Building a Healthy Community

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We all strive to live a healthier lifestyle. We want to look and feel our best on a daily basis. However, we like to do this with people we know as well. Think about it, when you work out, aren’t you often motivated by working out with a friend?

Having a healthy community is important to our everyday lives as well. We find motivation in others. We want the best not only for ourselves but for those around us. It’s just human nature. There are several ways that we can keep our communities safe and healthy. This has become a top priority not only in people’s personal lives but for businesses as well. After all healthy employees are more productive.

How can communities stay healthy? That’s simple:

  • Workouts – There are numerous workout, running and yoga groups in most communities. These groups know the importance… Continue reading

Can playing videos make you fat? See what reports.

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Just had to share from a recent current health article that I found on which said that playing videos can make you fat. Keep in mind that it is not inclusive to all video games, just a few of them that do not encourage movement.

I would love to hear your feedback regarding what the article shares. Do you feel that it is true about playing videos may cause a player to gain weight? Please reply with your feedback below.

According to the author, John Gaudiosi,

The study focused on 22 “healthy, normal weight male adolescents” in Denmark, who completed two 1-hour sessions playing FIFA 11 on Xbox 360 and resting in a sitting position. This was followed by lunch. Researchers found that “a single session of video game play in healthy male adolescents is associated with an increased food intake,… Continue reading

Top Five Healthy Habits for Extending Your Life

by: Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS

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Let’s be honest- if you could find the recipe for a long, robust life of optimal health and vibrant energy, you’d probably discover that it has a lot more than five ingredients. People who maintain phenomenal health well into their ninth and tenth decades probably do a whole lot of things differently than the average person. That said, you can’t go wrong cultivating the following five habits. Every one has been shown to have a significant connection to either a longer or a healthier life- sometimes both.

This, after all, is what we’re after.

Stay connected. Study after study demonstrates that people who maintain strong personal and social connections have better health outcomes than people who don’t. Stay involved. Even caring for an inanimate object can actually extend your life and boost immunity. In one study, a group of nursing home… Continue reading

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