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Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 12:15 am

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...
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 12:14 am

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...
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 12:13 am

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...
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:01 am
 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...
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:01 am
 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...
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:01 am
 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...
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:01 am
 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...
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:01 am
 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...
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:01 am

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...
Thursday, May 8, 2014 12:01 am
 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...

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