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What to eat to reverse the signs of aging, feel younger

There are nutrition choices you can make to feel better, look more vibrant and have more energy.

Posted: October 07, 2015
How to become a faster runner

Too many people want results without working hard for it. Becoming a faster runner does not happen overnight.

Updated: October 06, 2015 - 1:42 pm
5 reasons to do yoga this fall

Yoga studios are packed in January, but by the fall, schedules get tight again and we have other priorities. We still need a certain amount of “me” time. Are you doing things to make “you” better?

Updated: September 30, 2015 - 7:52 am
After Halloween, don't forget about your health; make sure this is on your to-do list

While not as exciting as trick-or-treating or prepping for the Thanksgiving feast, open enrollment is important because the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires most Americans to obtain health insurance coverage.

Posted: September 30, 2015
What it takes to be a paid CrossFit athlete, according to a pro in Omaha

So you want to be a professional CrossFit athlete? That’s awesome! The first thing I need you to do is put that doughnut down, walk into your boss’s office, and quit your day job.

Updated: September 30, 2015 - 2:21 pm
The best time to have another baby

Deciding when to have another baby is a tough decision. Many factors go into pregnancy planning, but some women don’t know there are medical factors they should consider as well.

Updated: September 28, 2015 - 1:28 pm
14 ways to prevent older adults from falling

Falling does not have to be a normal part of aging. If you take care of your overall health, you might be able to lower your chances of falling.

Posted: September 24, 2015
There's more than one way to fix bad eating habits; how to find what works for you

Eating better than you do now is relative. You have to sift through your own habits, experiences and preferences to find the best way to make eating better happen for you.

Updated: September 29, 2015 - 5:12 pm
Nebraskan on 'Extreme Weight Loss' shares 4 tips to avoid temptation, overeating

When I started my weight loss journey I became fully aware that sometimes I was just eating because, well, I was bored! I had to start thinking about everything I was eating and more importantly WHY I was eating it.

Updated: September 22, 2015 - 11:50 am
Don't ignore the signs; tell your doc about unusual chest pain before it's too late

Be sure to tell your clinician about unusual chest pain, shortness of breath, or sweating spells before you’re on your last down.

Posted: September 18, 2015
Is menopause making you fat?

Menopause brings on a lot of changes in a woman’s life. Weight gain is one of them.

Updated: September 20, 2015 - 8:22 pm
Healthy 5-minute grab-and-go breakfast ideas

Some of them actually take less than five minutes, and they all provide a mix of energy-rich carbohydrates and protein or healthy fats to keep you full.

Updated: September 30, 2015 - 11:33 am
The difference between being sad and medically depressed

One of the many things mental health providers do each day is help patients and their families understand that depression is a medical illness. We’re not just talking about a normal emotion.

Updated: September 15, 2015 - 11:29 am
Omaha personal trainer shares how to get ripped

The majority of people looking to undergo such a drastic physical change don't have a clue where to start. Here’s what it takes to replace a stomach pooch with washboard abs.

Updated: September 14, 2015 - 9:46 am
Teen pregnancy, half marathon teaches Kearney woman to race toward what scares her

In high school, when school got hard, I skipped class and ran off with friends. When relationships grew rocky, I ran away from them. When my parents divorced, I ran away from home. One morning I knew I couldn’t run from my problems anymore.

Updated: September 10, 2015 - 9:45 am
You don't have to say no to appetizers; tips to indulge without overdoing it

A habit that is traditional and normal, eating appetizers is hard to avoid, and you don’t have to say no to them all together. 

Updated: September 29, 2015 - 5:12 pm
The most common running injuries seen by a physical therapist and how to help prevent them

The most important thing is finding exercises to address your imbalances.

Posted: September 08, 2015
Omaha woman turns 50 and makes up her mind: It's time to change, lose weight

There just comes a time when you have to change – that’s how Machel Perry sees it. The Omaha woman didn’t like the way she looked or felt when she turned 50.

Updated: September 03, 2015 - 12:54 pm
Tailgate food showdown: Choose this, not that

Deciding on what to include at a tailgate rather than focusing on what you can’t have can help you stay positive when making lifestyle changes. Limit empty calories from fats and sugars by considering the following comparisons.

Updated: September 29, 2015 - 5:12 pm
Workplace wellness helped save my life, Blue Cross employee says

So if I didn’t believe before that wellness makes a difference, as a workplace wellness coordinator, I really do now. Being healthy saved my life.

Updated: September 01, 2015 - 6:59 pm
New moms' top 5 breastfeeding concerns and how to solve them

Successful breastfeeding comes with time, patience and practice – and sometimes a little extra help from those in the know.

Updated: September 08, 2015 - 10:36 am
The unwanted side effects of healthy eating and how to avoid them

When you switch habits quickly and drastically, side effects such as bloating, gas, and bowel trouble can leave you wondering if it’s worth it! Here are some tips to make sure healthy eating gives you the results you are looking for.

Posted: August 26, 2015
Why 3 Omaha women – including 2 Boston qualifiers – slowed down to run with me

I tend to think of long-distance running as an individual pursuit where someone gets time alone with their thoughts and enjoys the peaceful solitude. All of that changed when a few of my friends convinced me to run my first marathon.

Updated: August 30, 2015 - 9:20 pm
Are you breaking these 4 gym etiquette rules?

Sometimes it only takes one person who has bad gym etiquette to create an atmosphere that discourages everyone from reaching their goals.

Updated: September 10, 2015 - 1:13 pm
13 tips to prepare for competition, whether you're a CrossFitter, triathlete or runner

The things that are most commonly overlooked by an athlete are often the most important.

Updated: September 29, 2015 - 11:40 am

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