Wearable activity monitors may not help people with weight loss, study suggests

By | October 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Some interesting findings have raised questions about whether trendy wearable activity monitors make a difference in terms of weight loss. The AMA Morning Rounds from September 21st sum up what was found. According to research: The New York Times (9/20, Reynolds, Subscription Publication) reports that research published in JAMA suggests “wearable activity monitors” may not help people lose weight. STAT (9/20, Love) reports that investigators “recruited 470 overweight or obese adults for an exercise and [...]

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Eat local – for a healthier (and tastier) plate!

By | August 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Have you given much thought to your produce lately? Chances are that you’re always hearing that you should eat more fruits and veggies, but does it matter where they come from? It turns out that, YES, it does. Eating locally grown produce is not only better for the environment, it’s better for your health. More nutrients, better flavor: Eating fruits and vegetables grown close to home means that what you are eating is in-season. This [...]

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Stay Safe in the Sun this Summer!

By | July 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|

Summer arrived in full force last week. With it comes family vacations, no school, beach time, and other outdoor activities all combining to increase your sun exposure. From spending just a few hours to a whole day in the sun, there’s plenty of fun to be had, making it crucial to protect yourself from dangerous UVA and UVB rays so you can stay safe while at play. Direct sunlight has its pros and cons. The [...]

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It’s Lyme Disease Awareness Month

By | May 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|

For many of us here in Maine, May marks the beginning of outdoor season. This is the time of year we might be found dusting off our kayaks, fishing poles and gardening tools, and lacing up our hiking boots. Unfortunately, coinciding with this is the start of tick season, thus making this month a logical time to observe Lyme Disease Awareness Month. Spread by deer ticks, Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that is the [...]

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Believe in the Best Version of Yourself

By | April 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|

What does it mean to YOU to be your best self? Would you consider the person you are today, "your best self"? Or, do you need to shake things up a bit? Sometimes we get stuck in our daily routines: going to work, eating junk, watching TV, and before we know it, we hardly recognize ourselves. Our senses are dulled, our bodies carry too much weight, and we trudge through our days on autopilot…not being [...]

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Happy Holidays from OMC

By | December 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|

Happy Holidays from OMC! Here is our 2015 Holiday Video, please enjoy our "12 Days of Wellness". A Pineapple in a Christmas Tree - About the Pineapple Green Shakes - Don't Skip Breakfast Lunch and Learns - OMC's WellnessWorks™ Service MI Trainings - Motivational Interviewing Training Fruits and Veggies - Nutrition Beliefs Vs. Nutrition Facts Deep Breaths - Manage Your Holiday Stress Hours of Sleep - Make Sleep a Priority Glasses of Water - Keep Hydrated Breaks From [...]

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Quantity vs. Quality-The Never Ending Debate

By | September 18th, 2015|Uncategorized|

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard, “But all I’ve been eating for snacks are things like those 100-calorie packs of Special K crisps or Nabisco cookie thins. So why hasn't the number on the scale budged?” or “This only has 100 calories, so I’ll have this instead” Or, on the other end of the spectrum, “I’ve switched to whole grain everything! How is it I’m not losing weight?!” Okay….maybe it hasn't been these EXACT [...]

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Don’t Just Sit There!

By | June 12th, 2015|Uncategorized, Wellness Tips|

At this point, many of us are aware that sitting for long periods of time is negative to our health. Perhaps you've seen the highly publicized studies or experienced it first hand? In fact, experts have compared the damage from sitting to that of smoking. With that said, it is important to truly grasp and understand why this is and how we can change it. Our bodies are just not meant to be stagnant all day. Research continues [...]

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Your Daily Dose Of Breakfast

By | June 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|

What I love about mornings is that they give you a chance to make a fresh start and take a moment to think about how you want to use the 24 hours ahead. You are offered a few moments of simple peace and quiet before the outside hustle and bustle begins and you quickly lose sight of the hands on your watch.  Mornings can be the most difficult time of the day for many: wake [...]

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Health and Nut Milk

By | May 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|

I know nutrition nuts have been posting about homemade almond milk for a while, but I wanted to add my thoughts on the matter. I LOVE homemade nut milk and would marry it if I could. Before I give you an easy, basic recipe, here are some reasons why it’s just too good to pass up: Nut milk is versatile. You can use pecans, almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, brazil nuts, and seeds or grains like hemp [...]

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