Exercise | Health Eagle - Part 4

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Exercise in Bed?

by Lori Sciame November 28th, 2011 | Exercise
It’s a dismal day. There’s snow falling in quarter-size flakes, and the temperature hovers around 28 degrees. Your room is cold, and your bed is warm. The last thing you want to do is jump out of the covers to complete your morning exercise routine. Feeling defeated, you pull the blankets over your head vowing to hit the gym later that day.

What you have failed to realize – it is possible to exercise in bed. Of course, I’m not talking about a cardio workout. I’m talking about low impact movements that can easily be done while on your comfortable
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Benefits of Using the Stairs

by Lori Sciame October 31st, 2011 | Exercise
This coming February, thousands of people in Chicago will participate in the Hustle up the Hancock race.

According to event information, “Each year over 4,000 people climb to the top of John Hancock Center to raise funds for lung disease research, advocacy and education. In 2011 over 2,500 participants indicated they or someone they know has been touched by a form of lung disease. Participants choose from two climbing categories--full climb (94 floors) or half climb (52 floors).”

Can you imagine climbing that many flights of stairs - let alone doing so at a fast pace? As you know, participants in
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Fall into Fitness

by Lori Sciame October 3rd, 2011 | Exercise
Fall offers great opportunities for unique ways to exercise. If you think “outside the box,” you can enjoy all the season has to offer, along with getting in a good work out. Read on to find out how.

1. Visit a Corn Maze

If you live in the corn-belt, you probably have seen these mazes advertised as a way to get “lost” in the corn. Making your way through the twists and turns among towering stalks of corn brings out the adventurous side of most people. Some mazes involve answering questions in order to find your way out, such as the
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You Can Coordinate an Exercise Program

by Lori Sciame September 5th, 2011 | Exercise
With this sluggish economy, many businesses find it difficult to employ someone to coordinate worksite wellness programs. Many times, employees who may not have any experience in holding wellness events may be called upon by management to plan an event to coincide with special days, including National Employee Health and Fitness Day.

Although it may seem difficult to do, coordinating these exercise events can be fun and rewarding. Listed below you will find several easy ideas to get a group of people at work to exercise.

1. 10,000 Steps Challenge
This event revolves around teaching people that walking 10,000 steps per day
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Don’t Lose Your Balance

by Lori Sciame August 8th, 2011 | Exercise
Falling is a problem across the United States, and it is especially troublesome in my home state of Wisconsin. Here, falls are the leading cause of injury and death among older adults.

There are many reasons why older adults fall – from medication interactions to failing vision to home hazards – but losing balance is one of the main causes. Have you heard the saying, “if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it?” This cliché speaks volumes concerning balance. When we are children, we practice balancing all the time. Riding bikes, walking on balance beams, and playing sports provide wonderful
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