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The Benefits of a Bike Fit

The Benefits of a Bike Fit

Quality bikes cost hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars. That type of investment should result in a comfortable, even enjoyable, ride. But many bikers encounter aching joints just a few miles down the road.“Many people assume that pain w...
4/24/2017 | The Benefits of a Bike Fit

How Others Influence Your Happiness

How Others Influence Your Happiness

  Is your happiness dependent on your neighbor’s? To some degree, yes.“Happiness isn’t just a personal experience, it is actually affected by the individuals around you,” explains UW Health psychologist Shilagh Mirga...
4/21/2017 | How Others Influence Your Happiness

Are Foods Labeled Healthy Actually Healthy?

Are Foods Labeled Healthy Actually Healthy?

If you’re trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle, a trip down any grocery store aisle can be overwhelming. Foods claiming to be full of antioxidants, low in sugar, or made with whole grains can make it challenging to figure out what is a &ldqu...
4/20/2017 | Are Foods Labeled Healthy Actually Healthy?

The Benefits of Going to the Gym

The Benefits of Going to the Gym

If you’ve been considering joining a gym, you know there are an overwhelming number of options out there. Low monthly fees, no contracts, 24-hour access, personal trainers, child care – the options are endless, but your wallet isn’t...
4/18/2017 | The Benefits of Going to the Gym

The Surprising Benefit of Going Through Difficult Times

The Surprising Benefit of Going Through Difficult Times

As Ella Fitzgerald once sang, “into each life some rain must fall.” And while we can’t control just how much it rains, we can make a decision – let ourselves get wet, or break out the umbrella. The rain, of course, is the chal...
3/21/2017 | The Surprising Benefit of Going Through Difficult Times

What Do You Need to Know About Your Family Health History?

What Do You Need to Know About Your Family Health History?

Maybe your particular cocktail of genes gave you your mom’s sense of humor, your dad’s brown eyes and your grandma’s curly hair. But did you also inherit the genes that put you at greater risk for certain diseases? While only geneti...
3/21/2017 | What Do You Need to Know About Your Family Health History?

 

 

 

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