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Keeping Fit and Protecting the Environment

By Scott Gray Why not help the environment, save on gas, generate less greenhouse gas, and burn more calories, all at the same time? What a win-win situation — improving not only the health of the world, but your health as well. Follow some of these simple ways to save the environment and also improve […]

Try Yoga to Soothe the Stress in Your Mind and the Tension in Your Body!

By Bertil Hjert Times are hard and they just seem to be getting harder! Every day, we hear more dire news about the economy, sinking stock prices, and mounting job losses. Everyone is worried that they will be the next victim. This stress can have damaging effects on your emotional and physical well being. Stress […]

Get Ready for Road Races Using Run/Walk Strategy

If this is the year you wanted to run the Bix 7 or another upcoming road race, there’s plenty of time to prepare using the “run/walk” game plan. Whether you’re a beginner or have a considerable amount of running under your belt, this well-accepted running strategy has been used successfully by hundreds of thousands of […]

Mr. Positive and Mr. Negative at the BIX

Submitted by Barb Park, PT, Back 2 Action Physical Therapy Have you seen some of the costumes people wear in our beloved BIX 7 road race? Been there, done that, but an experience twelve years ago still resonates in my memories… As I turned onto Kirkwood Boulevard, I came upon two young men wearing t-shirt […]

Get a Foot up on Your Competition!

It’s time to prepare for the upcoming Bix 7 and Ragbrai, so Quad Cities foot experts Dr. Smith and Dr. Buckrop would like to share how to avoid, identify, and treat four of the most common training injuries to make sure you’ll truly perform at your best! Stress Fractures We recommend getting a new pair […]

Conquering the Top Five Reasons People Fail at Fitness

Everyone can agree that regular exercise is important, so why do so many people struggle to stick with their fitness goals? If you’ve encountered barriers holding you back from committing to a fitness routine, you’re not alone. The health experts at the Mayo Clinic offer simple ideas for overcoming the five most common hurdles to […]

New Prevention Program Could Reduce People’s Risk of Developing Diabetes

Submitted by OSF HealthCare Saint James — John W. Albrecht Medical Center One in three adult Americans — that’s 86 million people — have prediabetes and most of them don’t know it. Having prediabetes means your blood glucose level is higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. This raises your […]

Empty Stomach Exercise Does It Burn More Fat?

For something that should be simple, working out doesn’t always feel that way. There’s choosing the best fat-burning workout. There’s that pesky question of whether exercise or diet is key for weight loss. Now there’s a new one to throw into the mix: whether working out on an empty stomach will help you lose weight […]

Have the Holidays Weighed You Down?

Submitted by Greta Nelson RN, Good Samaritan Society – Services@Home Now that the holidays have come and passed, it is pretty safe to say that most of us are feeling a little “stuffed.” Your favorite jeans might have started feeling a bit snug, or maybe you are noticing that the rolls from the dinner table […]

Yoga for Both the Young and Old

By Adrian Patrick Staying fit becomes more and more significant as you get older. There are a variety of ways one can stay in shape, and it really doesn’t matter what type of exercise one uses as long as they get their body moving and are consistent. Prevalent workout routines include weight lifting and aerobic […]