - One woman’s surprising results http://illinoistimes.com/article-18196-what-the-scale-didn%25E2%2580%2599t-tell-me.html What the scale didn’t tell me - One woman’s surprising results
I have lost 40 pounds over the past two years and I work out four to five days a week. When I stepped onto the InBody device, which measures where fat is distributed on your body, I knew in advance, o...]]>
Yoga in the Land of Lincoln http://illinoistimes.com/article-18197-yoga-in-the-land-of-lincoln.html Yoga in the Land of Lincoln
Over the past several years, the practice of yoga – derived from a broad range of ancient Indian mental, physical and spiritual practices – has been on the rise as a form of exercise throughout th...]]>
Here’s what worked for me - If resolutions don’t work, try my Top 10 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18198-here%25E2%2580%2599s-what-worked-for-me.html Here’s what worked for me - If resolutions don’t work, try my Top 10
 It’s that time of year when articles about diets, resolutions, healthy eating and exercise are rampant. Although I’ve been active and generally fit, for several years I made the same resolut...]]>
High intensive laser therapy - Quell pain and induce healing http://illinoistimes.com/article-18199-high-intensive-laser-therapy.html High intensive laser therapy - Quell pain and induce healing
A new form of therapy at a local chiropractic office promises to decrease pain and speed up the recovery process. Dr. John Folkerts of Sherman Chiropractic located at 420 Crossing Drive in Sherman is...]]>
What keeps you going? - Finding motivation for health and fitness http://illinoistimes.com/article-16715-what-keeps-you-going.html What keeps you going? - Finding motivation for health and fitness
 People are great at making New Year’s resolutions but only eight percent succeed when it comes to following through on them, according to a recent University of Scranton study.“Motivation is...]]>
Not so sweet after all - Learning to skip sugar with a group nutrition challenge http://illinoistimes.com/article-16716-not-so-sweet-after-all.html Not so sweet after all - Learning to skip sugar with a group nutrition challenge
 Molly Suhadolnik hates sugar. The Springfield fitness trainer is on a mission to make people think about what goes into their bodies, and sugar is at the top of her hit list. Rather than merely...]]>
Do the work, sleep will come - When sleep is elusive, consider sleep hygiene http://illinoistimes.com/article-16717-do-the-work-sleep-will-come.html Do the work, sleep will come - When sleep is elusive, consider sleep hygiene
 You’re lying in your nice cozy bed at night, covered in flannel and down, surrounded by quiet and darkness, a spouse snoring contentedly by your side and somehow still sleep won’t come. The...]]>
Fitness over 40 - Memorial Sportscare promotes a healthy lifestyle for the middle years http://illinoistimes.com/article-16718-fitness-over-40.html Fitness over 40 - Memorial Sportscare promotes a healthy lifestyle for the middle years
 For most people, after the age of 40, energy, strength, and stamina seem to drain more quickly than before. On Dec. 12, Memorial Hospital’s Sportscare facility in Springfield presented a commu...]]>
Climb 32 floors, 532 steps - Fight for Air supports the battle against lung cancer http://illinoistimes.com/article-16719-climb-32-floors-532-steps.html Climb 32 floors, 532 steps - Fight for Air supports the battle against lung cancer
 The American Lung Association challenges you to join the Fight for Air Climb fundraiser on Feb. 21, 2015. In support of the fight against lung cancer, participants will take on 32 floors and 532...]]>
Simple ways to make healthy eating habits stick http://illinoistimes.com/article-16720-simple-ways-to-make-healthy-eating-habits-stick.html Simple ways to make healthy eating habits stick
 If your head is still spinning from all the diet tips you’ve read or heard about since 2016 arrived, then slow down and take a deeeeep breath. I’m going to make this real simple. All it take...]]>
Women, lifting weights is all good http://illinoistimes.com/article-15007-women-lifting-weights-is-all-good.html Women, lifting weights is all good
 Women have a lot of misconceptions about strength training. While more are lifting weights, many are reluctant to set foot in the weight room. One of the biggest fears is that they will bulk up...]]>
Is smoking e-cigarettes a good way to quit? http://illinoistimes.com/article-15008-is-smoking-e-cigarettes-a-good-way-to-quit.html Is smoking e-cigarettes a good way to quit?
