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by / on April 8, 2015 at 8:45 am / in Wellness

Focus on Sleep

To ensure that you’re doing all that you can to maximize high-quality, restful sleep, following are some tips for counting sheep like a rock star: Maintain regular sleep habits: Experts in sleep medicine like to call this “sleep hygiene”, the ways in which we ensure refreshing sleep night after night. Go to bed and get up roughly the same time […]

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by / on March 31, 2015 at 12:00 pm / in Health

Walnuts: A Superfood

Walnuts are small yet pack a punch when it comes to health benefits. Most people tend to say that nuts are too fattening for them to eat. While, yes, nuts can be fattening, they are an important staple to any diet. Limiting the amount of nuts that are eaten is the most effective way to gain from the benefits. Fact: […]

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by / on March 25, 2015 at 8:30 am / in Wellness

Spring into Business!

Spring is a time to review, renew and revive as we get our business in shape for the rest of the year. Our on-site wellness workshops (offered via DREAM Wellness in New York) typically encourage employees to shape up but who is ensuring that our organizations’ wellness programs are in tip top shape? Will the wellness program of your organization […]

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by / on March 18, 2015 at 12:30 pm / in Wellness

Spring into Wellness!

We tend to make our health-related resolutions at New Year’s, but spring is a time for a brand new beginning. If your health and fitness resolutions have melted right along with the winter snow, think fresh and start over with enjoyable outdoor activities fueled by plenty of fresh fruits and veggies. This is the best time of year; the weather […]

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by / on February 10, 2015 at 8:45 am / in Health

Blueberries: A Superfood

Blueberries are truly a superfood, native to the North American landscape. These small, sometimes tart sometimes sweet berries, are packed with many nutrients that help define them to be a true superfood: High levels of antioxidant phytonutrients (non-vitamin, non-mineral components of food that have significant healthful benefits) Literally thousands of phytonutrients, each with their own unique job and composition Phytonutrients […]

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by / on February 3, 2015 at 8:45 am / in Health

7 Healthy Mood-Boosting Comfort Foods

Have you ever had one of those days where you just don’t want to be in a good mood? Waking up on the wrong side of the bed is part of life, but it doesn’t have to last. Simple activities like meditation, going for a walk or jamming out to your favorite song can all help relieve a sour mood. […]

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by / on January 27, 2015 at 8:45 am / in Wellness

New Year, New You!

In the Way of the Peaceful Warrior, author Dan Millman writes, “In order to help people, you first need to understand them. But you can’t understand someone else until you understand yourself. So know yourself and prepare yourself. Develop the clarity, the courage and the sensitivity to exert the right leverage in the right place at the right time. Then […]

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by / on December 31, 2014 at 3:45 pm / in Wellness

To Be or Not To Be: 7 Paths to Success

In 2015, shift some focus away from what you need to do and focus on who you need to be!  Who you “be” determines what you do and what you do determines what you have.  Remember, the “do” is just the bridge between the be and the have!  Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion!  You must light yourself […]

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by / on December 24, 2014 at 1:30 pm / in Health

Cinnamon: A Superfood

Cinnamon, commonly associated with the winter months, is available all year long to sprinkle on any food. Cinnamon comes from the interior bark of evergreen trees that are native to Asia.  One of the oldest spices known and long-used in traditional medicine, cinnamon is currently being studied for its beneficial effects on a variety of ailments. In one study of […]

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by / on December 16, 2014 at 2:45 pm / in Health

Sugar Makes You Fat (and may shorten your life)

Sugar not only makes you fat, it may be killing you. Too much added sugar, from sweetened sodas, cakes, cookies, and candy increases your risk of death from heart disease, according to a new study, the largest of its type. “The risk of cardiovascular disease death increases exponentially as you increase your consumption of added sugar,” says lead author Quanhe […]

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