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Use extreme caution when driving in heavy rains

Use extreme caution when driving in heavy rains

Stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary A slow moving weather system is expect to bring heavy rain to Florida's Gulf Coast. Strong winds, heavy downpours and the threat of tornados are...

Floridians Need to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Floridians Need to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is officially starting on June 1, less than a month away. Buying flood insurance is a good alternative to get ready. 

Meet Jennifer Valdes, a Mother and Police Officer Serving the Miami-Dade Community

Meet Jennifer Valdes, a Mother and Police Officer Serving the Miami-Dade Community

We at Go! Latinos Magazine support our mothers in their month, and in this edition we recognize the skills and professionalism of Jennifer Valdez, proud mother of Jonathan, Nicolas, Isabela...

FPL Betting on Solar Energy

FPL Betting on Solar Energy

The new FPL Miami-Dade Solar Energy Center will start powering customers by mid-2019. FPL (Florida Power and Light)—the third largest electric company in the United States—is leading the smart, cost-conscious...

The Prevention Program 'Tobacco Free Florida' Has Helped Decrease Smoking Rates

The Prevention Program 'Tobacco Free Florida' Has Helped Decrease Smoking Rates

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) more than 2.5 million adults in Florida - 15.5% - are current cigarette smokers. Just in Miami-Dade, 13.51% of adults...

Young People Making a Difference in Homestead

Young People Making a Difference in Homestead

A Homestead family service worker hopes to make a difference in the lives of area residents through a new service organization for young adults. Mayra Padilla (29), a family worker...

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Start the Summer with a Safe Memorial Day Weekend

Start the Summer with a Safe Memorial Day Weekend

AAA Tow to Go offers free rides home As the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day is one of the most popular travel weekends of the year. AAA predicts nearly...

Got WIC? Don’t wait

Got WIC? Don’t wait

Families may be missing out on valuable nutrition benefits because they delay signing up for the Women Infants & Children program (WIC).

Pinecrest native supports the 'Silent Service'

Pinecrest native supports the 'Silent Service'

A 2008 Palmetto Senior High School graduate and Pinecrest, Florida, native is serving in the U.S. Navy supporting nuclear-powered, fast-attack, submarines homeported in and visiting the Groton, Conn. area.Seaman Christopher...

2018 Artwalk Homestead To Showcase Community Visual & Performing Artists While Supporting Local Schools

2018 Artwalk Homestead To Showcase Community Visual & Performing Artists While Supporting Local Schools

The Premier Summer Arts Festival Will Support Art Programs in Local Schools

Brightline Celebrates Inaugural Ride, Announces Launch Date for Service to MiamiCentral

Brightline Celebrates Inaugural Ride, Announces Launch Date for Service to MiamiCentral

Brightline, Florida’s new hospitality-focused express intercity passenger rail service, announces introductory service into MiamiCentral, the new 11-acre intermodal development in the heart of downtown Miami, will begin Saturday, May 19....

Bicyclists Deaths Increasing on U.S. Roadways

Bicyclists Deaths Increasing on U.S. Roadways

AAA urges sharing the road As warmer weather begins to arrive across the country, communities can expect to see more bicyclists on the road. National Bicycle Safety Month in May...

Health

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May2018
The Opioid Crisis: A Mother’s Loss

The Opioid Crisis: A Mother’s...

A mother tells about her heartbreaking loss of son to an opioid overdose just days before he planned to go into treatment.

23
Apr2018
Cancer and Hispanics

Cancer and Hispanics

Cancer is the leading cause of death among Hispanics in the U.S. Cancer is the leading cause of death among Hispanics in the U.S., accounting for 22 percent of deaths, according to the American C...

02
Feb2018
It’s Flu Season: CDC Reminds Public That Antibiotics Do Not Treat Flu

It’s Flu Season: CDC Reminds P...

The Florida Department of Health recommends that sick people stay home until fever-free for at least 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and that all people use good handwashi...

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Jan2018
Does Healthy Skin Around Suspicious Moles Need Removal?

Does Healthy Skin Around Suspi...

Goal is to only perform one procedure, skin cancer specialist says If you're having a suspicious mole removed, the doctor should consider removing about 2 millimeters of healthy skin from around...

Education

09
Apr2018
The English Center (TEC): Top-of-the-Line Education Programs

The English Center (TEC): Top-...

