Tag Archive: lifestyle balance

Wednesday, May 03, 2017 5:00 pm

Ease Into Exercise To Benefit Mind, Body, and Soul

It’s time to break out those new sneakers and start an exercise program for a healthier mind, body, and soul. The calendar and weather are finally in sync, so there are fewer reasons to delay getting outdoors to begin low impact physical activity such as walking. If you have any health concerns, or it has been a long while since you have engaged in regular exercise, it is advisable to consult with a healthcare provider before you initiate a new exercise program. It’s better to be aware of any precautions and follow recommendations so as to avoid injury and make...

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 7:30 am

American Diabetes Association Alert Day, March 24

American Diabetes Association Alert Day, March 24, is a one-day event to raise awareness of the growing Diabetes epidemic. On this day, the American Diabetes Association is asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Take the test, know your risk, learn the facts about Diabetes. Diabetes awareness and education can make a difference in preventing this devastating and costly disease. Type 2 Diabetes can be stopped, please show your support. For more information, contact: American Diabetes Association | 800.342.2383 | www.stopdiabetes.com

Tuesday, February 03, 2015 11:30 am

Successful Transitions to Independence For Young Adults with Hemophilia

For young adults with hemophilia, making the transition from parent guided care with supervised prophylaxis treatment to independence is a crucially important time in the management of their disease. Without thorough planning and follow up, this transition period can lead to prophylaxis non-adherence, increased bleeding risk and joint damage progression. Finding your way with Hemophilia In order to make a successful transition to independence, it is necessary for young adult hemophiliacs to have a good understanding of : • their hemophilia and its uniqueness • their hemophilia treatment plan • the natural clinical consequence of their disease • the value of...

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 11:30 am

Does Your New Year’s Resolution Include a New Diet Aid Supplement?

Results you can feel excited about!(Photo credit: Kathleen Kvilhaug) Three weeks into the New Year and several pounds heavier than desired, the search for a new diet is on. While checking out the latest fad diets it may be tempting to consider a diet aid supplement to jump start a New Year’s weight-loss resolution.  With a dizzying array of diet aids to select from, the choice can be daunting. Marketing experts do their best to design ads and packaging that grab your attention and hold it long enough to produce a sale. That’s their job and they do it well....

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Tuesday, January 06, 2015 11:00 am

Creating a Less Stressful Lifestyle

As delightful and exciting as this time of year can be, it can also be stressful and exhausting.  Walking is an ideal stress buster(Photo Credit: Victoria Kvilhaug) We wear so many hats these days. With all of the responsibilities and demands competing for our attention it is often a challenge to carve out even a small amount of time to nurture our own physical and emotional well-being. No surprises here… but worth noting.  Making the effort to take care of ourselves as well as those who rely on us is truly a necessity, not a luxury. To help alleviate post-holiday stress,...

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014 11:00 am

One More Important Reason to Drink (Or Not Drink) Responsibly

It’s New Year’s Eve and the Holidays are nearly over…it’s been a whirlwind of gatherings with friends and family.  For many, tonight’s schedule of events will include a toast or two, to old and new, as we ring in the new year 2015. Time to toast, choose wisely(Photo credit: Kathleen Kvilhaug) Whether you take prescription or non-prescription medication, choose your toasting beverage wisely. Alcohol can affect the rate at which the body metabolizes or clears medication, as well as increase side effects such as sedation or drowsiness. Be sure to check with your pharmacist or doctor if alcoholic beverages are...

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Thursday, November 27, 2014 2:09 pm

Giving Thanks

Today is Thanksgiving Day…the day we traditionally set aside to reflect on the many gifts and Blessings we have received as we journey on our path through life. Have you taken a moment to create your Gratitude List? The list doesn’t need to be in any particular format, length or even written. Expressing our gratitude can be eyeopening!(Photo credit: Kathleen Kvilhaug) Taking time to create a gratitude list gives us perspective, resilience and strength. Acknowledging our gratitude can be an eyeopening exercise. Taking it a step further and expressing our gratitude to those who mean the most to us helps...

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Thursday, November 06, 2014 11:00 am

The Great American Smokeout Is Thursday November 20, 2014

Thursday, November 20th, is The Great American Smokeout. This day is set aside to draw awareness to the need to quit smoking. In the words of the sponsors: “The American Cancer Society marks the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November each year by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. By quitting — even for one day — smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier life – one that can lead to reducing cancer risk.Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable...

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Friday, October 03, 2014 2:00 pm

Creating Magical Bonds Through Therapeutic Horsemanship

There is mystery and magic in the bonding that occurs between a horse and a rider with special needs.  It takes a special horse, one with a gentle disposition and even temperament, to be able to handle a rider who may be unsteady or struggling with cognitive limitations. Therapeutic Horsemanship is an effective means to cultivate this special bond by pairing the two and allowing the horse’s intuitive nature to guide the rider to new and rewarding experiences. Typically equestrian instructors work alongside the horse and the rider to ensure safety and teach proper handling skills.  Helping Hands and Hooves, Mattapoisett,...

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Friday, September 26, 2014 3:30 pm

Take a Break and Refresh Your Spirit

Take a few minutes to relax and recharge (Photo credit: Kathleen Kvilhaug) Go ahead and give yourself permission to take a few minutes to relax and recharge. You will feel refreshed and energized. Meditation, yoga, tai chi, walking and swimming are just a few of the ways you can engage in stress reducing activities that increase your sense of well-being. Find these activities and more in My Resources in your AppaGrapha app.