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Smoking Cessation


Smoking is a hard habit to break, whether you’ve been lighting up for years or just a few months. Even if you know it’s horrible for your health, the withdrawal symptoms can seem even worse. That’s when it’s crucial to enlist the help of the experts; those folks who know exactly what you’re going through and how to help you quit.
Check out the entire library of short, on-demand radio clips from our various Health Talk shows.

You Are Getting Sleepy: Hypnosis 101

What really IS hypnosis? And, can anyone fall under this "spell"?

5 Ways to Help You Quit Smoking for Good

Quitting doesn't have to be hard, it just depends on how you decide to quit.

Ask HER: Healing Your Lungs After Smoking & Health Benefits of Yoga

Listen in as Pam and Michelle answer your personal health questions.

Sitting Too Much is as Bad as Smoking

Diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke and more are all health risks of inactivity.

How to Finally Quit Smoking

What are some of the misconceptions smokers have about quitting?

Ready to Quit Smoking for Good?

Kicking the habit is one of the best ways to boost your health, yet just 4-7% of smokers successfull...

  • You Are Getting Sleepy: Hypnosis 101

  • 5 Ways to Help You Quit Smoking for Good

  • Ask HER: Healing Your Lungs After Smoking & Health Benefits of Yoga

  • Sitting Too Much is as Bad as Smoking

  • How to Finally Quit Smoking

  • Ready to Quit Smoking for Good?

Life's Too Short... so make the most of it! Try something new, eat something healthy, grow something beautiful, hug someone you love, move around a lot, and be kind to yourself. Melanie Cole, MS brings you the best tips from lifestyle and fitness experts to the best and brightest medical professionals.

Why and How: Warm Up and Cool Down

From the Show: Life's Too Short
Summary: Find out why warming up and cooling down are so important.
Air Date: 3/12/19
Duration: 16:57
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Brian Parr, PhD
Dr. Brian ParrBrian Parr, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of South Carolina Aiken where he teaches courses in exercise physiology, nutrition, and health behaviors.

He also conducts research related to physical activity and weight loss.
Warming up and cooling down are both important parts of any workout. People want to get to the meat of the workout, skipping these necessary parts.

The warmup gets the muscles warm and pliable, making them ready for a complete workout. It also helps focus the mind on the work that’s to come. Blood flow is increased to the muscles and other parts of the body. 

Tailor the warmup to the activity you’re about to undertake. Do the warmup close to the time you’ll be engaging in the activity so your body doesn’t cool off before you begin.

The cooldown helps your heart settle down. It gives the lactic acid from the workout a chance to clear out a bit. If your head is above your heart during the main workout, the blood is pushed to the lower body. Cooling down allows the blood to return to other parts of the body, reducing lightheadedness after exercise.

Listen as Dr. Brian Parr joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss the importance of warming up and cooling down.

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