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Keep Summer Healthy: Shape Up Your Eating Habits
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Want to shape up your eating habits over the summer? With an abundance of fruits and vegetables, there is no time like the present. You've decided to cut back on hot dogs, peel the fatty skin off your barbecued chicken and limit mayo-laden macaroni and potato salads. Will this be enough to shape up your summertime eating habits? Cutting back on high-fat meats and mayo-drenched salads is a good place to start. But along with limiting certain foods, it's just as important to think about what to add to your meal plan. To make healthy eating habits stick, it's better to think more about enjoying your food and less about what to avoid. Here are some ideas to whet your appetite that won't expand your waistline. Make s...

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Tips for Staying Cool When Exercising in the Summer Heat
Vita Physical Therapy

Learn how to stay safe while exercising in the outdoor heat. It's time to take your winter treadmill routine outdoors to the parks. The days are long and warm. The trails radiate heat. Summer is here and you're prepared to sweat! But before you lace up your running shoes, read these eight tips to keep your cool. Safety tips Heat-related illness is serious. But that doesn't mean you're doomed to a summer spent exercising in the air-conditioned gym. Learn these safety tips before you step out in the sun: Exercise in the early morning or late evening hours. The temperature is the coolest at this time. Avoid exercising midday because it's the hottest part of the day. ...

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Staying Healthy at the ‘Fest
Vita Physical Therapy

It is that time of year in Milwaukee… 11 Days 12 Stages over 1,000 Performances Over 800,000 People How do can you stay healthy??? We all love Summerfest: hundreds of musicians, amazing food, flowing drinks and some of the best people-watching around. Most of us just assume that we have no option but to eat poorly, drink too much and generally feel crummy the whole week after the festivities end. In reality, it isn’t that hard to indulge without repercussions. A few simple steps will help you to make good choices, while still enjoying all that Summerfest has to offer. Hydrate Make sure y...

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Sitting or Standing, You’re at Risk
Vita Physical Therapy

Are you sitting right now? How long has it been since you last left your desk? If you use a computer, it’s easy to spend more time sitting than you should. Conversely, those in the service industry, teaching and retail, as well as police officers and nurses, experience the opposite problem: being on their feet all day. Despite what your fitness tracker might tell you, this isn’t always a good thing. How can you strike the perfect balance and reach your daily activity goal year-round? Use the infographic below to learn how much you should be exercising each day, what constitutes excessive sitting and standin...

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Global Employee Health and Fitness Month
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May is Global Employee Health and Fitness Month (GEHFM), an international initiative that prioritizes health and fitness in the workplace.   It’s the time of the year when organizations should reflect on what they are doing (or not doing) to help their employees live healthy lifestyles. This is an important topic because employers, whether they know it or not, can have a significant influence on their employee’s habits. Employers can effectively promote and encourage healthy living through workplaces initiates and incentives, and that’s beneficial for both employees and employers. ...

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