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Exercise is important for a healthy lifestyle. When you live in an apartment, however, you might feel that your options are limited. The good news is that you don’t have to spend a ton of money to get a great workout in. And even if your community doesn’t have a fitness center, there are still ways you can get fit without all the fancy equipment you might find at a gym. Read on to find out how you can exercise in your apartment using minimal workout gear.

With so much natural beauty, great scenery and fabulous people watching, it’s almost a shame to confine your workouts to a treadmill in Richmond. So whether you’re just starting a fitness regimen or training for the Richmond marathon, here are a few of our favorite spots to lace up your running shoes and hit the pavement.

A new year means a healthy new you, right? One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight, but like so many pledges that people make to themselves when the calendar turns to January, those weight-loss goals often are abandoned in favor of the couch potato lifestyle. It’s hard to commit to going to the gym – while it may help you keep your goals, it also costs you time and money. So if you’re really serious about losing weight this year, why not use the tools already at your disposal? Your apartment can help you achieve the healthy new you that you’re after this year – and most of these tips won’t cost you a dime.

how to avoid flu

Flu season has officially begun, folks. That high fever, coughing, sniffling, and fatigue are not manifestations of the common cold. Nope. It’s something far more serious.

Seasonal flu usually debuts in the fall and peaks shortly after the new year. We're all susceptible to it and need to take precautions to prevent spreading the flu. This is particularly important if you have children, seniors, or someone with a chronic health condition, due to having weaker immune systems. So if your apartment is home to multiple generations, get ready!

When you're prone to sniffles and sneezes during allergy season - or at any other time of year - it's important to keep your apartment as free of allergens as possible. Read on, fellow allergy sufferers, for eight practical tips.

stress of apartment hunting

Moving is considered one of the most stressful experiences. Apartment hunting, if unprepared, can cause anxiety. Prepare and don't procrastinate, and your apartment hunt can be fun and exciting; you’re headed toward a fresh start in a new home. So, how can you eliminate the stress? Nail down these answers BEFORE you start searching.

Plants in your apartment

Incorporating plants into your indoor and outdoor spaces can greatly increase the health and wellness of apartment residents. Even small outdoor living areas like balconies and patios can become areas of increased health. Check out the following ways plants increase…