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Counteract the Effects of Sitting

By | November 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Many Americans have sedentary jobs and, as we are learning, sitting all day is not great for our health. “Sitting is the new smoking,” is an idea that comes from Dr. James Levine, director of the Mayo Clinic-Arizona State University Obesity Solutions Initiative and inventor of the treadmill desk. Could sitting really be so bad that it rivals smoking? A large amount of research says exactly that. Sitting all day has been linked to a [...]

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Just Dance

By | October 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Is it too good to be true? Could dancing really be the best thing you can do for your brain health? It turns out, yes. The New England Journal of Medicine published a study in 2003 that looked at the effects of recreational activities on mental acuity in aging. Frequently doing crossword puzzles gave some hefty protection with a 46% reduced risk of dementia, and reading closely followed with a 35% reduced risk. Surprisingly, physical [...]

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The Impact of Creativity

By | September 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Some people are surprised when they hear that creativity is an important piece of the wellness puzzle. It is part of Intellectual Wellness, and it comes with a whole host of benefits. When we were kids, creativity came naturally and was a part of the every day. We created make-believe worlds and games, we finger painted and made block towers, and we could entertain ourselves for hours with just our imagination. As adults, we just [...]

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Can Meditation Help?

By | July 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|

At times, we all feel lost and disconnected from the world around us. It’s easy to get buried in the hustle and bustle of every day life to the point where we may not hear our inner voice, much less be able to listen to it. What are my values? What makes me feel fulfilled? What gives me purpose? Some days we’re simply trying to survive, and if we’re managing depression or anxiety, our sense [...]

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When You Feel Lonely

By | July 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Loneliness is on the rise with 20%-50% of us experiencing it at some point in our lifetime. Not only is it an unpleasant emotion - if ignored it can be as harmful to your health as smoking. Studies show that people who are lonely have a higher risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, and even dementia. If you’re feeling lonely, there are things you can do to feel more connected. Try some of the [...]

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

By | June 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

We live in a culture of convenience, and who doesn’t love convenience? But some of our habits are adding up to big problems for our environment. Check out these staggering statistics: - 8 million tons of plastic trash lingers in our oceans. - 6 million tons of single-use plastics are discarded every year. - Only 6% of plastic waste is actually recycled annually in the US. - Plastic utensils can take up to 1,000 years [...]

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Should I cut back on Alcohol?

By | May 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

As the summer approaches, we wanted to take the time to share more information on a controversial topic. You may have heard over the last few years that drinking alcohol in moderation (especially red wine) is good for your health. While one drink per day for women and two per day for men is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, and possibly diabetes, there are many risks involved with alcohol as well. [...]

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American Heart Health

By | February 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Did you know that one in four deaths in the U.S. is a result of heart disease? Take a look around you, who will this staggering stat apply to? Many of us, sadly, have already lost a loved one to this disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. The good news is: 200,000 deaths a year from heart disease are preventable. You can take [...]

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Vision-Boarding Toward Your Goals

By | January 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Looking for a new twist on traditional goal-setting? Try a vision board! Visualization is a great way to feel inspired and motivated to achieve your dreams. By vividly envisioning what you want to accomplish, you take yourself one step closer to making it a reality. In fact, some professional and Olympic athletes use visualization to get that gold medal performance they want so badly. That’s how powerful it can be! Making a vision board is [...]

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Mindful Eating During the Holidays

By | November 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|

We’ve all been there. It’s the holiday season, you get to your office, a neighborhood gathering, or a family party, and you’re faced with what seems like a mountain of cookies. Before you know it, you’ve eaten three, shoved a few in your coat pockets for later, and you’re on to the cheese plate (or is that just me?). It’s easy to get wrapped up in mindless eating on any given day, but it is [...]

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