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Let’s Make “Get Fit Don’t Sit Day” an All-Year Workplace Goal

Get Fit Don’t Sit Day is right around the corner. Are you ready? It’s easy to overlook awareness days. After all, there is no shortage. But as far as I am concerned, this is one of the most important awareness days. Sitting all day, without taking frequent breaks, increases the risk of death from virtually […]

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A Powerful Incentive for a Healthy Lifestyle: Family & Friends

I am sitting at my desk with loads of work to do, but I have one thing on my mind–It’s spending this week with my children. This week is Spring Break, and I will have the rare opportunity to take my children on a vacation. I am positively giddy with excitement. One could argue that I should […]

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Why Experiential Marketing is an ideal match for Corporate Wellness

Even though medicine has made tremendous strides with regard to identifying risk factors for chronic illness, its ability to actually influence long-lasting, healthy behavioral change in patients has lagged behind. Armed with the knowledge that chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and arthritis are among the most common, costly, and preventable […]

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The Mediterranean Diet: Good for the Individual, Good for the Planet

As part of its recommendations, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) recently issued a report suggesting that Americans should focus less on individual foods and more on their overall dietary patterns. For dietary, as well as planetary health, the DGAC advocated the Mediterranean or vegetarian diets. Adoption of the Mediterranean diet, rather than the vegetarian […]

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The Egg: should we consider it a Friend or a Foe?

Recently the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) released controversial new recommendations on how food, nutrition, and physical activity can promote the health of the U.S. population. Some of the dietary recommendations were not so surprising. Eat more fruits and vegetables. Eat less red and processed meat. Choose whole grains over refined. Make nonfat dairy foods, […]

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Don’t know what to say to someone with cancer? Listen.

Wednesday was National Cancer Day, and messages of prevention and fighting cancer were abundant on the internet and social media. Cancer is, without a doubt, a common enemy of all people everywhere. While I cringe when I hear the word “hate” in almost every context, I can say it with total comfort when it comes […]

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American Heart Month: Pay it forward

February is American Heart Month, and it is a wonderful time for review of our lifestyles—what are we doing to prevent heart disease? What are we doing for ourselves, and what are we doing for others? I remember meeting John Rumberger, PhD, MD, FACC, a true pioneer of cardiovascular preventative medicine, approximately 17 years ago. […]

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Health Crisis Averted with Routine Health Screening

While a blizzard blasted our home office in Maine on Tuesday, our screeners were hundreds of miles away providing health screenings aboard one of our mobile health vehicles (MHVs). Promerica Health utilizes MHVs to bring our laboratory to large groups of participants across the United States. In this case, screeners were providing health screenings to […]

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A Healthy Diet reduces the risk for type 2 diabetes in Women

Research supporting the importance of a healthy diet continues to grow as researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital unveil the results of a groundbreaking longitudinal study. After analyzing the diet of 162,416 white and minority women over nearly three decades, the findings are empowering—a healthy diet reduces […]

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