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  • The Effects of Sleep on Weight & Health

    While you may think that you can get by on only a few hours of sleep each night, that’s unfortunately, not the case. Sure, skimping on sleep once in a while isn’t something to be overly concerned about. However, when it becomes a consistent habit, your physical and emotional well-being may suffer some consequences. Here's a breakdown of what happens to your body when you don’t get enough sleep each ...

  • 4 Ways to Prevent Your Chances of a Stroke

    Every year, about 795,000 Americans have a stroke, and 140,000 of them die from it. Those who live may suffer serious disabilities. The only good news about stroke is that it’s not inevitable and anyone can lower their risk of having one. Though family history and age can’t be changed, diet and lifestyle choices can. Here are four things to do to help prevent a stroke: 1. Stop Smoking Smoking has a ...

  • Celebrate National Physical Fitness & Sports Month

    Exercise offers many benefits including higher energy levels, improved cardiovascular health, increased bone density, and more. But when life gets busy, fitness can be the first thing we neglect. If that sounds familiar, don’t worry — you’re not alone! Here are some simple ways you can increase your physical activity: Add More Movement to Your Current Routine Moving more doesn't have to be time ...

  • Get to Know: Kristen Clark, BSN, RN with KMG

    Why Kristen chose healthcare- I am a second-generation nurse so, you could say nursing is in my genes. I knew from a very young age that I would become a nurse. Nursing challenges me intellectually, ethically, and spiritually which allows for tremendous personal growth. It also provides a platform to give generously to individuals, families, and my greater community. I can’t think of another career that offers ...

  • How to Make a Wellness Plan

    Do you want to lose weight, build muscle strength, gain more flexibility or all of the above? Or, perhaps you have other fitness goals in mind. Whatever you’re looking to accomplish, it’s helpful to create a wellness plan. Here’s how you can get started: Make an Adjustable Meal Plan Making a meal plan at the beginning of the week can help you stay on track in regard to your fitness goals. Once the ...

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