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Live Well: What is the DASH Diet?

Live Well: What is the DASH Diet?

February 9, 2024

Wellness

The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet is an eating style that has been around since 1997. Its claim to fame is that it helps reduce blood pressure, but the diet may also promote weight loss and lower the risk of cancer, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and heart disease.

Live Well: All About Blood Pressure

Live Well: All About Blood Pressure

February 2, 2024

Wellness

Blood pressure measures the force of your blood against blood vessels and artery walls. Hypertension is a condition where blood pressure is consistently too high. Over time, this can cause damage to the delicate cells and tissues in your blood vessels. Untreated high blood pressure can lead to stroke, heart attack, and other serious health conditions.

Live Well: Beyond BMI

Live Well: Beyond BMI

January 19, 2024

Wellness

Weight is often overemphasized as a benchmark for wellbeing, but it isn’t the only metric that matters. Thinness isn’t always synonymous with good health, and higher weights aren’t always associated with poor health. When it comes to setting healthy intentions, it’s good to measure your health in a variety of ways.

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Live Well: Simplify your life

January 12, 2024

Wellness

“All of us yearn for a simpler life in which we can be more present,” says Mary Pipher, clinical psychologist and best-selling author. Here are a few ways to help do that.

Live Well: Reaching out

December 29, 2023

Wellness

The holidays aren’t easy for everyone—schedules are disrupted, friends and family may be far away. If you’re struggling, reach out for support.

Live Well: Keeping Calm

Live Well: Keeping Calm

December 22, 2023

Wellness

It’s the holiday season! Whether you’re celebrating with family, or on your own and just trying to cope, it can be a time of anxiety. If you find your stress becomes overwhelming, taking two minutes to do a grounding exercise can help you keep on an even keel.