Boosting Your Diet for Exercise

By Len Canter | Article Featured on US News

A typical workout doesn’t give you license to eat whatever you want. Even a full hour of vigorous skiing burns just 600 calories — less than the amount in a super-sized fast food sandwich. That’s why it’s important to think of exercise as just one part of a shape-up plan.

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How Inactivity and Junk Food Can Harm Your Brain

By Dennis Thompson | Article Featured on US News

If you’re in your 50s and your typical day involves sitting at a desk followed by lounging on the sofa and succumbing to late-night snacks, the long-term toll on your mind might be greater than you think.

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Take the Stairs: An ‘Exercise Snack’ Can Do Wonders for Your Heart and Lungs

By Robert Preidt | Article Featured on US News

Just a few exercise breaks — or “snacks” — a day can provide significant benefits, a new study says. Specifically, it found that short sessions of intense stair climbing spaced throughout the day can improve heart and lung (cardiorespiratory) fitness.

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Keep Moving to Keep Brain Sharp in Old Age

By Steven Reinberg | Article Featured on US News

Staying active in old age may help preserve your memory and thinking skills, a new study suggests. In fact, older people who were physically active kept their minds sharp, even if their brains showed signs of lesions or other markers linked to Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, researchers found.

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Dial Down the Stress

BY ROBERT PREIDT | Article Featured on US News

Stress and uncertainty plague many Americans, but there are a number of steps you can take to cope, a psychiatrist suggests.

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Take a Stand Against Too Much Sitting at Work

We know that the amount of sitting Americans do is now considered a health threat. Researchers estimate that the average adult spends more than 8 hours a day being sedentary, and it’s not just all that time spent in front of the TV.

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Flexibility: A Must at Every Age

By Len Canter | Featured on US News

Flexibility is a component of all types of movement — from everyday activities to the most rigorous exercises. Being flexible helps you stay mobile and avoid injury.

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How to Make (and Keep) a New Year’s Resolution

Article By Jen A. Miller | Featured on NY Times

Are you making a resolution for 2018? Warning: More than half of all resolutions fail, but this year, they don’t have to be yours. Here’s how to identify the right resolution to improve your life, create a plan on how to reach it, and become part of the small group of people that successfully achieve their goal.

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How to Motivate Yourself to Exercise When You Don't Want To

By Karen L. Smith-Janssen | Article Featured on Prevention.com

Motivating myself to work out is hard. At the beginning of every week, I have such high hopes for my healthy agenda. Then, within a couple of days, reality sets in and life flattens my workout motivation like a pancake. Could be long work hours or New York City’s current heat wave that has everyone wilting—and opting for ice cream.   Looking for inspiration, I asked everyone (everyone! I swear) about the ways they motivate themselves to exercise. Most of the answers made me want to bang my head against a wall—there was one […]

Thanksgiving traditions that can boost health and wellness

By Orli Belman | Article Featured on USC News

Getting together with friends and sharing stories can be an affirming part of the Thanksgiving tradition. (Photo/Underwood & Underwood/Public Domain)

USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology experts Carin Kreutzerand Leah Buturain Schneider shared Thanksgiving tips that benefit both the mind and body.

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