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03/29/2017 — Health Risk Assessment

      New Health Assessment available April 1 to Local 689 Members!   Are you making the healthiest choices that will help you sleep better or enjoy an active retirement?  Not sure?  Plan to take the new health assessment offered by The Transit Emplo...

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03/22/2017 — National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month! Here are some National Nutrition Month resources to get you started: My Plate Wins Real Solutions from Real Families (video) Remember to take advantage of the 689 Moving Metro Program.  

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03/22/2017 — National Colon Cancer Awareness Month

In February 2000, President Clinton officially dedicated March as National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Since then, it has grown to be a rallying point for the colon cancer community where thousands of patients, survivors, caregivers and advocates t...

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April 25, 2017

Are You Raising an 'Emotional Eater'?

tehw shared this story from WebMD Health.

Calming kids with food can start a vicious, fattening cycle, study says

April 25, 2017

3 Ways To Release Back Tension Using A Foam Roller

tehw shared this story from Prevention.

One of the most common problems we get at the pilates studio is people complaining about upper back or lower neck pain due to poor posture. When you slump forward with your neck or round your shoulders in, your poor muscles need to work overtime to hold everything up. This can eventually lead to misalignment, pinched nerves, pain, soreness, and a variety of other problems. 

The following foam roller exercises all aim to release those tight muscles of your upper back to solve these woes. (Here's a helpful guide to 5 different types of foam rollers, and when to use each one.) I'm using TriggerPoint's new vibrating Grid Vibe roller, but you can use any foam roller that is stiff enough to hold its shape when you lie on it, yet soft enough to be comfortable for your body. (Got 10 minutes? Then you've got time to lose the weight for good with Prevention's new 10-minute workouts and 10-minute meals. Get Fit in 10: Slim and Strong for Life now!)

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April 25, 2017

10 Condiments That Can Help You Lose Weight

tehw shared this story from Prevention.

Cutting back on calories can mean subsisting on a rotation of dull, tasteless food, but it doesn't have to be that way. Shake up your meals with the big, bold flavors of these slimming condiments. They're guaranteed to keep your taste buds happy so you can stay on track. (Never diet again and still lose weight with this cutting-edge plan that naturally retrains your fat cells from Prevention!)

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