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HOW LONG DO YOU HAVE TO RUN TO LOSE WEIGHT

It’s common to see women who are trying to lose weight or stay in shape run into their wheels fall off.  Whether it’s on the treadmill or outdoors, running seems to consecutively be the cardio of choice. But you may ask, when is it enough to reach your ideal body weight? Well it’s time to put all the questions you may have to rest. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends losing one to two pounds per week for a healthy and sustainable weight loss. And running 30 minutes each day could be the first steps to reaching that goal. Running is one of the best weight loss techniques and it's also one of the most accessible. You don't need a fancy gym membership or expensive...

Think Out The Box With Your Exercise Routine

Think a gym membership is your only option for getting regular exercise? Well, think again. Exercising groups that are fun are probably the best way to get (and stay) motivated to get your heart rate up and burn fat. Learn some new creative ways to move and start thinking outside the box when it comes to your exercise routine. Researchers recommend getting two and half hours of physical activity during the week to stay healthy. To break it down evenly, that comes to five 30-minute workouts or at least two 1-hour workouts. Heart-pumping workouts also need to be paired with muscle-strengthening. Regular aerobic exercise is especially important if you struggle with conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure and it helps ward off arthritis as you get...

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What to Do if You’ve Been Exposed to HIV

If you think that you may have been exposed to HIV, it can be a scary time. Your mind races, wanders, and you might feel anxiety or confusion on what to do. This time after exposure is the highest risk of transmitting infection, so you'll need to prepare, plan, and protect yourself. If you think you may have been exposed to HIV here's what you should do. GET TESTED The reality is, that while the HIV virus has many symptoms, you can not rely on symptoms--or lack of symptoms--alone to confirm whether or not you may have the virus. The only way to know for sure is to get tested. The moment you think you may have been exposed to HIV or participated in one of the risk factors,...

EXERCISE OF THE WEEK: “ BYE BYE ARMS” with Amy Veigle

If you want to get the most out of your workouts, try focusing on a different area of your body each day. We'll help you stay on track with an exercise of the week. This week, we have the perfect exercise for arm day. Are you tired of the jiggle your upper arms do every time you say goodbye? Yea, us too. While they aren't cute, the good new is that "Bye Bye Arms" are pretty easy to get rid of. They generally occur due to lack of exercise so the quickest way to get rid of them are with arm exercises. Want to finally say good bye to those "bye bye arms”? Follow the steps below for a great exercise to get you started. Grab...

How I Stayed Confident When Losing Weight

After years of feeling unworthy Danee Campbell broke the shackles chaining her to unhappiness and embarked on a journey of self-love. This is a look into her transformation story. What was the catalyst that led you to love yourself? What made me start embracing myself was the realization of my same-sex attraction. That helped me understand that I couldn’t expect others to accept me for who I really am If I didn’t accept me for who I really am. What was the first step you took in letting people know who you really are? Among other things like beginning to hold my head up high, I started sharing my feelings on Instagram. That was HUGE for me! I could add hashtags and found I had support from strangers. I...