Lifestyle & Wellness

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The importance of community 

I love this warmer weather! My favorite part about this time of year is the ability to re-engage with people out in the world. Every spring and summer, I talk to neighbors that I haven’t seen since the start of winter. I often reconnect with friends and family for cookouts, outdoor sporting events, or dinners on patios. I have the chance to explore new parks and trails with my wife, which is a way that we like to connect and spend quality time together. 

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What’s up doc, is a plant-based diet right for me?

Whether it was told to you by a parent, taught to you through the food pyramid or recommended by your doctor, all of us have heard that we need to eat more fruits and vegetables. But what does that mean? The exact amount varies by age, but the USDA MyPlate program represents having fruits and vegetables visually as taking up half of your plate and is a fantastic way to assess each meal and snack. Adding more fruits and vegetables to the diet can be a great way to improve your health.

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Harnessing the Power of Spring: Exercising Outdoors 

As the seasons shift and the chill of winter gives way to the warmth of spring, there’s a sense of renewal in the air. With the sun shining bright and nature coming back to life, what better time to get back to that exercise routine, or to continue your current one, by taking it outdoors. Embracing exercise is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle and outdoor workouts not only offer a refreshing change of scenery, but also bring health benefits for both the body and mind. 

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