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Live Well Work Well

This page is dedicated to providing helpful information to increase your knowledge and keep you on the right track toward your health and fitness goals. The information will emphasize physical activity, lifestyle and nutrition. Be sure to check back frequently as we will be updating the information on a regular basis.

Nutrition

7 Basic Nutrition Tips from Discovery Fit & Healthy

  1. Avoid Overeating
  2. Think Like a Caveman
  3. Eat Naturally
  4. Join the Organic Movement
  5. No Chemical Toxins
  6. Control Your Portion Size
  7. Take Your Time

Visit Discovery Fit & Healthy for complete details about each of these tips.

Health Tips and Tidbits Archive

Physical Activity

5-Minute Workout | The Yoga Solution with Tara Stiles

The At-Home Workout:

  • Pick up a fitness DVD or YouTube video and follow along. You'll find kick boxing, yoga, Pilates and plenty of other options.
  • Make use of your stairs. Put on some music and create your own step routine using just one step or walk/jog up a flight for a more intense routine. Put on a backpack and turn those stairs into training for that Denali summit attempt in Alaska.
  • Invest in some inexpensive equipment to use, like a jump rope, hand weights or fitness ball.
  • Do some chores around the house. Mowing the lawn is a nice way to get some walking done.
  • Create a schedule and keep to it. Find a friend to work out with to keep you accountable.

Nutrition

Dr. Oz's Protein Punch for the Day | The Dr. Oz Show

Fiber

Eating foods rich in fiber, such as whole grains, provides several health benefits:
  • Reduce the risk of heart disease and many cancers
  • Decreases the incidence of constipation
  • Helps with weight management

Nutrition Facts: Most Americans only get about half of the recommended 25 grams of fiber each day. Food sources of fiber include whole grains, bran, fresh or dried fruits, and vegetables.
Tips to Get Your Daily Fiber (PDF)

Lifestyle

TV Free Time

TV time can lead to weight gain. People who watch a lot of TV are often more sedentary. Additionally, TV watchers are exposed to and possibly persuaded by about 40,000 food advertisements per year.

Fun ways to enjoy TV-free time:

  • Read a book
  • Play a game
  • Take a walk
  • Call a friend or family member
  • Dance to your favorite song
  • Get out a camera and start taking pictures
  • Write a book, thank you note or to-do-list
  • Visit a park
  • Learn a foreign language

Physical Activity Tip: When the TV is on, utilize the commercial breaks to walk in place, do jumping jacks, do step-ups on a chair or anything else to get you moving.

EXERCISE AT WORK

Greatist.com DESKERCISE!
33 sneaky exercises for a healthier (and happier!) workday.

Exercise

Eckerd College Sports Medicine
Simple stretches to get you moving and keep you limber.

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