Category: Inspiration

A beginner’s guide to the gym

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Stepping into a health club for the first time can be a culture shock. Here’s how to get over it — and get the most out of your membership. I’ve seen the look a hundred times. An older woman, standing in the middle of the gym, looks down at the piece of paper on her… Read more »

The surprising connection between close friends and good health

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Buddies are strong medicine—no prescription required. Having close friends leads to many benefits. Sure, it’s great to have someone in your life who shares your love of rom-coms and is always willing to give you a sympathetic ear. But the benefits of friendship are even greater than you may have thought. Turns out, friends play an important role in your physical and… Read more »

The amazing health benefits of being nice

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Plus, 7 random acts of kindness you should commit this week With so much suffering in the world, it’s easy to feel helpless. But small acts of generosity can literally change lives, which is why “random acts of kindness” — or doing something nice for someone just because you can — now has its own… Read more »

National Wear Red Day for Women’s Heart Health

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Heart disease and stoke are the number one causes of death for American women. Every 60 to 80 seconds, another woman dies as a result of heart disease or stroke. The good news is most heart disease is preventable with education and action. To bring awareness to heart health, the American Heart Association encourages everyone… Read more »

How to find volunteer opportunities

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Volunteering is good for your community as well as your health, but sometimes it can be difficult to find the right opportunity. During the holidays, chances are abundant and people are more willing to give of their time. But don’t let the end of the season stop you from seeking those in need. You can find… Read more »