Training your mind like an Olympian

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When it comes to training like an Olympic athlete, it’s important to not only train your body, but your mind as well. Even though the 2016 Olympics have come to a close, we know just how important it is to continue building mental fitness after two weeks of intense competition. While a strong mind may not win the competition, a weak one will surely lose. Continue reading

Olympic Dining

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Training for an Olympic sport starts at the kitchen table. In order to sustain the energy levels of an Olympian athlete, you must fuel properly—before and after training sessions. Ahead of the Beijing Games, Michael Phelps was consuming 12,000 calories a day (4,000 per meal)! Your daily caloric intake should be based on basal metabolic rate—the number of calories you burn naturally throughout the day—and the frequency and intensity of your exercise routine. Continue reading

Go for gold

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If you’re like me, you have Rio Fever! Growing up, I always loved watching the Olympics—gymnastics was my favorite sport. Olympic athletes inspire us with their discipline and natural talent as they climb higher, jump further and run faster—constantly breaking records. They encourage us all to take on new challenges. Whether your goal is to run a marathon, improve your foul shot or compete in a triathlon competition, there are lessons to be learned from the world’s top athletes. Continue reading

World Hepatitis Day

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July 28th is World Hepatitis Day. Viral hepatitis infection reaches 400 million people worldwide, which is more than 10 times the number of people infected with HIV. Each year, an estimated 1.4 million people die around the world from hepatitis, according to the World Health Organization. In order to raise awareness of hepatitis, our team of Insurance Specialists wanted to share some quick facts about viruses that cause hepatitis as well as prevention and treatment options. Continue reading

Grilled to Perfection

 

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When it comes to summer-fun, grilling is usually involved. While we might immediately think of frozen patties and hotdogs, there are plenty of ways to impress your guests with healthy, backyard-style, grilled recipes. Don’t torch your cookout from the start—let’s chat and chew about grilling tips to help turn up the heat this summer! Continue reading