Tag Archives: health

Moving Matters

July 24th, 2018
For years, groups like the American Heart Association released guidelines for physical activity for adults. The AHA, for instance, recommends at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity at least five days per week. Another option is at least 25 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity at least three days per week. The old benchmark of a total of 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity per week rightly suggests that people get health benefits from…

A Message About Men’s Health

June 3rd, 2018
This blog may be about men’s health, but women need to read it, too. Women have to encourage the men in their lives to pay more attention to their health. June is Men’s Health Month, and it’s the perfect time to review a few of the biggest health issues men face. Since forever, women have lived longer than men. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that on average, women today live more than five years longer than…

Rating the Country’s ‘Fittest Cities’

June 15th, 2016
You’ve probably heard this advice about fitness: To get more exercise, get a dog. You’ll be forced to go on walks. For cities, that adage might include get more dog parks. The number of dog parks per capita is one of the indicators used in the American Fitness Index to determine fitness scores for the country’s 50 largest metro areas. The annual index is from the American College of Sports Medicine and the…