Tackle Travel

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Tackle Travel

Traveling is not always advised during the winter months, but at times, we don't have a choice! We travel for work, family get together's, and snow trips. If you are driving this winter, here a few tips to keep in mind before hitting the road.

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Healthy Holiday Recipe Round-Up

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Healthy Holiday Recipe Round-Up

How many Holiday parties have you been to so far? Food is often the center of holiday parties and food brings people together, so we support that! We also know that many holiday dishes miss some key nutrition content! Try some of these unique, festive and healthy options below that incorporate whole grains, in season fruits and vegetables, and plenty of colorful options to nourish your body!

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Your Gift Guide to Wellness

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Your Gift Guide to Wellness

Gifting can be stressful and time consuming! QHS has gathered a gift guide together to help you think of ideas for your friends and family. Giving the gift of health may be the best gift of all- but how do you do that? Here is a carefully curated QHS-approved gift guide to wellness:

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Put the Joy Back Into the Holidays

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Put the Joy Back Into the Holidays

As November creeps into December, there are more reasons for family time, more reasons for gift giving, and more reasons to eat twelve sugar cookies in one night…. While holidays can bring great joy, they can also bring stress, overeating, and overspending along with it. This year, here at QHS challenge you to keep calm and enjoy the holidays. Here are 4 tips to get started in tackling that holiday stress.

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Get the Skinny on Healthy Skin

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Get the Skinny on Healthy Skin

November is healthy skin month. The winter months can often bring on dehydrated skin due to artificial heat, cold dry outdoor exposure and less interest in drinking lots of water. While the clouds come out to play in November, dangerous UV rays can still come down to damage skin. Skin is our largest organ, so it is important to keep it in great shape year-round. Here a few tips to keep your skin happy and healthy!

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Falling for the Outdoors

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Falling for the Outdoors

Fall has arrived! Take advantage of this season and spend as much time as possible outside. There are true health benefits to being outside-so use these months to breathe in the fresh air!

Moving our bodies show great benefits for our overall health, but exercising outside seems to be even more beneficial! While getting outside in an urban setting can benefit your health physically by just moving, try to find a green place to spend your outdoor time before it gets too cold.

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You're as Young as You Feel

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You're as Young as You Feel

Most of us want to live a long life—but even more importantly, we want to be as energetic and healthy as possible as we get older. Happily there are things we can do to help us get there.

More and more, research is showing that improving your lifestyle can help postpone disability in later years—and you don’t have to wait until you’re retired to make those changes.
You have the ability to take control of your health and your life at any age and at any stage. Here are a few ways to jump start your lifestyle for a healthier old age, whether you’re 20 or 80.

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Exercise: One Size Does Not Fit All

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Exercise: One Size Does Not Fit All

You may have heard that the recommendation from the Department of Health and Human Services is for healthy adults to exercise 150 minutes per week. But what do those guidelines look like in real life? Beyond the numbers, the exercise recommendation is very flexible and can cover everyone from those just getting started to athletes. Below you’ll find some ideas on how to work toward those 150 minutes in your life.

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5 Tips to Live Your Best Summer

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5 Tips to Live Your Best Summer

July! It’s already July?! Summer always feels like the shortest season of the year. It’s time to seize the day and start living your best summer. 

Here are 5 steps to get started:

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The Summer of Safety

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The Summer of Safety

Swimming, fireworks, picnics, hiking, boating, biking—these are the pursuits we crave during summer. And while we hate to harsh your mellow, each of these pursuits does come with some risks.

That doesn’t mean you have to avoid your favorite pastimes entirely. Being informed and prepared can go a long way toward minimizing summer risks so you can make the summer of 2017 your best ever.

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The Road to  Resilience

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The Road to Resilience

Every life has its challenges from the trivial to the profound. Facing adversity is what unites us as human beings.

So it's important to learn how to bounce back. Resilience is the quality that helps us adapt and move forward after trauma,  tragedy, and even garden-variety stress. Read on to find out how to develop it.

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Making Friends with Money

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Making Friends with Money

Lots of us muddle along from paycheck to paycheck, sometimes putting something aside for the future, sometimes going a bit into debt because of unexpected expenses. But are we really financially well? Read on for the signs of financial wellness and some suggestions for getting there.

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Which Is Better, Diet or Exercise?

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Which Is Better, Diet or Exercise?

The health coaches are often asked the question, "Which is better, diet or exercise?"

We usually try to discover where the person is more ready to make a lifestyle change and encourage them to start with that. But new research suggests the answer is exactly what you always thought it would be: (Read on for the answer!)

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Are You in Control?

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Are You in Control?

The current issue of the Center for Disease Control’s Vital Signs publication highlights a somewhat shocking statistic: 70 percent of older adults have high blood pressure—and 50 percent of them don’t have it under control.

This is important because high blood pressure can lead to heart attacks and strokes, as well as kidney problems. The condition has been linked to a higher risk for dementia as well.

Why are 50 percent of seniors with hypertension walking around with uncontrolled high blood pressure? Read on for the answers.

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10 Fruits and Vegetables to Try Right Now

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10 Fruits and Vegetables to Try Right Now

It’s harvest season and across the country supermarkets, farmers markets, and roadside stands are stuffed with peak-season produce. That’s one of the reasons it makes sense that September has been designated “Fruits & Veggies More Matters Month”

The piles of juicy apples and fresh-picked butternut squash are seductive, but “More Matters Month” is also a great time to branch out and try fruits and vegetables that might not be as familiar. Who knows? You might find a new veggie to fall in love with or a new fruit BFF.

Here are ten of the more unusual f+v available in stores this season.

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Back to School = Return to Routine

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Back to School = Return to Routine

For families, back to school time can be a double-edged sword. On one hand, it’s the end of summer. No more long, lazy days at the lake and late nights out in the yard watching for fireflies.

Instead, it’s a time for a chill in the air, fresh school supplies, and a renewed sense of rigor.

By the time September rolls around, most all of us—not just kids and parents—are ready to put away the unstructured days of summer and add routine to our lives.

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Exercise: More is More

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Exercise: More is More

Another data point for the more-is-more theory of exercise: Apparently you can reduce your risk of breast cancer, colon cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke by exercising—sometimes considerably. The catch? You have to be about four times as physically active as the current 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week guidelines prescribe.

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In Praise of Plant Protein

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In Praise of Plant Protein

Many people have complicated feelings toward plant sources for protein.  Snow-white and innocent with a sometimes quivery texture, tofu is often a target for people’s unkind words.

But what if I told you that eating more tofu is associated with a longer lifespan?

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