Help Your Health Survive the Holidays

As the holiday season approaches, some people tend to throw their health goals to the curb and wait to pick them back up after the New Year. Live Better is challenging you to focus on your health right through the holiday season. Whether your personal health goal is about weight loss, heart health or managing your diabetes, here are a few tips to help your health survive the holidays. Take control. Set realistic goals and be aware of your actions throughout the holidays. Maintaining your...



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BodyTrac Participants Find Support in Live Better Fit

While making the initial decision to lose weight is a personal one, having accountability and support system in place can help you stay on track with your goals. In June, Live Better, the Archbold Medical Center-led collaborative of key community leaders and partners focused on improving the overall health of the citizens of Thomas County, launched Live Better Fit (LB Fit). The 25-week wellness program is a collaboration with local businesses and gyms. The goal of LB Fit is to teach...



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Townie Members Lean on Each Other During Live Better Fit      

Accountability and a strong support system can make or break a journey towards a healthier lifestyle. And a significant other can be a strong ally when trying to lose weight. In June, Live Better, the Archbold Medical Center-led collaborative of key community leaders and partners focused on improving the overall health of the citizens of Thomas County, launched Live Better Fit (LB Fit). The 25-week wellness program is a collaboration with local businesses and gyms. The goal of LB Fit is...



Love Your Heart

Love Your Heart Did you know that one out of every four deaths in the United States is related to heart disease, which makes it the leading cause of death for both men and women in America? The term “heart disease” refers to several types of heart conditions. The most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease (CAD), which can cause heart attack. There are several things that you can do to reduce your risk for developing heart disease. Don’t smoke Exercise...



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YMCA Members Successful with Live Better Fit

Making the decision to lose weight is a big step in wanting to live a healthier lifestyle. Finding the initial motivation to start a weight loss journey can be hard. It is a delicate balance between commitment, support, proper nutrition and exercise. However, having the right plan in place can make it easier and effective. In June, Live Better, the Archbold Medical Center-led collaborative of key community leaders and partners focused on improving the overall health of the citizens of...



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Live Better 5K Pink Run and Elite Challenge Saturday

Live Better 5K Pink Run and Elite Challenge Saturday This Saturday (September 28), Live Better, the Archbold-led community health initiative, will hold the fourth annual Live Better 5K Pink Run and Elite Challenge to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The run will help promote the link between obesity and cancer, as well early detection of breast cancer and overall healthy living. If You Go · Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019 · Location: Lewis Hall...



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How to Train for a 5K

For new runners, signing up to complete a 5K race can represent a big commitment. It takes time, dedication and proper preparation. So where should you start? “New runners need to let their physician know if they are starting a new exercise regimen, since some medical conditions may impact their ability to handle the new activity,” said Kayla O’Neal, DPT, Physical Therapist at Archbold’s Outpatient Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center. After getting clearance to start...



The Power of Protein

Proteins serve as building blocks for muscles, bones, cartilage, skin, blood, organs, enzymes, hormones and even some vitamins. Your body is constantly breaking down and putting together proteins to make a variety of important things for the body. Foods in the protein group come from both animal and plant sources and include foods like meat, poultry, fish, eggs, beans, peas, nuts, seeds, and soy products. Besides actual protein, foods in this group also provide your body with other...



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Leslie Strickland Stays Focused on Health with Live Better Fit  

Making a commitment to lose weight can be hard. And staying focused while on your journey to better health can be the most difficult part of it. In June, Live Better, the Archbold Medical Center-led collaborative of key community leaders and partners focused on improving the overall health of the citizens of Thomas County, launched Live Better Fit (LB Fit). The 25-week wellness program is a collaboration of local businesses and gyms. The goal of LB Fit is to teach people how to lead a...



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UGA Extension Office Named Live Better Partner

UGA Extension Office Named Live Better Partner Live Better, the Archbold Medical Center-led collaborative of key community leaders focused on improving the health of the citizens of Thomas County, recently formed another partnership with a local organization that has committed to taking action in support of measurable Live Better goals. The UGA Extension Office in Thomas County is one of the most recent organizations to become a Live Better partner. To help inspire people to live a...



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Thomas County Health Department Named Live Better Partner

Thomas County Health Department Named Live Better Partner Live Better, the Archbold Medical Center-led collaborative of key community leaders focused on improving the health of the citizens of Thomas County, recently formed another partnership with a local organization that has committed to taking action in support of measurable Live Better goals. The Thomas County Health Department is one of the most recent organizations to become a Live Better partner. To help inspire people to live a...



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What’s the Big Deal with Sodium?

Increased sodium intake is associated with high blood pressure and increased risk for heart attack, stroke and kidney failure. Sodium is a mineral that is found in nature and therefore found naturally in some foods, but sodium is also added to almost all foods that are processed to enhance flavor, maintain freshness, or perform some other function related to food quality. While our bodies do need sodium to function, we only need about 800mg a day, which we can get very easily from...