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Southwest Daily News - Sulphur, LA
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Updated Aug 25, 2015 at 9:16 AM

Goodbye to those laid-back, endless summer days of over-indulgence, and no rhyme or reason for a schedule.The kids are heading back to school, and it’s time to hit those routines again. I know I’m not alone when I say diet and fitness get altered, shortened and thrown out the window more often than not on those warm weather summer days of fun, especially for those easy-to-skip-over body parts.

Updated Aug 25, 2015 at 9:11 AM

Ever since the jogging phenomenon in the 1970s there has been high participation in all kinds of running events. Men and women of all ages typically run within their own ability range, and race within their own age category. Friendly fun runs and...

Posted Aug 20, 2015 at 12:30 PM

The heart healthy choice is margarine. Butter is made from animal fat and contains cholesterol and high levels of saturated fat. Margarine, on the other hand, is made from vegetable oils and contains no cholesterol.

Updated Aug 18, 2015 at 9:31 AM

Squats, squats, squats.

Posted Aug 17, 2015 at 2:30 PM

On the positive side, kids can learn to interact with people and become more social. On the negative side, they feel inadequate when their life doesn't measure up to someone else's life.

Updated Aug 13, 2015 at 10:06 AM

Q: My mom’s doctor recommended radiation therapy for her cancer. Is this safe?

Updated Aug 10, 2015 at 10:59 AM

Most people don't realize how vulnerable the knees are to injury. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons reports that injuries to knee joints are responsible for sending nearly 15 million Americans to the doctor each year.

Posted Aug 5, 2015 at 2:30 PM

For the most part, commercial air travel during pregnancy is safe for women with healthy pregnancies. The best time to fly is in the middle of your pregnancy, from weeks 14 through 28.

Updated Aug 4, 2015 at 1:22 PM

Soft, doughy and exceedingly huggable, “dad bods” are not just an invented trend. A new Northwestern Medicine study supports the claim that men put on weight after fatherhood.

Updated Aug 4, 2015 at 9:40 AM

Depending on the equipment on hand, the possibilities for abdominal moves are endless. And then there are those times nothing is needed but you and your core. And truthfully, simple is usually the way to go.

Updated Aug 3, 2015 at 10:54 AM

Sometimes you have to see it to believe it.If I hadn’t seen the New Orleans Saints win Super Bowl XLIV, I wouldn’t have believed it.

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