Wellness Tip Archive

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    Imagine Life Without Balance

    Close your eyes and stand on one foot. It’s hard right? Now imagine having that same disoriented feeling on two feet, and with your eyes open. Balance is something most of us take for granted. It’s automatically hardwired into our bodies at birth, evolving and adapting as we grow and age. While basic balance is […]

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    Kick that Sugar Habit

    Excessive added sugar has many negative health effects. Although consuming small amounts now and then is perfectly healthy, you should try to cut back on sugar whenever possible. Fortunately, simply focusing on eating whole, unprocessed foods automatically decreases the amount of sugar in your diet. Here are some tips on how to reduce your intake of added sugars: […]

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    Technology and Mental Health in the Workplace

    It’s no surprise to anyone that technology is becoming increasingly pervasive in our lives. Opinions about how this affects us as individuals and as a society are as varied as the technologies themselves. While the jury is still out on the cumulative effect, research has revealed some areas of concern. We share them here along […]

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    Preventing Flu

    Flu season happens every year. It starts in the fall and continues into the spring. Make sure you are protecting yourself and others from the flu by practicing good health habits and getting your annual vaccination. Although most people with influenza will recover without additional medical issues, influenza can cause serious illness and death, particularly […]

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    Sleep Science

    Health experts have megaphoned the benefits of powering down your digital devices hours before bedtime if you want to bank a solid night of zzz’s. And yet, 2018 will be the year technology is welcomed into the bedroom to actually improve your sleep quality. By creating the optimal environment for you to snooze via temperature […]

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    Increased Risk High Blood Pressure

    One in three American adults struggles with the condition, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and only about half of them have it under control. And given that hypertension often has no warning signs or symptoms but is linked to heart disease and stroke—two of the leading causes of death […]

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    Increase Your Empathy IQ

    SEE THEIR WORLD To cognitively understand what someone is saying and see it from their point of view. “Tell me your version of the story…”  APPRECIATE THEM AS HUMAN BEINGS WITHOUT JUDGEMENT For us to connect, we need to see the person as a human being – someone who is valuable in their own right. […]

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    Is Training in the Heat Good for You?

    It’s summertime and the weather is heating up. Soon you will be forced to take measures to avoid training in excessive heat, such as moving workouts from the middle of the day to the early morning or evening and transferring outdoor workouts indoors. Not only is training in excessive heat uncomfortable, after all, but it […]

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    12 Total Body Wellness Tips

    This time, it’s all about total body wellness. Are you ready for her tips? Set one realistic health and wellness goal today (don’t promise yourself too much!). Be kind and pay yourself a compliment today. Color your health happy by planning at least one meatless day into your week. Pamper your brain and fuel it […]

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    Dealing with Stress – 10 Tips

    1. Avoid Caffeine, Alcohol, and Nicotine. Avoid, or at least reduce, your consumption of nicotine and any drinks containing caffeine and alcohol. Caffeine and nicotine are stimulants and so will increase your level of stress rather than reduce it. Alcohol is a depressant when taken in large quantities, but acts as a stimulant in smaller […]

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    Keep Track of Your Spending for a Week

    Track everything you spend in a week, no exceptions. Categorize everything you buy to see what is worth it—and what isn’t. What’s the damage (AKA, all weekly spending, tracked): Organize by category: The final step: Figure out if your spending is in line with your priorities. So, what did you learn from this? Essentially, this experiment […]

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    Get a Good Night’s Sleep

    Healthy sleep habits can make a big difference in your quality of life. Having healthy sleep habits is often referred to as having good sleep hygiene. Try to keep the following sleep practices on a consistent basis: Stick to a sleep schedule of the same bedtime and wake up time, even on the weekends. This helps to regulate your […]

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    Men’s Health Month

    While emphasis is most often given to physical and nutritional health, mental health is just as important. Many men learn as young boys to suppress their feelings and appear strong at all costs. As a result, they often struggle to express sad feelings or reach out for help throughout adulthood. In fact, men often don’t recognize or acknowledge […]

