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Classes & Events to Keep You Well & Wise

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 in Classes, Events | 0 comments

Monday, April 20, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Blood Pressure Screening at Glenwood Branch. Free, walk-in blood pressure screening and monitoring offered by Howard County General Hospital: a Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. 1st & 3rd Mondays; 3:30 – 5:30 pm. Well & Wise event. No registration required. Tuesday, April 21, 2:00 p.m. & 3:45 p.m. EatPlayGrow™ at Central Branch. Explore health and safety concepts inspired by children’s literature. Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Multi-week series. Well & Wise...

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Women, Food and Desire: Embrace Your Cravings, Make Peace with Food, Reclaim Your Body by Alexandra Jamieson

Posted by on Apr 16, 2015 in Eating Right, Reviews | 0 comments

Not too ago, I was a stress eater. Like many people, I would eat not just because I was hungry, but because it helped me forget things. Sometimes it was more like a zombie would eat than a human would. Other times it was not numbness I sought, but extreme pleasure. I tried to stop, but it wasn’t until I got Invisalign braces that my eating became more structured and I found myself breaking bad habits and eating for the right reasons. Plus, I found music to be a much better, much healthier pain killer than food and, although I’m...

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Physician Advice for Managing Well with Parkinson’s Disease

Posted by on Apr 14, 2015 in Health | 0 comments

If given a Parkinson’s disease diagnosis, you can increase the likelihood of maintaining your highest level of functioning with these tips.

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10 Tips to Stay Active with a Busy Schedule!

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in Fitness | 0 comments

Incorporating physical activity into our daily lives is one of the biggest challenges in today’s world. We all know the importance, but still seem to find getting into a routine difficult. Instead of listening to the media and government recommendations, figure out what works in your schedule! Here are some tips to help you build a lifetime of healthy living: 1. Decide to make it a priority – Success in anything in life takes dedication and setting it as a priority. Remember, your health is important to everything else you want to do in life....

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Classes & Events to Keep You Well & Wise

Posted by on Apr 10, 2015 in Classes, Events | 0 comments

Monday, April 13, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Blood Pressure Screening at Savage Branch. Free, walk-in blood pressure screening and monitoring offered by Howard County General Hospital: a Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Well & Wise event. 2nd Mondays; 10 am – 12 pm. No registration required. Monday/Wednesday, April 13-June 3, 9:30-10:30 a.m. $64. Fitness Fun for Seniors for those 60 and older. Exercise to music at your own pace for fitness, flexibility and fun. Class includes stretching and low-impact exercise. Held in the...

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Meatless

Posted by on Apr 9, 2015 in Eating Right, Reviews | 0 comments

Martha Stewart and all her kitchen minions have come together in this wonderfully simple, easy-to-follow-and-replicate cookbook. Meatless contains over 200 recipes for vegetarians, vegans, and those of us looking to get more “veg” in our diets. In fact, the book is dedicated “To everyone who realizes that a balanced diet relying more heavily on vegetable than on animal can result in a longer and healthier life.” Stewart’s foreword shares a story of her daughter’s pet lamb being slaughtered for dinner and...

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The Sleep and Exercise Connection

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 in Fitness, Health | 0 comments

Recent data suggests exercise may help insomnia sufferers, as well as give you better sleep and more daytime energy.

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Fitness Myths & Misconceptions

Posted by on Apr 6, 2015 in Fitness | 0 comments

In a very health-conscious society where the media is overrun by fitness and nutrition studies and reports, people still struggle with losing weight and living an overall consistently healthy lifestyle. The media gives so much information on the “right” foods to eat, the “right” way to exercise, and the “right” way to live that many people are confused and frustrated. Is there a “right” when it comes to eating and exercising? As the fitness industry continues to research and discover more information, the public is constantly exposed to new...

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Classes & Events to Keep You Well & Wise

Posted by on Apr 3, 2015 in Classes, Events | 0 comments

Monday, April 6, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Blood Pressure Screening at Glenwood Branch. Free, walk-in blood pressure screening and monitoring offered by Howard County General Hospital: a Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Well & Wise event. 1st & 3rd Mondays; 3:30 – 5:30 pm. No registration required. Tuesday, April 7, 2:00 p.m. & 3:45 p.m. EatPlayGrow™ at Central Branch. Explore health and safety concepts inspired by children’s literature. Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Multi-week series. Well & Wise event. Limited...

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Inch Deep, Mile Wide: No Sweat, Indeed

Posted by on Apr 2, 2015 in Fitness, Reviews | 0 comments

The past several weeks have been full of exercise suggestions at Well & Wise, and I’ve very much been enjoying reading about walking, running, sneaking (sneaking in exercise during the day, that is), swimming, and a host of other interesting articles. My own recent contribution was about standing, believe it or not. I had vowed, when writing it, that I was going to try to work some traditional-desk-friendly exercise into my routine. I started this process by taking home the DVD No Sweat! Office Fitness for the Mind and Body in...

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