Engage with Employees to Prevent Conflict

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While we all would love to have conflict-free workplaces, the fact we as humans tend to interact with each other daily means it will creep into the office in one form or another. Conflict breeds resentment, frustration, lack of work due to a host of reasons, and sometimes even affects employees’ health. As an employer,… Read more »

Turn Stress into Excitement and Action!

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If, like most of us, you live in the real world, you likely have some stress in your life from work, family, health, political worries…sometimes it feels like an endless list. But stress can have some positive effects in your life if dealt with in a healthy way. So, work on minimizing the stresses in… Read more »

Feeling Overwhelmed? Chunk it Down!

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Do you ever feel you have so many priorities you don’t even know where to start because everything seems important? We all need help sometimes figuring out what needs to go on top of our to-do list. Doing so makes you feel less stressed because it will help you get things done. Read on for… Read more »

Make Fitness a Lifestyle!

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Most of us probably have at one time in our lives kept a gym membership that laid dormant for months, taking more out of our wallets than spurring us to hit the treadmill. Or maybe you have a treadmill in your house…covered with extra sheets and shirts that need ironing. Or your running shoes have… Read more »

The Running Craze: 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon

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Want to reduce your stress? Lace up your sneakers and hit the road. And that’s just one of the multiple benefits running can provide. One of the simplest forms of exercise, it can have positive effects on both mind and body. Mental benefits. Running helps release serotonin in your brain, a chemical that helps to… Read more »

The Meal Prep Craze: Should You Give it a Try?

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What happens when you combine the desire to eat healthy with an incredibly busy schedule? If you don’t take some time to prepare, it could involve a lot of pre-made meals, spaghetti and take-out. Enter the idea of preparing meals ahead of time, a relatively easy way to help get healthier meals on the table… Read more »

Too Busy for Exercise? Think again.

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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 »

Does Stretching Really Help Prevent Injury?

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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 »

Remember That Food Pyramid? Does It Still Work?

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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 »

Eating Healthy on a Budget: Can It Be Done?

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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 »