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Primary Care Physicians: Why They Are Important to Your Health

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in Health | 1 comment

Primary care physicians (PCPs) hold the key to better health for you and your family. These physicians are on the front lines of health care and they get to know you, your family and medical history. It’s important to have a PCP that you like and have a good relationship with to get the best care possible. Your PCP is like the quarterback on a football team calling the plays, or in this case, making the plans to address your health concerns and guiding your plan of care. Primary care can handle 85 percent of the problems that patients have,...

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Why Movement Matters

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in Fitness, Reviews | 0 comments

Think of what you want to experience in your life. Build a life around healthy living to open up opportunities and possibilities. Instead of looking at weight loss as your purpose for exercise and eating healthy, shift your thought process to a lifetime of wellness. Moving your body matters, here’s why: Do you feel sluggish? Do you feel fatigue late in the day? Movement for as little at 20 minutes, three times a week can increase your energy level. This improves your focus and helps you get more done in a day. Even better news, movement...

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Healthy Weight: How to Achieve and Maintain

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Eating Right, Health, Screenings | 0 comments

Healthy Weight: How to Achieve and Maintain

A healthy weight is an important contributing factor in your overall health. It can help you prevent and control many diseases and conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, gallstones, breathing problems and certain cancers. Determining a Healthy Weight How much you should weigh is not as simple as looking at a height-weight chart. You need to consider the amount of bone, muscle and fat in your body’s composition. The amount of fat your body carries is a critical measurement, and can be measured using...

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30 Days of Walking for 30 Minutes

Posted by on Jan 10, 2017 in Fitness | 0 comments

Just after Thanksgiving, I came across a 30 day fitness challenge designed to get anyone, at any fitness level moving: 30 minutes of walking for 30 days. I figured that committing to something as simple as walking could only be a good thing. I was right! My doctor has often said that walking is the best kind of exercise I can get. Walking regularly is one of the best things you can do for your wellness. It can help prevent heart disease, mitigate blood sugars, and combats obesity and depression while strengthening your body. Just speak with...

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How to Care for a Loved One with Dementia

Posted by on Jan 3, 2017 in Health | 0 comments

Dementia touches most everyone, whether they have it or know someone who does. Dementia is the gradual loss of cognitive functioning (thinking, remembering and reasoning), which eventually interferes with a person’s daily life. Dementia is a set of symptoms, not a disease. Memory loss is a common dementia symptom and Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. As dementia progresses, people cannot manage their lives on their own and depend more on others for help. Their caregivers are often family. When caring for a loved one...

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Running for Beginners

Posted by on Dec 27, 2016 in Fitness | 0 comments

According to research done by Running USA, about 17.1 million people participated in running events in 2015, about 57% of those female and 43% male. With the start of the new year, many of us look for new workout ideas, to start something different or to restart something old. For many, this includes a running or walking program. Sometimes it’s the “I want to run a marathon before I turn (insert age)” or a search to experience that runner’s high. Regardless the reason, finding the right program with appropriate progress and balance can...

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Five Step Weight Loss Guide for the New Year

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 in Health | 0 comments

Weight loss is one of the top items that appear on New Year’s resolution lists. Unfortunately, only a small percentage of people succeed, while most see it as a reoccurring item for the next new year. What most people do not realize is that is takes more than just desire to lose weight. It takes commitment and planning, beginning with our step-by-step guide. Step 1: Make a Commitment Rather than just committing to losing weight, commit to specifics. Commit yourself to the amount of weight you want to lose, the date by which you want to lose...

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The Essence of Lace: Benefits of Handmade Gifts

Posted by on Dec 13, 2016 in Reviews | 0 comments

The Essence of Lace: Benefits of Handmade Gifts

The winter holiday season is joyful for many reasons. You get to spend time with friends and family, decorations are all around, the crisp air and blankets of snow bring a stillness like no other season, uplifting music swirls through the air, and the power of giving is in full force- just to name a few. This holiday season, I decided I wanted to hand make as many gifts as possible and spend less money. I found myself getting too caught up in the consumerism aspect of the holidays and didn’t like what I was feeling. I love giving and...

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Tips for Caring for Aging Parents

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016 in Health | 0 comments

Caregiving for an aging parent can be challenging. Follow these tips to make the process easier. Prepare for Doctor’s Visits Older patients often have more health issues to discuss. Create an agenda and questions for the appointment. Attend appointments with your loved one, if you can, or send someone you trust, who can take notes and help remember and understand everything that was said. Also bring all of their prescription bottles to their appointment. Elderly patients are more susceptible to side effects and interactions between...

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How to Relieve Your Holiday Stress

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 in Mental Health, Reviews | 0 comments

This is an emotional time of year for many of us. We can feel happy, sad, and stressed at the same time. Right now, I am happy that my kids will soon be home from college, but I am stressed that I won’t be able to clear the clutter off the dining room table in time for Thanksgiving dinner. I am also sad that this is the first Thanksgiving that my oldest son will not be home, because he recently moved across country. There is so much to do in a finite amount of time- cleaning, decorating, cooking, baking, and let’s not forget...

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