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Treat Your Employees Like Athletes, Starting with Workplace Fitness

By / September 16, 2013 / / 0 Comments

Occupational physical demands play a big role in absenteeism, workplace injuries and chronic problems. Athletes aren’t the only ones that can benefit from optimally planned exercise training programs. Physical training is important to rehabilitation and prevention in an occupational setting. Moreover, it’s not only important in high physical demand jobs, but in jobs like computer […]

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Muscle Strength and Aging

By / September 9, 2013 / / 0 Comments

Did you know? Overall muscle strength declines steadily after the age of thirty! Left to its own, without exercise, muscles will gradually lose strength. However, the good news is, if you’re over thirty and exercise regularly, you can have the same or higher percentage gain in muscle strength as younger exercisers. Make exercise a lifelong […]

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Sitting Too Much – It's Bad for your Health

By / September 3, 2013 / / 0 Comments

We’re surrounded by it … technology. Because of technology, we’ve been seduced into a sedentary lifestyle. You can spend the majority of your day in a chair watching TV, working at a desk, playing video games, reading, banking … even shopping. Our bodies are made to move! Two major contributing factors to the obesity epidemic […]

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We're great at excuses when it comes to exercise

By / August 27, 2013 / / 0 Comments

We all know that benefits of exercise are endless. I’m sure you are aware that regular exercise makes us healthier, gives us more energy, reduces stress, improves quality of life and most of the time, makes you feel better. With all that, it’s still hard to do! Actually, only about 18% of us meet the […]

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First Aid Kits in Your Workplace

By / August 23, 2013 / / 0 Comments

In your busy workplace, First Aid kits may not be the thing on top of your mind. However, OSHA does have some requirements in regards to First Aid kits. While industry specific standards do exist, a basic First Aid kit should be available in all businesses. The standard First Aid Kit should include:

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Exercise and Arthritis

By / August 7, 2013 / / 0 Comments

If you have arthritis, the stiffness, pain or fatigue can make it difficult to get moving. However, the benefits of exercise are abundant for those suffering from this disease. Endorphins that are released during and after exercise may reduce pain. The mobility, flexibility and stability that you gain from exercise may reduce your symptoms. We […]

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Avoiding Heat-Related Illness Starts Early

By / July 24, 2013 / / 0 Comments

It’s getting really hot out there. In fact, dangerously hot. It’s important to recognize the symptoms of heat related conditions and take the appropriate actions. Here are a few tips to help you get through this sizzler that were undergoing. Drink Plenty of Fluids– It’s important to hydrate even before you step outside. Be sure […]

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Primary Care Physician Shortage Hits New York

By / July 19, 2013 / / 0 Comments

Getting in to see the family doctor is getting harder and harder. There is a shortage of primary care physicians in the country and it’s about to get worse. As the Affordable Care Act goes into full force in January 2014, there will be upwards of another 30 million Americans with insurance—and competing for the […]

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The Scoop on Sunglasses and Sun Protection

By / July 8, 2013 / / 0 Comments

We all grab our favorite pair of “shades” when the sun comes out. How do you know if they protect your eyes and the delicate skin around your eyes? Darker glasses don’t necessarily mean that they block UV sunlight. Look for a pair of sunglasses that offer 99% to 100% blockage of UVA and AVB […]

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Sun Protection Goes Beyond Just Sunscreen

By / June 27, 2013 / / 0 Comments

In a previous post, we focused on the meaning behind sunscreen SPF numbers. This week, we’ll take a look at some other things you can do to be safe in the sun. We’ll start with an obvious method to protect yourself from the sun’s rays, stay in the shade! It’s best to avoid direct sunlight […]

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