ESOL and career/technical education are part of the unique programs offered by The English Center (TEC) Some of these courses are also taught in Spanish.

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Mar2018
To Improve School Security In Parkland’s Aftermath, Miami-Dade County Leaders Want $29.8 million

To Improve School Security In...

In light of the tragic event that occurred on February 14 during which 17 lives were lost at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in what is now considered one of the deadli...

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Jan2018
Homestead Youth Achiever Scholarship Application Opens

Homestead Youth Achiever Schol...

The Homestead Mayor’s Youth Council’s 2018 Homestead Youth Achiever Scholarship application is now open.  Thanks to community fundraising efforts spearheaded by the Youth Council...

13
Dec2017
The Value of an Outdoor Classroom: The Joys of Natural Learning

The Value of an Outdoor Classr...

You may think an outdoor classroom is just another playground; however, an outdoor classroom carries a deeper concept: it opens the door to experiencing the beauty of our surroundings through the...

Sports

23
Apr2018
Health and Fitness Coach Committed to Helping Others Live Healthy, Fit and Happy Lives

Health and Fitness Coach Commi...

Dianna Forsberg Shares Six Steps to Spring Back into a Health and Fitness Routine

02
Jan2018
How to find time to exercise?

How to find time to exercise?

If exercising more is a goal in the year ahead, the following are a few strategies to make that happen... A new year marks a great time to embrace change. Many people do just that by making resol...

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May2017
Neymar Jr.’s Five U.S. Final to Showcase the Country’s Most Skilled Five-Man Soccer Teams in Unique Elimination Format

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Following qualifying tournaments in 17 different U.S. cities, top teams will meet in Miami June 10 to determine who will play for the World Championship in Brazil this July Miami, FL (May 30...

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May2017
Tips That Can Help When Choosing a Summer Camp

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By the end of May, with our eyes on more than two months of summer vacation that our children will enjoy, many parents face a dilemma: With whom do we leave our children while we work? Some have...

If exercising more is a goal in the year ahead, the following are a few strategies to make that happen...

A new year marks a great time to embrace change. Many people do just that by making resolutions designed to improve their lives in the year and years ahead.
Resolutions regarding personal health are annually among the most popular changes people hope to make at the dawn of a new year. In fact, a quick scan of annual lists citing the most popular resolutions found that pledges to eat healthier and exercise more can be found at or near the top of such lists.

Though such lists might not have been compiled using the most scientific of methods, it's no secret that getting healthier and looking better is a goal many people strive for upon the arrival of January 1.

Unfortunately, a 2015 report from U.S. News & World Report suggested that 80 percent of resolutions fail, oftentimes as early as February. For those who don't just want but need to get healthier, failure to live up to a resolution to exercise more can have potentially devastating consequences.
If exercising more is a goal in the year ahead, the following are a few strategies to make that happen.
• Exercise in the early morning. As the day progresses, unforeseen challenges or forgotten commitments have a way of devouring time initially earmarked for exercise. Exercise first thing in the morning before any commitments to work and family hijack the time you have committed to exercising.

• Take on less responsibility. Professionals and parents often cite commitments to work and family as the primary reasons they aren't getting enough exercise. While those are perfectly reasonable excuses to skip a workout, men and women who recognize the long-term benefits of routine exercise may be compelled to take on less responsibility at work while also making an effort to divvy up responsibilities at home more equitably.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ongoing exercise can reduce risk for cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and some cancers. The CDC also notes that routine exercise strengthens bones and muscles while improving mood. Taking on more responsibility at work might be great for your career, but that may prove a Pyrrhic victory if your long-term health is jeopardized. Parents can discuss with their spouse how to better share responsibilities at home so both moms and dads can get regular exercise.

• Embrace more efficient exercise routines. Rather than working a single muscle group at a time, which can be both time-consuming and boring, men and women can adapt their workout routines to focus on multi-muscle exercises. Work with a personal trainer to make your workout as efficient as possible.

•  Schedule your routine each week. Each week is different, so while it may be ideal to establish a workout routine in which you exercise at the same time each day, that's not always going to be possible. Failing to exercise on a day you had intended to workout can compromise your motivation to workout in the future, so sit down at the beginning of each week to examine your commitments for the days ahead and schedule times to exercise in the next seven days. This can keep you on track and help you avoid the disappointment of missing a workout because life got in the way.

Finding time to exercise is not always so easy, but even the busiest men and women can likely still include workouts in their daily routines.

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