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New Study: Reduction of Overall Body Fat Reduces Risk of Breast Cancer

Jul 26, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

A reduction in overall body fat, rather than abdominal fat, is associated with lower levels of breast cancer markers. The study published in Endocrine-Related Cancer, found that levels of several breast cancer risk markers were reduced in postmenopausal women who lost total body fat, rather than just belly fat.

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What is Wellness & Why Is It Important?

Jul 10, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

"A conscious, self-directed and evolving process of achieving full potential."

Wellness is much more than merely physical health, exercise or nutrition. It is the full integration of physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. 

This post provides a broad, yet specific sense of what wellness means, the different types of wellness and steps to improve your everyday life. 

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What Do Food Cravings Actually Mean?

Jul 10, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick
Have you ever craved a very specific food? The pint of ice cream calling you
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Tips To Create Your Personal Wellness Plan

Jan 23, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

A wellness plan is a plan of action geared towards achieving personal wellness. Personal wellness implies a state of multidimensional health and satisfaction. There are many dimensions to personal wellness, and each must be nurtured, developed, and maintained for optimal overall well-being. 

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Your Personal Wellness Plan: Don't Let the Holidays Take You Off Track

Dec 12, 2016 by William Kirkpatrick

Do you love the holidays? There's nothing quite like a day filled with food, family, football, and did we mention the food? :)

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How Can I Improve My Memory?

Sep 26, 2016 by William Kirkpatrick

We live in a stress-filled, fast moving world in which remembering daily / weekly tasks can be difficult. Whether you're a student studying (or cramming) for exams, a working professional interested in doing all you can to stay mentally sharp, or a senior looking to preserve and enhance your brain power, there are lots of things you can do to improve your memory and mental performance. It's a well known fact that a strong memory depends on the health and vitality of your brain.

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Top Execs Are Choosing Direct Primary Care. Here's Why.

Aug 12, 2016 by William Kirkpatrick

"Whether between meetings or during a board meeting, we try to keep our clients happy and healthy in their life." - Dr. David Perkins

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Health Tips: Managing Chronic Health Conditions

Aug 10, 2016 by William Kirkpatrick

For most older adults, good health ensures independence, security, and productivity as they age. Yet millions of Americans struggle every day with chronic health challenges that severely impact their quality of life.

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Many Patients Experience Pain Relief From Music Therapy

Apr 29, 2016 by Sam Schneider

When the going gets tough the tough get going. We all hit bumps in the road of life; one of the biggest bumps being  a health issue for you or a loved one.  It is an emotionally and physically draining experience. This is why many doctors are now prescribing various forms of medication ranging from prescription drugs to yoga to heal their patients mind, body and spirit. Research has found many times the “spirit” or “mind” prescription will actually by the missing component to healing the physical aliment. Music therapy has proven itself a very important part of the road to recovery for many patients and has earned itself worthy of being “doctors orders.”

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Wellness in the Workplace: 5 easy habits that will help you get the most out of exercise

Mar 22, 2016 by Sam Schneider

Lookout corporate America there is a new trend in town.  
 
From the office workout challenge to standing desks, the ‘wellness in the workplace’ movement is drastically changing the idle life of a cubical.  
 
This global movement is exciting the workplace, creating a higher level of productivity, less turnover and a happier work environment.  Wellness in the workplace is a state of mind, it generates unity in the office and encourages team building and reduces stress. 
 
 
You may be one of the many people taking advantage of the yoga class or group power walk during your lunch break and that is great!
 
However, when it is time to get back to work it does not mean you have to totally switch gears.  Wellness in the workplace is about your everyday office norms including healthy and beneficial habits, not just adding in a workout to your day (even though that is a great start).

 
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