Healthy Living


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Beating the mid-summer heat

Temps peak this week

Avoid the catastrophic effects of heat as Orlando approaches the peak of summer temperatures.

Michael Poole: Sustainable communities

We are in the emerging era of sustainability.

Individuals, businesses, communities, and nations are catching on to the virtues of sustainability.

Nancy Rudner: How climate change impacts your health

How can a slight increase in temperature kill people?

The fragile life balance is thrown off by changing the environment, by altering the delicate balance of air, water and heat. Let’s look at how the warming earth impacts our health.

Ask a Trainer: I hate exercise

What are some things you can do to change that?

Six-pack abs sound nice, but a six pack of Budweiser sounds better. “Better make that Bud Light. I’m getting healthier this year. But, I hate exercise!”

Ask a Trainer: No need to run

Long walks can be just as good

One of the first things I tell my clients who expect to hear that they need to start running or jogging in order to lose unwanted fat is that they definitely don’t have to.

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Mobile farmers market brings Winter Park families fresh produce

Healthy food on wheels

A gigantic re-purposed LYNX bus with paintings of produce on its exterior doubles as a farmers market.

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Oviedo couple works to make e-cigs safer

A stop-smoking crusade

Her mother-in-law dying of cancer, a local woman wanted to sell people on a way to quit. Now she might have made it even safer.

The healing properties of honey

How honey can help

Honey has been used since ancient times for wound healing, and modern science confirms it is an effective way of treating superficial burns and ulcers.

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App brings doctors on demand to Baldwin Park doorsteps

Housecalls get you healthy

In this day in age, doctors making house calls are familiar only from the movies, but McBride said they're becoming more and more common.

Nancy Rudner: Tips to traveling in good health

Whatever your reason or destination, start planning your travel health four to six weeks prior to departure so you have time to get any needed immunizations and medications.

What you need for travel depends on your overall health, where you are going, and your style of travel.

How to have a family fun-filled Fourth of July

Creative ideas for a day of fun

Here are some creative ideas for all ages, starting with a fantastic "fireworks of art" activity.

Ask a Trainer: Mixing it up

Different routes to the same destination

When striving for any goal in mind, it’s important to realize that there are always many different routes to get to the destination that is your achievement.

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How sustainable is your Orange County neighborhood?

Take the Mayor's Challenge

Neighborhoods can compete using scorecards provided by the County to assess their communities in three categories — health, green practices and community involvement.

Ask a Trainer: How to eat an elephant

Can you imagine eating an entire elephant by yourself? How do you do it?

However, every Jan. 1 countless people set out to eat a proverbial elephant called a New Year’s Resolution.

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Student helps start urban farm on Rollins campus

Rollins gets gardening

The idea of a campus garden stemmed from a visit to Rollins by “An Inconvenient Truth” producer and environmental activist Laurie David.