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Get and Grow Your Grit - The Psychology of Mental Toughness

Get and Grow Your Grit - The Psychology of Mental Toughness

 When it comes to pursuing our goals in life, what matters most? It’s easy to assume talent, or maybe intelligence. Luck probably figures in there, too. But in reality, it’s none of those – or perhaps it’s all of those co...
6/22/2017 | Get and Grow Your Grit - The Psychology of Mental Toughness

Do Some Foods Live Up to Their Hype?

Do Some Foods Live Up to Their Hype?

If you follow certain food bloggers on Instagram, or even just walk down the supplement aisle at the grocery store, chances are you’ve seen maca, açai, protein powder or a variety of nutritional supplements. Often they are intended to be...
6/21/2017 | Do Some Foods Live Up to Their Hype?

Forget Exercise, Just Get Moving

Forget Exercise, Just Get Moving

Talking about the benefits of exercise is really a concept that’s worn out.That’s not something you’d expect to hear from two people whose careers are dedicated to helping individuals improve and maintain their health. But that&rsqu...
6/21/2017 | Forget Exercise, Just Get Moving

What You Need to Know About Low Testosterone

What You Need to Know About Low Testosterone

Flip through a men’s magazine or the sports channels on TV and you’re likely to see an advertisement about “low T” and how it can be the culprit behind a number of health ailments. But the truth about low testosterone is more ...
6/20/2017 | What You Need to Know About Low Testosterone

Understanding Your Cholesterol and How to Lower It

Understanding Your Cholesterol and How to Lower It

A quick blood test reveals the trio of numbers indicating your cholesterol status. But even if the doctor declares your cholesterol levels to be OK, you could still be at risk for heart disease, which is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States....
6/16/2017 | Understanding Your Cholesterol and How to Lower It

Fitting Exercise Into Your Workday

Fitting Exercise Into Your Workday

Your workday is already busy – do you really need to squeeze in one more task? Diane Scherschel, Wellness program manager at UW Health at The American Center, explains that it’s probably the best time to do so.Being active during the day ...
5/17/2017 | Fitting Exercise Into Your Workday

 

 

 

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