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Dietician shares healthy Thanksgiving recipes

If you’re wanting to show thanks to your family this year, be sure to include healthier side dishes during your Thanksgiving dinner. Ochsner’s Eat Fit BR makes finding healthy recipes easy using their free mobile app.

Baton Rouge woman runs 26.2 miles in NYC Marathon to raise awareness about rare disease

Google buys Fitbit for $2.1B, stepping back into wearables

REGYMEN Fitness opens new Baton Rouge location

  Dietitians aim to cut out carbs, increase fruits and vegetables with grocery store tour

Baton Rouge police to host 5K fundraiser for suicide awareness, prevention

Crowne Plaza in Baton Rouge unveils new outdoor fitness center

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Gain culture while finding balance at the LSU Museum of Art

  From the obstacle course race to the fitness magazine, Husser athlete hopes to be named Ms Health and Fitness

Louisiana runners return home after competing in world’s toughest ultra-marathon

Gotcha bike share program comes to LSU campus

Pediatric cancer research campaign pedals into Baton Rouge

  103-year-old Baton Rouge woman sets new record

Marathon running pushes Baton Rouge couple to physical limits, milestones

When it comes to their marriage, Derek and Danielle Dowell have found a common bond that goes beyond the typical limits of a relationship.

Free fitness apps aid in summer health

If you’ve sidelined your fitness over the winter, your phone and some great free, fitness apps could help change that.

  Leading by example: Mayor Broome talks about her fitness journey

EBR Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome talks with Johnny Ahysen on Java Talk about her fitness journey.

White Star Market takes healthy approach to sharing business

White Star Market offers a variety of ways to sample various products from the local community, including workouts.

  Summer hip hop dance class to boost confidence, stamina

Paddleboard yoga brings fitness, fun to LSU lakes

  Study strengthens link between diet and cancer

Heart Trail creates downtown path to inspire healthier, happier lives for all

  Gulf Coast Brotherhood Ride trains to honor fallen heroes

Canton, Ohio high school student loses over 100 pounds by walking to school each day

Three runners will represent Louisiana in world’s toughest ultramarathon

On July 15, Walker Higgins, 37, Derek Dowell, 36, and Jean Aponte, 35, will represent Louisiana as they take on the most challenging race in the world.

How to get started with obstacle course racing

Every year, millions of people attempt to compete in an obstacle course race (OCR), but what is it and is it for you?

Pennington asking for participants in study on how exercise affects fat tissue in women

Can exercise affect your body’s fat tissue?

‘Push-ups for Parkinson’s’ to raise money for Parkinson’s disease foundation

A personal trainer is using her passion for fitness to knock out Parkinson’s disease through a push-up challenge.

  Popular ‘Get Ready to Sweat’ fitness program to work with Baton Rouge school children

A Plaquemine fitness team, whose popular “jiggerrcise” has spread like wildfire, is now sharing the fun, workout class to Baton Rouge school children.

  Dad defies the odds because of his daughter

Ken Singletary wasn't supposed to be a dad, and he certainly never believed he would be competing in a physical strength competition at the age of 46. But the first story is what leads to the next.

  Intermittent fasting: Lifestyle change to kick-start your weight loss goals

Intermittent fasting has been leading the health and fitness trends for the last few years but is it worth the hype?

Free outdoor activities help spring interest in new healthy activities

Now is the time to get healthy by taking advantage of free outdoor classes being offered during the Spring.

Study from Pennington Biomedical suggests citrus fruits could help burn calories

According to a recent study by LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center, naringenin, a chemical found in oranges and other citrus fruits, could be helpful in controlling blood glucose levels and increasing the amount of calories people burn.

BRG, Rouses team up to teach people about healthy food

Baton Rouge General is teaming up with Rouses Markets to offer monthly Grocery Store Tours, which they hope will help people learn to choose healthy food and gain a better understanding of nutrition labels.

OLOLCH presents 4th Annual Amazing Half Marathon

Runners from all over will come to Baton Rouge for the 4th Annual OLOLCH Amazing Half Marathon on Saturday.

