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Stand Strong with Better Workplace Ergonomics

Posted by Kate Hunt, MSPT on May 3, 2021

Don’t let sitting crumble your bones. It is said that “sitting is the new smoking”, and in our modern culture exacerbated by post-Covid business and social practices we are tethered to our phones and computer screens more than ever. Terms like “Tech Neck” have more than just an aesthetic impact on our musculoskeletal system. According to the Mayo Clinic, prolonged sitting increases your risk for osteoporosis. Osteoporosis means porous bones and by our mid-twenties, we have reached our maximum bone density. As we age, bone health maintenance is critical to our skeletal support system.

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Musculoskeletal Health and Heart Rate: Know Your Norm

Posted by Kate Hunt, MSPT on April 20, 2021

How do you know if you are truly stressed? Transitions to the home work environment and social isolation are the biggest culprits of this stress response. The result? Dramatic changes in cardiovascular health.

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Living in the Moment

Posted by Kate Dawson on April 2, 2021

How many of us have calendars with more “To Do's” and events than hours in the week? I know this is how my calendar appears more weeks than not. I feel myself trying to juggle my calendar, my spouse’s, and my kids. Add to that managing school assignments for children in this new blend of virtual and "in-person" schooling, socializing on the many web based platforms, and attending doctor appointments. I feel like I can’t catch my breath. Am I alone?

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Relieve Stress and Tension with Respiratory and Pelvic Diaphragm Exercises

Posted by Kate Hunt, MSPT on March 23, 2021

Don’t reach for the TUMS just yet, instead, sit tall and take a breath. Prolonged sitting and the notion of gripping or tightening the abs can create a hypervigilant compressive force on the pelvic floor contributing to tight hip flexors, a painful back, urinary stress incontinence, constipation, painful sex, and even heart burn. Pelvic floor dysfunction for men and women is does not just include weakness or laxity according to www.health.harvard.edu.

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Power Couples

Posted by Kelly Dickson on February 24, 2021

We have all heard the saying "two are better than one." It’s often used in reference to a team or some kind of support system, but have you ever thought about that phrase in reference to food?

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Getting to the Heart of the Matter

Posted by Sangeeta Pradhan on February 2, 2021

If your New Year’s resolutions are beginning to fade as January turns to February, do not despair. We have some simple, plant-centered, nutrition hacks that will help you stay on your plan to eat healthy and nourish your heart - without breaking the bank!

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Recipe: Tasty Farro Comfort Soup

Posted by Nicole Kimble on January 12, 2021

Give comfort food a whole new meaning. Winter months call for a hearty soup that nourishes your body and soul. Try this delicious dish packed with nutrients featuring the ancient grain farro.

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Reset Healthy Habits in 2021

Posted by Sarah McDougal on January 5, 2021

It’s probably safe to say that everyone is done with 2020. What a year it has been! Most people are welcoming 2021 with open arms and hoping for a better year ahead. For many, the new year comes with a newfound resolve to get healthy. This desire to reset habits may be more applicable than ever as we say goodbye to an unprecedented year of stress and uncertainty. Stress may have contributed to unhealthy coping strategies, like overeating, too much alcohol or smoking.

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6 Ways to Keep Healthy During a Pandemic Holiday

Posted by Marissa Beck on December 1, 2020

Marissa Beck, MS, RDN – Corporate RDN for CareATC at Nintendo Inc

A virtual holiday season might have felt odd a year ago, but after months of socially distanced birthdays, graduations, and celebrations, it seems par for the course. Whether gathering small or online, the holidays still come with indulgent traditions that can still be embraced and enjoyed, but they don’t have to disrupt a healthy lifestyle. Stay well physically and mentally this holiday season by implementing these six tips.

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Post Topics Healthy Holidays

Derailing Diabetes

Posted by Sarah McDougal on November 9, 2020

Prediabetes, a condition characterized by elevated blood sugar, is a precursor to diabetes. It affects 1 in 3 Americans, and more than 84% of those affected are unaware that they have the condition. (1) If gone undetected, prediabetes can progress to type 2 diabetes and lead to many health complications in the body, affecting the heart, kidneys and blood vessels.

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