Browsing: Health & Wellness

Sometimes working in an office all day wears us down. It’s hard to stay healthy while sitting for eight hours. Whether it’s staying alert, on top of our diet lifestyle and/or dodging sickness, it can be difficult to stay healthy at work. We’ve got 10 ways employees can strive for better health daily. 1. Stay Hydrated When you’re so busy with work you can hardly breathe, it’s often hard to remember to take a drink of water. It’s important to stay hydrated throughout the day. Keep an insulated bottle of water by you so you remember to take sips. Dehydration…

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If you’re just starting out with a new workout  plan and wondering what your options are for pre-workout meals, then you’ve come to the right place. There is a lot of information and misinformation out there about pre-workouts, calories, carbohydrates, plans, and more. Here, we will try and break it down so you can go off knowing some do’s and don’ts. Differing Pre-workout Perceptions Different people have various opinions on eating right before workouts. Some people may not see it as necessary to eat before a workout, especially if weight-loss is the goal. While these perceptions often differ, when it…

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Joining a gym isn’t for everyone. Whether it’s too expensive or you don’t feel comfortable working out in front of others, joining a gym is not the only way to stay fit and stick to your health goals. Overeating during the holidays is a common problem for most people. Large meals with family can often mean high fat and carb content as well as alcohol. When extra calories add up during the winter, it’s not uncommon to skip outdoor activity. Luckily, there are several tips that can keep you on track for staying in optimal shape. 1.) Keep a Schedule…

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It is that time of year where your family comes over, the table is set for food and treats. The decorations and lighting are on point for the room’s ambience with conversations, holiday cheer and the occasional spirits. However, this can be a gathering filled with unexpected sabotages against your health. Check out these tips to stay healthy this holiday without skipping the holiday cheer. Mindful Eating This is the celebration of the year so don’t compromise your waistline especially after fitting into those new jeans. Casually indulge your favorite goodies by keeping track of portion size. Counter those empty…

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Nutrition is important to your overall health. There are so many false claims and mixed up information that can make it difficult to ensure you and your family are doing the right things or eating the right foods. Although each person will have different needs, answers to common questions can put you in the right direction. 1. How do I know the correct portion sizes? Controlling the amount of food you eat is important. Even if you are a healthy weight and are not dieting, maintaining that healthy weight and getting the right amount of nutrients per serving can be…

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Most people assume that spring is the worst time for allergies. While it can certainly be a time of year when allergy sufferers feel some effects, allergies can be bad in the fall as well. You might think that most plants aren’t reproducing that this point in time, but there is still pollen and other allergens in the air. Fall is a time of transition. While the weather is getting cooler and the days are getting shorter, there are still some warms days, which contributes to pollen development and other allergens. Some of the biggest culprits for allergies this time…

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Breast cancer is among the most common and serious types of cancers that primarily occurs in women. As with all other types of cancers, the cancerous cells can begin to spread to other areas of the body if not caught early enough, which is something that makes the cancer much more difficult to get rid of. If you want to successfully treat your breast cancer, it’s essential that the cancer is caught early on. The best way to identify the presence of cancer in the breasts is by obtaining a mammogram, which is a very simple screening that will provide…

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In the United States, there are more than 3.1 million survivors of breast cancer, including both women who have fully undergone treatment and those who are still undergoing treatment. While men can develop breast cancer, it is much less common; it is the second most common cancer in women within this country. Survival rates of breast cancer continue to climb due to increased screenings and early detection, making treatment much easier. What is Breast Cancer? This disease occurs when cells are dividing and growing without the normal control. It is the growth of these malignant, or cancer, cells that cause…

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Obesity is still the second-leading cause of preventable death in the United States. We all know that sometimes keeping your family fit and healthy is easier said than done. Everyone has different and overlapping schedules with work, school, etc. But taking a moment to organize activities that the whole family can participate in, while keeping active, can be beneficial to everyone. Let’s take a look at how parents can make family fitness fun. Turn Chores into Contests One of the best ways to get your kids working out and being productive is to turn daily chores into contests. You can…

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Feeling as if you’ve been hit by a truck? Oops! It’s flu season and you forgot to get your flu shot! Don’t worry, you’re not alone. People have the option of getting a vaccine or nasal spray to build their immunity against various strains of influenza viruses. However, many people end up getting sick with influenza, commonly called the flu, if they forgot to get immunized ahead of the flu season. Your best bet to keep from falling ill is to get your shot way ahead of time. This will build your body’s immunity to fight the virus, prevent those dreadful…

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