Asweatlife_Physicians prescribe exercise to remedy the nation's biggest ailment

It’s common sense that a certain level of regular exercise is vital to sustaining good health. Now, in physicians’ offices across the nation, amount of exercise is increasingly being included as a measurable “vital sign” during patient visits, right alongside blood pressure, pulse and weight, according to a recent article…

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A hearty soup is a perfect staple meal to have around the holidays. It is light, but filling, lasts for days when it’s just you, and feeds the masses when family is in town! In terms of nutrition, this recipe has home a long way since my family holidays growing…

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I’m not exactly “girly” or “put together” all the time – my preferred fabric is a spandex/lycra blend – but every year I resolve to take the time to look good to go to work. There’s a lot to be said for dressing the part. Do you feel like a responsible adult…

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When it comes to running, I’ve discovered that I’m a little competitive. For challenges like Nike Chicago’s Chiberia Challenge, that’s a great thing. But when it comes to running through injury, exhaustion, or inclement weather, not such a great thing. I’m addicted to checking my Nike+ Running stats after every…

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The Köhler effect — the phenomenon that occurs when a person works harder as a member of a group than when working on their own — is always recognizable in group workouts. Carla Primero, a Chicago trainer at The Barre Code and Core Power Yoga, understands the degree to which…

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When I think about the holiday season, I think about a lot of miles covered by everyone across the country. More than 45 million people are expected to board a plane between Dec. 17 and Jan. 4. Yowza. That’s a lot of people ripped away from their routines. Fear not. We’ve got…

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This time of year always seems to instantly speed up. To me, December is full of tree trimmings and holiday parties, a full work schedule mixed with shopping for loved ones and last minute travel plans home. In the midst of all this wonderful chaos is a lot of cooking, baking…

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When it comes to fitness, pushing your limits is usually a good thing. But there are times when you’re not ready for a challenge or you don’t listen to your body and you end up in what my father refers to as “a world of pain.” This can be anything…

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[Disclosure: I was given a free treatment at Delos Therapy. As always, we only write about the things that we try and like.] Delos Therapy, with locations in River North at David Barton Gym and Lincoln Park at 2105 North Southport Avenue, has a lengthy history in pain management and bodywork….

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