Fitness 101: How to Begin and Maintain an Exercise Routine That Lasts

Before starting any new exercise program be sure to check with your doctor.

Starting a fitness routine is one of the best things you can do for your health. How many times have you heard that? There’s no doubt we all want increased energy, stronger immune systems, improved sleep, and reduced stress. It’s why many of us start each New Year with those same goals to lose weight and get in shape.

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Teen Vaping: Separating Fact from Fiction

Teenage years are critical years. It’s the time when children have huge amounts of cognitive and emotional growth. And when they begin to have strong opinions and find new skills and interests. One of the more popular interests among some teens is the use of e-cigarettes, more commonly known as vaping.

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Jan. 18 Webinar: Using Technology for a Healthy Lifestyle

guy-adjusting-phone-on-armAs we continue into the 21st century, mobile applications, or apps, are playing an increasingly important role in the daily lives of individuals of all ages. Many use this mobile technology to track their health and activities – generating the potential to be used in concert with other health-promoting strategies. Continue reading

Dec. 21 Webinar: Prediabetes: Don’t Sugar Coat It!

cakeIn recent years, prediabetes has outpaced diabetes among U.S. adults. That’s why it‘s important to understand your risks and make a prevention plan.

 

Health Net is offering a telephone/webinar-based class to individuals that will identify how diabetes can affect your health. The monthly webinar is offered to all Health Net members, as well as to the general public. Feel free to share this information with your friends and co-workers! Continue reading

How NOT to Eat Your Way Through the Holidays

Thanksgiving not only unofficially marks the start of the holiday season, but also unofficially marks the start of the I’m-afraid-to-step-on-the-scale season. In fact, the average American consumes some 4,500 calories – along with 229 grams of fat – from eating a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Continue reading