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Seven ways to stay healthy this winter

Here we are in the doldrums of winter, with January mostly behind us and all of February ahead.  Prime time for the sniffles or worse, right? Well, not necessarily. Consider taking a few preventive measures, such as the seven very doable suggestions below. Good news: becoming a germophobic, surgical mask-wearing hermit is not required. You […]

Tips for a winning football party

This year is the 50th anniversary of the Big Game, a milestone worthy of a bit more than popping open a fresh can of French onion dip. Regardless of whether your favorite team is playing this year (sigh), why not celebrate five decades of thrilling football, over-the-top halftime shows, and cutting-edge advertising with a little extra oomph? […]

Stay fit, have fun, don’t give up

If you’re already a fitness regular, you know how crowded the gym gets at the beginning of the new year—packed with “resolutionaries,” full of good intentions and post-holiday motivation. But by the second week of February, only the most stalwart have stayed the course, and you find you’re no longer jockeying for the next elliptical […]