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April 9, 2015

Keep Active All Day; Even at Work!

For many people, work means sitting in front of a computer at a desk all day. Recent studies have shown that this can be worse for your health than you might think, even if you are active outside of work. So what can you do to stay active and healthy all day?

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Take a Break

Getting up more from your desk during the day can be good for your health and your sanity. Research has shown that frequent small breaks can make most people more productive and they can help keep your waistline in check. Taking a walk at lunch is also a great way to sneak exercise into a busy schedule. It gets you outside and gives you a mental break from work.

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April 8, 2015

Spring into Lighter Eating

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Photo courtesy of Flickr User Chris Hunkeler

If you live in the Northeast you may not be feeling “spring” yet, but it’s here. As the days get longer and warmer, there will be more opportunity to be more physically active, so it’s a great time of year to give your diet a tune-up and spring into lighter eating.

Since there seems to be so much controversy over what to eat, I challenge you to understand the concept of moderation, and consider setting some behavioral goals as well. The “how and why” of eating is as important as the “what” you choose.  Think about tuning in to real hunger, planning meals and snacks from the basic food groups (grains, vegetables, fruit, protein, milk) and then allowing treats from high sugar or high fat foods in smaller portions less often.

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April 7, 2015

Quick Tip: Befriend a Bottle

Quick Tip: Befriend a bottle. For heel and arch pain, try stretching your foot by rolling it over a rolling pin or a bottle.

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