Category: Healthy Living

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...

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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...

Thurmont Couple Crushes the Healthy Habits Reset Challenge

Thurmont Couple Crushes the Healthy Habits Reset Challenge

Cathy and Gerardo Ligsay always try to improve their health where they can. A nurse at Frederick Health Hospital, a LiveWell Frederick partner, Cathy never shies away from a health challenge. She and Gerardo would count calories or increase their steps, but then the holidays would tempt them, or they’d lose steam and start to...

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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...