Staying Fit & Healthy

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  • Staying Motivated and Keeping Active

    Sometimes the most difficult part of exercise and being active is staying motivated. You might be too busy, or just not feel up to it. But even if you take a short break, you can get moving again. Here are a few ways to help you fit some activity into your day. Make a plan Having an exercise plan can [...]

    2018-04-02T16:03:21+00:00April 2nd, 2018|Fitness|

    A Heart Device Restores a Sense of Humor

    Joe and Becky Miller celebrated 34 years of marriage on Valentine’s Day shortly after Becky retired from teaching physical education and coaching sports at Davie High School in Mocksville. But the big reason the couple were smiling and laughing again, they say, is because Joe is back to his old, cut-up self following a life-changing LVAD heart procedure at Novant [...]

    2018-04-02T15:51:23+00:00April 2nd, 2018|Wellness|

    Coffee: The Elixir of Life

    Coffee aficionados already know a bunch of reasons why coffee is good for you like it's the raison d'etre to get up in the morning. If that's not your reason, you may pick one of the following or add yours to the list. • Coffee is rich in antioxidants, which help to fight inflammation • Coffee may help boost cognitive [...]

    2018-01-22T23:34:26+00:00January 22nd, 2018|Wellness|

    Exercise for Good Health

    Many people make New Year’s resolutions to get healthier. Besides losing weight, they realize a focus on fitness can improve sleep as well as boost the immune system. Regular exercise and a healthier lifestyle are key factors in this important endeavor; however, it’s important to keep in mind that losing weight is different for each person. Besides diet and [...]

    2019-01-16T13:15:54+00:00January 16th, 2018|Fitness|

    Balance Exercises Prevent Falls

    A deadly killer is lurking in your home. It’s not the usual suspect like a gas leak, a poorly installed furnace, or a faulty wiring job. It’s the stairs. You walk on them every day, but according to the National Safety Council, almost 12,000 people in the United States die from falls on stairs annually. When it comes to falls, [...]

    2018-01-15T22:42:49+00:00January 15th, 2018|Fitness|

    Seniors Find Weight Training Beats Cardio

    Weight training or cardio? For older adults trying to slim down, pumping iron might be the way to go. A new study by researchers at Wake Forest University suggests combining weight training with a low-calorie diet preserves much needed lean muscle mass that can be lost through aerobic workouts. The findings, “Effect of Exercise Type during Intentional Weight Loss on [...]

    2018-01-15T22:21:38+00:00January 15th, 2018|Fitness|

    An Old Formula for Losing Weight

    A new study at Wake Forest Medical Center affirms an old formula: seniors who want to lose weight should hit the weight room while cutting calories. The researchers report that seniors who performed resistance training while dieting lost fat but preserved most of their lean muscle mass in comparison to those who walked for exercise. Assistant Professor Kristen Beavers, a [...]

    2018-01-15T22:05:30+00:00January 15th, 2018|Fitness|

    Big Belly Fat…Be-gone!

    Prince Deese Prince Deese, an All American Wrestler, a Hall of Fame Football Player, and a State Champion Body Builder, is a certified personal trainer and strength conditioning specialist. Prince Deese and Gina Deese own A.C.T. by Deese, a Fitness & Training Center in Greensboro, NC. Visceral fat (big belly) is linked to many health issues which plague both young [...]

    2019-01-14T19:10:12+00:00January 11th, 2018|Fitness|

    A Look at Insomnia… from A to Z’s

    Insomnia is nothing new. Henry IV laments in William Shakespeare’s "Henry IV, Part II,” “Oh sweet sleep, nature’s gentle healer, what have I done to frighten you? You won’t weigh down my eyelids anymore, or dull my mind to make me forget.” The play was first performed in 1600, but it’s a pretty sure bet it’s a bigger problem today [...]

    2017-12-14T15:39:04+00:00December 14th, 2017|Wellness|

    Exercise for the Best in Health

    Getting older does not mean that you should not work out. In fact, it is the key to independence and a good quality of life as you age. Regular exercise has been proven to strengthen joints, rebuild muscle, and increase metabolism. It can also stop or delay serious illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, arthritis, and Alzheimer's disease. You need [...]

    2017-12-14T15:38:01+00:00December 14th, 2017|Fitness|
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