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Walking at Work

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in Healthier, News | 0 comments

Walking at Work

If you are lucky, you live close enough to work that you can walk there. For the majority of us, however, we have to drive to work and end up sitting at a desk most of the day. Walking is such an easy way to get in shape, stimulate creativity and improve problem solving and a great way to get to know your co-workers. In Fremont, Kim Nobriga, Justin Powell and Karla Gonzalez walk when they can and many employees from the Portland warehouse walk to lunch. Read on to get inspired to start your own walking group at your location. The benefits of...

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Summertime – and the Living is Healthy!

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in Healthier, News | 0 comments

Summertime – and the Living is Healthy!

Summer is here, the days are longer and there is plenty of time to enjoy life. One of the great things about summer is that is so easy to lead a healthier lifestyle. Here are a few tips to keep you healthy as you enjoy the warm days ahead. 1. Wear sunscreen. And a hat, for good measure. Don’t let all your healthy, fun, outdoor living turn into an increased risk for skin cancer. 2. Eat more berries. If you do one thing this summer to improve your diet, have a cup of mixed fresh berries — blackberries, blueberries, or strawberries —...

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Get Outside the Box

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Healthier, News | 0 comments

Get Outside the Box

Thinking outside the box is not a new idea, but there might be a better way to get there and that is by actually going outside. Call it, “Nature Deficit Syndrome,” or an epidemic of inactivity, but many of us are spending too much time inside, staring at a screen and it is not good for our health, or our productivity. Here are 5 reasons getting outside can be good for you at work and beyond: Get that Vitamin D – Sunlight is a natural source of Vitamin D and an increasing number of adults are Vitamin D deficient. According to WebMD, Vitamin D...

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Stress and Hypertension

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Healthier, News | 0 comments

Stress and Hypertension

May is blood pressure awareness month. One common complication of blood pressure is hypertension (high blood pressure) which is when your blood pressure is higher than normal (systolic >140 and/or diastolic >90) for a long period of time. Why does high blood pressure matter? According to the American Heart Association: 77% of Americans treated for a first stroke have blood pressure over 140/90. 69% of Americans who have a first heart attack have blood pressure over 140/90. 74% of Americans with congestive heart failure have blood pressure...

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It’s No Joke – Laughing is Good for You!

Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in Healthier, More Productive | 0 comments

It’s No Joke – Laughing is Good for You!

What news could be better? Beyond the obvious benefit of having fun or being happy, the act of laughing is seriously good for our bodies. According to WebMD, “we change physiologically when we laugh. We stretch muscles throughout our face and body, our pulse and blood pressure go up, and we breathe faster, sending more oxygen to our tissues.” Much like yoga and cardio workouts, laughter gives us an immediate boost feel from increased blood flow. Laughing burns calories, too, but you’d have to laugh for 12 hours straight to lose a pound of...

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How to Make a Kale Salad

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in Healthier, Recipe, Uncategorized | 0 comments

How to Make a Kale Salad

Transform a slightly bitter green into something truly delicious. In this video, you’ll see how to make a healthy raw kale salad that is actually delicious! Honestly. How do you turn a bitter green into something truly tasty? The key is to add something sweet and crunchy to the mix. Then dress it up with a tangy-sweet dressing. Chef John adds crisp sweet apple slices, persimmon, and crunchy chopped nuts. You can also top this kale salad with beautiful orange supremes. In the video, you’ll also see a great way to quickly remove the leafy...

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Looking for Work-Life Balance?

Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in Healthier, More Productive, News | 0 comments

Looking for Work-Life Balance?

Work-Life Balance is a something that we have all been talking about for awhile, but what is it? Is it a sweet spot where we are happy at work and able to enjoy a happy, healthy life outside of work? Or is it something that we strive for, but never achieve. One recent suggestion is that we need to look at work as an integrated part of our life rather than pitting work against life. According to an article in Forbes online magazine, we need to “move from work-life balance to work-life energy.” Primarily because of smart phones, there is a push...

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February is Heart Health Awareness Month

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in Healthier, News | 0 comments

February is Heart Health Awareness Month

It shouldn’t be news to any of us that taking good care of our heart is important. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. We all know that losing weight, quitting smoking, cutting back on salt and exercising are good for our heart, but there are many other ways to improve your heart health as well, as many of them are pretty easy. Here are five ways to improve your heart health: 1. Adding heart healthy foods to your diet is great way to protect...

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Heart-Healthy Power Dish

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in Healthier, News, Recipe | 0 comments

Heart-Healthy Power Dish

If you have heart problems, your diet may feel restrictive. But this dish packs a powerful punch, and is chockfull of heart-healthy foods. From salmon to tomatoes to garlic, the ingredients in this delicious meal all have properties that can help your ticker. So dig in, guilt-free! Ingredients Makes 2 servings 2 tbsp olive oil 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 3 cups diced tomatoes (about 4 medium plum tomatoes) 3/4 cup low-sodium vegetable juice 2 cups frozen lima beans (1 frozen packet) 1 (10 oz) skinless salmon...

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New Year, New Resolutions

Posted by on Jan 2, 2014 in Healthier, News | 1 comment

New Year, New Resolutions

Although about 45% of us make resolutions each New Year, only about 8% of us are successful in achieving them. Many of us want to make changes in our lives, but we have trouble sticking with it and making it happen. Research shows that men do better at keeping their resolutions if they make a specific goal and women do better if they make their goal public and get support. Everyone benefits from setting goals that are achievable and easy to define. Having trouble coming up with a resolution? Health.com made a list of the 10 healthiest...

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