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Should you work out when you're sick?

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You're not feeling your best, but should you still do some exercise or should you skip it? It varies from person to person, and it depends on how sick you are and what you're dealing with. Mild to moderate physical activity is usually fine if you have a common cold with no fever. Exercise can even help you feel better as it may help open up your nasal passages, which temporarily relieves nasal congestion. A general rule to decide is if your symptoms are "above the neck" vs "below the neck". If your symptoms are above the neck, such as...

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Why You Should Run 7 Minutes A Day

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Regular physical activity has many benefits to your body and brain! Exercise can improve your heart health, reduce stress, boost your mood, improve memory, and more! It is recommended to get at least 60 minutes of activity every day, but if you have a busy schedule, you should try to fit in even a brief session when you can. The key is to exercise regularly, no matter how short the session is. If you can fit in 7 minutes to exercise a day, it can still provide some benefits to your body according to the research shown in the video...

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Follow along to this relaxing evening flexibility routine

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How do you relax before bed? Do you do some stretches? If not, then you should start this relaxing habit because it can help you sleep better and prevent pain. An evening stretching routine helps your body to enter a relaxed state more quickly to help you prepare for bed. It can even help you stay in a deeper sleep for longer. Since stretches help prevent pain, you’re less likely to toss and turn during sleep. Stretching is a great alternative nighttime activity to scrolling through social media or reading emails on a screen. When done correctly, studies have shown...

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How to Stay Motivated to Lose Weight: 5 Science-Backed Steps

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How are your new year’s resolutions holding up? If you feel like you’re starting to lose motivation (or... if you’re already hit that wall), not to worry! It is all part of a normal process when you try to start new habits. With the right mindset and support system in place, you can get back on track in no time! Here are 5 science-backed tips to help you stay motivated to help you reach your goals: Motivation is fleeting and losing weight takes time Everyone has limited amounts of willpower Progress can be deceiving Being healthy doesn’t have to suck...

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30-minute HIIT cardio workout Tabata-style | Upper body included

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Here’s a 30-minute HIIT cardio workout that hits the upper body, Tabata-style! With no equipment needed, you can simply do this routine at home whenever it is convenient for you. Get your heart rate pumping with cardio! If you haven’t gotten your dose of activity yet, then here’s your chance to follow along and get sweaty. If you’re familiar with HIIT routines, then Tabata can spice things up for you. Tabata is completed in four-minute increments and completed with higher intensity than other HIIT exercises and the rest period is usually shorter than HIIT routines (around 10 seconds). Because of...

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