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  • Wellness embraces a lifestyle that promotes better health and improved quality of life through the integration of the body, mind, and spirit. When health and well-being become our number one priorities, we begin to upgrade the quality of life we lead and we embark on a journey that relays that same quality of life to the ones we love most. Take action today to improve your health and the health of those you love.


    Spirit of Women June 2017  

    June 2017: The Doctor Will Hear You Now: Annual Checkups

    If you’re healthy and have no signs of illness, you may still want to schedule regular checkups with your doctor.  ...Read More by downloading below. 

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    Spirit of Women May 2017  

    May 2017: It's All Relative

    Health risks can be inherited. Family members share a lot of physical characteristics: hair color, eye color, being tall (or short). Families also share risks for certain diseases, such as heart disease...  ...Read More by downloading below. 

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    4-1-17 SOW Monthly topic -Laugh Lines  

    April 2017: Laugh Lines :-D

    Laughing actually produces positive physical changes in your body that boost your health immediately and over the long term, according to the Mayo Clinic. For example, laughing:..  ...Read More by downloading below. 

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    2/1/2017 SOW Monthly topic - Skin  

    March 2017: Do you know YOUR numbers?

    There are four key measurements of health you should know and track. They are early warning signs for heart disease and diabetes. Since these two diseases have few noticeable symptoms, you may not even realize you are ill — or at risk for becoming ill — until it’s too late. Keeping these numbers within a healthy range can help prevent a medical emergency, such as a heart attack. 

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    2/1/2017 SOW Monthly topic - Skin  

    February 2017: Your Skin

    We often call it (affectionately, of course) your birthday suit. It’s your body’s largest organ, weighing in at roughly eight pounds and covering about 22 square feet. Your skin serves many life-sustaining functions, including protecting you from the outside world and maintaining your body temperature. Each square inch of skin contains millions of nerves that allow you feel touch, pain and pressure. Many skin changes are just a normal part of the aging process. However, others can signal health problems. It pays to know what is normal and what is not. 

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    01-2017 SOW Wellness -ME   

    January 2017: It's Time For Me

    Making time for yourself allows you to recharge your batteries and counteract the stress and intensity of life, reflect and rewind, fill your creative well (solitude is critical for creativity), be more productive. You can carve out time for yourself by adding it to your calendar. You schedule appointments with your doctor, your boss and your child’s teacher, so why not with yourself? Set aside a certain evening for yourself or schedule a specific activity that will bring you pleasure. 

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    December 2016: Emotions of the Heart

    So does your heart really feel happiness? Did you know that people who are generally happy and enthusiastic are less likely to develop heart disease than those who tend to be unhappy? It is well known that eating healthy, exercising regularly, and reducing stress is essential to a healthy heart. Researchers have recently found that people who have positive emotions are better able to improve their heart health as well. That means that happiness, gratitude, and joy are extremely potent medicines.

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    November 2016: Downsize Diabetes

    It’s that time of year again. The holidays are upon us in all their cozy glory. Scents of all the delicious fixings, desserts and familiar sights and sounds surround us. As generosity, appreciation and love sweep in, let’s take these emotions and carry them over to all areas of our lives, including our health. Say thanks for the gift of good health this November, National Diabetes Awareness Month, and join your local Spirit of Women hospital and the 850,000 people around the country in their pledge  to help downsize diabetes

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    October 2016: Ask Questions - Get Answers to Help Reduce Your Risks

    Cancer. There, we said it. Cancer is a word that no one wants to hear. It is the cause of death for nearly a quarter of a million women annually in the United States, and it’s on the move, with the number of new cancer cases expected to increase nearly 45 percent by 2030. 

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    September 2016: Men's Health & You

    If any of the men in your life need a little nudging from you — note we didn't say nag — to visit a healthcare provider, you're not alone. You may wonder why the man you love says he's feeling fine when he's not. Help him to get and stay healthy — for himself and for you — by encouraging routine preventative care, including recommended screenings and assessments. 

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    August 2016: Star in Your Own Screen Test!

    Are you ready to take the leading role in your own health­care? Get started today and Star in Your Own Screen Test to achieve award-winning health. Create a script for your own healthy life story by scheduling regular check-ups, preventive screenings, and immunizations. Co-star with your doctor to ensure you get a standing ovation for your health by raising any questions or concerns you may have. Your life depends on it. 

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    July 2016: Take Steps Against Diabetes!

    Everyday more than 5,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with diabetes. Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes, and millions more could develop it within the next few years. The good news is that there are many simple steps you can take to protect yourself from diabetes. If you already have it, there are ways to help avoid complications such as nerve damage, heart disease, blindness, and kidney failure. If you don’t have it, there are ways to prevent or delay its onset.

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    June 2016: Grills, Guys, and Good Health!

    This summer take the time to enjoy, kick-back, throw the ball around and fire up the barbeque. Worrying about your health can make life difficult to enjoy, so make sure that this summer, and every season, you are working to help prevent and lower your risk for disease and doing what is needed to stay fit and healthy.

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    May 2016: Don't Have a Stroke!

    Have you ever found yourself driving through a busy intersection during rush hour traffic yelling at the "incompetence" you always seem to encounter out on the road? Or have you ever found yourself losing your patience with co-worker or a loved one? Anger has become part of our daily routine. 

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    April 2016: Protect Your Bottom Line

    Your bottom line, your best assets – no matter how we try to cover it up or minimize it, many people are embarrassed, ashamed, and running behind on their regular screening for colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States, but it doesn’t have to be. If everyone aged 50 years or older had regular screening tests, at least 60% of deaths from this cancer could be avoided.

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    March 2016: Gut Check

    Digestive problems leaving you with tummy troubles? Everyone gets a stomachache once in a while, but there are actually several organs in your digestive system that can cause abdominal pain. Digestive issues can be troublesome, causing a growing number of doctors’ visits and hospitalizations for Americans.

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    February 2016: Is Your Heart at Risk?

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. To find out if you are at risk, check the risk factors that apply to you and share with your doctor. Together you can create a plan to keep your heart healthy.

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    January 2016: It's in the Bag

    Brown bag it! Bringing your own lunch or meals “to go” can help to cut costs and keep you and your family healthy. Though it’s easy to run to restaurants, fast-food joints, or cafeterias, the portion sizes and extras (like French fries) are incredibly fattening. Eating this kind of fare routinely can be unhealthy and expensive. Lunch can cost upwards of $10 per day, while that morning latte can be $4 or more, and it adds up quickly. Packing your own food gives you control over ingredients, portions, and your budget.

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