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The link between obesity and food policy

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that people diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart disease, diabetes, and obesity are at an increased risk of contracting severe COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked an explosion of reported health statistics and increased health promotion campaigns centered around vaccinations,...

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Ways to overcome sedentary (inactive) behaviors

Sedentary behaviours are not merely a lack of physical activity but sitting and lying as the dominant mode of posture and very low energy expenditure. Activities included in sedentary behaviour involve energy expenditure at the level of 1.0-1.5 metabolic equivalent units (METs) (one MET is the energy cost of resting quietly, often described in terms of oxygen uptake as 3.5 ml/kg.min)....

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The ABCs of self-care

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, self-care means to simply “care for one’s self.” The idea is sadly overlooked more often than it should be. For instance, someone starts something new, and in learning this new set of skills or tasks, one can forget about themselves. This can include but is not limited to morning...

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Understanding and combatting Imposter Syndrome

Over the last few years, a new phrase has become commonplace in the workplace: Imposter Syndrome. Merriam-Webster defines Imposter Syndrome as “a  psychological condition that is characterized by persistent doubt concerning one’s  abilities or accomplishments accompanied by the fear of being exposed as a fraud  despite evidence of one’s ongoing success.” It can be...

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