 Quitting smoking and losing weight consistently top New Year’s resolutions lists. In an effort to stop smoking, a growing number of smokers are turning to electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarette...]]>
Exercise is good medicine for cancer patients http://illinoistimes.com/article-15009-exercise-is-good-medicine-for-cancer-patients.html Exercise is good medicine for cancer patients
 Matt Jackson sets out chairs, turns on music and the small group gathered for the Monday morning Fitness for You class on the third floor of the Simmons Cancer Institute join him as he begins le...]]>
Easy ways to start living healthier http://illinoistimes.com/article-15010-easy-ways-to-start-living-healthier.html Easy ways to start living healthier
 Contrary to popular belief, adopting a healthy lifestyle is not a difficult undertaking. In certain instances, convenience may need to be sacrificed in favor of nutrition, but many people find t...]]>
Make morning workouts work http://illinoistimes.com/article-15011-make-morning-workouts-work.html Make morning workouts work
 Many men and women struggle to find time to exercise. If hectic schedules dominated by professional and personal commitments have made it difficult to make exercise part of your daily routine, y...]]>
Sweet defeat - How sugar hides in plain sight http://illinoistimes.com/article-15012-sweet-defeat.html Sweet defeat - How sugar hides in plain sight
 Trembling, I sat in my car outside a pharmacy. I struggled internally over whether to go inside. I walked in, picked up an item, set it on the counter and waited impatiently for the clerk to com...]]>
It’s how they roll http://illinoistimes.com/article-13898-it%25E2%2580%2599s-how-they-roll.html It’s how they roll
 Remember the joy of pedaling and moving under your own power when you were a kid? The same joy can be had during the week, and not just weekends. While most of us think of the bicycle as recreat...]]>
Spinning out of control http://illinoistimes.com/article-13359-spinning-out-of-control.html Spinning out of control
 If you are like me, dear reader, you have the urge to eschew all white food and start a new fitness regime every year around Jan. 1. A few weeks later I’m plagued by inevitable backsliding, po...]]>
Not your mother’s Jazzercise - Sweat to today’s hottest music http://illinoistimes.com/article-13360-not-your-mother%25E2%2580%2599s-jazzercise.html Not your mother’s Jazzercise - Sweat to today’s hottest music
 Like almost everyone else I know, I have long struggled against my sofa’s seductiveness as well as my upbringing of bedtime snacks.  But the thought of facing down an army of cold, grey e...]]>
Help stroke survivors and you’ll sleep well http://illinoistimes.com/article-13361-help-stroke-survivors-and-you%25E2%2580%2599ll-sleep-well.html Help stroke survivors and you’ll sleep well
 When members of the Lincolnland Stroke Support Network brainstormed fundraising methods, they decided on a nontraditional idea: a mattress store.The network, a nonprofit group made up of stroke...]]>
Healthy and energized at 90 http://illinoistimes.com/article-10928-healthy-and-energized-at-90.html Healthy and energized at 90
Lou Murphy has lived with fitness buffs her whole life. Her son, LaVearal Maxeiner, who is a fitness trainer, had encouraged her for years to start a fitness routine, and her late husband, Dave Murphy...]]>
Health and fitness events - Bolster your strength, stamina and well-being http://illinoistimes.com/article-10930-health-and-fitness-events.html Health and fitness events - Bolster your strength, stamina and well-being
Springfield Bicycle ClubLearn about the club’s local and out-of-town rides and events for all skill levels. Each ride meets at a different location, time and day of the week. Visit spfldcycling....]]>
Rescue your resolutions - Six steps to resuscitating your goals http://illinoistimes.com/article-10931-rescue-your-resolutions.html Rescue your resolutions - Six steps to resuscitating your goals
Here’s a simple step that you can take to get your goals back on track if you’ve found that they’ve been slipping recently.1. Start over. Get up. Continue. People find that being &ld...]]>
The importance of strength training - Don't wait. Make time for weights. http://illinoistimes.com/article-10932-the-importance-of-strength-training.html The importance of strength training - Don't wait. Make time for weights.
Move. It’s one of the simplest things that humans innately do on a day-to-day basis. So how come more than 70 percent of Americans are sedentary? We were made to be constantly moving, but there ...]]>