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Eating Five Fruits or Vegetables a Day Is Easier than You Think
MANY OF US GREW UP HEARING, "EAT YOUR VEGETABLES!" We may not have wanted to hear it - or do it - but eating fruits and vegetables provides a lot of health benefits. People who eat five or more servings of vegetables and fruits as part of their daily meals and snacks are likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases. And vegetables and fruits provide nutrients that are vital for health and maintenance of the physical body.
How to Run Your First 5K
HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT RUNNING A 5K but don't know how to get started? We have it covered. A 5K race is possible for anyone with nine weeks of training. And it's not all running: Fletcher Allen has a popular Couch to 5K program that begins with six weeks of jogging and walking. It's perfect for the beginner - and a great way to kick off spring.
Are Your Goals for Healthy Eating Vague - or SMART?
DID YOU SET A NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION TO CHANGE THE WAY YOU EAT? Resolutions are a great way to kick-start change and work towards a healthier you.
Exercise for Family Well-Being
Autumn is in the air. As the weather cools down and the days become shorter, it’s easy to spend more time indoors. But as health counselor Evelyn Smith reminds us, autumn is a beautiful time of year to hike, bike, and stay active with your family and friends.
Gardening is Good For You
Want to feel fit and happy? Gardening boosts creativity, decreases stress, burns calories, increases flexibility and builds strength. Learn simple and helpful gardening tips from Fletcher Allen gardener Lisa Hoare and registered dietician Maryann Ludlow.
Finding Success with Your New Year's Resolutions
By Evelyn Sikorski
The New Year is a time to set goals for your health, relationships and work. Evelyn Sikorski, manager of Fletcher Allen's Employee and Family Assistance Program and Health Management, offers tips on making your New Year's resolutions stick in 2013.
Effective Ways to Manage and Reduce Stress
by Dr. Terry Rabinowitz
Occasional stress is part of life, but chronic stress can wreak havoc on a person's mind and body. Dr. Terry Rabinowitz offers helpful tips and strategies on minimizing and managing stress, and explains how taking action to alleviate tension and worry will ultimately improve your quality of life.
Setting Fitness Goals For Spring
by Dr. Philip Ades
While spring is the perfect time to reinvigorate your exercise routine, getting into shape takes time, commitment and patience. With some helpful tips by Dr. Philip Ades, you can achieve your fitness goals and enjoy a variety of long-term health benefits along the way. READ MORE >>