Category: Healthy Living

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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
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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...

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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...