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    Vigorous Exercise May Reduce Flu Risk

    Regular exercise is important for maintaining good health. Now a new report from the United Kingdom suggests that vigorous exercise may help reduce the risk of catching influenza, or the flu. Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by various flu viruses. Symptoms include fever, chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or […] More

  • Exercising During Pregnancy

    Exercising During Pregnancy Reduces Excessive Weight Gain and Associated Illnesses

    Gaining more than the recommended amount of weight during pregnancy increases the risk of health problems such as hypertension, gestational diabetes, premature birth, and Cesarean section. Additionally, excessive maternal weight gain also negatively affects the baby, increasing the risk of infants being overweight by 30 percent. Fortunately, exercising during pregnancy reduces excessive weight gain and […] More

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    Exercise May Protect Against Blindness

    More and more research confirms the health benefits of regular exercise. Now a a new study published in The Journal of Neuroscience suggests that moderate aerobic exercise may slow the progression of diseases that destroy the retina of the eye and eventually cause blindness. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) results in a loss of vision in […] More

  • Four Women Jogging

    Moderate Exercise Decreases Stroke Risk as Much as Strenuous Activity

    The health benefits of exercise are well-known. Now new research presented at the International Stroke Conference 2014 of the American Stroke Association suggests that moderate exercise could decrease the risk of stroke in women by 20 percent and could offset the increased risk in women taking postmenopausal hormone therapy. According to the Centers for Disease […] More

  • Four Parenting Choices That Matter

    Four Parenting Choices That Matter

    As parents, we all want what is best for our children and what will help them grow up happy, healthy, and whole. Throughout parenting, we will be faced with choices on how to raise our children, and which strategies you use will ultimately determine how your child turns out. Make sure to consider safety as […] More