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Exercise & Your Brain: Are Couch Potatoes at Greater Risk for Cognitive Deterioration?

When was the last time you exercised? The Effect of Fitness on the Brain There is well documented research that physical exercise has protective effects against metabolic and cardiovascular disease. Recently, the effects of exercise and the benefits to healthy brain aging has received more attention as well. The exact mechanisms for how and under […]

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Can Technology Make You Healthier?

The Washington Post recently published an article that provides suggestions on how to use technology to get or stay healthier in 2012.  Some solutions are as simple as a Smartphone app and some are as complicated as genomic analysis.  Either way, it is an interesting read and may offer some easy ideas to help 2012 be […]

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March Madness Motivation

We officially reached the Final Four.  And, we all know that during this time of year, catching the game on TV often means watching lay-ups while lying on the couch – dribbling only a drink on our team sweatshirt. Use this March Madness as your motivation to get moving.  It’s surprisingly easy to incorporate exercise […]

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Let’s Move Wake County

Laura Aiken is a community health specialist with WakeMed and the director for Advocates for Health in Action, a group of over 50 organizations working together to shape a community where healthful eating and physical activity is the way of life in Wake County. Upon hearing Michelle Obama announce her new initiative to reverse the obesity […]

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Score for the Triangle

 Debbie Laughery, vice president of public relations and mom of a ’94 CASL Elite player, blogs on soccer’s impact on our community. You need look no further than the headlines in the media to see that this past weekend in the Triangle truly was soccer filled. Hundreds of teams brought nearly 7,000 kids, parents, coaches […]

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