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Health Tip – Aug. 26 – Be Accountable For Your Workout Routine

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While doctors may never agree on a “best” workout to improve heart health, they will all attest to the fact that fitness is a powerful and effective way of combating cardiac disease. Of course, exercise only works when a person is willing to commit to making it a routine. Be accountable. People who keep track […]

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Word of the Day – Aug. 23 – mot juste

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Noun: Mot juste (moh-ZHEWST) Definition: The exactly right word or phrasing. Sample sentence: The most successful managers, like the most successful writers and politicians, can summon the mot juste easily.

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Health Tip – Aug. 23 – How to Eat Healthier at Work

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There’s no question that the workplace influences how, when and why we eat. We spend a great deal of time there, and, in most offices, doughnuts, pizza, sodas and candy bowls aren’t much farther than an arm’s reach. Consuming unhealthy foods and lack of physical activity during your workday can lead to weight gain and […]

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Health Tip – Aug. 22 – Increase Your Willpower

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Your willpower is limited, so avoiding unhealthy temptation is key, according to a new study. Research shows that the simpler a diet plan is, the more likely you are to stick with it and maintain weight loss. And when you eliminate temptations, you get rid of the convenience that often leads to diet self-sabotage like […]

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Word of the Day – Aug. 22 – Impetus

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Noun: Impetus (IM-puh-tus) Definition: 1. A driving force: impulse. 2. Incentive, stimulus. 3. Stimulation or encouragement resulting in increased activity. 4. The property possessed by a moving body in virtue of its mass and its motion, used of bodies moving suddenly or violently to indicate the origin and intensity of the motion. Sample sentence: The […]

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Health Tip – Aug. 21 – Health Benefits of Weight Training for Women

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Some women may tend to shy away from lifting weights for fear of the effect it will have on their appearance. But the health benefits of muscle-strengthening include increased bone strength in addition to muscular fitness, and it can help you maintain muscle during a weight-loss program.

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Word of the Day – Aug. 21 – Quip

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Noun: Quip (KWIP) Definition: 1. A clever usually taunting remark: gibe. 2. A witty or funny observation or response usually made on the spur of the moment. 3. Quibble, equivocation. 4. Something strange, droll, curious, or eccentric: oddity. Sample sentence: To almost every comment I made, Amy responded with a quip and a smile.

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Health Tip – Aug. 20 – Read the Labels on Low-fat Foods

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Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that low fat foods are always better for you. Many of these use added chemicals or carbohydrates to make up their flavour and can actually be as high, if not higher, in calorific content than their full fat counterparts.

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Word of the Day – Aug. 20 – Cocoon

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Verb: Cocoon (kuh-KOON) Definition: To wrap or envelop in or as if in a cocoon. Sample sentence: Mary ran out of the cold water onto the sunny beach to cocoon herself in a big towel.

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Health Tip – Aug. 15 – Cut Down on Alcohol

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Cut down on alcohol. If that is too much to ask, there is evidence to suggest that a glass of red wine does have heart benefits. Avoid beer which is especially fattening. Cocktails can be very fattening depending on what they are made of. The other problem with drinking alcohol is that after a few […]

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