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How to Create Your Own Strength Training Program

By: Chrissy Arsenault, RD Have you heard STRONG is the new skinny? There are many health benefits of strength training, aside from looking better physically and obtaining your “dream body”. Strength training can help you build muscle strength, improve balance, keep bones strong, help your body burn off more calories, and take stress off your…
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10 Healthy Eating Tips for the Workplace

10 HEALTHY EATING TIPS FOR THE WORKPLACE By: Maddie Frangi, Verve Health – Dietetic Intern   Optimal nutrition increases work productivity, energy levels, and focus. Try these tips to improve your work performance and reach your health goals.   1. CLEAN OUT YOUR DESK DRAWERS Throw out the potato chips, cheese puffs, and soda, and say…
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CREATING YOUR OWN EXERCISE PROGRAM – PART 3: Designing Cardiovascular Sessions

Now that you have prepared the structure of your program, it is time start designing effective exercise sessions that can be implemented into your program. This piece will cover how to use the structural elements provided in Part 2 to design cardiovascular training sessions. Review Part 1 and Part 2 of this series before continuing with Part 3. Achieving optimal…
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The journey to becoming your own personal trainer continues with Part 2 of the “Creating Your Own Exercise Program” series. You will learn key elements necessary to begin developing your chosen exercise program and how to use those elements to build a solid program foundation. Please refer to Part 1 to learn how to choose an exercise…
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CREATING YOUR OWN EXERCISE PROGRAM – Part 1: Choosing the Right Program

Are you looking for a tool to help you achieve or maintain a healthy weight, increase your energy levels and possibly even help you live longer? Surprisingly, this magic tool does exist and it’s called exercise! We’ve all been told how important exercise is, but how important is it really? It is proven that regular…
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Preventive Care: More Effective With Onsite Clinics

  Chronic health conditions are currently one of the largest threats to the health of Americans today. Based on 2012 national statistics from the CDC, approximately half of Americans were suffering from some form of chronic health condition such as hypertension, heart disease, cancer or diabetes. [1] Two especially dangerous chronic diseases – heart disease…
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Should You Buy Organic?

  Currently, more than one third (34.9% or 78.6 million) of adults in the U.S. are obese. Some of the most preventable causes of death like heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer can all be caused by obesity [1]. The safest and most effective way to combat this epidemic is…
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When is the Best Time to Exercise?

If there was one specific time of the day that working out would burn the most calories and provide the most significant improvements, everyone would probably exercise at that time, right? Well, the truth is that a calorie burned at 8AM is the same as a calorie burned at 8PM, so the best time to…
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Why Primary Care is the Frontline of Care

“I don’t need a primary care doctor if I’m not sick.” “I’m young.” “I’ve never had any health issues.” “I can just go to the emergency room if I absolutely need to.” – These are just some of the common misconceptions people have about primary care. The reality is, having a relationship with a primary…
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The Importance of Stress Management

Stress – the mere word can cause anyone to cringe and feel on-edge. Stress is how the body reacts to any kind of demand, threat or change being experienced. It is usually associated with a feeling of being overwhelmed. It is important to note that stress is not a “one size fits all” concept. What…
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