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Running to Lose Weight

Running to Lose Weight

Running is the most efficient exercise for weight loss. Now, I know some people will argue the point, but let’s remember that at its core weight loss is a math equation: Calories In – Calories Out = Calories Gained or Lost It takes roughly 3,500 calories to lose one...

Can exercise make you happier?

Can exercise make you happier?

We all know exercise can make you stronger, leaner and physically healthier. But what about your mental health? Can exercise make you feel happier? I can tell you from my own personal experience that exercise made a big difference for me. Eleven years ago I went from...

Could CBD oil be the cure for what ails us?

Could CBD oil be the cure for what ails us?

I walked into the store, momentarily wishing I were a little hipper, and a little less middle-aged mom-ish. It was surprisingly bright, clean and tastefully decorated. Not sure exactly what I was expecting, but it wasn’t what I’d had in mind for a store that sold...

Shag dancing is good for your health

Shag dancing is good for your health

Step back in time to the Carolina coast in the 1950s. Soft drinks are served in glass bottles. Ladies wore their hair sky-high. And Carolina Shag dominated the dance floor. Jennifer Payne, R.N., Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) Episodic...