New Fitness Trend ‘Plogging’ Keeps Both Humans And Mother Earth Healthy

The newest fitness craze is supposed to improve the health of both humans and Mother Earth. It’s called “plogging,” and requires people to pick up trash while on a run. The term is a portmanteau of jogging and “plocka upp,” Swedish for “pick up,” according to The Washington Post. Plogging started in Sweden, but has started to pick up followers all over the world, based on the many Instagram photos that are popping up with the #plogging hashtag. Plogging has benefits beyond the sense of self-satisfaction that comes from making the…

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The Simple Way A Growing Number Of States Are Hoping To Improve Kids’ Brains

By Lillian Mongeau, The Hechinger Report APPLETON, Wisc. — Middle school students at Kaleidoscope Academy, a district charter school in Appleton, Wisconsin, are constantly moving. Everyone has a physical education class, called “phy-ed” here, at least twice a week. On top of that, there’s a daily lunch break that comes with time for kids to get outside and move around. Students can also choose from two additional exercise-focused electives — dance and personal fitness — which for some students can mean a 40-minute exercise period every day. And the action…

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You’ll Want To Steal Olympian Dara Torres’ Morning Routine

Do you spring out of bed, ready to start your day, or hit snooze over and over again? That Morning Person is HuffPost’s attempt to make sense of mornings by peering into the routines of others.  Olympic swimmer Dara Torres not only spent years training in the pool, she also trained herself to be an early riser. “I’ve always been forced to be a little bit more of a morning person because of the fact that I always had early-morning workouts,” she told HuffPost. Torres says her mornings are often the busiest…

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11 Genius Tips For Managing A Cold Once You’re Already Sick

Catching a cold or the flu is often a miserable reality of the winter months. And while there’s no stopping it once the bug is already in your system, there are ways to make it less dreadful. It all comes down to how you take care of yourself. “You want to make sure that your immune system, which absolutely depends on getting the right nutrients on a daily basis, is being nurtured and supported,” Jonny Bowden, a health expert and board-certified nutritionist, told HuffPost. “The goal, once you get sick,…

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Khloe Kardashian Slams Shamers For Criticizing Her Pregnancy Workouts

Khloe Kardashian only recently confirmed she’s expecting her first child, but she’s already facing heat from people critical of her pregnancy workouts.  “For the ones who think they are physicians all of a sudden… MY doctor and I communicate and my workouts are cleared and highly recommended,” the 33-year-old tweeted on Tuesday. “Thanks kiddos!”  She added, “Don’t make me stop sharing shit.”  For the ones who think they are physicians all of a sudden ??‍♀️ but MY doctor and I communicate and my workouts are cleared and highly recommended. Thanks…

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Companies Love Misery? | HuffPost

An article just published in the New England Journal of Medicine predicts the future prevalence of obesity among adults in the United States based on the current prevalence of childhood obesity, and simulation models incorporating prevailing patterns of weight change over time. The news is far from good. As stated succinctly by Reuters among the extensive media coverage, nearly 60% of American children are on track to be obese by age 35. This ominous figure may fail to impress for seeming too familiar. The combined prevalence of both overweight (a body mass index…

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