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Category Archives: Wellness

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Preparing for Your Best Year of Fitness

If you’re getting ready to make New Year’s fitness resolutions — don’t. Instead, design a yearlong fitness plan to make sure that you have effective lifestyle changes in place. Sarah Bush Lincoln can help. Did you know we offer a medically supervised exercise program? Learn more Month-by-month plan Use this yearlong plan to improve your […]

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Why Counting Calories Doesn’t Work

You may have heard that 3,500 calories equal one pound of body fat. Drop or burn just 500 calories a day and you should lose a pound a week, right? Well, theoretically—but it may not be as simple as the arithmetic suggests. Although paying attention to what you eat can help shed extra pounds, counting […]

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5 Health Habits That Could Hurt You

Your health is a priority, so you try to take good care of yourself. But some habits that you think are healthy may actually be harmful. Here’s how to avoid five common mistakes. 1. Reusing Unwashed Grocery Bags The problem: Reusable grocery bags reduce waste. But they may also harbor germs that could contaminate your food […]

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Exercise Intensity

Exercise: Measuring Your Pace Getting your heart to work at the right pace is important. It means you’ll develop better aerobic endurance. This happens because your heart gets stronger and more efficient from the challenge. A stronger heart can pump more oxygen to your muscles. Then you don’t get tired as quickly when doing hobbies, […]

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National Nutrition Month – Put Your Best Fork Forward

March is full of wonderful things: the beginning of spring, daylight savings time (hello, extra hour of sunshine!), or even March Madness if you enjoy basketball. But there’s one more thing that’s special about March: It’s National Nutrition Month®! National Nutrition Month® began in 1973 as a one-week initiative, “Invest in Yourself – Buy Nutrition,” […]

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Eat a Protein-Rich Breakfast

The doughnut table and vending machines at work can lead to temptation. To help you resist, start the day with a protein-rich breakfast.