Health and Fitness

Destination Races Around the World That Are Worth the Flight

Shape.com, Dec. 20, 2018

Take your next physical challenge goal on the road with these unique races in some seriously incredible places.

How to Hike a 14,000-Foot Mountain With No Prior Experience

SELF, Nov. 17, 2018

Your legs are in for a wild ride.

4 Football Lessons That Apply to Everyone

Sleep Number Blog, Oct. 19, 2018

From the practice and preparation to the mentality the players must have to be successful, even if you're not paid to play in packed stadiums, there are lessons to be found on the field that can help improve anyone's life.

5 Essential Tips for Adjusting Your Indoor Bike Seat

SELF, Oct. 13, 2018

Your pubic bone will thank you.

The Women Sports Pioneers You Need to Know About

Shondaland, Oct. 9, 2018

From golf, to wrestling, to weightlifting and more... women have always done it all.

Should You Try Online Fitness Coaching?

Shape.com, Aug. 17, 2018

What to know about this on-the-rise fitness trend.

A Nagging Pain

HealthViews, March/April 2018

A college student and soccer player traveled hundreds of miles to get well again.

Vein Pain

HealthViews, March/April 2018

Bulging veins were much more than just unsightly for one Manahawkin man.

3 Easy Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Your Busiest Mornings

Sleep Number Blog, Jan. 8, 2018

While it might seem like a good idea to forgo your morning meal for some extra shut-eye, that's a mistake. Easy make-ahead breakfasts may help.

Feeling the Burnout

Jewish in Seattle, December/January 2017/2018

Partisan tensions and 24/7 connectivity mean mental health is taking a hit. 

What Bodybuilders Know About Sleep's Importance

Sleep Number Blog, September 12, 2017

Bodybuilders structure their lives around three main tenets. The first two are obvious: diet and exercise. But the final one might surprise you – it’s sleep. What can you learn from them?

All in the Family

HealthViews, July/August 2017

Three siblings underwent weight loss surgery together, making them closer than ever. 

A Dose of Healing

HealthViews, July/August 2017

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy saved an accountant from amputation. 

Sleep Better with a Worry Journal

Sleep Number Blog, May 7, 2017

With a worry journal, your problems have a place to be other than in your mind, disturbing your sleep.

Natural Allergy Relief Remedies for Better Sleep

Sleep Number Blog, April 21, 2017

Sniffle, sneeze, scratch, ugh … have seasonal allergies? Read on for natural allergy relief remedies to help you sleep better.

A Changed Man

HealthViews, March/April 2017

Sleeve gastrectomy weight loss surgery gives a previously immobile man a new lease on life.

Deep into the Brain

Jewish in Seattle, December 2016/January 2017

Technology from an Israeli company is changing the way depression is treated.

Make Healthcare Equal

Jewish in Seattle, August/September 2016

Why are women treated differently in the doctor’s office?

Runners Paradise

Visit Seattle, Summer/Fall 2016

Mild year-round weather, a scenic setting, and that local outdoorsy spirit make running a favorite Seattle pastime. 

Matters of the Mouth

Jewish in Seattle, February/March 2016

Area dentists offer complimentary care to Holocaust survivors in need.

Your Last-Minute Quick Guide to Medicare

Texas Heritage for Living, Dec. 2, 2015

The open enrollment period for Medicare ends on Dec. 7, so make sure you’ve made any needed changes to your plan for the coming year. Not sure where to start? Here are some frequently asked questions and answers.

When It's a Stroke, Time Is of the Essence

Women's Health Source, Spring/Summer 2015

Learn how to quickly spot a stroke and why getting treatment as soon as possible can make all the difference.

Light Up Your Workout

Texas Heritage for Living, Oct. 29, 2014

Even as the days get shorter, it doesn’t have to be lights out on exercising in the dark — just make sure you take precautions to stay visible to motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians.

Lung Cancer: More Serious Than You Might Think

Women's Health Source, Fall 2014

More people die every year of lung cancer than of breast, colon, and prostate cancers combined.

A Doggone Good Workout

City Health, Fall 2014

Your pet would have to be barking mad not to love all the most dog-friendly exercise spots in the Big D.

Listen to Your Heart About Prevention

HAO Magazine (Humana Active Outlook), Spring 2012

It's never too late to make your heart healthier, even if you've had problems with it in the past.

Setting the Bar

Four Seasons Magazine, Issue Two 2011

Whatever your preferred adventure, fuel up for it with these guidelines for smart snack packing and healthy hydration.

Gazing at the Stars

Current Health Teens, February 2011

Celebrity worship is a big part of our culture — but is it a good thing?

Happy Days

Community Health, November 2010

Need a quick pick-me-up? Try these five easy ways to feel better fast.

The Workout Pal Who Never Lets You Down

WeightWatchers.com, August 2007

Looking for the perfect fitness buddy? Your best friend may not always be available, but man's best friend never says no to a little exercise—and that's not just because dogs can't talk. (Fluent in French? This article ran in a number of countries.)

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