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Aaron Benator, Certified Health Coach

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By: Aaron Benator, Certified Health Coach
September 7th, 2021

Got 10 minutes? Then you can get a quick workout in. Join Greenville health coach Aaron Benator for 10-minutes of simple bodyweight exercises you can do from pretty much anywhere. Watch the video below for demonstrations of the following eight exercises:  Bird dogs Bilateral squat Dead bugs Reverse lunges Bicycle crunch variation 10-and-2 lunge Pushups — two variations for this, regular pushups or modified knee pushup Cross marches

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Gut health is a hot topic these days. Studies suggest gut health can affect numerous other aspects of your health. But what is gut health exactly? Why is it important? How can you improve your gut health? 

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When we're stressed, what happens in our bodies? What are the physical symptoms? How does our behavior change? Greenville health coach Aaron Benator explains.

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How does light affect how we sleep? It is one of the most important factors that affect how well we sleep. It regulates our circadian rhythm, which is the rhythm throughout the day where sometimes we feel like we have more energy, sometimes there might be a lull, sometimes we might get tired, sometimes we might be very alert (when we wake up ideally).

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Still working from home? Perhaps you're officially a full-time remote employee now? It's still important to find time to step away and exercise regularly. In this video, Greenville health coach Aaron Benator demonstrates a handful of core exercises you can do at home that will improve your balance and stability. Watch the video below and scroll down for the list of exercises. 

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Aging well is all about forming habits that are good for you, like regular exercise and a healthy diet. A healthy lifestyle should be a lifelong pursuit, but after age 50, and especially for men, it’s even more important to maintain healthy habits to keep you strong and active longer.

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Whether you’ve just started a couch-to-5K running program or you’re a seasoned marathoner, you’re probably no stranger to aches and pains in your legs and knees as you grow muscle and improve your stamina. But how do you know if the pain is normal or part of a bigger issue? Ahat does it mean if you have pain behind your knee when you run?

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According to some estimates, there are more than 1,800 types of cheese. Because there are so many types, it really is sort of its own food group. In this video, Greenville health coach Aaron Benator discusses some nutritious aspects of cheese, including its effect on cognitive health and the presence of probiotics, different types of protein, and more.