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Resilience is your ability to adapt to adversity or unexpected changes that occur in your life. Contrary to what many believe, resilience is not an inborn personality trait that some people naturally have and others lack. It’s a learned skill. And that’s good news because being resilient is one of the best ways to protect against the effects of… (Show more)
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Everyone appreciates being recognized for his or her accomplishments.  Why not recognize and celebrate your own?  Acknowledging achievements, even in a small way, increases positive emotions, self-esteem, and confidence.  And more positivity and self-confidence help you reach your health goals.   Try it out! Pick one thing you’ve accomplished in… (Show more)
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Healthy living advice usually contains the phrase “Everything in moderation,” but what does it really mean? It sounds simple, but it can actually be very difficult to follow and implement in your everyday life. Moderation is relative. What moderation means to you may be completely different to someone else.   The key to moderation is to not… (Show more)
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We know that to manage your weight, you need to balance the calories you eat with the amount of physical activity you exert. News flash – the quality of your eating and exercise habits matter too.   Eating habits. Healthy weight management for life means a diet focused on whole foods, mostly plants. What are whole foods? They include fruits,… (Show more)
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A good night’s sleep doesn’t begin when you get in bed. Follow this countdown to bedtime in order to rest your best.   Hours before bed:   Six:        End the caffeine Three:   Wrap up dinner and stop alcohol intake Two:      No more exercise, except for maybe some gentle stretching One:      Stop working and turn off electronics     Make… (Show more)
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Monitoring the intensity of your activity is important for several reasons, but most importantly because it lets you know whether you are working too hard or not hard enough. Working too hard can lead to over-training resulting in injuries, decline in performance, lack of sleep and even mood changes. Not working hard enough, on the other hand,… (Show more)
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Successful weight management is about creating a lifestyle with healthy habits that last a lifetime.  The goal then is to find ways to include healthy choices into your daily routines to help establish long-lasting habits for long-term success.   What does a healthy lifestyle look like? Eat Smart.  Substitute healthy choices for unhealthy ones.… (Show more)
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Drink up! Water is essential for health. It helps you maintain normal body temperature, assists your organs in working properly, cushions your joints, keeps your skin healthy, and helps rid your body of waste.   How much do you need? Water needs vary from person to person – your environment, activity level, and any health conditions all influence… (Show more)
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Research has shown that active people are much less likely to suffer chronic disease such as diabetes, heart disease and joint problems, and they are likely to have better mental health than their sedentary counterparts.[1] This means the more active you are, the less you have to devote to the health care system, leaving you with more to spend on… (Show more)
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Category: Lunch/dinner Dietary Notes: Gluten free, Dairy free Serves: 2 Chicken, veggies, and brown rice make a great combination for a filling yet nutritious meal for two. Ingredients: 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts Salt and pepper 1 lemon 2 medium carrots, cut into chunks (about 2 ½ cups) 1 small white onion, sliced thinly 1 cup… (Show more)
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