Caffeine and Workouts: Does One Enhance the Other?

It seems to make sense, doesn’t it? Drink coffee, go workout. The caffeine will then give you an energy boost for your workout. (Note: If you have an irregular heartbeat, heart condition or high blood pressure, consult your doctor before ingesting caffeine prior to your workout.) Coffee + Exercise = Weight Loss Health Magazine cites […]


Should You Stretch Before Exercising?

Let’s be honest, we’re all in a hurry. We’ve got tons to do and it’s hard enough to fit in a workout. So, wouldn’t it be great if you could shorten your exercise time by not stretching beforehand? Well, maybe! When to Stretch and When Not to Stretch Boston University interviewed three of their fitness […]


Time to Head for the Hills… the Foothills that Is

If you’re one of those people who loves snowy winters, we’re off to a good start. How about taking a trip up into the mountains? Or at least the foothills? Here are several activities to get you out of the house and moving while having fun. Outdoor Activities to Try this Month Ice skating There […]


6 Tips for Exercising Out in the Cold

No matter what time of year it is, we all need to be exercising. With that in mind, not all of us can afford to spend money on gym memberships or fancy equipment to keep in our house. In addition, getting outside and in the sun is still extremely important during winter months. If you […]


November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

Did you know that every 23 seconds, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with diabetes? That’s according to the American Diabetes Association. Preventing Diabetes If you think you may be at risk for developing diabetes, the Mayo Clinic highly recommends you get more physical activity. By exercising regularly, you can help yourself lower your blood […]


Play for Your Lungs

It’s National Healthy Lung Month. So what better way to show your lungs some love than to get outdoors and use them! According to Health Status, it really comes down to lung capacity: “The greater the lung capacity, the easier it is to provide your body and its organs with the vital oxygen it needs […]


Win Big with 9Health Fair Scavenger Hunt!

All it takes is 4 simple photos posted on our 9Health Fair Facebook page and you could win our 9Health Fair Scavenger Hunt Photo Contest. All of the items you’ll need to get photos of can be easily found in any neighborhood. The winner will receive two vouchers for a free blood chemistry workup – […]


5 Outdoor Activities for May

This is the time of year where the temperature is usually quite lovely. It’s a great time for some outdoor fitness activities. Here are five things to do this month that will give you the perfect excuse to get your blood pumping and enjoying the nice weather. Outdoor Activities Yoga Rocks the Park Gather your […]


Breathtaking Fun and Fitness Activities for Spring

Spring is here and summer is around the corner, which means many of us are trying to get into shape before we take our annual beach vacations. Exercise doesn’t have to mean hitting the gym, though! There are plenty of things you can do to burn calories yet still breathe fresh air. Here are 5 […]


Outdoor Activities for Early Spring

The days are getting longer and warmer! Take advantage while it’s not too cold or too hot and get outside. According to HarvardMedical School, when you spend time outdoors you reap numerous physical and mental health benefits.  If you’re looking for ideas, here are a few we like. Road Trip/Hike Why not take a short road […]