Category: Healthy Living

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Create a Culture of Health at Your Workplace

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:   Even though Valentine’s Day has passed, we still need to think about our hearts. Did you know heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States? Fortunately, everyone can take steps to...

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Spring Cleaning for Sugar

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 6 in 10 youth (60 percent) and 5 in 10 adults (50 percent) drink a sugar-sweetened drink in their daily diet. And that doesn’t even account for added sugars from fruits and other foods like carbohydrates and grains throughout the day. Too much sugar can...

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Create a Culture of Health at Your Workplace

Even though Valentine’s Day was last week, we still need to think about our hearts. Did you know heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States? Fortunately, everyone can take steps to reduce their risk for heart disease. The bottom line is that employers can make low-cost...

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Rethink Your Drink in 2021

New year, new goals! Why not take a tip from our 5-2-1-0 program and rethink your drink in 2021? A few small changes can go a long way in improving your health and wellness. Here are some ideas to get started. 1. Replace most, if not all, of your beverages with water. 2. Reduce the...

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Inspire Healthy Habits in the Workplace

How do you encourage health and wellness in the workplace? Nearly half of all U.S. employers offer some type of health promotion or wellness program. Studies show that the average return for employers that invested in workplace wellness programs is $3.27—that means for every dollar spent on the program, the company saved $3.27 in healthcare-related...

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Hood College Trail Blazers Win First-Ever Walk Across America Challenge

The Hood College Trail Blazers have lived up to their name, blazing a path to victory by taking over 2.7 million collective steps in their effort to “Walk Across America” last month. The Trail Blazers team, consisting of Hood College faculty including President Andrea Chapdelaine, the president’s executive assistant, admissions staff, and Vice President of...

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Have a Happy Halloween—at Home!

This Halloween, LiveWell Frederick wants you and your family to have the healthiest year yet. Many traditional Halloween activities like trick-or-treating are considered high risk this year between COVID-19 guidelines for social distancing and the risk of spreading infection. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun this Halloween. Consider these ghoulishly great ideas inspired...

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Partner Spotlight: Frederick County Public Schools

Public education is the heart of our community. Our partner, Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS), does much more than educate local students in core subjects; it empowers them and promotes a culture of wellness and civility. Together, FCPS and LiveWell Frederick strive to make our local youth prepared for health and happiness into adulthood. “At...