  How Orangetheory can help melt away king cake gains

Get ready to feel the burn! Liz Koh takes a look at Orangetheory Fitness to find out why it wants you to feel the "splat burn."

Pop-up event coming to Perkins Rowe includes free community workout

The creative team behind Sweet Baton Rouge and their workout franchise, Don’t Stop Just Geaux, are joining forces with Body Sculpt Barre Studio for a free pop-up event at Perkins Rowe.

Late registration still available for 4th Annual Amazing Half Marathon

Registration is still open for the 4th annual Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital Amazing Half Marathon. Proceeds go toward the OLOL Children’s Hospital.

YMCA offers year-round swim training

If you’re looking to make a splash in your fitness routine, the YMCA has room in the pool for new members who join their Masters Swimming Program.

  Men who can do 40 push-ups have lower risk of heart disease, study says

Men able to do more than 40 push-ups had a 96% reduced risk of cardiovascular disease compared with those who were able to do fewer than 10.

  Grow Baton Rouge rolls out ‘Fresh Cube’ mobile market

The goal is to bring fresh food into neighborhoods that don’t have a produce market nearby.

  Woman’s Center for Wellness becomes certified medical fitness facility

Woman’s Center for Wellness is now the only fitness center in the state of Louisiana to be certified through the Medical Fitness Association (MFA).

Southern University to host heart health fitness event

Heart disease is the number one killer of women in Louisiana

  Can a health journal help you crush your fitness goals?

Journaling can help you commit to a healthier lifestyle and help you reach your fitness goals.

  Hundreds of runners wear pink for 2019 Baton Rouge Race for the Cure

2019 Susan G. Komen Baton Rouge Race for the Cure is just days away.

Baton Rouge Caribbean taqueria hosts fundraiser for Race for the Cure

The Rum House is joining Susan G. Komen Louisiana in its race to raise $300,000 for breast cancer awareness and research.

Red Stick Roller Derby to host Derby 101 training session

Are you interested in learning how to roller skate? Now’s your chance!

CLINICAL TRIAL: What kinds of exercise are best for elderly people’s health?

Pennington Biomedical Research Center is conducting a clinical trial to study what types of physical activity most benefit the health of elderly people.

PHOTOS: The Louisiana Marathon brings family fun, a lot of lagniappe to streets of Baton Rouge

The streets of Baton Rouge were full of supporters cheering on their loved ones Sunday as they raced for victory in The Louisiana Marathon and Half Marathon.

  La. Marathon participants don’t walk away empty handed, despite race cancellation

There's one thing runners and directors can't prepare for or avoid; the weather.

  The Louisiana Marathon weekend kicks off Friday with fitness expo

The Louisiana Marathon has a lot of lagniappe in store for the thousands of runners participating in the multi-race event and plenty of fun for family and friends cheering them on.

BBB: The ‘skinny’ on weight-loss scams

If you made a resolution to shed a few pounds this year, don’t be fooled by get-slim-quick pills, powders, or juices.

2018 Boston Marathon winner will run Louisiana Half Marathon

Participants in the Louisiana Half Marathon, happening this weekend, can run alongside Olympian and champion marathon runner, Des Linden.

From workout to heart work: Refit 225 Tribe puts relationships over results

Baton Rouge has a pretty big fitness community, but there’s one program that’s on a special mission to condition your body and heart. Refit 225 Tribe aims to give you a workout and what they call “heart work.”

Anna’s Grace Foundation plans Quarter Marathon kickoff celebration

Anna’s Grace Foundation will open the fourth year of its signature Quarter Marathon season with a kickoff celebration.

  Bike share in Baton Rouge should be ready to launch by March

The bikes should be expected to be up and ready to ride by March, according to Downtown Development District Executive Director Davis Rhorer at January’s DDD meeting.

BREC invested over $12M in its parks in 2018

BREC invested over $12 million into parks throughout East Baton Rouge Parish in 2018.Riverbend, Spain Street, Erich, and Lea Sternberg and Fiesta Parks

Resolutions to results: Gold’s Gym shares HIIT exercise you can do at home

Personal trainers at Gold’s Gym in Prairieville say you have to get in the right mindset if you want your resolutions to stick.

