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Before you shoot off fireworks read these safety tips

We all want to celebrate, but we also need to remember fireworks are dangerous. A few minutes of fun isn’t worth the risk of suffering a life-long injury or serious burn.

Posted: July 02, 2015
8 reasons for summer weight gain and how to avoid it

The shorts and tank tops are calling, but it is still hard to stay on track in the summer months.

Updated: July 01, 2015 - 7:31 am
What it's like to run a 5K through 20 muddy obstacles with no training

If you’re new to obstacle course races, like me, this could be a struggle. But it’s also a great and dirty way to spend an afternoon.

Updated: July 01, 2015 - 7:31 am
Keep these tips in mind when you start a new exercise routine

Sprains and strains are among the most common sports-related injuries, so if you’ve been relatively sedentary, don’t go from zero to 60 right away.

Posted: July 01, 2015
Runner who was told to give up sport she loves wouldn't quit

Physical therapy looks at the patient from head to toe and evaluates areas of weakness to improve your full body function. Physical therapists find out why you have a problem and help you fix it.

Posted: June 30, 2015
4 reasons why prescription drugs cost so much

Consumers are often unaware of how much their prescriptions actually cost.

Posted: June 30, 2015
Omaha CrossFitter passes out while lifting weights, learns dangers of overtraining

Just like a car, you have to pay attention to your body’s warning signs. My body was trying to tell me something, and I didn’t listen.

Posted: June 29, 2015
Hey ladies: There's a reason for your low sex drive

A panel of health experts recently recommended that the Food and Drug Administration approve what some have dubbed the first “female Viagra” to help women who struggle with low libido.

Posted: June 25, 2015
Former college athlete overcomes knee injury to be better, stronger

Athletes often experience injuries that hinder them from competing at the next level, but with determination and proper rehab techniques there is potential to recover even stronger than before.

Posted: June 23, 2015
Seven signs you have a positive body image

Instead of waiting for the media, the culture or the world to change, let’s help ourselves and our children make peace with our bodies.

Posted: June 18, 2015
Beware of posting weight-loss, workout info on social media

When we post our own results to social media, we're more focused on how people react to our progress than actually making progress. If we stop focusing on our progress, we'll stop progressing.

Posted: June 17, 2015
What teens should expect at their first OB-GYN appointment

It's recommended that young women first see an obstetrician-gynecologist between the ages of 13 and 15, according to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Posted: June 15, 2015
Try these tricks to make working out part of your routine

Here are a few tips to finding the motivation to adopt and maintain a consistent exercise routine if you haven't already.

Posted: June 11, 2015
How to make exercise a priority

Life is a constant battle for balance, and the body is no exception. It can be helpful to take a step back and look at how you spend your time.

Posted: June 10, 2015
Be wary of quick fixes for low testosterone, libido

There are other medical conditions potentially contributing to the same symptoms.

Posted: June 09, 2015
Omaha police officers racing in triathlon to honor Officer Orozco

"Doing the triathlon in her honor is just a small way for us to celebrate the life of Kerrie Orozco."

Posted: June 05, 2015
How to help kids put down electronics, go play

Swimming, biking, jumping rope, climbing trees – all those kid things that we enjoyed – are there for our kids. But these activities cannot be done while using a laptop.

Posted: June 05, 2015
12 do's and don'ts for beginner triathletes

Don’t let all your hard work training go to waste by making mistakes on race day. There are plenty of things not to do and some things you definitely should.

Updated: June 04, 2015 - 11:26 am
A 40-minute workout you can do solo or with the whole family

It’s hard to get a workout in at home without someone interrupting, so, I came up with a way to get everyone involved without letting my workout intensity slip.

Posted: June 03, 2015
Why you shouldn't work out too hard at the gym

The most basic exercises might look easy on the board, but when the body is unconditioned, they can be really difficult.

Posted: May 29, 2015
What's interrupting your sleep?

If sleep disturbances leave you tired, cause you to miss work or interfere with your relationships, you deserve a clinical evaluation. There are likely recommendations for how to get your sleep back in order.

Posted: May 29, 2015
How to soothe your screaming newborn

It is important to know that all children move through a period of crying and that, as a parent, you are not alone.

Posted: May 29, 2015
The 4 best ways to strengthen your legs, butt

Lower body strength is more than just looking good in a tight pair of jeans. The lower body is made up of your largest muscle groups and has a direct correlation on the quality of life that you will have as you get older.

Posted: May 27, 2015
Why skipping meals, eating too little is a habit you need to break

Belly fat is frustrating when those who are working hard to lose weight by restricting their diet end up heavier around the middle. Here's how to avoid that problem.

Posted: May 27, 2015
Omaha woman won't slow down, runs 40 miles to celebrate 40th birthday

I welcome this new era with open arms. I want to prove to myself that I can continue to do this. 

Posted: May 26, 2015

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Outlook 2015: Omaha Strong

A special report on the might and muscle of this community. This 30+ page special section was delivered with print editions of the Omaha World-Herald on Sunday, Feb., 1, 2015.

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