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State employees have been participating in recreational sports leagues for three years now. The original goal of these leagues was to provide an outlet for stress, get some movement and build social well-being. Everyone seems to be having fun and enjoying getting to know people from other state agencies.
Life is hectic. Our days are consumed by work, family commitments and other demands. It’s normal nowadays to be busy, but it’s important to take time for yourself among the busyness of your days. Ensuring you get enough movement (physical activity) in your life is one way to take care of yourself and your body. There are many benefits to movement. For example, movement can:
As kids we played in the dirt, digging holes, making mud pies. Sometimes we even helped our parents plant flowers or a vegetable garden. We didn't realize how much we were helping our immune system become stronger. Come to find out, studies now show how gardening and touching the earth promotes overall well-being.
This blog discusses different types of fats and how they affect our bodies. It also informs you which fats you should reduce or avoid. Everyone is encouraged to read labels to see what types of fats are being consumed.
The Livestrong program offered by the local YMCA is more than just an exercise program. Designed to help cancer survivors who have found that returning to physical activity is a new burden after a tough battle, it is a life line. That’s it—a Life Line to begin to Live Strong!
My breast cancer journey began March 4, 2013. By April 2016, I had been through six months of chemo, seven weeks of daily radiation treatment, a mastectomy and five additional surgical procedures, including breast reconstruction. I found that my life revolved around cancer and getting over cancer. Gaining strength to do more than push a grocery cart and unload the groceries after a full day of work seemed like all I could handle.
For 2017 the diet buzz word is Flexitarian. It describes a lifestyle change that focuses mostly on plant-based meals with occasional meat, poultry and fish consumption. It is being recognized by dietitians and health experts for its nutritional completeness and ease in keeping up long term, as well as long-term weight loss.
Health is more than physical activity and nutrition. I know when you turn on the TV or open up a health magazine, it is usually something about healthy eating or great workouts you can fit into your day. The reality is, health is so much more than these two things. Don’t get me wrong, they are important, but our health is really complex with alot of information thrown at us that isn’t always accurate.
We've all been guilty of procrastinating at one time or another. It can cause tremendous amounts of stress, which in turn can affect our physical health as well as our relationships with co-workers, family and friends. There are some helpful things you can try, including being self-aware and learning how to avoid distractions.