BBB offers advice on what to consider before joining a gym

The Better Business Bureau urges people to not just sign up for a membership with the first gym they see. The experts offer some tips for you to consider.

Jazzercise offers more than dance fitness

If you’re still searching for a way to step into 2019, Jazzercise offers dance party workouts that aim to fill your fitness needs in a one-hour class, with aerobic exercises for full body toning.

  How to make good on New Year’s resolutions

The key is commitment and consistency.

Get Ready to Sweat teaches ‘jiggercise’ aerobics

A new fitness studio is making members sweat through bounce lessons set to hip-hop music, occasionally with a live dj bringing the beats.

New Year, New You: Join the American Heart Association’s First CycleNation Relay

Start your New Year off right by joining the American Heart Association on January 5, 2019, 11 am – 3 pm, for the first CycleNation event in the Capital Area.

  WANTED: Adrenaline junkies of all ages for adventurous fitness experience

BREC Extreme Sports allows the adventurer to take their fitness experience to new heights and new speeds.

New review confirms food cravings can be reduced

Food craving, the intense desire to eat certain foods, can sabotage efforts to maintain healthy eating habits and body weight, no matter the time of year.

BREC encourages seniors to join biking program, ‘Silver Spokes’

BREC Outdoor Adventures is offering seniors a chance to maintain their fitness through a senior biking program.

Race to Death Valley in the Tiger 10K

The 2nd annual Tiger 10K will give LSU community, students, alumni, and fans the chance to race to Death Valley like the champion athletes they cheer on.

’Reindeer Run & Jingle Bell Jog’ scheduled for Friday

The Forum 35, a local non-profit, is teaming up with the U.S. Marines' Toys for Tots program to host the Reindeer Run and Jingle Jog in downtown Baton Rouge on Friday, November 30.

  Americans sit too much, don’t exercise enough, CDC says

The data follows a 2017 study that found no matter how much you exercise, sitting for excessively long periods of time is a risk factor for early death from any cause

Christmas Gumbo Run planned to promote health and giving back

The Hornet Professional Academy Consortium (PAC) is hosting the inaugural North Baton Rouge Christmas Gumbo 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk.

  Fighting Fit offers boxing and self-defense lessons

Fighting Fit Fitness Club offers boxing lessons to keep you fit and strengthen your self-defense skills.

  Coach Sha’s Bootcamp combines fitness and fellowship

Coach Sha’s Bootcamp based in Brusly won the popular vote in a WAFB online poll for your favorite workout program in the Baton Rouge area.

  Healthy snack tips for those on the go

You don’t have to wait for the new year to beginning eating healthy.

Running season ramps up with local events from FreshJunkie Racing

Running season is here with FreshJunkie Racing hosting a big events every month through March.

  SweatBox Baton Rouge creates original Halloween workout for Get Fit Red Stick

SweatBox Baton Rouge is one of the latest fitness studios in the Baton Rouge area offering a variety of classes ranging from Zumba, boot camp and urban dance. They also offer meal planning and nutrition advice for their members.

  Baton Rouge Walk to Defeat ALS fundraiser planned for Saturday

The Walk to Defeat ALS® is The ALS Association’s biggest annual event, which raises funds that allow our local chapters to sustain care services and support research for much of the next year.

  Lack of exercise worse for your health than smoking, bad diet, study finds

Researchers found that there’s no limit to the benefits of exercise.

  ’Jiggaerobics’ raises breast cancer awareness at Council on Aging

Check out those moves!

  Raising the ‘Barre’ with low impact strength training

Pure Barre borrows from ballet to help you burn calories, sculpt muscles, and improve balance and coordination.

  BREC offers many Outdoor Adventure activities for families this fall

Are you looking for some outdoor adventure for when the weather cools down? Well, you’re in luck.

Walk to Remember scheduled for Sunday

Anna's Grace Foundation is hosting a walk to remember and celebrate babies that didn't make it.

Shenandoah Shuffle: Mayor Broome to join another community social ride

Mayor Broome announces another Move with the Mayor event, joining Capitol Cyclery for a social ride in Shenandoah.