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Monday, May 20th 2013
by Misty May-Treanor
It's been a crazy year! After winning my third consecutive gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, I decided to retire from the international beach volleyball circuit so I could focus on spending time with my husband and family, finishing my master's degree and helping to influence the next generation of beach volleyball players.
Monday, May 13th 2013
In many parts of the country, the weather is finally getting warmer, and we're thinking about barbecues, picnics and eating outdoors. That makes it a good time for some safety reminders.
All of us need to be aware of the basics of food safety: not eating foods that sit out in the heat for too long or are stored or handled improperly. Click here to learn more about outdoor food safety.
Wednesday, May 08th 2013
by Molly Clarke
Tuesday, May 07th 2013
Because crunches alone won't "cut" it!
by Kim Kash
The weather is warming, and if you're like me, you're probably hauling out your bathing suits, shorts and sundresses and cringing at the notion of wearing this stuff in public. (Did I really wear these last year?)
Tuesday, Apr 02nd 2013
Sunday, April 7, is World Health Day, and this year the focus is on high blood pressure, one of many chronic diseases that is common around the world. About one-third of adults worldwide have high blood pressure, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Thursday, Mar 28th 2013
by Rashelle Isip
You know you need to exercise, but somehow your exercise sessions always seem to be the first thing to go when you are pressed for time. Yipes!
Here are some tips to help you better manage your time:
Tuesday, Feb 26th 2013
This weekend I plan to treat myself to a little R&R after a long and busy few months. How often do you reward yourself for working hard? Are you worried about leaving your responsibilities and deserting those who rely on you? Well, I’ve got news for you—when you nourish your own body and soul, you’re much more capable of being a source of strength and happiness for others.
Tuesday, Feb 05th 2013
We all recognize the telltale signs that a cold is coming on: sneezing, sore throat, stuffy nose, coughing. It is referred to as the common cold for good reason; it is the most commonly occurring illness. Most adults are likely to come down with a cold two to four times a year. Already this season, nearly 30.2 million U.S. adults have reported experiencing troublesome cold and flu symptoms, with cough being the most prevalent symptom, reported by 31 million. In the course of a year, Americans will "catch" about 1 billion colds, according to the National Institutes of Health.
Wednesday, Jan 16th 2013
by Steve Repak, CFP
Thursday, Dec 20th 2012
Cheers to the holidays! But before we get carried away, here are some tips on holiday drinking and health.
You may have heard that drinking alcohol can benefit your heart. However, alcohol can also damage your heart. The key is moderation—both during the holidays and throughout the year.