Category: Healthy Living

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Protect Your Body: Know the Signs of Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death for men and women in Maryland, affecting 1 in 22 men and 1 in 24 women. With symptoms that are often overlooked, it’s important to know the signs of colorectal cancer and the preventative measures you can take to reduce your risk and protect your...

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Unplug for a Summer to Remember

Are you eating lunch with your computer…again? If so, now is the time to take a digital detox by participating in the Summer of (You Choose…) Challenge. Throughout July, replace your recreational screen time with a new hobby or physical activity. When the workday is over and your computer is recharging, you also need to...

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Level Up Your Workplace Wellness This Summer

Summertime is the perfect excuse to step out of the office and level up wellness in your workplace. Encouraging employees to adopt healthy habits won’t just improve their overall health; it’s likely to increase their happiness and productivity, too. Whether you’re looking to boost your existing wellness program or start from scratch, we have great...

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10 Cell Phone Safety Tips

Two hours or less a day. That’s the recommended screen time part of our 5-2-1-0 program. But many of us spend even more time on our phones daily. In fact, Americans spend an average of 5.4 hours on their cell phones daily. While you’re trying to scale back on the time spent on your phone,...

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Exercise Safely After Age 65

Regular exercise is part of a good health and wellness lifestyle at every age and stage of life (a recommended 150 minutes per week), but for women 65 and over, it’s especially important to keep up with physical activity. There are many benefits specific to your needs when you continue to work out into your...

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Less Screen Time, More Offline Time

Kids are spending more time than ever in front of screens. In fact, the Mayo Clinic reports that kids spend an average of seven to 10 hours on screens each day. Electronics like TVs, computers, and tablets are a popular source of entertainment and education. But did you know spending too much time in front of them can negatively affect your child’s health?  A recent Cleveland...

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Healthy Workers, Happy Office

Starting or supporting a wellness program at work is an important benefit for employees—and it’s good for business. Whether your company has a well-defined wellness program or if it’s just getting started, the 5-2-1-0 program and LiveWell Frederick can jumpstart these efforts. Here are four wellness activities that fit within your existing work schedule and...

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Your Frederick County “Walking 101” Guide

Many people are intimidated or afraid to start a fitness routine. But several Frederick County walkers are offering a healthy dose of motivation to help you get started! And they should know—these area walkers were part of LiveWell Frederick’s recent Walk Across America Challenge. Don’t worry: You need not walk all the way across America...

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How to Keep Wellness in Your Life & Support Local Businesses at the Same Time

This article was written by the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce in support of and in partnership with LiveWell Frederick.  Source:   A healthy community is a prosperous community. Individual health, well-being, and happiness have the power to positively affect the economic health of the community as a whole. And while you may not immediately...