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    5 Tips For Eating Healthy This Easter

    Easter is a meaningful holiday for many of us and also a time to celebrate family and the coming of spring. Food definitely becomes a focus of this holiday. You can make the best of healthy eating by planning ahead and turning your efforts towards making the most of your time with family.

    1. Eat a balanced, whole food breakfast. For example, eat boiled/scrambled eggs along with some sauteed vegetables. Protein-packed smoothie could be an add on as well.
    2. Go for a walk. Get up 15 minutes earlier and be active in some way to set the tone for the day. You could also go for a walk after your Easter dinner with some family members.
    3. Stay hydrated. Often times, headaches begin when we become dehydrated and we eat foods that are high in sodium. Drinking plenty of water can balance out the extra sodium content and maintain our electrolyte balance.
    4. Stick to the basics. Offer to bring something you would like to eat or stick to the basics of protein and veggies for dinner.
    5. Save the goodies for after the meal. Easter candy such as jelly beans and cream-filled Easter eggs are definitely not the most ideal, nutritious food. Plan what you’re going to have in advance, stick with it and avoid eating anything that wasn’t on your list.

    Most of all have fun!  Enjoy the holiday with others and that alone surpasses wanting to eat.

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    10 Ways To Never Get Another UTI

    The urinary tract includes the kidneys (which filter the blood to produce urine), the ureters (the tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder), the bladder (which stores urine), and the urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside). A urinary tract infection (UTI) is caused by bacteria that enter the urinary tract.

    You can take these steps to reduce the risk of UTIs.

    1. Drink plenty of fluids (at least three to four glasses of water each day) to help flush bacteria out of the urinary tract.
    2. Practice good personal hygiene. Always wipe from front to back.
    3. Empty your bladder completely as soon as you feel the urge, or at least every three hours.
    4. Empty your bladder soon after sexual intercourse. Also, drink a glass of water.
    5. Get plenty of vitamin C. It makes urine acidic and helps keep bacteria down.
    6. Wear cotton underwear. Bacteria grows better in moist places. Cotton does not trap moisture.
    7. Avoid potentially irritating feminine products. Using deodorant sprays or other feminine products, such as douches and powders, in the genital area can irritate the urethra.
    8. Diaphragms, unlubricated or spermicide-treated condoms, can also contribute to bacterial growth. Using an alternate birth control method is suggested.
    9. Postmenopausal women who develop recurrent UTIs may benefit from using vaginal estrogen.
    10. Taking cranberry juice or cranberry tablets has been promoted as another way to help prevent recurrent UTIs. However, several studies demonstrate no benefit with cranberry and those studies showing that cranberry reduce the risk of recurrent UTIs are not convincing.

    The typical symptoms of a UTI include:

    • pain or burning when urinating
    • frequent need to urinate
    • urgent need to urinate
    • blood in the urine
    • discomfort in the lower abdomen

    If you experience any of these symptoms, stop by any of our clinics, we will do an in-house urinalysis on site. The results will be available in less than 5 minutes. Your urine may also be sent to the lab for culture based on the results. If an antibiotic is necessary, we will send it over to your pharmacy. No appointment is necessary at our clinics and you’ll only wait minutes to be seen. You can call ahead at (855) 9 FOR DOC and let us know you’re on the way or you can check in online.

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    7 ways to stay healthy when you sit at a desk all day

    We spend at least one third of our lives at work, so developing healthy habits in the office can help improve our quality of life. Although it is not always possible to stand while you work or spend your weekend on your feet, sitting all day long can have detrimental health effects, including increased risk of heart disease and muscle degeneration. Here are simple, practical tips you can start using today to stay healthy at work.

    1. Take hourly breaks. Every hour, get up from your desk and go for a quick walk anywhere (furthest room, copy machine, colleague’s desk). Just move. Set alarms on your computer or mobile device to take breaks.

    2. Organize your office. Use your time filing to stand up and move around your office. Don’t roll your chair around your office to get to your filing cabinets.

    3. Pick a good chair. A good chair provides adequate back support, which can help reduce stress on your back muscles and lessen your chances of back pain. Good posture is important, as bad posture can cause pain and even fatigue.

    4. Eat healthy snacks. Instead of buying candy bars or “health” bars (which are loaded with sugar), keep handy a stash of dry fruit or nuts.

    5. Hit the water. Get yourself a reusable water bottle and keep it on your desk. Drink at least one full bottle before lunch, and one full one before you go home at the end of the day.

    6. Give your eyes a break. An average of four five-minute breaks a day in addition to your usual ones not only reduces eye and muscle strain, but significantly improves your overall efficiency.

    7. Schedule your weekly fitness on Sunday night. Studies show that scheduling what you eat and when and how you exercise is the best way to stick to a healthy lifestyle. Write it down!

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