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Stand tall with your feet wider that hip-width apart. Bend forward at the waist to grab your toes with your hands. Drop down into a deep squat while keeping your arms straight, elbows inside your knees, back flat, and chest up. While holding your toes, raise your hips back and straighten your knees until you feel a good stretch in the back of your legs. Reverse the movement pattern and return to the starting position.

What Can We Do to Prevent Stroke?

Posted by Kurt Thigpen on March 19, 2019

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Category: Wellness
I wasn’t a traditional fan of the show.  Growing up, we didn’t even have FOX as part of our TV offerings in New England, ND.  When FOX became available to us, it wasn’t until the mid to late 90’s. That’s when the zip code 90210 became relevant in my life. My high school buddies would probably deny it now, but we were all fans. We watched reruns on summer afternoons, when it was still acceptable
Ingredients 4 chicken breast or thighs (you can also use a whole chicken and cut it into pieces) 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning (Basil, oregano, parsley, etc.) 1 clove minced garlic Pinch of sea salt Pinch of pepper 8-10-ounce jar of pitted kalamata olives, drained 8-10-ounce jar of artichoke hearts, drained 1 ½ cups sliced mushrooms ½ cup of white wine (can sub chicken broth or tomato sauce for Whole30) Garnish: Fresh chopped parsley and chopped

Word from the CEO: Know Your LDL Levels

Posted by Kurt Thigpen on February 19, 2019

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Category: Wellness
Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women? 1 in 4 Americans die from heart disease each year. What if my cholesterol is normal? Routine cholesterol levels are commonly used to estimate the number of lipoprotein particles (bad cholesterol particles). Your routine cholesterol tests may appear normal but could actually be dangerously high when performing an advanced lipoprotein particle test (LDL-P). This conflict between a routine cholesterol

Exercise of the Month: Base Rotations

Posted by Kurt Thigpen on February 19, 2019

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Category: Fitness
To complete this exercise, follow these steps: Stand in a ready position with your knees bent and hips back. Keeping your chest facing straight ahead, rapidly jump slightly off the floor and rotate your hips to the right as you move your arms to the left. Land and immediately jump back to your left, moving your arms to the right. Continue for a timed interval of up to 30 seconds

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