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Importance of Physical Fitness for Entire Family

Although sponsored recreational opportunities, school sports and parks create the setting for families to engage in physical activities, the family itself is the most important social influence on physical activity. When the family members engage in physical activity, this approach helps instill a lifelong habit of motivation for physical involvement. Research indicates that children of…

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First Aid — Is Your Family Prepared?

When people live together in a home, a family needs to make sure that they are prepared for any type of emergency that may occur. There are many reasons that a family may need to have a first aid kit on hand. If there is an accident or an emergency, everyone in the household will…

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March Madness: Taking Preventative Measures Against Basketball Injuries

Originally, basketball was a noncontact sport, but the nature of the game has seen some significant changes over the years. It has evolved into a physical sport where contact is accepted and expected. Coaches now teach players contact moves, and players use their bodies to gain advantage. They use their elbows and arms to fight…

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Getting Off the Couch and Eating Veggies Boost Healthy Habits, Study Says

Getting off the couch and eating more vegetables go a long way to improving your health, according to a new study. Study participants who followed those two pieces of health advice adopted healthier habits than those who were encouraged to follow other advice, such as exercising more and eating less fat. Researchers divided more than 200 people…

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A Bit About Athlete’s Foot

Most people will have heard about athlete’s foot or may even have had or known someone who has had it. This incredibly common condition can cause the skin on your feet to become itchy and flaky. This is not a very serious condition however can be distressing for the person who has it and it…

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