Articles of South Florida

Homestead Run Club, Train and Meet New People

Homestead Run Club, Train and Meet New People

The Homestead community is getting more active and fitter. Since its creation four years ago, Homestead Run Club has gone from 10 members  to more than 100 people running every...

Turkey Point Nuclear Plant Supporting South Floridians for More Than Four Decades

Turkey Point Nuclear Plant Supporting South Floridians for More Than Four Decades

Turkey Point operations generate an estimated $1.7 billion of economic output annually, provide more than 800 full-time employees and 5,000 temporary jobs that will bring an additional $11 million into...

Visit the Historic Redland Tropical Trail 'Miami’s Countryside'

Visit the Historic Redland Tropical Trail 'Miami’s Countryside'

Yes, Miami’s countryside does exist in an area near Homestead called the Redlands. Get to know a historic agritourism trail, perfect for a summer cool-down and escape from the city...

City of Homestead Public Information Officer Appointed to Florida Municipal Communicators Association Founding Board of Directors

City of Homestead Public Information Officer Appointed to Florida Municipal Communicators Association Founding Board of Directors

The City of Homestead’s Public Information Officer (PIO), Zackery Good, was recently selected to serve on the Florida Municipal Communicators Association (FMCA) founding Board of Directors.

In the Heights: The Broadway Musical Brings Latin Flare to Seminole

In the Heights: The Broadway Musical Brings Latin Flare to Seminole

The Historic Seminole Theatre is gearing up for a scorching hot summer. With the Seminole Theatre Players production of the massively successful Broadway hit musical 'In the Heights' opening their...

What Kind of Home Equity Loan Should You Get?

What Kind of Home Equity Loan Should You Get?

There are two types of home equity loans: closed-end loans and lines of credit. These are also known as “second mortgages” because they’re secured by your original first mortgage.

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Director of HPS Energy Elected to Lead Statewide Power Agency

Director of HPS Energy Elected to Lead Statewide Power Agency

Homestead Public Services Energy Director, Barbara Quiñones, was re-elected Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA). She was first elected to fill an...

Vice Mayor Shelley’s Artist in the Spotlight Looking for Local Artists

Vice Mayor Shelley’s Artist in the Spotlight Looking for Local Artists

Homestead Vice Mayor Stephen R. Shelley is looking for local artists to participate in his Artist in the Spotlight program.  Participating artists will be able to display their artwork in...

Small Changes for Saving this Summer

Small Changes for Saving this Summer

As the weather heats up, lowering your energy bill can be as simple as making a few small changes around your home. Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) offers top...

Recent Telephone Poll Results Are In: Cutler Bay Residents Want Rail

Recent Telephone Poll Results Are In: Cutler Bay Residents Want Rail

The Town of Cutler Bay recently completed a telephone poll at the end of June this year in order to determine residents’ preference for transportation developments in South Dade. The...

7th Annual Breastfeeding Awareness Walk Community Event

7th Annual Breastfeeding Awareness Walk Community Event

The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County WIC Program and Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade would like to cordially invite you and your organization to participate in the

Fireworks: Stay Safe this 4th of July

Fireworks: Stay Safe this 4th of July

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) continues to urge families NOT to buy fireworks for their own or their children's use, as thousands of people, most often children and teens,...

Health

12
Jul2018
Free back-to-school immunizations

Free back-to-school immunizati...

Every parent loves for the kids to get free backpacks, school supplies and other goodies for back-to-school. So why not immunizations?

20
Jun2018
April and May showers bring June … not flowers, mosquitoes

April and May showers bring Ju...

After the heavy rains of May and Subtropical Storm Alberto, the biting bugs are back and you should protect your family.

05
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...

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.

19
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...

23
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...

27
May2017
Neymar Jr.’s Five U.S. Final to Showcase the Country’s Most Skilled Five-Man Soccer Teams in Unique Elimination Format

Neymar Jr.’s Five U.S. Final t...

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

Tips That Can Help When Choosi...

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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