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Health Tip – Sept. 10 – Good Seated Posture

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Since many of us sit at a desk for hours each day, good posture can big difference in how you feel. Good posture should be natural, but you may feel stiff at first if you’ve forgotten how it feels to sit up straight. Here’s what you should do: 1. Sit up with your back straight […]

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Word of the Day – Sept. 10 – Itinerant

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Adjective: Itinerant (eye-TIN-uh-runt) Definition: Traveling from place to place, especially covering a circuit. Sample sentence: Having worked on the band’s road crew for many years, Justin had become well accustomed to the itinerant lifestyle.

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Health Tip – Sept. 9 – Good Standing Posture

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When you were growing up, your parents probably reminded you to stand up straight. Sit nice and tall. And that may have been the last time you thought much about your posture. But good posture is important all through life. It can make you look younger, thinner, and more confident. It can help you move […]

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Word of the Day – Sept. 9 – Shindig

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Noun: Shindig (SHIN-dig) Definition: 1. A social gathering with dancing. 2. A large and lavish party. 3. Fracas, uproar. Sample sentence: We’re hosting a little shindig this weekend for some friends, and we hope you can attend.

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Word of the Day – Sept. 6 – Boffin

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Noun: Boffin (BAH-fin) Definition: Scientific expert; especially one involved in technological research. Sample sentence: The auto manufacturer’s new boffin has become a driving force in reshaping the company’s product line.

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Health Tip – Sept. 6 – Recognize and Acknowledge Your Unhealthy Actions

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You have to recognize and acknowledge that some of your actions are unhealthy. Admit that you have a health condition that requires you to change your lifestyle. Even without a health condition we still need a healthy lifestyle to prevent chronic disease. One suggestion is keeping a diary or writing your behaviors down (such as […]

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Health Tip – Sept. 5 – Simple Rituals Help You Savor Every Bite

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Before you eat breakfast, lunch or dinner, perform a short ritual to help you savor every bite and possibly eat less. When researchers had volunteers break a wrapped chocolate bar in half and unwrap each half before eating it, the volunteers enjoyed the chocolate more than when they chowed down without specific directions. Perform a […]

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Word of the Day – Sept. 5 – Etiolate

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Verb: Etiolate (EE-tee-uh-layt) Definition: 1. To make pale. 2. To deprive of natural vigor: make feeble. Sample sentence: The bean plants that Grace grew for her lab project were weakened and she noted their lack of exposure to sunlight caused them to etiolate.

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Word of the Day – Sept. 4 – Agonistic

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Adjectve: Agonistic (ag-uh-NISS-tik) Definition: 1. Argumentative. 2. Striving for effect: strained. 3. Of, relating to, or being aggressive or defensive social interaction (as fighting, fleeing, or submitting) between individuals usually of the same species. Sample sentence: No matter how much we try to get along, there is always an agonistic moment between my sister and […]

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Health Tip – Sept. 4 – Six Unhealthy Eating Habits

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Work schedules and family life can make old — and often unhealthy — habits particularly easy to fall back into. And unhealthy habits damage more than your waistline, they can be dangerous to your heart as well. The American Heart Association reports that unhealthy behaviors can slow the process in reducing heart disease and stroke […]

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