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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 […]