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Celebrate Mother’s Day & Father’s Day with a Therapeutic Massage, 3 + FREE

April 4th, 2016

What says, “I so appreciate the Mother and Father in my life,” than the gift of four hours of healing relaxation.  For a limited time, buy three massages, get one FREE! Swedish, Therapeutic, Hot Stone, Sports, Deep Tissue and Pregnancy Massages Available at these Bon Secours InMotion Locations In Motion at Norfolk Fitness & Wellness Center: […]READ MORE

Advice to Love for Runners Who Bemoan Foot Blisters

April 4th, 2016

  A solution for painful foot blisters may send runners and athletes sprinting to the pharmacy. Inexpensive paper tape – also called surgical tape – not only helps prevent foot blisters from forming but also cuts down on the number of blisters people develop, according to a new study from Stanford University School of Medicine. Here’s […]READ MORE

Send Diabetes Into Remission Through Weight Loss

March 3rd, 2016

Diabetes can go into remission by losing weight and keeping the pounds off. A new study also shows that this can work for people who have had type 2 diabetes for up to 10 years. Not gaining the weight back may be a key to remaining free of the disease and its serious health complications, according to research […]READ MORE

Drinking Extra Water May Help Weight Loss By Curbing Calories

March 3th, 2016

The latest weight loss and health strategy for cutting calories, sugar, salt and fat from your diet may sound rather plain: drink more water. The results, however, are somewhat sweet. People who drank one to three extra cups of plain water cut up to 200 calories and 235 milligrams of sodium out of their daily diet, […]READ MORE

Staying Festive and Fit this Holiday Season

January 1th, 2016

Judy Mitnick, MS, RD, CSSD, CDE Registered Dietician/Certified Diabetes Educator Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics   It’s getting to be that time again; the time for parties, family and friends. The time for food, food and more food. Often my clients tell me they feel like someone else takes control of their eating during this […]READ MORE

Nine out of 10 Americans Eat Too Much Sodium in Diet

January 1th, 2016

January is a popular for time for Americans to count their steps and how many calories they’re eating in their diet, but a new report suggests they need to track another category: sodium. That’s because nearly all Americans are consuming more sodium than they should in their overall diet, according to researchers from the Centers […]READ MORE

Weight Loss Can Slow Degeneration of Knee Cartilage, Study Shows

December 12nd, 2015

People who are obese can slow the degeneration of their knee cartilage and help protect their knees from osteoarthritis by losing 10 percent of their body weight, a new MRI study finds. The best results were experienced by patients who lost more than 10 percent of their body weight during the study, according to lead author Alexandra […]READ MORE

Develop Strong “Foot Core” to Prevent Overuse Injuries

November 11th, 2015

Before you reach for a cozy pair of slippers to keep your feet warm this fall, you may want to try going barefoot around the house to strengthen what some call the “foot core.” Not only can barefoot activities improve a person’s balance and posture, but they can also help prevent shin splits, plantar fasciitis, […]READ MORE

Flexibility Exercises Improve Sports Performance, Reduce Injury Risk

November 11th, 2015

When it comes to exercise, most people think about burning calories and building muscle. Just as important, however, are flexibility exercises. Not only do flexibility exercises help the body recover from aerobic activity, but they also help lower a person’s risk for injury while improving sports performance. In fact, flexibility exercises, which benefit bones and […]READ MORE

High-Intensity Exercise Helps Manage Type 2 Diabetes, Research Shows

November 11th, 2015

People who have type 2 diabetes and want to improve their blood sugar levels and cholesterol through exercise may want to try short bursts of high-intensity workouts. New research shows that this type of exercise regimen appears to have better results than working out at a lower intensity for a longer period of time. Researchers say […]READ MORE