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Get Up, Get Active, and Get Healthy

Get Up, Get Active, and Get Healthy

Are you spending your days tied to a desk and then going from desk to car to home? New research shows that sitting for prolonged periods is not good for your health. Most people spend too much time sitting and not enough time engaged in physical activity.   Regular physical activity is vital to good health, and especially important in maintaining or losing weight. Most Americans are well aware of this, yet many remain sedentary. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an astounding 70 percent of... Read More

How to Walk Your Way to Better Health

How to Walk Your Way to Better Health

Are you getting enough exercise? According to the Surgeon General of the United States, most adults should get at least 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity or at least 150 minutes moderate physical activity each week to be healthy. One easy way to get in your 150 minutes each week is through walking. Walking has many benefits. It’s free, you can do it almost anytime and anywhere, you need nothing more than your own two feet. Walking is also a great way to maintain a healthy weight or to shed... Read More

5 Ways to Keep Healthy Employees Healthy

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Most wellness efforts stress the importance of helping your employees get into shape, eat right, exercise and stop smoking. But it’s equally important to support and encourage employees who already lead a healthy lifestyle.   You can take several steps to implement policies and promote behaviors that encourage and support already-healthy employees. Establish a Smoke-Free Workplace Establish a smoke-free environment in and around your company’s facility in order to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke. Offer employees who do smoke assistance in quitting. Promote Physical Activity Promote the use of nearby... Read More

Are You As Physically Fit as You Think You Are?

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Research shows that those who are physically active are likely to live longer, healthier lives. As a result of widespread inactivity among Americans, obesity is becoming more of a trigger for health problems and increased health spending than smoking or drinking.   Physical activity can lead to many benefits: Healthy Weight maintenance Reduced blood pressure Improved glucose regulation Stronger bone density Also, a person who has hypertension, diabetes or a history of smoking can greatly benefit from including regular physical activity into his or her daily routine.   The First... Read More

How to Start an Employee Wellness Program

Spring is here and everyone is ready to be outdoors and active again after being cooped up inside for the winter. No doubt your employees are starting to talk about diets and exercise and getting ready for summer. This makes now the perfect time to start an employee wellness program. Next month is Employee Health & Fitness month, so getting started now will put you and your company ahead of the game. Employee wellness programs can be great for morale, great for employee health and great for the financial health... Read More

How to Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals for a Healthy New Year

How to Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals for a Healthy New Year

The New Year is upon us and the most frequently made (and broken!) resolutions involve health and fitness. Whether you plan to shed some extra pounds, exercise more or ditch unhealthy habits this year, setting realistic and specific goals is the first step on your road to success. Setting good goals means setting S.M.A.R.T. goals. Using the S.M.A.R.T. method can help you make sure you’re working toward goals that can succeed and not just leave you feeling discouraged and frustrated. Here are the five steps of S.M.A.R.T. goal setting. Specific... Read More