Health Tips

Cold Weather Workout: Challenging and Quick

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Source: https://giving.massgeneral.org/quick-cold-weather-workout/

When the weather turns cold and snowy and you’re cooped up indoors, you can still get some exercise, even if you don’t have gym equipment at home. All you need for a cold weather workout is a little space and 10 to 15 minutes.

Try these exercises for a full body workout that works major muscles, core stability and raises your heart rate. Do all four exercises in this series. Rest for a minute and repeat three times.

Sticking to New Years Resolutions to Lose Weight

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By Jennifer Fox Williams, MPH

After months of holiday indulgence and celebration, the New Year often marks a turning point, as we try to shift back to healthier habits. A quick web search of “New Years Resolutions” leads to countless articles about how to lose weight and how to stick with diet and exercise plans. 

Fitness: Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Specific

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Source: https://giving.massgeneral.org/fitness-new-years-resolutions/

I'm not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions because they generally don’t work. Each January, people promise themselves that they will do something really positive in the new year — like lose 20 pounds in 2017. That seems simple, but it encompasses many potential challenges that can become unmanageable.

Instead of big resolutions, build on smaller goals.

‘Tis the Season to Decorate Safely

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Source: https://onsafety.cpsc.gov/blog/2016/12/05/tis-the-season-to-decorate-safely-2/
‘Tis the Season to Decorate Safely 
by CPSC Blogger

During November and December 2015, there were six fatalities and an estimated 14,000 injuries treated in hospital ERs nationwide, due to holiday decorations. That’s an average of about 230 injuries per day during the holiday season!

Is Lack of Sleep Dooming Your Diet?

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Source: https://giving.massgeneral.org/is-lack-of-sleep-dooming-your-diet/

Do you find it’s especially difficult resisting chocolate chip cookies after a few sleepless nights? It’s not all in your head. In fact, a lack of sleep may be more serious than you think. Learn how skimping on shut-eye can make it harder to be healthy and lose weight.

Side Effects of Not Getting Enough Sleep

How much is enough? Most adults need 7-9 hours of shut-eye per night. Teens and children need even more.

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