Category: Fitness

Wonderland walks

Wonderland walks

Hibernation may seem a logical (and perhaps biological) option for the months when Earth‘s tilt moves the Northern Hemisphere as far away from the sun as it can. Instead of napping, though, why not don a few layers, plop a hat on your head and head out into season. A brisk walk in December or

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Fitness tips for men

Fitness tips for men

In honor of Father’s Day and Men’s Health Week, this week we’re dedicating a series of articles to men—fathers, brothers, sons, uncles and grandfathers—and the health issues important to you. 
Today, we’re looking at men’s health tips from Jeremy Koerber, manager of the BJC WellAware Center.

Hey Dads, do you want to have healthy

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Keeping the Rams Healthy in 2012

Keeping the Rams Healthy in 2012

New coach Jeff Fisher and the St. Louis Rams kick off the NFL regular season on Sunday, taking on the Detroit Lions in the Motor City. It’s a day the team and many fans have been waiting for since the end of last season.
The Rams are one of the youngest teams in the NFL

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Healthy Weighs Class

Healthy Weighs Class

Life-long weight management means making the right choices. Success depends on knowing how to balance healthy food choices and physical activity.
We are offering a 10 week course, Healthy Weighs. In this course, you will learn about yourself, why you make the choices you do, and how you can modify your life to weigh less,

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Celebrate Fitness scheduled for March 10

It’s that time of year again, and we couldn’t be more excited!
Celebrate Fitness, an annual 90-minute fitness workshop for men and women, will be held Saturday, March 10 at the Washington University Athletic Complex. Participants will choose one of nine exercise activities, including, for the first time, a competitive 10K run managed by the

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31 Days of Health Tip #15 – Cancer Prevention

The American Cancer Society has outlined new guidelines related to cancer prevention.
These updated guidelines are not only for the individual, but also the community:
1. Reduce the access to the marketing of unhealthy foods
2. Increase access and affordability to healthy foods
3. Increase access to places and facilities (playgrounds, gyms) where people can

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31 Days of Health – Tip #14: Does the HCG Diet work?

For many of us, weight loss can be a challenge. It takes time, and many are looking for a quick fix.
Enter the HCG Diet.
I’ve seen a lot of hype about this diet for some time now, and was curious to learn more, especially in light of learning that Barnes-Jewish Hospital RN Kim Stone

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31 Days of Health Tip #13 – Heart Tips & Fashion

You may be confused by the title – heart and fashion don’t usually go together.
Well, they do when it comes to one of the ways Barnes-Jewish Hospital educates our community on heart disease:
February is American Heart Month and doctors are spreading the word about lowering the risk of heart disease.
 Anita Bhandiwad, MD,

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31 Days Of Health Tip #12 – Make Them Count

How many steps do you think you take in a day?
500?
1,000?
It all depends on the type of job you do, and what kind of shape you’re in. A sedentary person may only take 1,000-2,000 steps a day, whereas a person who is on their feet a lot for work or exercise may

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31 Days of Health Tip #10 – Don't Just Stand There!

This is a trip that my trainer from long ago taught me, and I love to pass it on.
Let’s say you’re in the kitchen mixing up a batch of cookies, or talking on the phone, or even blow-drying your hair. These things all have one thing in common – you’re just standing there! There

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