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Mar 31, 2021

The Beginner’s Guide to Quick Desk Exercises

Orignially Published: Jun 28, 2015 In 2013, it was reported that 86% of American jobs involved sitting for long periods—if not all day1. Desk jobs make it difficult to exercise one’s body properly and can lead to a largely sedentary lifestyle with health hazards galore. The trick is to incorporate physical activity into your daily […]

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Mar 30, 2021

Spice It Up

Originally Published: Mar 17, 2015 Cut the calories by increasing flavor with spices! Vinegar and citrus juice give a wonderful acidic kick and help to reduce the amount of oil needed for many recipes. Don’t forget the zest in lemons and limes; it holds the flavor well and gives a bit of color. Spices such […]

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Mar 2, 2021

Making Fitness a Priority in Your Life

Originally Published: Oct 29, 2015 Making Fitness a Priority in YOUR Life! by Nina Szemis Here at acac, we encourage you to Live Your Best. Exercise helps you avoid injury and illness, sleep better, combat stress in positive ways, and maintain a healthy weight, as well as many other benefits. But how are we making fitness a priority in our […]

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Mar 1, 2021

Benefits of Working Out with Others

Originally Published: Aug 12, 2015 Whether it’s your favorite coworker to vent to, your Friday night plans buddy, or the friend who drops everything to cheer you up—there is something to be said for camaraderie. Friends are those who support us, encourage us, and tell us the truth about our (mis)adventures in fashion. We like […]

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Mar 1, 2021

10 Ways To Make Packing Your Lunch More Enjoyable

Origninally Published: Jul 13, 2015 Packing your lunch for work can certainly save you hundreds of dollars over the course of a year. But how about helping you lose weight or at least eat healthier? Taking a little time to plan on the weekend or the night before can provide you with a nutritious lunch […]

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Mar 31, 2021 The Beginner’s Guide to Quick Desk Exercises

Orignially Published: Jun 28, 2015 In 2013, it was reported that 86% of American jobs involved sitting for long periods—if not all day1. Desk jobs make it difficult to exercise one’s body properly and can lead to a largely sedentary lifestyle with health hazards galore. The trick is to incorporate physical activity into your daily […]

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Mar 30, 2021 Spice It Up

Originally Published: Mar 17, 2015 Cut the calories by increasing flavor with spices! Vinegar and citrus juice give a wonderful acidic kick and help to reduce the amount of oil needed for many recipes. Don’t forget the zest in lemons and limes; it holds the flavor well and gives a bit of color. Spices such […]

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Mar 2, 2021 Making Fitness a Priority in Your Life

Originally Published: Oct 29, 2015 Making Fitness a Priority in YOUR Life! by Nina Szemis Here at acac, we encourage you to Live Your Best. Exercise helps you avoid injury and illness, sleep better, combat stress in positive ways, and maintain a healthy weight, as well as many other benefits. But how are we making fitness a priority in our […]

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Mar 1, 2021 Benefits of Working Out with Others

Originally Published: Aug 12, 2015 Whether it’s your favorite coworker to vent to, your Friday night plans buddy, or the friend who drops everything to cheer you up—there is something to be said for camaraderie. Friends are those who support us, encourage us, and tell us the truth about our (mis)adventures in fashion. We like […]

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Mar 1, 2021 10 Ways To Make Packing Your Lunch More Enjoyable

Origninally Published: Jul 13, 2015 Packing your lunch for work can certainly save you hundreds of dollars over the course of a year. But how about helping you lose weight or at least eat healthier? Taking a little time to plan on the weekend or the night before can provide you with a nutritious lunch […]

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Feb 26, 2021 Oven-Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Onions

Orignially Published: Nov 21, 2011 Just five ingredients, a little chopping, and one baking dish make this simple dish with complex flavors. It’s a great “go with” for pork loin, turkey, ham, or roasted chicken. Serves: 6 (1 cup each) Ingredients:4 medium peeled sweet potatoes, cut into 2–inch pieces (about 2 ¼ pounds)2 medium Oso […]

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Feb 26, 2021 Tuscan Chickpea Soup

Originially Published: Sep 29, 2011 It’s soup time. Whether or not you like chickpeas, you’ll enjoy this soup. Makes 6 servings Ingredients: 2 tbsp. olive oil 2 cups finely chopped onion 8 garlic cloves, minced 4 cups water 1 tsp. minced fresh or ¼ tsp. dried rosemary ¾ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. black pepper 3 […]

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Feb 26, 2021 Zippy Beet Salad

Published: Aug 31, 2011 Servings: 5 Ingredients:• 1 pound fresh beets, peeled*• ¾ cup orange juice• ⅛ teaspoon ground ginger• ⅛ teaspoon salt• ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon• Generous dash of black pepper• Generous dash of ground cloves• 2 tablespoons cider vinegar• 1 medium sweet Vidalia onion, thinly sliced Preparation:Slice beets thinly, no more than ¼ […]

