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Stop Dieting, Be Healthy

Diet is a four-letter word. For people who struggle with weight, the word conjures images of hardship and long lists of what we shouldn't be eating and doing.

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Childhood Obesity: Defying Easy Answers

Dr. Whitney Herring has been a pediatrician at the University of Mississippi Medical Center for about a year. With a master's degree in public health, in addition to being a ...

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‘Laugh So You Don’t Cry’

Lewis, who lives in Jackson with his wife, Kimberly, has struggled with sickle cell disease his whole life. He works in artists and repertoire for NOW Entertainment, where he is ...

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Competitive Fitness

The problem with a regular gym is that, besides classes, it doesn't necessarily provide a fun, competitive way to exercise.

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Six Things About Yoga

In yoga, you'll do plenty of stretching, but that's not the whole story. The physical practice can improve flexibility, strength, breath and focus.

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Winter Skin

Winter is hard on your skin. Cold, dry wind and indoor heating strips the skin of all its natural oils, leaving it defenseless.

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How Not to Hibernate

Bears and snakes, they hibernate. Humans? Not so much. Eventually, Mississippi does get cold(ish), but just because you can't feel your face doesn't mean you have to stay inside and ...

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Fall Fitness

Just because summer is transitioning to fall doesn't mean you have to get ready for hibernation.

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Water: Nature’s Elixir

Your body is 60 percent water. When you're dehydrated, none of your systems functions properly. You've probably heard the rule: Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day. If being ...

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Practicing Passions

Having given about 13,000 massages over his 16-year career, Eclecius Franklin has earned his reputation as one of the best and most experienced massage therapists in the Jackson area.

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Cool Fitness Gadgets

I recently purchased a Fitbit Flex. I snap it on my wrist, sync it to my smart phone, and it tells me how many steps I've walked, how many calories ...

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Track Your Journey

You can track your fitness journey in many ways, including journaling and cell-phone apps.

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To the Pole!

There are varying opinions about counting exercise usually associated with the sex industry as valid or appropriate.

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Overhydrating Uncommon But Dangerous

A football freak accident puzzled Jackson's community when doctors attributed a Jackson Prep student's death to a sodium imbalance, one that can occur due to over-hydration.

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The Best Fitness Apps

Nowadays, most of us have smart phones and probably a lot of apps on them. They take up space and eat the phone's memory, but many of them are handy, ...