Why We Need to Get and Stay Fit

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Why is it we can be the most informed, educated people in the history of the world and still don’t do the things we know are best for us? We know all kinds of things are good for us and …

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Staying Active with Arthritis

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“Exercise is considered the most effective, non-drug treatment for reducing pain and improving movement in patients with osteoarthritis,” says the Arthritis Foundation. That was really good news for me back in 2015 when I was diagnosed with the beginnings of …

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Why Strength is Key to Optimal Health

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With a body full of muscle groups, a major part of our ongoing health is keeping these muscles active and strong. I’ve never liked strength training, especially with weights. I know it’s good for me. And I’ve done it in …

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A Life Well-Lived: In Honor of My Outdoors Dad

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Something incredibly significant happened in my life in February, 2018—my Dad finished his course in this world. He was welcomed into the Celestial City (as it’s called in Pilgrim’s Progress) by His Maker and Lord. One of the ways my …

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Good News about Moderate Exercise and Longevity

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Here’s some very good news about the connection between regular moderate exercise and longevity. Not just a longer life but a healthier, more enjoyable and more fruitful life! If you really don’t like to work out—or if, like me, you’re …

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Why We Need Healthy Bones

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Human bones and muscles start to lose strength around age 40 unless we do things to prevent it. Why should we care? Like most 20 and 30-somethings, I never thought about my bones in my young adulthood. But when I …

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Should Doctors Prescribe Outdoor Activity?

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Did you know there’s a movement out there that’s researching and encouraging outdoor activity and nature as treatment for disease, instead of prescription drugs? It’s a thing. A growing thing. Some call is Outdoor RX. Exploring the use of nature …

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