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Entries for June 2011

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Getting Your Zzzz's
According to the National Sleep Foundation, most adults need seven to nine hours of nightly sleep to feel fully rested. An estimated 50-70 million people in the U.S. have chronic sleep and wakefulness disorders, according to background information in the report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Women's Health
Take charge of your health! Take care of yourself and improve your quality of life.

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Greek Fare-Try this Recipe Out!
The word “hummus” comes from Arabic “himmas”, which means, “chickpeas.” The basic ingredients include, chickpeas, garlic, lemon, and tahini sauce. Hummus is a great source of fiber, iron and vitamin C.

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Smart Goals-Be Smart!
“I want to lose weight.” Does this sound familiar to you? Having a goal in mind is important when planning to achieve something. However, in order to be successful it’s useful to be “SMART.”

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Are you Wearing the Right Shoes?
It seems that feet are often taken for granted as we trudge through life’s daily routine and life’s surprises. It’s no wonder proper footwear is important as what goes on your feet may impact our health. Experts say to choose the shoe specific to your activity. Even though there is no best shoe out there, the best shoe for you is what matters; the shoe that will give you the best fit, support, cushion, and flexibility.

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June is National Men’s Health Month! With Father’s Day around the corner, what an opportunity it is to discuss health with your dads, brothers, husbands and friends. Raising awareness on exercise, diet and screenings is the purpose of this month to help prevent chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and some forms of cancer that men commonly experience. They can make small changes to improve their health by taking action.

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The Full Plate Diet
Eat more to lose more. Confused? On Monday, May 23, Dr. Diana Fleming, the co-author of The Full Plate Diet gave a presentation on the importance of fiber at the General Conference World Headquarters. The concept is fairly simple, "eat more fiber and lose weight." The average American is eating 3 to 4 times less fiber than the daily recommended. On the Full Plate Diet it is recommended to work up to eating 40 grams of fiber.

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ARM'ed & Ready!
Ready, set, go! On Wednesday, June 1, 2011 the company-wide walking program, Armed and Ready began. This theme is definitely proving true, as employees of Adventist Risk Management, Inc. are motivated to walk more and stay healthy. Pedometers were handed out a week before the program started. Flyers were distributed via email including the program’s instructions.

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