Popular media has a large influence on how we view our body and overall identity, which can have a profound impact on our self-confidence and overall self-image. It is important to learn how to become what is known as a “critical viewer of the media.” If we allow the media to dictate how we feel […]Read More Get Media Smart: Maintain a Healthy Body Image
Heart disease is currently the leading cause of death in the United States (CDC). Participating in physical activity that increases your heart rate should be a part of your daily routine to not only promote heart health but also aid in maintaining a healthy body weight. Running is one of the most common ways to […]Read More Rewards of Running
As the United States continues to grow in population, its population also continues to grow in size. Currently, one-third of the United States population (35.7%) is obese and approximately 17% of our children and adolescents ages 12-19 years are obese (CDC). This unhealthy weight trend has been connected to our western diet and our lack […]Read More Snap Out of Sugar!
Fourth of July is full of outdoor, summer-fun and celebrations. Whether you are picnicking, shooting fireworks or grilling out, make sure you are taking all the appropriate precautions for your Independence Day fun. Follow some of these safety tips to ensure that your Fourth of July is foolproof! Keep safety in mind when celebrating this […]Read More Celebrating Independence Day the Safe Way!