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10 Easy Ways To Reduce Your Stress!

Here’s my top 10 quick and easy list for the busy person… Do something you love, even if it is for a short time – read a magazine, play Words with Friends, polish your toe nails! Read something non-work related or just unplug form technology for awhile Eat healthy food – good food is good […]

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Relaxation…tapping into the relaxation response

You know that moment, when you sit down or lay down after a long day on your feet when you go, “Ahhhh,” and have that deep and satisfying feeling of relaxation, right? You have that feeling of utter relaxation or the body’s natural response to slowing down and taking a break. Dr. Herbert Benson, the […]

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Holiday Workout

The 12 days of Well-Being

I was reading about the origin of the 12 days of Christmas carol. It is actually an old Roman Catholic song that was used to pass on faith in Jesus Christ that started in the 1558 (published in 1780) when England didn’t allow them to freely practice their faith. It’s really fascinating to read about; […]

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Steps to drop a few pounds

Success will never be a big step in the future. Success is a small step taken just now. -Jonathan Martensson As you’ve heard, walking is one of the greatest and easiest exercises we can do. There are other simple steps that you can take to lose weight, get fit, and experience optimal health and be your […]

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Only the turkey should be STUFFED this holiday season

Written by: Tara Schmitz, Wellness Coordinator, Agnesian Work & Wellness Research from the Calorie Control Council says that the average American consumes more than 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat during a traditional holiday meal. That’s three times the amount of fat and over double the amount of calories we are supposed to consume […]

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The greatest wealth is HEALTH

The greatest asset you bring to a rich, secure and satisfying life is a healthy and fit YOU! If you’re not “there,” today is the day to take that first step… Take baby steps…or set SMART goals…each accomplished goal builds confidence and is a baby step to the next goal in life. Goals and dreams […]

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Mistakes to avoid on the journey to well-being

Sometimes when we decide to change our lives, we have grandiose dreams and unrealistic expectations of ourselves. I often hear this when someone wants to set up an exercise program. They may say, “I used to be a size (x) and I want that again.” We delve deeper into that, and they were a size […]

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Working out and gaining weight? HELP!

I get this cry every week…someone starts working out three days a week for about 30 minutes, starts eating larger portions than before, and is then frustrated with me for gaining weight. Hold the phone here…let’s go back. If you intended to eat – say 1,500 calories – and you ate 2,000 before you started […]

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Be on FIRE every day!

Do you ever feel behind your day before it even starts – too busy, too exhausted, too stressed?  Or that your life is a toxic mix of the above making you impatient, irritable or unfocused? I think many of you probably could answer yes to those feelings at some time in life…our society of constant distraction […]

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“Kick Butt” with Breakfast

Written by: Susie Riek, APNP, Agnesian Work & Wellness Our days are busy, we work hard. With high octane fuel in our tanks, we can get the energy we need. Here’s how:  Choose whole grains – Oatmeal and oat based cold cereals are best. Look for “steel cut,” muesli and Kashi brand. No instant oatmeal […]

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