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5 Ways to Celebrate National Relaxation Day
Stress is a natural physical and mental reaction to life. Sometimes stress can be good, like when it helps you to develop better coping skills to manage difficult situations. But, when stress is prolonged, too severe, or it interferes with your daily ...
How to Be an Active, Healthy Senior
Physical activity is essential for healthy aging. Being physically active makes it easier to perform such daily activities as eating, bathing, dressing, walking up and down stairs, and moving around the house or neighborhood—activities that get ...
This National Youth Sports Week: Get Out & Get Active
July 15-21 is National School Youth Sports Week. The National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS) and the Congressional Caucus on Youth Sports designated this awareness week to showcase how youth sports organizations and members of Congress can ...
Awareness, Education & Prevention Are Key for Men's Health
Awareness, Education & Prevention Are Key for Men’s Health Did you know about 12 percent of men ages 18 and older are in fair or poor health, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)? For men, the leading causes of ...
Orangetheory Fitness Frederick Joins FMH Corporate Honor Roll
Featured from left to right: Karlys Kline, Chair, FMH Development Council; Scott Lasher, Franchise Owner, Orangetheory Fitness Frederick; Cheryl Lasher, Franchise Owner, Orangetheory Fitness Frederick; Tom Kleinhanzl, President & CEO, Frederick ...
Get Your Passport to Wellness!
If your weekly family night usually includes pizza and a movie, try shaking it up a little bit! As we transition into autumn, it is a great time to get outside and try something different. Try taking a hike or a walk after work and consider packing a ...
Men's Health - Take a Proactive Approach
Men are frequently diagnosed with illnesses and diseases that could have been treated if they had been addressed sooner. During Men’s Health Week (June 11-17) we’re bringing awareness to men’s health issues and encouraging men in ...
Spring Cleaning for the Body and Mind
As the weather begins to warm up and we take on the task of cleaning out our closets, packing up bulky winter clothes, putting away holiday decorations, and simply de-cluttering our homes, it’s important to remember that we should also focus on ...
Winning the Weight Loss Battle
Matt Burns is no stranger to diets. “I’ve battled weight my whole life,” he said. Over the course of his 51 years, he admits he has tried many diets. Matt was successfully with a few of those diets, but as he aged and his lifestyle ...
Women and Heart Disease-Are You at Risk?
Did you know an estimated 44 million women in the U.S. are affected by heart disease each year, according to the American Heart Association (AHA)? Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths per year—that’s nearly ...
Show Your Heart Some Love This Valentine's Day
February marks American Heart Month, a special time of year to spread the word about ways to prevent heart disease and encourage others to live heart-healthy lives. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S.—the ...
How to Stay Safe While Shoveling Snow
Frederick hasn’t seen a big snow storm yet, but winter is officially here and bringing with it frigid temperatures, the possibility of heavy snow, and dangerous ice. While it’s exciting to be outside during a snowfall, it can be hazardous ...
New Yoga Classes at ProMotion Fitness+
Yoga is a combination of poses and postures designed to increase strength and flexibility. Research shows that by participating in a consistent yoga practice, one gains not only increased flexibility, strength, balance, vitality, and energy but also ...
How to Stay Active This Winter
Baby, it’s cold outside, but that’s no excuse to forget about keeping your body healthy and in shape. While you may want to cuddle up with a good book or sit by the fire, you should also make sure you’re getting enough physical ...
Don't Let Your Bladder Be the One In Charge
Urinary incontinence and pelvic discomfort can be an embarrassing and difficult health problem for women. At least 25% of American women report urinary leakage or pelvic discomfort, according to the National Association for Continence. These issues ...
Richard Witthaus: Fighting Back from Heart Attack
At 48 years old, Richard Witthaus knew that he’d put on some weight but, other than that, he considered himself fairly healthy. He didn’t smoke, enjoyed the vigorous pursuit of bow hunting, worked hard, and enjoyed life. One evening, ...
5 Tips for Beating the Summer Heat
Ah, childhood summers—where the days never seemed to end and we’d spend them playing outside with our friends from sunup to sundown. Although our parents may have urged us to stay hydrated, chances are we weren’t too concerned about ...
A Lifetime of Fitness Has Paid Off For Tom and Norma Day
Sixteen years ago, Norma and Tom Day decided it was time to be more active, so they dedicated themselves to working out on a regular basis. Today, Norma is 96 and Tom is 92. They still never miss a workout. Three times a week, they clear their ...
Camp YesUCan is a day camp for children, 7-11 years of age, who have chronic asthma. Campers learn about their asthma while participating in recreational activities. Topics include: Understanding how asthma affects them Learning how to manage asthma ...
5 Reasons to Practice Prenatal Yoga
Research shows that the practice of yoga increases strength, flexibility, balance, vitality, energy, and improves overall physical and mental awareness. Research also shows a decrease in blood pressure, blood sugar, heart rate, and overall injury ...
Yoga Myth Busters
For a beginner, the idea of starting a yoga practice can be overwhelming. Sometimes the idea of the unknown can keep someone from jumping in and starting something new and exciting. Don’t let common myths about yoga stop you from experiencing ...
Meet Your Yoga Instructors from ProMotion Fitness+
Finding the right yoga instructor is an important part of your yoga practice. Each instructor is different and brings a unique approach to their classes, creating a sacred space for you to explore what your mind and body have to offer. Finding the ...
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