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Couch to 5k in 8 Weeks

This easy "Couch to 5K" program is designed to gently slide you off the couch and push you through the finish line.

Physical therapy meets pilates

Whether you’re treating an injury or just keeping healthy and strong, Kelly says Pilates is a great low-impact exercise that can be tailored to work for anyone. And she’s not the only PT who’s turning to this popular fitness practice.

Brush up for National Children’s Dental Health Month

A healthy smile? It’s easy to achieve, especially if you “remember to brush and floss every day!” That’s the message from the American Dental Association this February in honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month. But as any parent knows, getting kids excited about oral hygiene isn’t exactly easy. To the rescue: fun activity sheets and posters you can download and print

Take charge of your well-being

You know it’s vital to stay on top of doctor visits. But optimum health also involves nurturing your mind, body and spirit.

Shop Local Leader: Raising the bar

The Bar Method Mountain Lakes is a fitness studio that teaches The Bar Method, a workout program now popular in studios around the country. Owner Jennifer Curtis was a Bar Method student in Summit, and she opened her own Mountain Lakes franchise in March 2009.

Mayflower Inn & Spa

Nestled in the New England countryside in the idyllic town of Washington, Conn., lies a place of perfection, The Mayflower Inn and Spa. The luxury hotel offers a serene respite for those looking to get away from it all.

Combat stress with meditation

Boost your immune system, improve concentration, enhance creativity and decrease stress by meditating, suggests Kellye Davis, author of The Bliss Principle ( To find your inner bliss, here are Davis’ step-by-step instructions:

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