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Is Office Candy Jar Helping Make You Fat?

Our wellness team is on a mission to remove candy bowls from the workplace – one bowl at a time.  Our next post will provide a list of healthier alternatives to candy that can be placed […]

How to Do A Reverse Ab Crunch In Your Office Chair


Sit on the edge of your chair with your back straight & arms crossed
Keep feet flat on the floor
Contract your abdominal muscles. While keeping your back straight, lean back close to the seat without touching it
Hold for 5-10 seconds […]

How Much Water Should We Be Drinking Daily?

Generally, we should consume five 16oz. bottles of water (or 2.5 liters) each day.
Oletta shows off her nifty 3-liter water bottle.  Greatness!
If you have a photo or video promoting wellness and you would like to share it with us, please email it to […]

Guacamole Starts with the Avocado

Many of us view guacamole as just a high-calorie temptation; however, the avocado happens to be one of the most nutritious fruits on the planet.  Pound for pound, avocado contains more beneficial nutrients than just about any other food.  Guacamole […]

Thursday, July 4 O-WOD

4 rounds for time:

10 pushups
10 squats
10 crunches

Modify workout as you see fit.  Post times in the comment section below.

Happy Fourth of July!

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What is a WOD?

WOD stands for Workout of the Day.  The term was coined by the popular fitness company Crossfit.   Crossfit posts  daily workouts (WOD’s) on their website for individuals to complete.  The workouts are very challenging.
An O-WOD is an Office Workout of the […]

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Brain Health & Exercise

Regular exercise can make you smarter!

The July Wellness Newsletter highlights research that suggests walking or other cardio type exercise helps prevent a decline of brain function as we age.  Thirty minutes of exercise in adults or twenty minutes in children shows a […]

Kale, the “Queen of Greens”

Product: Kale Chips

Price Range: $4.00 – $7.00

Website: Kaia Foods

Stores: Whole Foods/Trader Joe’s

Review:   As a member of the cabbage and brussel sprout family, Kale is gaining popularity as a nutrient-rich vegetable. This tasty snack provides several health benefits and is […]

The Golden Tee

A wealth management company offices one floor below us. They managed to squeeze an arcade game, The Golden Tee,  into their kitchen.  Greatness!

I asked them, “How has this game affected the office enviornment?”  They responded instantly, “This game is a major […]

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    What Is The Difference Between Chipotle Ranch Dressing and Chipotle Ranch Yogurt Dressing?

What Is The Difference Between Chipotle Ranch Dressing and Chipotle Ranch Yogurt Dressing?

 These delicious products sit right next to each other on the shelf at Neighborhood Wal-Mart. The bottle and label appear to be identical. They cost the same.  They must be the same product, right?

Wrong.  They are FAR from being the […]

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Wellness Newsletter Highlight – June

This month’s Spark16 Newsletter written by the Wellness Councils of America has an excellent suggestion for grocery shopping.
 The outside aisles offer nutritious, whole foods- think produce, lean meats and low-fat dairy. Limit purchases from the interior aisles. The inside aisles contain an endless […]

The Best Exercise On the Planet Is……

During my onsite coaching sessions with employees, I often get asked the question, “What is the absolute best exercise that I should do?”   I respond, “the best exercise is the one you will do.” I tell them that it is the exercise:
You enjoy […]

Saucony Running Shoes

If you are looking for a hip, reliable pair of running shoes, check out  Saucony’s mission which is located on their website is:
At Saucony, we exist for runners. Runners inspire us, bring us new ideas, force us to be better. […]

By |June 10th, 2013|Other|0 Comments
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Happy National Running Day

It is a great day to start running.  Today is the 5th annual National Running Day.  Runners all over the world declare their passion for health by going out for a run. If you are interested in joining the facebook group (which has over 47,000 […]

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    Brinson Wellness Coach Finishes 1st in Boston Marathon Age Group

Brinson Wellness Coach Finishes 1st in Boston Marathon Age Group

On Monday, April 16 2012, Brinson Benefits employees rooted for Kyle Heffner to bring home a title in the Boston Marathon, and he succeeded.

Kyle,57, won the men’s 55-59 age group, finishing at a strong 2 hours, 48 minutes and […]

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The Top 3 Activity Trackers (Accelerometers)

Accelerometer technology tracks the “movement” of steps.  In addition to steps, the products below measure distance traveled, calories burned, and sleep cycle.  We highlight a few of the differences between the Fuel Band, Flex Wristband, and Up Band.  I purchased […]

Warehouse Basketball

The parking lot was filled with cars.  As I drove by, I could not help but notice a basketball goal. Greatness!  Our wellness coach, Kyle Heffner, reminded me that a client meeting was far more important than shooting hoops.  Next time!