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If you say you “don’t have time” to exercise, you’re actually making a choice not to make the time. If you really want to find the time, you can. When my personal trainer friend was questioned on how to fit exercise into an incredibly busy schedule, she made up a program wherein the person could… Read more »

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Have you ever attempted to exercise or work outside in the cold without stretching? How long did it take before you either felt stiff or pulled something as a result? In our fast-paced world, too many of us overlook the importance of stretching both before and after exercising to help prevent injury. A stretched muscle… Read more »

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If you want a guideline for what food to eat and in what amounts to stay healthy, look no further than the USDA requirements, now called MyPlate, which evolved from the Food Guide Pyramid. Read on for a brief history of the evolution of healthy eating over the past 30 years — although the idea… Read more »

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Want to find the best candidates for your company? Sometimes it’s a matter of asking the right questions. Resumes, cover letters and references will give you a good measure of a candidate, but getting answers straight from the candidates can tell you who will really excel. So what should you ask? “How will you identify… Read more »

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You want to eat a healthier diet, but you don’t have the money to spend on all organic, freshly grown, hard-to-pronounce food we’re all “supposed” to eat. Ironically, the cheap food that’s more processed and less nutritious simply fits better into the budget. So how can you improve your eating while not burning through cash… Read more »

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If you’ve ever considered running a marathon, first of all, kudos to you! Not many people have the drive or the stamina to run this admittedly difficult race. So for those of you who have the desire to run one – and do so properly – start with these tips. Use a realistic time table…. Read more »

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When it begins to feel like you’re doing the same thing over and over with no result, it’s understandable that you may lose motivation or want to quit. Add to this the potential stress that can be associated with repeating a task that you are not able to successfully complete, and the challenge of staying… Read more »

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We want our employees focused and working, right? But there’s a difference between working hard and becoming a workaholic, defined as “a person who works compulsively at the expense of other pursuits.” Working too much leads to burnout, as well as other problems. Here’s how you can help your employees avoid this all-too-common issue. Enforce… Read more »

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When you think of meditation, what comes to mind? For many of us, we picture someone sitting in a lotus position, eyes closed, possibly on a beach at sunrise. Meditation doesn’t require you to wear special clothing or have a beach nearby, nor does it require an hour of quiet concentration. Meditation does improve your… Read more »

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You snooze, you… win? According to a number of health experts, napping is definitely healthy and it’s not just for little tykes. If you plan your naps carefully, you can reap physical and mental health benefits. They help us stay alert. Considering that Americans are notoriously sleep-deprived (the CDC claims more than one third of… Read more »