We know that we need to apply sunscreen daily to protect ourselves from skin-cancer causing UV light. But we have also heard blocking the sunlight can contribute to being Vitamin D deficient and have learned that exposure to sunlight lowers blood pressure too. So what does a sun-conscious person do? Spend 10-15 minutes in the sun daily doing some sort of activity Eat nutrient-rich diet, helps with Vitamin D Levels Avoid sunbathing or using a [...]
It’s becoming more and more prevalent in the news: Americans eat too much sugar. But do we really consume too much sugar? The answer is YES, whether we know it or not! Sugar is in just about everything we eat. It’s not just the candy, cookies, and ice cream we need to watch out for. Many of the processed foods available at the grocery store contain hidden sugar. The World Health Organization recommends that people [...]
This week, make accomplishing your goals more visual. St by taking two clear containers. Leave one container empty and fill the other one with rocks or marbles. Every time you are one step closer, one pound lighter or one more day down, move the object from one container to the other. As time goes on and you get closer to your goal, you will visually see your improvements. For an example, if you want to [...]
Occupational Medical Consulting, LLC’s Wellness Team Member and Health Coach, Emily Carlson presented a demonstration on sustaining memory as we age at Spring Rock Community Living center in Leeds on Monday April 21, 2014. The residents of Spring Rock were excited to play some memory games and learn about sustaining an aging memory and mental fitness. OMC works with businesses to target at risk employee behaviors that impact employee well-being and drive health care spending. [...]
Occupational Medical Consulting has received the Healthy Androscoggin Work Healthy Gold Award. Awards are earned by businesses and organizations that show an investment in their employee’s health & wellness through policy, environment, and work culture! OMC would like to congratulate Norway Savings Bank and Community Concepts for their wellness achievements and receiving this award as well.
This week, incorporate movement throughout the day. Try increasing your movement at work by communicating in person instead of emailing, standing and/or pacing while on the phone, or walking around the parking lot before getting back in your vehicle. Try to find ways to turn sedentary activities into moving activities. For example try exercising if watching TV at night. Move more and feel better!
By: Erik Gordon Conflict, at some point, exists in almost any close or lasting relationship. It can exist in relationships with friends, family members, spouses or partners, co-workers, and even with our clients. The simple mention of the word conflict can elevate one’s own anxiety levels. Conflict is usually thought of as fighting or arguing and for many people it can be an uncomfortable feeling. While this might be the case in some instances, conflict [...]
The weather is getting nicer and gives us more opportunity to get outside. This week avoid being a couch potato. Leave your TV and computers off! Change up what you do during leisure time to make it more active. Try playing with your kids, cook, yoga, take a walk, wash your car, play ping pong, etc.
Ask the Doctor: How can I get that elusive good night’s sleep and avoid waking up tired? Answer: Health can be defined not just as the absence of disease, but also the presence of energy and vitality. Health requires sleep. If we are to remain disease free and feeling really well most of the time, we need to practice some simple rules of sleep hygiene. Try implementing these rules for 3-4 weeks & see how [...]