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Making Habits Stick

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Did you make a New Year’s Resolution this year? Around 44 percent of Americans do and not surprisingly, the majority of resolutions revolve around eating and exercise. Sadly, 80 percent of people fail to keep the promises they make to themselves. Why? A resolution is a wish, hope, or resolve to make a change and is usually framed as, “I am going to lose weight,” or “I need to exercise regularly,” or “I am not going to eat carbs.” This is an umbrella o...

McLeod Health and Fitness Center Offers Latest Fitness Trend

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McLeod Health and Fitness Center is excited to offer barre workout classes, one of the top fitness trends. These workouts are designed to give individuals a long, lean dancer-like physique. Barre exercises rely mainly upon one's bodyweight for resistance, and the moves challenge your core stability and balance.

The WorkoutMost barre classes follow the same basic structure starting with a mat-based warm-up with planks and push-ups, a series of arm exercises, lower-body work at the barr...

McLeod Safe Kids: Keeping Your Children Safe While Sleeping

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"There, do you hear that? That is your baby's heart beat!" From the moment we hear those words everything changes. The immediate love we feel for our children makes us do anything to protect them. So why, when we are willing to spend thousands of dollars to keep them safe, do we tend to overlook some of the simplest ways of preventing injuries?

Accidental deaths associated with unsafe sleep practices continue to be one of the highest causes of death in the zero to one year age group. ...

Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas

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If you are looking for a gift for a friend or that special someone, here are some fun and healthy ideas for family members, friends, and anyone interested in a healthy lifestyle. Giving the gift of health can be as little as under $10 for a pair of workout socks or as big as a trampoline for the kids or a spa weekend in an elegant resort.

If you are purchasing a gift for a fitness fanatic or someone just getting started, choose from simple things like fitness trackers, all types of wo...

McLeod Safe Kids Offers Tips on Toy Safety

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"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas," and everywhere we go we see new toys that our children want. During the holiday season, and all year long, make sure you don't put your child at an increased risk for injury.

McLeod Safe Kids offers these tips when purchasing toys for children:

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· Before shopping for toys, consider the child's age, interest and abilities.

· Always read labels and look for age ranges and safety warnings for th...

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