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Sickness in the Summer? Watch out for Summer Illnesses

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When someone gets sick in the summer, whether it’s with the common cold or flu, we often ask “who gets sick in the summer?” Just because it isn’t flu season, doesn’t mean it’s impossible to get sick in the summer. In fact, there are possibly even more places that you can pick up a sickness from in the summer than in the winter. Continue reading Sickness in the Summer? Watch out for Summer Illnesses

Need a new nutritional plan? Try these 3 recipes!

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We’re continually committed to helping you when it comes to your health. As part of your health, you may be thinking it’s time for you to begin eating healthier, but you’re not really interested in crispy kale recipes or cauliflower crust pizza. That’s why we’ve found these three fantastic healthy recipes we’d love to share with you.

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Spring Check In: How’s Your New Year’s Resolution Going?

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If you made a New Year’s resolution for better health, how is it working out for you? Whether you’ve decided you’re going to eat better or go to the gym and work out, the best New Year’s resolutions are ones that are planned. If you’ve gone lax on your New Year’s resolution, now’s a great time to start picking up the slack.

Realize what you’re missing

Whether your resolution was to be healthier by eating healthier or by going to the gym more, realize that by continuing to do what you would have done before, you’re missing out. You’re missing out on potential health benefits, some of which are simple: feeling better, less health problems, losing weight, looking better, increased energy, and more. Think about how you could be living if you kept at your resolution.

Set a plan

Whether you haven’t started on your resolution or you kind of fell off of it, the best goals for health are set with a plan. Start slow. If you want to be more active for example, start by taking short walks every day. You can increase the duration of time spent outside as you get more acclimated to doing it. Set a goal to go to the gym once a month and put it on your calendar. Be committed to go regardless of if someone else like a gym buddy decides not to go. Even if you only go for a few minutes each time, it’s better than nothing.

Consistency is key

Research has shown that for something to become a habit, it needs to be completed for at least 21 days. Keeping on top of your daily routine and repetitively sticking on top of it is going to be key to making your New Year’s resolution last. Even skipping one day that early on can get you back into the habit of not making the change you wanted to. Even if you’re feeling lazy or tired, try to bring yourself to do whatever thing you’ve set out — even if it’s for a short period of time — and don’t put it off until the next day. You know that’s how dishes pile up, so keep in mind this is how you can fall behind on your goals, too!

Have any additional tips to share? How’s your New Year’s resolution going? Let us know in the comments below!

Posture 101: Why Is Posture So Important?

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One of the things we see a lot of is people with back pain from text neck — looking down at their phones — but we also see people walking around who have adapted to bad posture. Slouchy, arched back walking and standing can be bad for your health. But how?

Bad posture can deepen depression

A study conducted by the San Francisco State University found that when asking people walking down a hill to either skip or slouch, that those who skipped not only had higher energy levels, but also were generally happier and less depressed.

It can cause aches and pains all over your body

Because slouching causes your shoulders to come forward along with your neck and head, you may be experiencing pain that you don’t know is due to your slouching. You can experience pain in your neck, back, shoulders, and even your jaw. Slouching and poor posture can put lots of strain on the lower back as well.

It backs you up – in more way than one!

Poor posture, including crossing of the legs one over another, can back up blood flow, bodily fluids, and gases around your body. Poor posture such as sitting crunched up can cause you to experience back ups in the body related to your bathroom habits, too, due to the way your intestines may be positioned in your body.

Makes you look heavier than you are

Bad posture can make you round your back and roll your shoulders forward, giving you a thicker profile. By fixing your posture, you may find that you not only look skinnier, but you’ll also be happier with your overall look.

Take a look at this infographic that explains more:

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