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    Sun Protection 101

    Sun protection is essential to skin cancer prevention – about 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers and about 86 percent of melanomas are associated with exposure to UV radiation from the sun. Learn how to protect yourself to stay safe.Outdoor Activities are a key part to any healthy lifestyle. Getting outside for even a brief period each […]

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    Key to Happiness

    Physical activity has long been known to reduce depression and anxiety, and is commonly recommended to prevent or cure negative mental health conditions. However, less is known about the impact of physical activity on positive mental health conditions, such as happiness and contentment. Dr. Weiyun Chen, University of Michigan associate professor in kinesiology, wanted to […]

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    Natural Sugars vs Processed Sugars: Is There a Difference?

    Clients often tell us that they’ve heard that they should steer clear of fruit because of all the sugar—and they want to know if they really need to avoid some of their favorite fruits. With so much misinformation out there about nutrition, we understand why people think they should avoid all sugar, given that both […]

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    Food for Thought: Juicing

    By Glenn Cardwell.  “You are not serious about your health until you juice combinations of fruits and vegetables, according to those that pray at the Church of Blended Plants. You exchange recipes online and discuss the best juicers and blenders on the market and tell the world of nature’s wonders. But will juicing elevate your […]

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    Spring into Wellness

    Apply a few of these tips into your life for a better and healthier mind, body, and soul! 1. “Spring Up” Your Diet Eat foods that are fertile in the spring season. This is a healthy way to eat that naturally helps you shed those winter pounds. Foods that are in season during the spring […]

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    2018 Wellness Trends

    Curious if your wellness plans are on track with what wellness experts are toting as the best wellness practices this year? If you peruse the internet, you might think strange foods like dried crickets and unheard of superfood spices like moringa will be taking over the wellness scene. While these reports are entertaining and exotic, […]

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    Alcohol Awareness

    Winter months are slowly withering away and the energy of spring time is fast approaching. It is always a conflicted time letting go of the ski days – and, as it appears, also the skinning that was by far the mental fitness of choice for many community residents. But no doubt, the longer days energize the soul for […]

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    Last minute tax tips for 2017

    When it comes to saving for retirement, finding the cash to put away each month is only half the battle. The other half? Navigating the rules for the different types of accounts. But before you give up in frustration and stash your cash in a simple savings account, which won’t help you make much money […]

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    Exercise and Memory

    Brain fog and forgetfulness are frustrating issues that many adults deal with. These can be reduced and possibly even improved upon through exercise. This can be as simple as 30 minutes a day, 5 days per week. How does exercise improve memory? Increases blood flow in the brain Decreases blood pressure Decreases stress Increases the […]

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    Are you sleeping???

    It’s 3 a.m. and You’re Wide Awake. Is it Insomnia or Something Else? Getting enough sleep is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Yet, experts estimate as many as 68% of adults experience insomnia, which means they either can’t get to sleep, can’t stay asleep, or the quality of their sleep is poor.  […]

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    Be Kind: It’s Good For You

    What does being kind mean to you? Perhaps it is helping a stranger carry a heavy bag. Or, maybe you define it as making sure you call family members who want to hear from you. No matter what act of kindness you perform, you’ll be making someone feel good and doing something good for yourself, […]

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    Create a Healthy Habit

    Article CourtChances are, you can identify at least one practice that would affect your health and/or happiness that you’re not currently engaging in. Whether it’s exercise, eating well, or emptying the trash, knowing something is good for us isn’t necessarily enough to compel action. Through working with clients to help them create and maintain healthy […]

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    Importance of Self-Care

    Over time we get to busy with life to take care of ourselves. Taking care of yourself is important to making a whole person. Self-care can help with stress management and time management. Self-care is not necessarily pampering, it is taking time to refuel yourself. When practicing self-care you have to discover what deprives and […]

