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Fitness and Nutrition

Learn how to stay healthy by eating well and getting regular exercise from the experts at Duke Health.

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Staying Healthy at the Gym
Staying Healthy at the Gym

Peggy Alexander has been working out at the Duke Health and Fitness Center for the past 15 years. She knows exercise and weight management is important, and sh ...

Longtime Nurse is Back on her Feet
Longtime Nurse is Back on her Feet

Rehabilitation at the Duke Health and Fitness Center helped Cindy McAbee regain her strength after sarcoma.

Empty Nesters Rediscover Rewards of an Active Lifestyle
Empty Nesters Rediscover Rewards of an Active Lifestyle

When Jonathan Giles and Karen Steinour found themselves with an empty nest and extra time on their hands, exercise became a way to fill the gap.

Controlling Liver Disease with Extreme Lifestyle Changes
Controlling Liver Disease with Extreme Lifestyle Changes

Jim Leak dramatically changed his sedentary lifestyle with the help of Duke Health and Fitness Center staff after being diagnosed with a serious liver disease ...

Put a Healthy Spin on School Lunch
Put a Healthy Spin on School Lunch

The start of the school year is a great time to give a second thought to your kids’ lunches.

5 Tricks to Lighten Holiday Eating
5 Tricks to Lighten Holiday Eating

Lighten your load, trim the guilt and savor the magic of the season.

Kids Make Healthy Choices When Parents Model the Behavior
Kids Make Healthy Choices When Parents Model the Behavior

Kids whose moms encourage them to eat well and exercise, and model those behaviors themselves, are more likely to be active and healthy eaters, according to Du ...

Avoid Weight Gain as Your Family Grows
Avoid Weight Gain as Your Family Grows

One of the not-so-joyful aspects of parenthood is weight gain. And the pounds add up with each addition to the family. According to Duke Health researchers, ea ...

Take a Stand: Why Sitting Too Much is Bad for your Health
Take a Stand: Why Sitting Too Much is Bad for your Health

Do you sit too much? Many parents do. Whether you’re sitting on the sidelines while your kids enjoy playtime, or spending your workday sitting at your desk, re ...

Can You Lose Weight While You Sleep?
Can You Lose Weight While You Sleep?

Late-night munchies can wreck havoc on your diet plans so the next time they strike, hit the sack instead. The more sleep you get, the less likely you are to s ...

Myth or Fact: Should You Wait to Swim After Eating?
Myth or Fact: Should You Wait to Swim After Eating?

You probably recall your mother’s emphatic warning to wait at least 30 minutes after eating before getting back in the pool. Apparently, mother does not know b ...

The Sweet 'n Low-Down on Artificial Sweeteners
The Sweet 'n Low-Down on Artificial Sweeteners

Little blue, yellow, and pink packets on the table -- which one should you choose?