Category: Healthy Living

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10 Ways to Shop Locally and Save Money

Frederick County is home to over 1,300 farms with more than 181,500 acres of farmland.  Agriculture and local businesses are a pillar of life in Frederick. Supporting these businesses allows the local economy to thrive and helps our community. Buying from a local farm protects the environment as it cuts down on the distance food...

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Rethink Your Drink with Summer Serve Participants

The Summer 2021 Summer Serve Participants at the YMCA of Frederick County helped LiveWell Frederick with our Rethink Your Drink initiative by creating public service announcements (PSAs) to promote the health benefits of drinking more water. The participants had a lot of fun creating their PSAs, which feature water-swilling cowboys and a soda mafia to encourage people...

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Improve Your Mental Health with 5-2-1-0

Eating well, exercising regularly, reducing screen time, and drinking a lot of water not only improve your physical health, but your mental health as well. Through the 5-2-1-0 program—eating five or more fruits and vegetables daily, limiting screen time to two or less hours a day, getting one or more hours of physical activity daily,...

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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

This material was originally posted on the Frederick County Workforce Services website. We were given permission to cross-post this blog. Read the original article here.   Source: 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...

Summer Workplace Wellness

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...