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Focus on Fitness for Osteoarthritis
More than 30 million Americans have a degenerative joint disease known as osteoarthritis. An ongoing loss of cartilage causes joint pain and reduced range of motion, stiffness, and swelling and can often lead to physical disability and reduced ...
Rethink Your Drink
How well do you know 5-2-1-0? LiveWell Frederick’s 5-2-1-0 program promotes small, healthy changes to enhance health and wellness. Here’s how it works: 5: Eat 5 or more fruits and vegetables daily. 2: Limit screen time to 2 hours or less ...
Take the LiveWell Frederick Winter Challenge
One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is weight loss. While intentions are good, few of us have the discipline and knowledge to make lasting changes and set realistic goals or expectations when it comes to our health. Unfortunately, ...
12 Tips for Staying Healthy During Pregnancy
Eat this, but don’t eat that. Try this, but stay away from that. Expecting mothers encounter tons of advice on what to do and what not to do for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. It may seem confusing or overwhelming at times, but the ...
Weight Management: Staying Active & Healthy
Approximately 93.3 million U.S. adults are affected by obesity —or about 39.8 percent of the population. In Maryland, it’s about 31.3 percent of adults. By 2030, recent reports project that half of all adults in the U.S. will be obese. ...
5 Ways to Celebrate National Relaxation Day
Stress is a natural physical and mental reaction to life. Sometimes stress can be good, like when it helps you to develop better coping skills to manage difficult situations. But, when stress is prolonged, too severe, or it interferes with your daily ...
How to Be an Active, Healthy Senior
Physical activity is essential for healthy aging. Being physically active makes it easier to perform such daily activities as eating, bathing, dressing, walking up and down stairs, and moving around the house or neighborhood—activities that get ...
This National Youth Sports Week: Get Out & Get Active
July 15-21 is National School Youth Sports Week. The National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS) and the Congressional Caucus on Youth Sports designated this awareness week to showcase how youth sports organizations and members of Congress can ...
Awareness, Education & Prevention Are Key for Men's Health
Awareness, Education & Prevention Are Key for Men’s Health Did you know about 12 percent of men ages 18 and older are in fair or poor health, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)? For men, the leading causes of ...
Orangetheory Fitness Frederick Joins FMH Corporate Honor Roll
Featured from left to right: Karlys Kline, Chair, FMH Development Council; Scott Lasher, Franchise Owner, Orangetheory Fitness Frederick; Cheryl Lasher, Franchise Owner, Orangetheory Fitness Frederick; Tom Kleinhanzl, President & CEO, Frederick ...
Get Your Passport to Wellness!
If your weekly family night usually includes pizza and a movie, try shaking it up a little bit! As we transition into autumn, it is a great time to get outside and try something different. Try taking a hike or a walk after work and consider packing a ...
Men's Health - Take a Proactive Approach
Men are frequently diagnosed with illnesses and diseases that could have been treated if they had been addressed sooner. During Men’s Health Week (June 11-17) we’re bringing awareness to men’s health issues and encouraging men in ...
Spring Cleaning for the Body and Mind
As the weather begins to warm up and we take on the task of cleaning out our closets, packing up bulky winter clothes, putting away holiday decorations, and simply de-cluttering our homes, it’s important to remember that we should also focus on ...
Winning the Weight Loss Battle
Matt Burns is no stranger to diets. “I’ve battled weight my whole life,” he said. Over the course of his 51 years, he admits he has tried many diets. Matt was successfully with a few of those diets, but as he aged and his lifestyle ...
Women and Heart Disease-Are You at Risk?
Did you know an estimated 44 million women in the U.S. are affected by heart disease each year, according to the American Heart Association (AHA)? Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths per year—that’s nearly ...
Show Your Heart Some Love This Valentine's Day
February marks American Heart Month, a special time of year to spread the word about ways to prevent heart disease and encourage others to live heart-healthy lives. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S.—the ...
How to Stay Safe While Shoveling Snow
Frederick hasn’t seen a big snow storm yet, but winter is officially here and bringing with it frigid temperatures, the possibility of heavy snow, and dangerous ice. While it’s exciting to be outside during a snowfall, it can be hazardous ...
New Yoga Classes at ProMotion Fitness+
Yoga is a combination of poses and postures designed to increase strength and flexibility. Research shows that by participating in a consistent yoga practice, one gains not only increased flexibility, strength, balance, vitality, and energy but also ...
How to Stay Active This Winter
Baby, it’s cold outside, but that’s no excuse to forget about keeping your body healthy and in shape. While you may want to cuddle up with a good book or sit by the fire, you should also make sure you’re getting enough physical ...
Don't Let Your Bladder Be the One In Charge
Urinary incontinence and pelvic discomfort can be an embarrassing and difficult health problem for women. At least 25% of American women report urinary leakage or pelvic discomfort, according to the National Association for Continence. These issues ...
Richard Witthaus: Fighting Back from Heart Attack
At 48 years old, Richard Witthaus knew that he’d put on some weight but, other than that, he considered himself fairly healthy. He didn’t smoke, enjoyed the vigorous pursuit of bow hunting, worked hard, and enjoyed life. One evening, ...
5 Tips for Beating the Summer Heat
Ah, childhood summers—where the days never seemed to end and we’d spend them playing outside with our friends from sunup to sundown. Although our parents may have urged us to stay hydrated, chances are we weren’t too concerned about ...
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