Move More at Work

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Science shows that being more physically active has many benefits for your heart, brain and overall well-being. Take advantage of all your opportunities to sit less and move more while you work. Every minute you move adds up, so make it count! Make it a habit to take the stairs instead of the elevator, for…

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

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Getting enough sleep at night can be challenging. However, getting adequate sleep is important for your body to function properly. Research suggests that chronic lack of sleep is associated with long-term health consequences such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and possibly a shorter life. Lack of sleep can also affect your weight and…

6 Tips for Managing Stress

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With pressure from school, work, family, money, and health, it isn’t surprising that people of all ages can be stressed, sometimes without even realizing it! A small amount of stress can be good, but too much of it can cause health problems. Recognizing and managing stress can be a challenge, but it is important in…

4 Ways to Take Control of Your Heart Health

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You’re in the driver’s seat when it comes to your heart. Learn how to be heart healthy at any age. Don’t smoke. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. If you don’t smoke, don’t start. If you do smoke, learn how to quit. Manage conditions. Work with your health care team to manage conditions…

Tuesday Tips

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But, many packaged breakfast foods such as toaster pastries, cereals, cereal bars, muffins, etc. can be loaded with sugar. Choosing healthier options doesn’t have to be complicated. Try spreading a tablespoon of peanut butter on a piece of whole wheat toast or hard boiling eggs ahead…

Eating Healthy Doesn’t Have to Be Expensive

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A common myth about eating healthy is that it is too expensive. However, there are many ways to eat healthy and stay within your budget. Here are a few tips to help make your meals inexpensive and nutritious. Stay in – Preparing your own meals at home is cheaper and healthier than eating out. Cooking…

Feel Good Friday

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Women are advised to get a mammogram every 1 to 2 years starting at age 40. Women at a higher risk for breast cancer should seek expert medical advice about getting mammograms. Ask your doctor about your risk for breast cancer. You can also use the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool at www.cancer.gov/bcrisktool For more…

Take Control Tuesday

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Having a hard time staying on track with your diet and exercise regimen this summer? Well, don’t worry about it! There are going to be days where you slip up on your diet and succumb to food temptations. There will also be days where life simply gets in the way and you miss your scheduled…

Thorough Thursday

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Doctors have been measuring patients’ blood pressure, the force that blood exerts on the inside walls of your vessels, since the first blood pressure cuffs were invented at the beginning of the 20th century. However, Doctors are still finding new ways to extract information about your health and wellness from these numbers. British researchers recently…

Relay For Life!

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Don’t forget to join us tonight at 6PM for Cullman’s annual Relay for Life event. The night will start off at the Cullman County Fairgrounds and run until about midnight. As a reminder, this event takes place to celebrate all that we’ve accomplished together and to remember those we’ve lost. Together, we commit to take…