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All About Heart Health. What You Need to Know

Fitness Tips Blog | Fitness Together Overland Park Feb 14, 2019 Wellness

February is American Heart Month and that makes it the perfect time to talk about heart disease, which is currently the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (the CDC), 1 in every 4 deaths in the United States is due to heart disease. With staggering statistics like this, it’s clear more awareness and prevention is needed, because the risk of heart disease can be significantly decreased through leading a healthy lifestyle.

How Kathy Lost 60 Pounds with Accountability and Consistency

Fit Tips Blog | Fitness Together Overland Park Jan 29, 2019 Wellness

With no exercise history and quite a bit of weight to lose, Kathy found Fitness Together  and decided to give personal training a try. She had never worked with a personal trainer before and had only dabbled on walking on the treadmill with various gym memberships, which never stuck. She had high blood pressure, low energy and was worried about her future if she kept doing things the way she was.

Three Daily Habits of Healthy People

Fit Tips Blog | Fitness Together Overland Park Jan 17, 2019 Wellness

Sometimes it seems like the world of health and fitness can be incredibly confusing. There are so many mixed messages, workout programs, fad diets, fitness products and people trying to sell to you, that it can be very hard to know what’s right. Believe it or not, being healthy doesn’t have to be complicated.

How to Get a Better Night of Sleep Every Night to Feel Great

Fit Tips Blog | Fitness Together Overland Park Jan 13, 2019 Wellness

If there was one thing you could work on that would give you positive benefits in almost every other area of your life through improved health, energy and mental clarity, would you want to do it? We bet you would. That thing is sleep. And we’re not just talking about getting more sleep, but getting better sleep.

Why You Shouldn't Make New Year's Resolutions This Year

Fit Tips Blog | Fitness Together Overland Park Jan 2, 2019 Wellness

It’s been found that more than 80 percent of people fail at their New Year’s resolutions by February, once the luster of resolution season wears off, and only about 8 percent of people stick with their resolutions throughout the full year. So maybe this year is the year to resolve NOT to make a resolution at all.

12 Days of Healthy Habits for the Holidays

Fit tips blog | Fitness Together Overland Park Dec 18, 2018 Wellness

The “12 Days of Christmas” is one of the most popular songs you find yourself singing on repeat every December, and this year, you can take that jingle and turn it into something good for your health and fitness. We’re challenging you to follow this healthy habits to-do list with one new habit each day and beyond. Ready, set, go.

How to Show Gratitude to Your Body this Holiday Season

Fit Tips Blog | Fitness Together Overland Park Nov 29, 2018 Wellness

’Tis the season to be thankful for all of your blessings. While we’re often good at thinking about all of the people, material things and achievements in our lives, we sometimes forget something so important … our body. Our bodies deserve some kinder treatment, and there’s no better time than now to show your body some love and appreciation. Here’s how …

How to Get a Jumpstart on Managing Your Holiday Stress

Fit Tips Blog | Fitness Together Overland Park Nov 15, 2018 Wellness

Why is it that the most wonderful time of the year can also be the most stressful? The year-end projects at work, the planning of family get-togethers, the juggling of social calendars, gift shopping, decorating and so much more — there is a lot to handle during the last two months of the year. Rather than let it all come at you like a ton of bricks, why not get a jump start now on managing your stress? Here’s how …

Six Healthier Activities You Can Do With Your Family on Thanksgiving Day

Fit Tips Blog | Fitness Together Overland Park Nov 9, 2018 Fit Fun

Once the holiday season starts, it may seem like everyone is throwing in the towel when it comes to their health and fitness goals. But that certainly doesn’t have to be the case. There is no better time to get moving and feel good than when you are gathered with family, especially on Thanksgiving Day — a day known for inactivity and overeating.

Here's What You Should Eat and Drink When You're Stressed

Fit Tips Blog | Fitness Together Overland Park Oct 17, 2018 Nutrition

You’ve got family coming to town, an empty fridge, your house and car are all a mess and you’re just not sure where to begin to tackle the stress — oh and you’re hungry. We’ve all been there. And while sometimes it seems like wine, coffee, convenience food and treats are the answers during times like these, there are actually some foods that can help, rather than hinder, your stressed state. Food is medicine!

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