Wellness

How to Deal with Difficult People at Work

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Is someone at work making your life difficult?

If so, you’re not alone.

Every workplace seems to have its difficult co-workers, bosses or customers. And they come in all varieties.

When trying to cope, it can help to understand the human dynamics of a situation. The inescapable fact is that any time two people are together, there’s potential for conflict.

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When Should You Seek Support for Anxiety?

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Did you know that anxiety disorders affect over 40 million Americans, but only one-third of affected people seek the help of a medical professional?

Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, but it is important to understand the difference between a disorder and everyday anxiety in order to know when to seek medical support.

Many people worry about important life events, like getting a job after graduation or even figuring out how to pay bills month-to-month.

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Magnesium's Role in Your Body

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You've probably heard of magnesium or seen it listed on your multivitamin, but do you know what it does for your body?

Approximately 300 biochemical reactions in your body are dependent on magnesium, including those that keep your heart rhythms, blood sugar and blood pressure in check.

Magnesium also helps with nerve function, ongoing repair of DNA and RNA and absorption of calcium for strong bones.

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Are Relationships as Important as Exercise?

Getting together with friends is good for your health.

How important are relationships to your health?
 
Extremely important!

Positive connections with others—spouses, partners, parents, friends and acquaintances—have proven health benefits.
 
Relationships are actually as important to our health as exercise and shouldn’t be overlooked as a source of physical and mental support. We are, after all, social animals.
 
I’m sure that’s good news for many of us!
 

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Say Hello to Brighter Skin

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The ways our skin changes throughout our lives can be influenced by sun exposure and preventive care as well as factors we can’t control, like skin disorders and heredity.

Skin imperfections that develop as we age include freckles and sunspots, acne scars, wrinkles, more visible blood vessels, cellulite and other textural and tone changes.

Today’s skin rejuvenation options can treat all of them, for men and women of every age.

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Improve Shoulder Function in 5 Steps

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You probably don’t think about it very much as you go about your daily tasks, but your shoulder is pretty important.

It is one of the most complex joints in your body. It allows you to move your arm 360 degrees and it acts as a stabilizer so your bones, ligaments and muscles can all work together.

In short, it is really important. Those who experience pain in their shoulder or lose function and range of motion can tell you all about how it can negatively affect their daily lives.

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Athletes May Need More Protein

Enjoy a salad with quinoa, avocado, beans and corn.

Are you training for a marathon or other long-distance event?

Do you work out intensely with weights?

If so, you may want to consult new guidelines recommending that “healthy, exercising individuals” eat more protein.

The guidelines, issued last year by The International Society of Sports Nutrition, recommend getting 1.4 to 2 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight daily.

In other words, an athletic woman of 140 pounds needs 89 to 127 grams of protein a day.

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