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Start Off on the Right Foot: New Year Fitness Tips

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Happy new decade! Fitness tends to be a hot topic during this time of year. Did you know that the two most popular New Year’s resolutions are to exercise and lose weight?

Why Swimming Can Make Your Arteries More Flexible

Photo: Underwater View of Swimming Pool

Adapted from Phil Hardesty’s original article

As the heat of summer is expected to continue, we can keep enjoying the warm waters of our beautiful Hawaii nei. The great news is that swimming is also great for healthy arteries.

Beat the Heat: Tips for Safe and Comfortable Summer Exercise

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Adapted from Phil Hardesty’s original article

‘Ekahi Corner- Meditation and Your Health

Photo: Woman meditating by a lake

Adapted from Ornish Living Magazine, Available online at www.ornishliving.com

Tai-Chi, Qigong, Yoga, and Your Heart

Photo: People Doing Tai Chi in the Park

Tai-Chi, Qigong, and yoga are all ancient approaches to improving our general health and well-being, each dating back thousands of years.

Four Tips to Fuel Your Workout

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Making the right choices to fuel your body doesn’t have to be difficult. There is an abundance of information available about what, when, and how to eat to fuel your workouts.

Healthy Lifestyle Changes for Hectic Lives

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Does this morning checklist sound familiar? Wake up and shower…check. Exercise….no time, maybe tomorrow. Grab breakfast…check. Rush out the door…check. For many of us eating breakfast and exercising every day is hurried at best, and too often, totally omitted.

How many of us eat breakfast while driving to work or school, giving less thought and care to feeding our bodies than to fueling up our cars? With school back in session, families may feel their time being especially limited.

Exercise Your Way to a Healthier Future

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Everyone wants to get healthy, but keeping a regular fitness regime can be tough. When you have family, a professional career, or busy tasks throughout the day, hitting the gym might be the last thing on your mind. Recent research even shows that some of us are predisposed to not enjoy exercise!

Stress and Your Heart

Photo: Participants at an Ekahi Event

In uncertain times, it’s hard to feel grounded. For many of us living in Hawaii, the recent missile attack scare re-ignited fear and uncertainty about our safety and the state of our country. And while there is little we can do to affect what is happening around us, we can try to change the way we react to emotionally trying situations.

Exercise For the New Year: What’s fact, and what’s fiction?

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If your New Year’s resolution for 2018 is to lose weight, you’re not alone! Losing weight was the #1 New Year’s resolution in 2017. In second place came life improvement, in third came better financial decisions, and in fourth: quit smoking. Believe it or not, three out of these four big New Year’s goals can be accomplished with exercise. Sadly, exercise is not believed to help you make better financial decisions.