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The Healthy Reads Blog is your source for insights into medical trends, concierge medicine, primary care, wellness, and more.

Aaron Benator, Certified Health Coach

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24% of American adults are dealing with arthritis. This is a common disease, and it's becoming more common. So if you have arthritis, exercising can be a challenge. What types of exercise should you focus on?

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It's always a good idea to eat seasonally. One, you can possibly appreciate the food more if you know that it is in season right now.

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Why am I a health coach? Many years ago, I realized that I only get one body.

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By: Aaron Benator, Certified Health Coach
February 28th, 2022

February is American Heart Month, and today we are going to talk about four things we can do every day to improve the health of our hearts. What healthy habits should you focus on every day? 

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By: Aaron Benator, Certified Health Coach
January 11th, 2022

Are you making physical fitness a priority? Setting a new goal to build strength? Or improve your mobility, balance, or stamina? To know how far you've come, you need to first find out where you are right now. Then, you can track your progress over time. 

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By: Aaron Benator, Certified Health Coach
December 6th, 2021

Everyone is aging. Hopefully, we do with health and vitality, and it's never too late to get started. One important aspect of aging well is maintaining your balance and strength. Check out these three simple exercises you can use whenever you need to squeeze in a little physical activity.

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By: Aaron Benator, Certified Health Coach
November 2nd, 2021

Want to get a quick workout in but only have 10 minutes? In this exercise routine, we're going to do 10 exercises in 10 minutes — 1 minute per exercise. 

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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