Love Your Heart: The Best Exercises to Improve Heart Health

With Valentine’s Day approaching and American Heart Month in full-swing, February is brimming with reminders about the heart. Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States, claiming the lives of approximately 610,000 people annually! That’s a scary number, but did you know that just 30 minutes of daily exercise can reduce [...]

By | February 12th, 2018|Fitness, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Love Your Heart: The Best Exercises to Improve Heart Health

How to Exercise Safely in Cold Weather

Exercising in cold weather can be exhilarating, but it can also be downright dangerous! It’s tempting to skip your daily walk during the winter months, but exercising outdoors can be enjoyable and safe if you follow a few simple rules. Talk to Your Doctor With a few precautions, exercising in the cold is safe for [...]

By | February 7th, 2018|Fitness, VHP Voice|Comments Off on How to Exercise Safely in Cold Weather

5 Ways to Exercise if You Have Achy Joints

Creaky knees and throbbing elbows are (quite literally) a pain, but they don’t have to stop you from getting fit! Regular exercise is vital to overall health, and may even help ease joint pain. Unfortunately, starting an exercise program can be overwhelming, especially if you have sore joints. So, here’s a list of 5 joint-friendly [...]

By | January 25th, 2018|Fitness, VHP Voice|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Exercise if You Have Achy Joints

4 Steps to Create Healthy Exercise Habits in 2018

It’s 2018! The new year is upon us, and getting more exercise is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions. Unfortunately, many people hang up their sneakers by the second week of January. The problem lies in “resolutions,” which mean “a firm decision to do (or not do) something.” Resolutions come with an “all [...]

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6 Simple New Year’s Resolutions that Will Transform Your Health

It happens every year. You make grand plans for the new year, only to become discouraged by the second week of January. You’re not alone! Did you know that only 8% of the population sticks with their New Year’s resolutions? The problem is that most people try to overhaul their lives by setting lofty goals, [...]

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4 Reasons to Stay Active During the Holidays and Beyond

It's easy to skip your workouts this time of year. After all, there's so much to do! Shopping, wrapping, baking, traveling, planning... it's enough to make your head spin. It can be hard to find the motivation to get to the gym, but a good sweat may be just what you need! Here are some [...]

By | December 27th, 2017|Fitness, VHP Voice|Comments Off on 4 Reasons to Stay Active During the Holidays and Beyond

The 4 Best Holiday Workouts for Busy People

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, exercise may be the last thing on your mind, but a workout is just what the doctor ordered! A good dose of exercise can help you de-stress, prevent holiday weight gain, and may even chase away the "holiday blues." We know you’re busy planning, shopping, and [...]

By | December 18th, 2017|Fitness, VHP Voice|Comments Off on The 4 Best Holiday Workouts for Busy People

The Best Fitness Gifts of 2017

Whether you’re shopping for your favorite fitness fanatic or just want to treat yourself this holiday season, finding healthy gifts can be a challenge. Regardless of your budget, we’re here to give you the low-down on the healthiest gifts of 2017. These seasonal surprises are sure to delight any gym-goer! Activity Trackers Activity trackers are [...]

By | December 16th, 2017|Fitness, VHP Voice|Comments Off on The Best Fitness Gifts of 2017

4 Strength Training Myths BUSTED

Strength training gets a bad rap, but it’s vital to overall health, longevity, and lasting weight loss. That’s why we’re here to set the record straight. Let’s look at some common strength training myths: Myth #1: Cardiovascular Exercise is the Best Way to Lose Weight While cardiovascular exercise (such as biking, swimming, and walking) is [...]

By | December 3rd, 2017|Fitness, VHP Voice|Comments Off on 4 Strength Training Myths BUSTED

8 Ways to Stay Fit for the Holidays

The holiday season can get crazy. Shopping, decorating, cooking…there’s so much to do! Many of us neglect our fitness routines this time of year, but it is possible to stay fit during the holidays. Here are some festive ways to stay active this holiday season. Make Holiday Chores Your Workout It’s tempting to skip your [...]

By | November 28th, 2017|Fitness, VHP Voice|Comments Off on 8 Ways to Stay Fit for the Holidays