Getting on track for weight loss… or down for the count?

Getting on track for weight loss… or down for the count?

By Brian B. Parr, Ph.D. ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist When it comes to losing weight, lets face it, calories matter. Thanks to a host of wearable devices and mobile apps, counting calories has never been easier. Calories matter because losing weight almost always means cutting the calories that you eat and increasing the calories that you burn. The concept of “eat less, move more” is the foundation of nearly every Read more »
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July 05, 2016
Hydration & YOUR HEALTH

Hydration & YOUR HEALTH

We all know that staying hydrated is important year-round, but as the mercury starts to climb and we are spending time being active outdoors in the summer heat, watching our fluid intake is even more important. Water Facts: Water facilitates important biochemical reactions in the body, supplying nutrients and removing waste. Water is essential for maintaining blood circulation throughout your body. Keeping your body hydrated means your heart doesn’t have to work as Read more »
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July 05, 2016
Beyond Runner’s High: exercise & the brain

Beyond Runner’s High: exercise & the brain

By Brian B. Parr, Ph.D., ACSM, Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist You probably know that exercise is good for your physical health. A lower risk of weight gain, diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers are among a long list of positive health effects of regular physical activity. But the rewards of exercise go beyond strengthening muscles and bones, burning fat, and improving heart health. Lesser known benefits include improved mental health, cognitive Read more »
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May 16, 2016
1-2-3 kick your feet

1-2-3 kick your feet

What to look for in a swimming class for your child… Memories of swimming classes can range from mild excitement and guarded anticipation to heart wrenching dread and downright terror (at least that’s what I remember). But it doesn’t have to be that way. Swimming can be great fun and an excellent form of exercise that boosts your child’s self-confidence and strengthens his or her growing body. But above all, swimming Read more »
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May 16, 2016
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in the news Get Ready to Run Kids’ One-Mile Fun Run Scores Record Participation
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RIDGELAND, Miss – Following the biggest year of participation ever in Central Mississippi, the Get Ready to Run Kids’ One-Mile read more »

Commemorative Bike Ride Aims to Raise Social Awareness
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Civil Rides is a 3-day bicycle ride, beginning April 4, 2018 at the steps of the National Civil Rights Museum read more »

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

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