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FIT LIFE: Get a Grip on Health

By Heather Hausenblas, PhD

Not only is your ability to grab, hold, twist, pinch, and squeeze needed for many everyday tasks – it may also indicate how healthy you are and how long you will live. That’s the message from …

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FIT LIFE: Yoga 4 Change

By Heather Hausenblas, PhD

Movement of any type, from running to walking to standing, and yes, even fidgeting, has positive health benefits. Yoga is another type of movement that has recently become a popular way to improve wellness. And for …

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FIT LIFE: Is gaming addiction a real disorder?

Trust me, I am not a fan of my boys playing video games. We have strict house rules: no gaming during the school week and only for limited times on the weekend (pending if they behaved during the week). This …

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FIT LIFE: Can time outdoors reduce the nearsightedness epidemic?

Nearsightedness — the ability to see close objects more clearly than those far away — now affects about 50 percent of young adults in the United States and Europe. This is double the prevalence of half a century ago. In …

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JU selected as Official Academic Partner of The District to study community’s effects on health

The partners behind The District—Life Well Lived Jacksonville, the 30-acre master-planned development on the St. Johns River, announced today that Jacksonville University has been selected to be the Official Academic Partner of The District.

Under the partnership, JU’s Brooks

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FIT LIFE: Can you become addicted to tanning?

I have vivid memories of skipping high school on sunny days in June (don’t’ tell my mom) to tan with coconut baby oil on the roof of my best friend’s house. Why? Because the roof was black and would attract …

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FIT LIFE: Warmer weather leaves no excuse not to get out and get fit

It’s not too late to get healthier in 2017 – even if we’re long past the season of resolution-making and folks have moved on to other priorities. But with eight out of 10 American adults not meeting physical activity guidelines, …

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