Storm Preparation Recommendations From The CDC

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The East Coast was devastated by the effects of Hurricane Sandy. The CDC has practical information on what to put in to your storm preparedness kit. -Several clean containers of water, large enough for a three-to-five day supply, about five gallons per person -A supply of non-perishable foods that can last up to five days. Non-perishable foods may include peanut butter, protein bars, dry cereal or granola, nuts, crackers, canned juices and ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables. -A first aid kit and manual. -A battery-powered radio, flashlights, and extra batteries. READ MORE

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Breast cancer can be devastating, and odds are that you know someone that is affected. The good news is that there are ways to reduce your risk:
_ “Studies have shown that women who exercise 30 minutes at least three times a week are less likely to develop the disease, partly because exercise helps boost the immune system. “ “Women who consume two or more alcoholic beverages per day have been found to have an increase risk of breast cancer,” Pruthi said. _ READ MORE

Fall Outdoor Workout Ideas!

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Fall can be an excellent time for exercise. There is not as much as scorching heat as in the summer, with less chance of the freezing temperatures of winter. With that in mind, take advantage of these fall workout ideas.

“No matter what you do, make sure you dress the part. Wear reflective gear if you’re running on the streets at night, and wear layers if the temps have gotten chilly.”

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Do you suffer from stress? Consider meditation to calm the mind.

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Stress is one of the most common health issues in our country. If you take the right steps, you can manage it effectively.   “Here are some benefits of meditation:
  • Stress Reduction
  • Fewer racing or intrusive thoughts
  • Relief from anxiety and mild depression
  • Higher level of self-acceptance and personal insight
  • Better concentration and focus
  • Slower anger response to things that annoy us”

15 Tips To Stay Healthy On The Job

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If you find yourself pressed for time but want to stay active, here are some quick exercises that can help you stay healthy. “1) Take the Stairs – An old favorite of mine is to take the stairs rather than the elevator. Especially down, if you’re working in a high rise. It’s a great way to get a little workout in on your way to the office, lunch, or home.
2) Leg Lifts – Sit at your desk with your back straight against the the chair. Extend each leg, lifting it high up, hold it for a couple of seconds, then do the same with the other leg.” Read the full article for more!