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Winter Outdoor Exercise - Braving the Cold

Posted by healtheo360 on Jan 16, 2017 11:19:06 AM

Winter Outdoor Exercise: It’s official—as of December 21st, winter has begun. The days are short and the nights are cold, which has led most people to curl up next to a fire. While the cold weather alone is enough to dissuade someone from stepping outside, the thought of exercising in the wintry outdoors seems ridiculous.

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Beauty Tips for this Winter

Posted by healtheo360 on Dec 11, 2015 6:00:38 AM

Beauty Tip 1 : Flaky Face (Moisturize)

If you are experiencing a flaky face during the winter season, it may be a result of the products that you are using that may contain alcohol. Instead use a gentle cleanser and rich moisturizer. However, if your skin is sensitive used an oil-based moisturizer, rather than water-based moisturizer. Moisturizing is the best way to keep your face from flaking up during the winter season.

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Winter Hair Care: 5 Tips for Healthy Hair during the Winter

Posted by healtheo360 on Dec 8, 2015 12:32:21 AM

Are you having trouble with your hair in the winter? Is, it rough, dry, full of
static, or all of the above? Well here are a few tips for you to step up your winter hair regimen.

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7 Safety Tips for Snow Shoveling

Posted by healtheo360 on Feb 12, 2015 2:32:31 PM

Do you receive aches and pains when shoveling snow? Is this your first time shoveling snow? Well here are a few safety tips for snow shoveling safely and effectively this winter.

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Winter Blues: 5 Fun Ways to Beat Them

Posted by healtheo360 on Jan 30, 2015 10:55:19 AM

After the holidays are over, the persisting winter weather becomes less magical and more aggravating. The snow that was once beautiful begins to feel like more of a nuisance. However, instead of letting the winter blues get to you—start enjoying some fun indoor activities. Take advantage that you can’t go outside and try out some new things. You might begin to forget about the bad weather, and spring will arrive in no time. Here are some ideas to keep you keeping the winter fun after the holidays:

1. Beat the Winter Blues with a dinner party

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Festive Holiday Drinks

Posted by healtheo360 on Dec 12, 2014 12:27:46 PM

Festive Holiday Drinks

As fall and the cold weather ensue, we draw closer to Christmas and Thanksgiving! Other than the ever so popular Pumpkin Spice Latte, try something different like these new drinks that will keep you warm and toasty.

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Winter Weight Gain: Why it's Normal

Posted by healtheo360 on Dec 9, 2014 4:38:29 PM

Have you ever noticed that you put on some winter weight? You might not have known, but there are scientific reasons for this winter weight gain. Some of you might find these few pounds a simple part of staying warm for the winter—and that is cool! But, it might be helpful to learn about three of the causes and solutions to winter weight gain. This might keep you feeling happier and healthier this winter.

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Flu Prevention: 7 Everyday Tips For Winter

Posted by healtheo360 on Dec 9, 2014 3:05:37 AM

Worried about catching the flu? Flu or influenza appears most frequently during winter and early spring seasons. Anyone can get the flu but those at a higher risk for flu complications are infants, pregnant women and the elderly. People with chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, lung disease and HIV are also at high risk for complications related to flu. What flu prevention tips are you using to keep you and your family safe this winter?


Try these 7 flu prevention tips and outsmart the flu this winter:

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5 Indoor Winter Exercises

Posted by healtheo360 on Dec 3, 2014 4:01:09 PM

Winter is a tough time for fitness junkies. Bad road and sidewalk conditions mean dangerous running terrain while snowstorms mean a tough time getting to the gym. Good thing there are plenty of indoor winter exercises that can be done in the comfort of your home with no equipment needed!


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7 Winter Workouts You Can Do Indoors

Posted by healtheo360 on Oct 14, 2014 4:15:41 AM

Winter is coming. Unlike scenes from Game Of Thrones, it’s not the undead ice-army that zaps our enthusiasm for working out, it’s the cold weather.  With little or no equipment, these indoor workouts can be done  at home or at your office desk. All you need is your own body weight. If you do have equipment like dumbbells or elastic bands, you can increase your workout by ten. If you would like to maintain your workout schedule with some quick, indoor exercises, read on.

Here Are 7 Winter Workouts You Can Do Indoors

Cleaning - tidying up around the house is hard work, especially if you have you're caring for a loved one. Guess what, it counts as a form of working out. So If you spend time at home and happen to be looking for a workout but are worried about time, you can kill two birds with one stone. From vacuuming to mopping, cleaning can be very physical. You're getting your cardio, burning calories. A nice clean house is also a great plus. Nice job.

Lunges can be done two ways— stepping in place or by stepping forward back and forth in a hallway. This activity works out muscle in your legs improving balance and gait.

High-Knees - Unlike running in place (which is also good), high-knees levels-up your workout to get your heart pumping like a walk or a jog would. Alternatively, you can walk up and down your stairs if you have any. Remember to hold on to the rails for balance if you need to.

Dumbbells - you can use these in the comfort of your living room. Combining them with squats makes for a super workout that targets your quadriceps (quads), the large muscle in front of your thighs.

Pushups are great for upper-body conditioning that you can do indoors. The action uses muscles in your chest, front of your shoulders and back of your arms. Done regularly, push ups will strengthen, tone and build these major muscles. It does also strengthen your core muscles (muscles around your midsection) which can improve your posture too.
Stretching is awesome! It’s not a form of exercise per-se, but it does wonders for your body. Though some more research is still being done benefits include improving athletic performance in some activities and decreasing the risk of activity-based injuries.

Stretching is awesome! It’s not a form of exercise per-se, but it does wonders for your body. Though some more research is still being done benefits include improving athletic performance in some activities and decreasing the risk of activity-based injuries.

Fit parent workout - If you're a parent, you can work out with your toddler. Not only are you focusing on your health, you're also teaching your child the importance of exercise. Check out the sample workout circuit below:

 

For a complete workout, there are few things to consider. You do not have to do all of them to get a good workout, but I stress having balance in your workout plan. What this means is that you want to focus on your arms and legs, chest and shoulders with some form of resistance training. While you're at it you want to focus on your abdominal area as well as lower and upper back movement.

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