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Feb 26, 2021 Quinoa Summer Salad

Published: Aug 18, 2011 Quinoa Summer Salad is a delicious combination of the grain quinoa, combined with fresh, seasonal vegetables and herbs. Serve as a hearty and healthy side dish with a barbequed meal or as a main dish tossed with tofu, beef, chicken, or fish. Serves: 4 Ingredients:1 T olive oil2 T freshly squeezed […]

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Feb 26, 2021 Yogurt Marinated Chicken Kebabs

Originally Published: Aug 15, 2011 These tender chicken kebabs can be tucked into a pita, served on a salad, or served as is. Here they are prepared in an oven, but they can be grilled as well. Makes: 6 servingsIngredients:1 cup Greek yogurt¼ cup chopped fresh mint3 cloves garlic, minced1 small onion, minced2 Tbsp. lemon […]

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Feb 22, 2021 Drink More Water | 7 Helpful Tips

Originally Published: May 28, 2015 Do you find yourself not drinking as much water as you should? Our daily schedules are demanding and sometimes even life’s simplest routines seem to slip past us.  We understand!  Whether you’re on the job, raising a family, or at acac exercising, it is essential to take time for yourself and drink water. […]

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Feb 22, 2021 The Power of Massage

Originally Published: Feb 18, 2019 Almost all healthy people occasionally have a physical condition that can be improved by massage. No matter how well you may be, a good massage will leave you feeling better. Conditions Generally Relieved by Massage:•Depression    •Migraines   •Headaches    •Arthritis   •Fibromyalgia    •Acute Injuries   •Sciatica    •Anxiety   •Neck Pain    […]

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Feb 22, 2021 Physiology and Benefits of Massage

Originally Published: Oct 27, 2015 Massage Rx: Write yourself a prescription for greater health and well-being Most everyone knows about the benefits associated with relaxation, stress reduction and improved sleep that results from having received a massage. However, the impact on the body systems and physiology has been mainly left uncharted in the Western world […]

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Feb 19, 2021 Exercise for Older Adults

Originally Published: Apr 02, 2020 Exercise not only helps you live longer—it helps you live better. Exercise has been proven to not just improve the quality of life; it also can ward off disease, elevate mood, and enhance everyday activities for every population, even more so in older demographics. As the body ages, its physical […]

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Feb 19, 2021 5 Health Benefits of Sweat

Originally Published: Jul 19, 2017 As fitness lovers, we know that a good sweat means you got a great workout. But besides the proof of a great workout, can sweating be good for you? We investigated and the answer is … yes, absolutely! Not only does sweat regulate our internal temperature, there are several lesser […]

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Feb 19, 2021 10 Ways to Stay Active During COVID-19

Originally Published: Mar 17, 2020 In the midst of COVID-19 the number one recommendation is to stay home and practice social distancing. As tempting as it is to binge watch TV show after TV show, there are much healthier ways to stay active and energized. Here are our top 10 ways to stay active both […]

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Feb 19, 2021 Summer Shrimp and Cauliflower Rice Stir-Fry

Originally Published: Jul 26, 2019 Nothing says summer better than seafood!  Try this healthy twist on stir-fry for a quick meal during the week that’s full of flavor and colorful veggies.  Recipe by Sarah Frazier, acac Timonium p.r.e.p. director Ingredients 16 oz bag cauliflower rice fresh, frozen, or thawed 1 lb bag raw shrimp, peeled and deveined […]

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Feb 18, 2021 Benefits of Chocolate for Heart Health

Originally Published: Jan 01, 2020 Is chocolate an unhealthy decadence or a healthy treat choice? It can actually be both!  There’s nothing quite as cozy as a mug of hot chocolate on a cold winter night. But how much chocolate is too much? acac Medical Director Dr. Greg Degnan shares some insight into the sweet treat.  Cocoa, the […]

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Feb 18, 2021 Is Indoor or Outdoor Exercise Better?

Originally Published: May 18, 2016 By Jeremy Robinson, Certified Personal Trainer By now, we’ve all heard that exercise is important for our overall health. But it’s really easy to let life get in the way of your best laid fitness plans. As a trainer, I’ve heard the gamut of excuses, from “I don’t have time,” to “I’ll check […]

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Feb 16, 2021 Frozen Food Questions Answered

Originally Published: Mar 24, 2016 Frozen Food Questions Answered While fresh food is always best, frozen foods can be just as healthy and, honestly, easier to store and prepare for those with a busy lifestyle! Here are some common questions with answers from our Registered Dietitians: “Can I buy from the frozen food section in […]

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