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Chips and cookies? Banana and whole wheat crackers? Protein bar and nuts? Your snack stash says a lot about you and your work environment. While it might be tempting to stock up on candy and chips, smart snack decisions can boost productivity, keep you engaged and maintain your focus.   Here’s a smart snacking strategy to help you get through the… (Show more)
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Did you know the less people sleep, the more likely they are to be overweight? Research tells us sleep is a powerful regulator of appetite, energy, and weight control in multiple ways.     First, when we’re tired, we might not always make the best food choices during the day.  Additionally, during sleep the body works to regulate hunger and… (Show more)
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    \ Whether they’re furry, feathery, or scaly, pets can be a boon to your life and well-being. Read on to learn about some obvious and not-so-obvious benefits, and how you can, in turn, take good care of your pet.   Benefits to physical well-being Many studies have been done to examine the effects of pet ownership on a person’s state of… (Show more)
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I thought I didn't have dental with my work provided plan so I tried to add it on Dental Insurance | Shop Individual Dental Insurance Options - Humana  Once last week and this week I tried again to add a plan and both times I have not seen a charge or any confirmation in my email. Did I already have dental to begin with on my provided plan and… (Show more)
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As news about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) continues to evolve, it’s worth reminding our members and their families that the best way to stay healthy is to follow the advice given every flu season.   What can you do? Take precautions as you would with the normal seasonal flu. There is no vaccine for the novel Coronavirus at this time.  … (Show more)
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These simple concepts can make staying on track feel much easier. Here are the key components not only to lose weight, but also to keep it off long term.    Fuel up.  Like your car needs the right gas to run optimally, what you put in your body affects how you feel. Eat whole, non-processed foods, being sure to incorporate a variety of fruits and… (Show more)
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by Shannon Spence Your social network is one of THE BEST tools for dealing with the stressors of life. Several studies have shown that leaning on your social support network contributes to psychological well-being.1 Not only can you benefit from a sense of belonging, increased self-worth and feelings of security, your friends and peers can also… (Show more)
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One key to staying active is to get as much movement throughout the day as possible. In our sedentary world, that can be a tall order. If watching TV or sitting in front of the computer is your daily routine after eating dinner, try to replace it with a 15-minute walk. Benefits include proper digestion, burning more calories, and better control of… (Show more)
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  Your quads, the big muscles in the front of your thighs, are a powerhouse muscle. While having strong, powerful muscles is a good thing, balancing muscles is important to keeping your stride healthy. Here are some ideas to keep your quads lean and flexible.  Kneeling quad/hip flexor stretchGet in a lunge position with your right foot forward.… (Show more)
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For many of us, physical activity is a chore we’d rather avoid at all costs. But it doesn’t have to be that way!  Finding fun, satisfying ways to incorporate activity into our daily lives is the key to long-term weight management success. Need inspiration? Check out the ideas below.   ·         Keep it interesting by listening to your favorite… (Show more)
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