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5 Steps to Move More

The first Wednesday of April is National Walking Day, sponsored by the American Heart Association. This campaign is designed to educate and encourage individuals to move more daily at work, school, and community. Research shows that walking at least 30 minutes a day can reduce risk of heart disease, improve blood pressure, blood sugar levels and blood lipid profiles, maintain body weight and more!
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How many times a day do you grab a snack to tide you over until the next meal? Is it one? Two? Three? Over the years, Americans have been on an upward trend of time spent eating just a snack. As of 2008, it was estimated that we spend 30 minutes a day snacking, doubling from 15 minutes in 2006. Though snacking isn't bad to our health, it seems that we aren't making the best choices when it comes to snacking, potentially contributing to the obesity epidemic in America. It doesn't help that big brands with products high in salt, sugar, and additives flood the aisles of the grocery store, gas station, or vending machines, making it harder to find healthier options.
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Your Guide to Meal Prepping

Think about the times you've gone to the grocery, grabbing items you may not necessarily need, only to leave spending more than you anticipated. What about when it came to deciding what to eat for lunch or dinner? Think about the time you spent figuring out what you were in the mood for and then if you were going to make or go grab it from a local restaurant. How often do you come home dreading cooking dinner after a long day at work? Have you ever wondered if there was an easier way to go about your meals? 
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March is National Nutrition Month, which is sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This year's theme is Going Further with Food. Throughout the month, we will be highlighting ways the start the day off right, smart snacking, meal planning and how we can work on reducing food waste and saving money, thus "Going Further with Food". To kick off, we will begin by defining what nutrition and your weekly challenge.
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Stress. It can take a toll on our health, mentally, physically, and emotionally. According to the American Institute of Stress, 44% of Americans feel more stressed than they did 5 years ago. In 2010, MetLife found that 42% of workers found December to be the most stressful. Additionally, the American Psychological Association found that average stress levels rose from 4.9 in 2014 to 5.1 in 2015 (based on a 10-point scale), specifically with an increase to those reporting “extreme stress”.
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#GivingTuesday - A Global Movement

Black Friday and Cyber Monday. These are days filled with sales, deals, and getting the best price on that hottest new toy this season. Oftentimes, we are consumed with the sales, that we forget about giving back. #GivingTuesday is a global movement campaign that focuses on individuals, organizations, families, whoever, find a way to give back to their community in a way that is most meaningful to them.
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Turkey Tricks to a Healthier Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the time of year where we all come together, whether it's with our friends or family, to spend time and enjoy each other's company over food. With all of this feasting, it's no surprise that we consume extra calories. But how much? It is estimated that we consume anywhere from 3,000-5,000 calories on Thanksgiving. That's about 8 hours of exercise just to burn off. Though we should enjoy and not stress, here are some turkey tricks that you can incorporate to have a healthier Thanksgiving.
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