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Motivation

Let's face it we all need a little motivation. Many of us have fitness trackers whether it is an Apple Watch, a FitBit or even a Shine. These little things we wear on our body are totally relatable for us. A lot of times it helps us become what is called a "fitness freak".

Fad Diets

With so many fad diets out there it's easy to get wrapped up in the latest trend. Listen to your body instead of following fad diet trends. Find the foods that allow you as an individual to thrive and throw all the fad diets out the window where they belong.

There is no single diet that works for everyone. Diets are not meant to be a one-size-fits-all. Common sense is perhaps the best dieting tool you'll ever have.

For more information, call the Education Department at 620.665.2057.

Patience and Consistency Lead to Better Health

Fitness and nutrition are not black and white even though most consider them to be so. Many of us become frustrated with our diet because we feel as though we are unable to eat out, socialize, or indulge in anything we truly enjoy food wise. Healthy eating and diet plans can seem overwhelming to most because we give up everything we love.

Dieting and healthy eating does not require perfection. It instead requires consistency. The healthiest diet plans and most effective nutrition plans consist of research, consistency, sustainability, and patience.

11 Ways to Combat Holiday Stress

Ever notice how the most wonderful time of the year can quickly turn into the biggest nightmare of the year? Holiday stress can happen to even the most seasoned holiday expert. There are several major factors that may cause a more stressful holiday season including over commitment, over indulgence, family conflicts, high expectations, and the interruption of regular routines. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you combat holiday stress:

1. Increase Sunlight Exposure

Autumn Allergies

Has autumn arrived and made you feel less than invigorated maybe more miserable? You're not alone if you can't stop sneezing and sniffling. The return of cold can be a little unbearable for some. You may be suffering from a pollen allergy like allergic rhinitis or hay fever. These allergies to typically flair up in the fall.

Exercising At Any Age

Regular exercise and physical activity are imperative to the physical and mental health of almost everyone, including older adults.

Being physically active can help you continue to do the things you enjoy and stay independent as you age. Regular physical activity over long periods of time can produce life time health benefits. That's why health experts say that older adults should be active every day to maintain their health.

In addition, exercise and physical activity can reduce the risk of developing some diseases and disabilities that develop as people grow older.

Prepare for Emergencies

Emergencies occur all of the time and no one is excluded from these unexpected risks. Though you cannot fully be prepared for all situations, there are rules of thumb you can follow to better prepare for such events. These rules will not only help you, but help the medical professionals assisting you to better treat you in a timely manner.

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