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How to Workout to Make the Most of Your Workout Time

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, jaredpolin

Long work hours. Caring for a loved one. School. Home maintenance. Catching up with friends. There’s less and less time for the things you know you need, like exercising. When you do have time, it seems like it’s not enough. 15 minutes here, 10 minutes there…is that enough for an effective workout? Should you even bother? 
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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Need Help Sticking to Your Nutrition and Exercise this Holiday Season? Try This Challenge.

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, beedieu

A lot of people find themselves using family trips, catching up with friends, or other social events as excuses to skimp on healthy eating and exercise. For example: Family dinners are followed up with TV watching. Catching up with friends consists of downing empty calories at a happy hour.

Finding ways to stay active is important – sitting or lying down for prolonged periods slows the metabolism and decreases the effectiveness of insulin. Also, the blood sugar from a meal is released after 60-90 minutes, so utilizing this window to exercise ensures that any pounds you tack on will be muscle and not fat.

Challenge yourself: “For one month, I will be active with others.”

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Traveling? 15 Ways to Pack Your Workouts and Stay On Track

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Niels Linneberg

It’s travel season and you want to maintain a health-conscious lifestyle. But how, when you’re so used to your gym back home, or your schedule is out of whack?

You don’t have to be a product of the environment – just because you’re traveling doesn’t mean you can’t keep moving. Don’t throw in the towel! Instead: Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Our 6 Easy Things We Do That Can Help You #MoveInMay

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Credit: Flickr Commons, MiamiFitnessTV

Warmer months are on the horizon and there’s no better time than now to be active. That means it’s time for #MoveInMay! May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Everyone can benefit from moving more. As healthcare.gov outlines, in the spirit of #MoveInMay, there are tons of rewards to reap from physical activity, and they span all ages and body types: 

  • Children and adolescents: Physical activity can improve muscular fitness and bone and heart health.
  • Adults: Physical activity can lower risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer.
  • Older adults: Physical activity can lower the risk of falls and improve cognitive functioning (like learning and judgment skills).

We love any reason to spread the word about the benefits of getting active, so we compiled some tips we use here at the WellnessFX offices to help keep you on track and excited about staying physically active. Handstands are optional (yet always celebrated). Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

It’s World Diabetes Day. Have You Been Tested Recently?

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Carol Browne

November 14th is World Diabetes Day,* created to spread awareness of type 2 diabetes and to bring attention to promising medical advancements that can help people avoid or manage the disease.

Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disease, and its prevalence is growing around the world. Hundreds of millions of people have the condition, and what’s worse, nearly half of them have no idea. The damage the disease does to the body puts these people at risk of developing a number of other serious issues like cardiovascular disease, kidney failure, blindness, and loss of limbs.

In the US, more than 5,000 people per day learn that that they have this life-threatening, life-long disease. But fortunately, like many diseases, it doesn’t happen overnight. Early detection and lifestyle changes often allow people to bring their blood glucose levels back into the normal range before permanent effects settle in. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

“It’s Such A Powerful Tool For Healing”

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credit: Instagram @vyshs

Another great month at WellnessFX! We had an awesome Fireside Chat with Tim Ferriss and Dr. Justin Mager, we opened up in Michigan, and we were named one of the top health apps by Greatist.

Most importantly, we’ve continued offering awesome services to our members. We take feedback very seriously and are grateful to have such a smart, vocal community. All feedback is shared with the entire WellnessFX staff, from engineers to bloggers to even the CEO himself. This encourages everyone to push towards great new ways of putting healthcare back in the hands of the patient. As a bonus, it also encourages and reminds us of WellnessFX’s awesome impact!

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.