• Fighting Crohn’s and Colitis

    On November 14, 2011, the U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 199 (SR 199): “A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week, December 1-7.” This week marks the 6th anniversary of this awareness week, making it the perfect time to talk about these diseases. Many people have heard of Crohn’s Disease […]

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  • Let’s Aid Each Other in the Fight against AIDS

    In the early 1980s a new disease was growing and being diagnosed around the world. This disease came with a diagnosis of little hope and a future that was filled with anguish, infections, discomfort and eventually final symptoms that would cause an early death. The symptoms that came on from the final stages of the […]

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  • Burn off that Bird!

    If you are like millions of Americans you’ve had at least one Thanksgiving dinner that was filled with lots of delicious and dense foods that may have you feeling more stuffed than the bird. Recently, the Calorie Control Council estimated that the average American could consume as many as 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day. For some people this […]

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  • All Gobble No Wobble

    One week from today marks the feast of the year. People wait all year to put on their stretch pants and fill their bellies with everything from turkey to cranberry sauce, and then topping it off with pie and whipped cream. If this meal has you stressed about how you can eat it all without […]

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  • A Fa-BOO-lously Healthy Halloween!

    There are two kinds of people in this world -those who have already eaten their Halloween candy and those who haven’t bought any yet. Either way, chances are you won’t get past this Halloween without passing by a few candy bowls. From mini candies, to the parties and celebrations or even just trying to check […]

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  • Worth It Enough

    Research shows that about 90 percent of Americans are using a certain drug every single day. This drug can be naturally occurring and it is a stimulant that triggers the central nervous system. This drug can cause withdrawals, headaches, the ability to think clearly and can have a great impact on your mood. Many people […]

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  • Please Wear Pink

    Please Wear Pink Life is made up of many moments. There are moments of joy and celebration and moments that pass too soon and we wish we could relive them. Then there are the moments that make all time stand still. From the moment you get a call back from your doctor sooner than expected, […]

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  • One Choice Away.

    Have you ever stopped to think about all the choices we make in one day? From the second we wake up to when we go to bed at night, life is really made up of our own personal choices. These choices may seem trivial but depending on the ones you make you may be just […]

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  • Now That’s Really NEAT!

    When you think of “neat” things, exercise may be far from your mind and in this case, that is perfect! Something super neat is a non-exercise activity called thermogenesis, also known as NEAT. NEAT is basically everything you do that is not exercise or sleeping. NEAT is really our daily activities like making our beds, […]

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  • Be Picky, It’s For Your Health

    Deep in our veins and flowing through our blood is a substance that we need to keep our organs, brain and skin healthy. Produced in the liver but also supplemented by foods, this element is something that has two kinds of makeup: a “good” and a “bad.” Any guesses? Cholesterol! Yes, just like in the […]

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  • You CAN Take It with You!

    You can take it with you! We have all heard the saying, “You can’t take it with you,” often referring to the fact we can’t bring anything with us when we die. BUT! If you are reading this article chances are you don’t have to worry about that right now. We can focus on the […]

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  • Shape Up This Fall

    Shape up this fall! When people think about losing weight, getting in shape or just trying to eat better, they may jump to New Year’s resolutions and the habits that die before they start. At The Wellness Center we aren’t just a New Year’s Resolution facility, we are an all year – winter, spring, summer […]

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  • Don’t Do That! – Nervous Habits and Your Health

    We all have some annoying habits but are yours gross and potential health hazards? Chances are if you are showing off this habit, say picking your nose or biting your nails in public, someone has told you, “That’s gross, don’t do that!” Have you ever stopped to wonder if those “gross” habits are really unhealthy […]

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  • Because Everybody Needs to Eat

    Have you ever eaten in public? Maybe at a restaurant, at work or even just grabbed your water bottle for a quick thirst quench? Pretty common right? Maybe you’ve been out walking or shopping and hunger hit and you stopped for something to eat? Again pretty common right? Now imagine a world where that is […]

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  • C’mon, Get Happy

    August is Happiness Happens Month. Exactly 10 years ago a group formed the Secret Society of Happy People. Their goals included “encouraging happy people to talk about being happy even more, and creating a space for happy people to connect.” Although neither The Wellness Center nor this writer are an official part of the Secret […]

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  • Take a Break for Wellness Sake!

    Feeling chained to your desk? Are you skipping lunch to get more work done? Are you losing your creative flow? Have you ever stopped to think that if you gave yourself a break you might be able to work more efficiently and have more energy? It’s true! In fact, a psychology in the workplace expert, […]

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  • Sunscreen Safety

    I scream, you scream. We all scream for sunscreen! The jury is in and regardless of what you might have heard or think, sunscreen is a necessity. Cases of cancer are on the rise each year and dermatologists and other medical providers are begging people to slather on sunscreen to protect themselves against harmful damage […]

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  • Freedom To Be A Healthy You and Me

    What is freedom? As Americans we are “free” to pretty much do as we please – free from restraint with the ability to speak, worship, and choose how we think. We are given a boldness to pursue our own dreams and live in “the home of the free” that gives us boundless opportunities to be […]

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  • You Are Just One Day Away From Better Health

    You are just one day away from better health. Are you looking to make a lifestyle change in the future? Instead of looking at where we want to be in three, six or even a year down the line, what if we just focused on today? What can you do just for today to make […]

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  • It’s Gardening Time!

    It’s Gardening Time! If you’ve ever tasted a sun-ripened tomato or a carrot straight from the garden, you know there is nothing like fresh grown veggies. There is just something about the freshness and flavor of eating veggies you have grown. Growing season is here and there is still time to get planting so you […]

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  • Soak Up the Sun, Not The Calories

    If you find your summer wardrobe seems to “shrink” over the summer months and those waist bands don’t want to expand any further, you aren’t alone. Americans tend to gain more weight in the summer than any other time of year. Why? Well summer seems to be one feast after another with birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, […]

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  • A Family Affair- Tips for a Healthy Family

    When you think of “wellness” you may not think of families, but think again! May is National Family Wellness Month and the perfect time to invest in the health and wellness of your family. From small children to extended members of the family, May is a wonderful time to look at ways you can all […]

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  • Maximize Your 123 Days of Summer

    123 Days of Summer. Make sure you make the most of them! Starting May 1st , The Wellness Center is kicking off its 35th summer with 123 days and over 40 ways each week you can invest in yourself this summer. We know that to get closer to your goals, whatever they may be, it […]

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  • When Overeating Becomes Emotional

    In a world of all you can eat buffets, unlimited salad and breadsticks, never-ending pasta bowls and appetites that no longer know any bounds, it is no surprise that Americans are eating themselves into a whole new level of obesity. Yet, there is a difference from special indulgences and occasional over-eating, to what is referred […]

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  • Go Write It Down

    With technology at our finger tips, the thought of actually writing something down may seem like the ways of the past, but the tangible act of a pen hitting the paper can be more than just “old school”, it’s wonderful for your health. Writing down the things we think, say, do and dream about, can […]

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