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By: Brandon Rice, Health Coach
March 2nd, 2021

What should you eat before your workout, during your workout, and after your workout? When should you eat before and after exercise? Short Pump health coach Brandon Rice explains.

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By: Aaron Benator, Certified Health Coach
February 19th, 2021

If you're aiming to reduce your risk of developing cancer, consistent exercise is a must. Bow exactly does exercise help reduce your cancer risk? What counts as exercise? Greenville health coach Aaron Benator explains. Watch the video below and read on for a recap. 

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By: David Pong, M.D.
February 12th, 2021

It's February. It's Heart Month. And unfortunately, it's Heart Month in 2021, which makes it Heart Month in the COVID pandemic.

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By: Yvonne Bull, Certified Health Coach
February 9th, 2021

There are many things that factor into heart health. Three of the biggest components you control are diet, exercise, and sleep. In this video, Owings Mills health coach Yvonne Bull offers a few thoughts on each and talks about how they all can contribute positively to overall heart health. What the video below and read on for a transcript. 

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By: Brandon Rice, Health Coach
February 8th, 2021

Most people think of a heart-healthy workout as being cardio, which is completely true. Being able to elevate your heart rate to a steady state of anywhere between 60 to 80% of your maximum heart rate is going to give you benefits such as calorie burning, lowering your blood pressure, being able to lower cholesterol, and all of the awesome benefits that exercise can provide to heart health.

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By: Yvonne Bull, Certified Health Coach
February 1st, 2021

Two things work together when it comes to health — eating and exercising. The energy you take in from food becomes the energy you expend through exercise. In this video, Owings Mills health coach Yvonne Bull takes us through a quick aerobic exercise to get our heart rate up. Follow along in the video below. 

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By: Brandon Rice, Health Coach
January 26th, 2021

It's almost February. The new year seems like a long time ago. Have your New Year's resolutions fallen by the wayside? If so, it's not too late to get back on track. In this video, Short Pump health coach Brandon Rice talks about a few strategies you can use to get back moving in the right direction (or set new goals altogether). Watch the video below and read on for a full recap. 

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Another Friday, another opportunity to end your week strong with a workout routine you can do from the comfort of your home. In this workout, Richmond health coach Lindsey Patton demonstrates three types of exercises you can do with just a sturdy chair. Watch the video below and see below for the full list of exercises.