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Journal EntryUnderstanding the risk of metabolic syndrome
High blood pressure, extra fat around your waist, high cholesterol levels, and type 2 diabetes are separate health risk factors, but collectively these conditions will increase your risk for metabolic syndrome and increase your chance of developing heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Read what you can do to help decrease your risk.
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Journal EntryFour ways to lead a healthier life
Healthy behaviors are linked to living longer, and the CDC suggests how to adopt these behaviors for a healthier life.
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Journal Entry Troff documentSummertime heat poses risk for soldiers' PT
This summer has produced an exceptional amount of record heat across the U.S. This has impacted the Army’s PT with two incidences of soldier death and several cases of heat-related illness.
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Journal EntryNo place to exercise?
Not having a place to exercise is no excuse. The whole world can be your gym if you just put a little thought into it.
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Journal EntryDitch the elevator
Bored with going nowhere on that stair climber at the gym? Try using real stairs, and get where you are going while exercising.
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Journal EntryStay active and reduce stress
Stressed out? Try getting more exercise, and you may find your high blood pressure dropping along with your stress level.
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Journal EntryFind time to exercise
Running to keep up? Try running—or walking or climbing or playing—through everyday life instead to get and stay fit.
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Journal Entry chemical/x-molconn-ZAvoid that flab!
Don’t wait until you need to lose weight! Start now and avoid it altogether. Your body will thank you.
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Journal Entry ECMAScript programProgressive overload injuries
Don’t get injured by trying to do too much too soon. Ramp up your exercise regimen slowly and steadily to avoid getting hurt—and having to start over.
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Journal EntryAlternate hard and easy
Alternate days of more and less intense training for best results.
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