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    Kitchen Wellness

    1. Eat Berries With Breakfast Berries are an incredible food, rich in nutrients for our brain, our digestion, and they’re disease-preventative. They’re also a fresh source of produce and keep us fuller than processed cereals with dried fruits. Add 1/2 cup of your choice frozen or fresh berries to either a smoothie, oatmeal, or just […]

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    Reasonable Rules for Resolutions

    New years resolutions are one of the best ways to make changes and turn over a leaf every year. Although they are great, sometimes we lose track and don’t follow through with goals that are set at New Years. Below are a few tips on how to make the most out of your resolution. Find […]

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    Achieve Your Dreams – New Year’s Vision Board

    How to Create an Empowering Vision Board Vision board ideas and examples are incredibly useful and inspirational when making your own. I’ve designed this post to show you how to make your own vision boards and how to use them to maximize your visualization practice! Also known as dream boards, these simple devices are one of the […]

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    Practicing Thankfulness is Good for Your Well-Being

    Remember as a child being taught “please and thank you.” Or around the holidays we are all a little better at “practicing gratitude.” This simple act of saying thank you and remembering what you have to be grateful for is actually being studied as people who make a habit of gratitude gain health benefits. The […]

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    7 Tips For a Stress Free Holiday Season

    The holiday season is a time for enjoying time with your family and friends, not for stressing out.  But stress always seems to be inevitable when you’re rushing around everywhere, trying to juggle decorating, shopping for gifts, figuring out travel plans, hosting parties, and just feeding your family. There are ways that you manage the […]

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    Hydrate for Health

    Did you know that our bodies are made up of almost 60% water, and our brains are almost 80% water?  Dehydration can cause decreased reaction times and increased risk of injury.  Water improves muscle performance, clears toxins and promotes overall well being.  Need a cure for that mid-day energy slump…grab a glass of water…keep it […]

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    Does less daylight get you down?

    Does spending less time in the outdoors drop your mood? Seasonal Affective Disorder is a type of depression. Seasonal Affective Disorder Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a disorder that affects individuals from about September  through around May. This disorder can also present during the summer months. People living in areas with shorter days tend to […]

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    Tips for Holiday Feasting

    There’s no season quite like the holidays: sweater weather, fun decorations, cozy candles and reminders of gratitude. Oh, and of course, all the opportunities to eat. No fall or winter month is complete without large platefuls of warm and delicious comfort food – and there’s certainly nothing wrong with indulging and enjoying yourself. However, if […]

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    Fall Back for Daylight Savings Time

    On the first Sunday of November, our clocks will move back an hour at 2 a.m., and we will gain an hour of sleep as we “fall back” as Daylight Saving Time officially ends. But that extra hour of rest will come at a cost to our routines. Soon, you will be ending your work […]

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    Immunity Basics

    Cardio exercise regularly and get a heads up on a healthy fall and winter season. In a recent study of more than 1000 adults, people who exercised at least five days a week had 43% fewer upper respiratory tract symptoms than those who exercised one day a week or less. Even when they got sick, […]

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    Transition to Fall

    The transition between seasons is a very popular time to get sick, and if we can be a bit more mindful with how we take care of ourselves, we can stay healthy and feeling great as we head into the winter months. 1. Get Grounded As we approach the holiday months, there is a certain […]

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    Why you should know CPR & First Aid

    The sad truth about humans is that we are fragile. Thankfully, however, we realize how fragile we are and we have learned how to take care of others, and ourselves. We can take care of ourselves through methods like First Aid and CPR. While many people do not believe they have the time to learn, […]

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    Good Posture: Healthy Back

    1. Keep your ears in line with your shoulders. If you’re leaning too far forward or backward, your posture is off-kilter. Use this trick whenever you’re sitting at your desk. 2. Practice small shoulder and chest exercises. Here are a few worth trying out: Try a wall angel (shown in the YouTube video above). Stand up against […]

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    Unplug!

    Technology is a key to our everyday lives; it is a very useful tool but can become overwhelming at times. According to the 2011 Census Report more than 75% of individuals use either a smartphone or internet at home. This is a large majority of individuals that are plugged in on a consistent basis. The […]