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Workplace Safety Resolutions

Most of us make resolutions for the new year, so why not include safety resolutions at work? Start by considering these habits:  Inspect your personal protective wear and replace any damaged or worn gear immediately. Continue to inspect before every

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Mental Training

Can practicing mindfulness help our mental health? Studies suggest it can change our brains in ways that produce positive thinking and engagement, and ultimately help us cope with physical or emotional distress. In a study of 144 workers,participants completed an

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Winter Table Warm-Ups

By Cara Rosenbloom, RD As the temperature drops during winter, chances are you’ll spend more time indoors — with more time to cook. For amazing meals, use your time wisely and plan. Consider cooking and freezing portions for future use,

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4 Forms of Exercise: How They Work for You

Here’s a well-known fact: Regular exercise can improve your health, your attitude and your odds against disease and disability. For specific fitness benefits, experts say we should focus on 4 primary forms: 1. Aerobic (cardio) exercise works your heart, lungs

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How to Cope with Less Daylight

By Eric Endlich, PhD Unless you live near the equator, you experience fewer daylight hours in the winter, which can mean difficulties with sleep, energy and mood. What strategies work best? Stay physically active — especially early in the day

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Winterize Your Exercise

Don’t let chilly, dark days dampen your fitness goals. Your body needs year-round exercise, so start booking activities on your calendar every week. Try something new and have fun: Pool classes provide a perfect warm-up plus excellent exercise routines, including

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Staying Sane This Time of Year

Whether you have holiday plans or not, everyone faces pressure this season. Traffic, packed stores and social obligations can affect your health. Soothe body and mind 8 ways: 1. Calm your body and mind. Deep breathing, yoga and meditation reduce

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Don’t Let Your Health Take a Holiday

The busy season ahead can quickly lead to a hectic schedule. To lessen your stress, maintain energy and avoid getting sick, treat yourself well: Take time for basic needs. That means 7 to 9 hours of quality sleep and 3

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7-Step Strength Training

Muscle workouts are key to maintaining everyday strength as we age. Strength and resistance training can help reduce body fat; protect bones, tendons and ligaments; and enhance your overall well-being.  Don’t like rigorous exercise? A simple muscle routine at home

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Take Politics Out of Family Gatherings

When relatives gather for the holidays, something other than delicious food may be served up — political discussions. According to a Pew Research Center survey, 60% of Americans polled don’t mind political talk at family gatherings. However, 40% said they

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