Tragedy reminds us of the important things in life

In the past, I’ve spoken highly of staying late at the office, meticulously planning your diet, and ensuring you’re getting in your required exercise. Though these are all things we should keep up with the majority of the time, I recently began to think otherwise. Are they really that important in the grand scheme of things?

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Tips to avoid workout injuries this spring

Has the recent change in weather brought a renewed energy to your fitness routine? With extended daylight, warm temperatures, and fresh foliage comes an increased desire to be more active outdoors. It’s the perfect time to add more activity to your life. But jumping in too quickly can lead to injuries that could haunt you all summer. Here are some things to keep in mind as you increase your activity level.

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Think twice before reducing carbohydrates

Eliminating carbohydrates from your diet, specifically complex carbs (starches) such as grains, beans, rice, pasta, and breads, can have both positive and negative effects on your health. The body needs carbs to function; they are its primary fuel source. But too many carbs can lead to increased weight gain.

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When is walking better than running?

People often think in order to see major changes in weight or improvements in health they need to take up running or jump right into some sort of vigorous activity. Depending on your fitness goals, limitations, and exercise experience, this may not be the answer for you. If vigorous activity is not for you, consider walking. It’s a great activity. If done consistently for the recommended duration, walking can be healthier than its more vigorous counterpart: running.

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Tips for better sleep

In college, I had terrible sleep habits. I’d stay up late to study, to hang out with friends, or to pick up the late shift. I always assumed I could make up for missing sleep on the weekends, but realistically, that never happened. Now that I’m out of college, I’m not even sure how I was able to function on less than six or seven hours of sleep a night! Sleep has become the reward for a long, full day, to get me ready to take on the next one.

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Summer office safety tips

Office ergonomicsAs sunshine and warmer weather creep closer and closer, you may find yourself staring out your office window longing to embark on a summer adventure. Unless you have stocked up on vacation days, the outdoor activities will have to wait at least a few hours. As you bring your attention back to the tasks at hand, take a minute to think about the setup of your space, keeping the principles of ergonomics in mind.

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