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Healthy Living Round-up



Your go-to guide for getting active as a family

exercise and healthy living for families in the hudson valley

A better you in 12 weeks

Local mom, Merlyn, embarked on a 12-week journey with the Duchess/Ulster American Heart Association’s BetterU Makeover Challenge to help makeover her health and reduce her risk of heart disease. Read More...

The trick to losing weight
About six months ago Erin realized that she was heading down the wrong path. She found herself about twenty pounds heavier and totally complacent about it. She knew she would have to do something that was out of character for her if she was going to turn things around. She would have to put herself and her health first. Read More...

Fitness on your phone
You don't need to join a fancy gym to start exercising. There are several great apps you can download to your smartphone that will give you exercise regimines to follow from the comfort of your own home. The options are endless with these great exercise apps. Read More...


hudson valley primary care physicians


Get fit together!
Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years. How should you handle issues relating to your child's weight? Should you nag your child to exercise? Dr. Sharagim Kemp, a board-certified family practitioner at Health Quest Medical Practice in Rhinebeck, shares her insights. Read More...

4 tips to get older kids moving
Fitness expert, Jessica Smith, cautions parents to set an example, but don't nag. Exercise time should also be fun, not a chore. Read More...

The best gift you can give your kids is a healthy lifestyle

Here are six low to no-cost suggestions that you can put into place right now to get your family up and moving, even if you have a jam packed family schedule. Read More...

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