Department: Healthy Living

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Health & Fitness

Boost Your Breakfast

June 01, 2017. Christina Elston

It might not be the most important meal, but breakfast can be the most predictable if you’re traveling, making it one of the easiest times to eat healthy. “It starts your metabolism and it really helps refuel you,” said Jessica Crandall, a registered dietitian nutritionist with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Breakfast basics such…

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Walk This Way to a Healthier You

May 01, 2017. Nick Tavares

A daily walk is a simple, healthy habit. According to the Mayo Clinic, regular brisk walking helps prevent heart disease and high blood pressure, maintains a healthy weight and strengthens bones and muscles. Here are some ways to boost the benefits of your stroll. Warm up and cool down While walking is a low-impact exercise,…

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Air Travel

The Science of Motion Sickness

May 01, 2017. Christina Elston

Travel means moving, but when we’re not moving under our own power, about 30 percent of us experience motion sickness. “Any kind of conveyance makes people sick,” said Millard Reschke, chief of neuroscience at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. Reschke has been studying the phenomenon for about 40 years, and with good reason: Around…

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Foods That Punch up Immunity

April 01, 2017. Christina Elston

A sturdy immune system is important for warding off the barrage of viruses and bacteria that we face everyday. To keep yours in top shape, go with your gut.

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Air Travel

Beat Back Jet Lag

March 08, 2017. AAA Staff

Whether you’re traveling for fun or to get stuff done, a change in time zones and schedules can make it challenging to keep up your energy level. The following tips can help. Getting a good night’s sleep is an obvious start. Deploy those hotel blackout curtains – and try a technology blackout as well –…

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Heat Up Date Night With Partner Workouts

February 08, 2017. Nick Tavares

The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends planning workout “dates” to bolster your exercise motivation. So why not set a time and a place for you and your partner to help each other stay healthy? Here are some easy moves to get you started. Walking According to the AHA, walking at least 30 minutes a day helps…

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Stay Fit on the Fly

February 08, 2017. AAA Staff

The Whitney Peak Hotel in downtown Reno, Nev., has a rock climbing park with the world’s tallest artificial climbing wall and a 7,000-squarefoot indoor bouldering park. From the fitness center at the Park Hyatt in Tokyo, 47 floors up, you can get a 360-degree view of the city while you take Pilates, aqua walking and…

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The Best Cold Weather Running Gear for Winter Runs

February 08, 2017. Nick Tavares

We asked Terrence Mahon, high performance coach at the Boston Athletic Association – the organization behind the Boston Marathon – about the essentials for winter running safety. Here are his top picks for winter-weather gear. Winter running shoes: These offer less-breathable uppers and extra traction, with moisture-wicking or water-repellent materials. Check out stabilizers with small…