Make a Year-round Impact

Make a Year-round Impact

By Laura Walker, staff writer for Canopy Children’s Solutions Many nonprofit organizations see a surge in charitable giving around the holidays. The spirit of giving is at its peak during that time, but what about the rest of the year? Nonprofit organizations serve their missions all year long, which is why charitable giving is so important year-round. Start by choosing a charity whose mission is close to you. When identifying a prospective Read more »
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January 16, 2018
Beyond Stretching… From Flexibility to Mobility

Beyond Stretching… From Flexibility to Mobility

By Brian B. Parr, Ph.D., ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist Achieving and maintaining a high level of physical fitness is essential for good health and an active lifestyle. Regular exercise can promote weight loss, enhance wellbeing, and improve endurance, strength, and flexibility. Of these three components of fitness, flexibility is the one that often gets the least attention. Unfortunately, this can lead to limitations in movement that can interfere with activity Read more »
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January 15, 2018
Fit for Life: TEENS

Fit for Life: TEENS

Regular exercise is important to teenagers because it helps maintain their physical and mental health, and can set a pattern of positive lifestyle habits as they move toward adulthood. How much exercise do teens need? Ideally, teens should strive for at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day, and spend less time being sedentary and more time moving. Unfortunately, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Read more »
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January 15, 2018
Sensible Snack Strategies to Avoid the Post-workout Pig-out

Sensible Snack Strategies to Avoid the Post-workout Pig-out

Whether you’re training for your next 5K, rocking a spin class or just increasing the pace of your morning power walk, exercise takes fuel. After a particularly strenuous session, you crave a “pick-me-up” to replace what you’ve burned working out. But let’s face it, it’s all too easy to justify a calorie-packed post-exercise snack as a reward for putting in the hard work. So make sure that the snack you Read more »
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January 15, 2018
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in the news Crib and Toddler Mattress Recalled for Failing to Meet Flammability Standards
Posted Mon 01/15/2018 11:10PM

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has ordered a recall of more than 23,400 Dream On Me spring and foam mattresses read more »

Families First to Host Healthy Teens for a Better MS Rally on MS Gulf Coast
Posted Mon 01/15/2018 3:28AM

BILOXI, Miss. – Families First for Mississippi is expanding Governor Bryant’s Healthy Teens for a Better Mississippi initiative throughout the read more »

High Blood Pressure Redefined for First time in 14 Years
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ANAHEIM, Cal. – In the first update to comprehensive U.S. guidelines on blood pressure detection and treatment since 2003, high read more »

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