Category archives: Health

Five Simple Strength-Training Exercises for Pregnancy and Why They are Beneficial

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By Glenn McCracken   1. Squat Improves mobility and strengthens the pelvis and hips. Hormones released during pregnancy prepare the body for labor by loosening the ligaments and joints. Although, this is necessary it can increase the possibility of strain and injury during pregnancy. More strength and stability means less pain and overall better mo[...]

Arkansas’ Utopia

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H. G. Wells once wrote, “Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia.” If this is so, bicycling enthusiasts will find joy in The Natural State. Below we share benefits and tips for riding and sources for information on Arkansas’ trails.   has long been the “red-headed stepchild” of fitness activities in the United States, lagging behind running/jogging in t[...]

Health: Made in the Shade

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When it comes to UV rays, less is best.   of sun exposure and repeated sunburns eventually take their toll on skin in the form of wrinkles, brown spots, precancerous legions and worse — skin cancer. Each year, more than 5 million people are treated for skin cancer, and 1 in 5 Americans is likely to develop skin cancer during his lifetime. Over the [...]

Living: Do You Drink Too Much?

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week I can look at my schedule of appointments and note that I will see someone because alcohol was used to excess. The person or persons are in my office because they had an alcoholic parent or sibling or even a grandparent who caused chaos to family members. Or the person is here because his spouse is an alcoholic or an older child is abusing alcohol. Oft[...]

Top Ten Travel Fitness Tips

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you are someone who has struggled with weight throughout your life, you probably find it’s virtually impossible to maintain or prevent weight gain when you travel.  Even for the fittest people, being away from home or confined in a car or a plane for a long trip can be a major hindrance to training regiments. Many of us are emotional, comfort or boredom [...]

Health: Arthritis

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symptoms of arthritis are familiar to many folks: inflammation, stiffness in the joints, loss of movement, fatigue and pain. Arthritis affects more than 50 million people nationally and is now the leading cause of disabilities. In Arkansas alone, more than 653,000 people suffer from some form of arthritis, including 2,700 children, according to the Arthriti[...]

Top 5 Diet Tips For The Bride-To-Be

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Are you a bride-to-be? Say yes to your dress size with these five tips.   working with hundreds of clients, I have found that typically the most effective component in getting the best results possible is placing some sort of deadline to meet. There is no better example of this than with ones I have trained who were brides-to-be. It’s amazing what [...]

Feature: Cutting Edge Party

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CHI St. Vincent is planning a shindig with great food, live music and a charitable purpose. But they won’t say where, yet. Photography by Sara Blancett Reeves   purchasing tickets to a party without knowing the location until hours before it starts. That’s the definition of a “pop-up party,” and they’re all the rage. This year’s CHI St. Vincent IV[...]

Health: A Grand Design

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On April 8, Baptist Health Foundation will celebrate a goal well accomplished, a goal that benefits its eight hospitals and the 5,000 patients who receive world-class care at their facilities each day. Photographs courtesy of Baptist Health Foundation   Baptist Health Foundation will celebrate the completion of Baptist Health’s Capital Campaign wi[...]

Living: There's No Comparison

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come into this world with more genetically loaded material than we might be comfortable knowing. My son imparted this information to me many years ago whilst he was studying medicine. I asked him few questions. I, after all, took college biology and remembered that certain physical characteristics were preordained — little chemical messengers that determine[...]