OMC would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday! Enjoy your time with family and friends. During holiday celebrations, most people eat about three or four times more than they do on a normal day. Try to avoid “plate mountain." Prioritize what you want to eat. Take only small portions of what you enjoy & are looking forward to. Just because the food is there, doesn't mean you have to eat it. Fill your plate with plenty of fruits [...]
How are you doing with accomplishing your goals and what is next? Ask yourself: What has gone well? What will you need to change? What will you commit to for the next 2 weeks? Are there any possible new barriers?
Tis' the season. Here are a few helpful tips that can keep in mind during the holiday shopping season: Park in the back of each store parking lot. This will give you some extra exercise steps and avoid the hectic shopping traffic. If you need to use a cart to lug out your bags, ALWAYS return your cart inside. If purchasing heavy items use your legs to lift not your back. Eat before you shop, [...]
Exercising boosts immune function, increases productivity, and can decreases aches & pains related to aging. Have fun and take pride in the new things you accomplish. Stick with your plan the best you can. If barriers pop up, instead of throwing in the towel, be flexible and make adjustments to your plan. 80 percent of US adults do not meet the weekly recommendation for exercise. Don’t be a part of that number!
OMC invites you to join us for our complimentary Condition Management webinar. The webinar will be hosted live through GoTo Meeting. The webinar will be presented by Larry Catlett, M.D. and Ellie Udeh, WellnessWorks™ Director at 1 pm EST. Contact Sarah Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the GoTo Meeting link and webinar agenda. OMC looks forward to hearing from you. Thank you for your commitment to wellness.
There is no better way to start your day than with breakfast. Eating a nutritious breakfast helps kick start your metabolism, and when you start your day with a healthy dose of lean protein, whole grains and healthy fats, you're less likely to reach for comfort snacks later in the day. Try oatmeal cooked with low-fat milk, sliced almonds and berries, or top a toaster whole grain waffle with low-fat yogurt and fruit. If you [...]
Plan the next 2 weeks and commit to your answers for the following questions: How many times a week? Which days? What time of the day? How long or how far? How will you handle barriers?
Stress weakens the immune system and worsens chronic conditions like asthma, high blood pressure, and diabetes. The wellness tip this week is to watch something that makes you laugh. Laughing your way through funny movies or television shows may hike your body’s natural disease-fighting cells or relieve tightness in your chest. Laughter provides a physical and emotional release. A good laugh can relieve physical tension and stress, leaving muscles relaxed. Laugh your heart out and feel [...]
Commit to a physical activity goal for the month. Choose something you used to enjoy or “have been meaning to do”. A few suggestions could be: Join a gym; swim in a pool; take an exercise class; try something brand new; get back to doing exercise DVDs; sign up for a 5K; go hiking; etc. Just get moving and stick to it! Let’s see if this new routine could become a habit.