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Exercise for 50+

Auburn, Alabama — Exercising might be easier said and done for many people. It gets harder when you get older. The most critical stage in life to maintain a healthy lifestyle is age 50 and beyond. Individuals in this age group sometimes have difficulty mobilizing as a way of exercise.  Many can still maintain a healthy lifestyle by just moving. What you can do ... Read More »

Exercise: beneficial for your body

AUBURN, Ala. – Exercise trends come and go like the changing of seasons. Everyone waits to see what the newest trend may be: running, cycling, H.I.I.T. – the list of possibilities is endless. Thankfully, you do not have to join a gym or attend every cycling class to stay fit. Although gym memberships may be beneficial, not everyone has the ... Read More »

Exercise and your heart

Auburn, Ala.—The heart is one of the most important organs in the body.  It constantly pumps blood throughout the body so that the body receives the oxygen and nutrients it needs to function. Exercise, or a lack there of, and bad eating habits can negatively affect the heart and are linked to cardiovascular diseases and other conditions. Specifically, lack of exercise and bad eating habits increase ... Read More »

Still Following Your New Year’s Fitness Goals?

AUBURN, Alabama—According to a study performed by Nielsen in 2015, more than 50 percent of U.S. consumers made New Years goals concerning health and wellness.  However, there tends to be a disconnect between wanting a healthy lifestyle and the genuine behavior. Another Nielsen study done in 2014 said 75 percent of consumers felt they could manage health issues through proper nutrition, but 91 ... Read More »

Extension Offices Serving as Weigh-in Sites for Scale Back Alabama

Obesity is a problem in Alabama. In fact, Alabama has the sixth highest rate of adult obesity of any state in the nation. In its 10th year, Scale Back Alabama, a free statewide weight-loss competitive program, targets these adults.  The first SBA team weigh-in is Jan. 25-31, and the weigh-out is April 11-17. Scale Back Alabama 2016 ends April 29. ... Read More »

Fall into Fitness with These 8 Easy Tips

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AUBURN, Ala.—  Research shows that seasons can have a direct effect on your physical activity. For many people, staying active and remaining motivated about fitness during the fall months can be a difficult task. The transition from warm summer days to the cool autumn season often brings about a change in routine for individuals. Whether that change includes going back to school, participating in a team sport, ... Read More »

Making the Older Years Golden

Selma, Ala. — The Alabama Cooperative Extension System partnered with senior citizen service providers from across the Black Belt to celebrate the 25th Annual Senior Citizen Day on May 27. Vendors providing home health care services, healthy meals, medicare assistance and healthy living tips gathered at the Carl Morgan Convention Center, where more than 350 senior citizens from Dallas, Perry, Marengo, Wilcox, ... Read More »

Have a Healthy Heart

What can you do to have a healthier heart? Teresa Forehand, a regional health and nutrition agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System offers a few tips to help you keep your heart healthy and strong.   Don’t smoke. Smoking is not only linked to lung cancer, it’s also a contributing factor to heart disease. Heart disease is the number one ... Read More »

What Have You Done for Your Heart Lately?

Yes, it is already February. Where did January go and all those New Year’s resolutions? You were going to stop smoking and start exercising and eating better but then life happened and those resolutions went out the door. Just remember, “Today is the first day of the rest of your life,” and try again. Your heart will appreciate it. February ... Read More »

Have a Healthy HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015

Every year Americans make New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, eat healthier and move more. But, for many people those resolutions don’t last more than a month or two into the New Year. As you start 2015, think positively about your health and set measurable and attainable goals for the year. Sharon Haynes, a regional health and nutrition agent with ... Read More »