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Be Well Illinois is dedicated to helping you get more active and learn more about the impact of physical fitness on your overall health. Find new ways to get motivated and fit exercise into your daily life or learn how to exercise properly and change your workouts up a bit. Fitness helps to subdue stress, reduce the risk of illness, and supports positive interactions.

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Exercise Safety During Summer Heat

Summer is the perfect season to enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, running, swimming, and cycling. However, exercising during summertime heat can also pose a risk to your health if you're not careful.

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Exercise Tips for Men

Weight loss doesn't mean doing endless hours of cardio while depriving yourself of your favorite foods. A far healthier (and much more sustainable) approach is eating a healthy, well- balanced diet paired with a consistent exercise routine that includes cardio and strength training.

Exercising and High Blood Pressure

Physical activity not only helps control high blood pressure also known as hypertension, it also helps you manage your weight, strengthen your heart and lower your stress level. A healthy weight, a strong heart and general emotional health are all good for your blood pressure.

Exercising and Parkinson's Disease

Exercise is one of the most powerful treatments for Parkinson's disease. Many ask about the "best" exercise routine for Parkinson's. Most doctors say a safe, enjoyable regimen that helps manage your personal symptoms is the best approach.

Importance of Exercise

You know exercise is good for you but do you know how good? From boosting your mood to improving your sex life, find out how exercise can improve your life.

Exercise and Cancer Prevention

Changing your diet to decrease your risk of developing cancer is a good idea but starting an exercise program might also be helpful. Exercise is an important part of any weight loss program.

Make Blood Donation More Comfortable

Are you a first-time donor and worried about fainting during your blood donation? These symptoms are often caused by a sudden drop in heart rate, known as vasovagal reaction. Some studies suggest that a series of simple exercises, called applied muscle tension (AMT), can reduce these symptoms.