Healthy Living


Ask a Trainer: 90-degrees on vacation

Ideas for vacation workouts

There are countless low-impact exercises that you can do to keep fit and not interrupt your routine during the summer. Plus, you can get your family members involved!

Summer safety tips for seniors

Know the risks for seniors during the summer

Believe it or not, for seniors these months of heat, humidity and hurricanes present potentially a number of health risks to older adults.

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Making the right rehab decision

Home-care options can be helpful

Hospital, rehab, what’s next? Knowing where to start can be overwhelming.

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Don't let summer heat curtail cardio workout

Pool exercises give a harder workout

Swimming almost always is a more-intense workout than walking (race walkers certainly can get a very fast pulse rate), and walking in the pool is a good exercise for your heart and many muscles.

How to stick with your workout routine

Keep a routine going strong

If our motivation is solely stemming from the goal itself, then we’re more likely to give up because we’re not enjoying each step we take toward that goal.

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How to spot dangerous snakes

Dealing with snakes and snake bites

Florida’s dangerous snakes include rattlesnakes, water moccasins, copperheads and coral snakes. Their bites can be life-threatening.

Pancreatitis requires total abstinence

Watch the alcohol

Acute pancreatitis can be very severe, even life-threatening on occasion.

Can tea tree oil cure nail fungus?

Most people have some benefit that isn't permanent.

According to the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, 100 percent tea tree oil cream, applied twice daily for six months, is 18 percent effective.

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How to find, and identify, deadly spiders

Know the different kinds of spiders to watch out for.

Your biggest threat out in nature is probably not a big hairy bear. Spiders and snakes are more common.

Ask a Trainer: Make summer splash

Mix-up your summer workout!

Workouts can get stagnant, boring and less effective when you do the same exercises over and over. Switch up your workout!

Caffeine pills vs. coffee

What's the better option?

Some people drink coffee for the caffeine; some people drink decaf to avoid the caffeine; most people like both the taste and the caffeine effect.

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MMA fighter uses Kimbo Slice fight to launch Orlando gym

Welcome to The Jungle

It was 14 seconds that would change Petruzelli’s life, and motivate him to open The Jungle MMA and Fitness gym in Orlando.

Nancy Rudner: Ode to our infrastructure

Are you healthy? Then be thankful for the blue collar people who keep hidden dangers at bay.

I recently returned from a week providing health care in the rural mountains of Haiti. There, the people have many assets, but not the infrastructure we tend to take for granted.

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Take Steps Walk comes to Maitland

Raise money for Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America’s Central & Northeastern Florida Chapter will be hosting its annual Orlando Take Steps Walk at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, at Lake Lily Park in Maitland.

How to prevent that burning sensation

That burning sensation with the acid in the throat are common signs of acid reflux, also called heartburn or indigestion.

Since you know your heart is under your hand when you pledge allegiance, you know heartburn does not affect the heart but gets you over to the right, toward the middle, in the esophagus.