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Exercise & Depression

Exercise and Depression:  New Findings to Support Healthy Habits It is hard to go a day without seeing some type of advertisement for pharmacologic treatments, especially those for depression. In the US pharmacologic use is big business, as estimates from the Centers for Disease Control in the United States report approximately 10% of the ...

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Tips for Staying Cool When Exercising in the Summer Heat

Learn how to stay safe while exercising in the outdoor heat. It's time to take your winter treadmill routine outdoors to the parks. The days are long and warm. The trails radiate heat. Summer is here and you're prepared to sweat! But before you lace up your running shoes, read these eight tips to keep your cool. Safety ti...

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Don’t Get Burned! How to Protect Your Body From Sun Damage

Sunburn doesn't just cause pain and redness. It can also cause long-term effects. Learn the risks and find out how to protect yourself. Between the beach, the pool, and the weekend cookouts, you may be having too much fun to worry about sunburn - until that telltale stinging and redness set in. Sunburn isn't just painful - it's al...

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Sunburn and Heat Stress: Help Your Kids Play It Safe

Kids love to be outdoors during the summer, but the sun and heat can pose serious dangers. Learn how to protect your children from intense summer weather. Summertime means more time to play outdoors. It also means parents should be extra careful keeping kids healthy in the sun and heat. Children will have a much happier summer if ...

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Want to shape up your eating habits over the summer? With an abundance of fruits and vegetables, there is no time like the present. You've decided to cut back on hot dogs, peel the fatty skin off your barbecued chicken and limit mayo-laden macaroni and potato salads. Will this be enough to shape up your summertime eating habits? ...

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Healthy Eating in July – Grilled Watermelon, Mint, and Feta Salad

Makes 6 Servings (serving size : 1 ⅓ cups salad) Ingredients                                                                   - 1 small watermelon (about 6 pounds), cut into 1-inch-thick rounds (lay melon on its side, and cut through rind and flesh with a shar...

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Staying Healthy at the ‘Fest

It is that time of year in Milwaukee… 11 Days 11 Stages Over 900,000 People How do can you stay healthy??? We all love Summerfest: hundreds of musicians, amazing food, flowing drinks and some of the best people-watching around. ...

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Vita is looking for a Clinical Massage Therapist

Are you interested in helping people find relief from injury, soreness and chronic pain? We are seeking an independent, motivated, licensed clinical massage therapist to be part of our team. Vita Physical Therapy & Fitness is a private full-service wellness gym located in Milwaukee’s Third Ward. We offer physical & occupational therapy, ...

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Today we are working the stabilizing muscles of the back and abdomen- otherwise known as your core! Try each exercise for 30 seconds, if you are looking for more of a challenge increase to 60 seconds. Repeat 3 times!  Plank with Knee to Elbow Hold plank position with arms straight, hands on floor, ke...

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