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Encore Episode: Financial Literacy & Retirement Planning

8/14/2018
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No matter your age, it's time to start planning for retirement.Money management is a tough subject. It’s difficult enough for many to meet their monthly bills. How much money do you need to save? You have to look at your lifestyle and see what it would take for you to save the equivalent of what you require for how you live. To save for retirement, look at how much you’re spending and the source of your retirement funds. Where will the money come from that supports you? The older set...

Duration:00:10:36

Encore Episode: How to Avoid Burnout During Peak Work Periods

8/7/2018
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Find ways to break the stress at work.Long days at the office? Are you feeling stressed out by work? Perhaps you can change your point of view. The things you think you can’t change can be stressful. There may be ways to enjoy more of the work or improve your ability to get through the work. Not every task in any job is enjoyable. Find a way to make those tough tasks fun. Perhaps a reward system will engage you better. Consider ways to make work fun that don’t disrupt the workplace if your...

Duration:00:11:50

Encore Episode: The Value of Wasting Time

7/31/2018
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Wasting time is good for you!The busy modern world makes it seem like you shouldn’t have a chance to get bored. However, there’s no shame in allowing yourself some downtime. Letting your mind roam enables more effective problem solving, creative thinking and productivity. It is imperative to carve out time for personal reflection. Tips for downtime: Listen as Dr. Alan Lightman joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss why we all need to learn to waste time.

Duration:00:14:33

How to Apply for SSI Disability & Get It Right

7/24/2018
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Find out how to apply for Social Security disability and improve your chances for approval.In 2017, 68.5 percent of applicants for Social Security disability who applied on their own were denied benefits. The process and paperwork is complicated and overwhelming for many. Eligibility Requirements for Application www.ssa.gov If you are able to return to work, there are incentives to aid your return. Receiving Social Security benefits isn’t necessarily lifelong. Some situations just...

Duration:00:20:08

Are You Having a Panic Attack?

7/17/2018
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Did you just have a panic attack or was it something else? No need to suffer quietly.Difficulty breathing, sweating, trembling, heart pounding, fear... sounds like you might be having a panic attack. Panic disorder has a genetic component, but panic attacks can occur for anyone. Stress precipitates panic attacks. Someone who is already stressed is prone to panic attacks. Many people suffer quietly. Panic attacks are short-lived and intense, lasting no more than a couple of hours. Rule...

Duration:00:15:23

Encore Episode: What's the Deal with Procrastination?

7/10/2018
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What's behind procrastination and how can you get things done sooner?Do you put things off? Why do you procrastinate? Fear and anxiety get in the way. Worries about failure are prominent. Sometimes there’s a fear of achievement. What projects are you putting off? Why are you putting them off? Looking at these aspects may get you moving more than someone telling you to just do it. Procrastination is so common that we may need to become a little more tolerant of it. We’re all human. You...

Duration:00:09:26

Encore Episode: Summer Eye Health

7/3/2018
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Take care of your eyes as you enjoy the great outdoors.The sun is shining, and you’re ready to hit the beach. Your eyes need to be safe while you have fun in the sun. Just as you wouldn’t forget sunscreen, be sure to grab your sunglasses before stepping outside. You want something that protects you against UVA and UVB rays. Your eye doctor can test your sunglasses. Eye sunburn can cause discomfort, blurry vision and pain. Sunglass lenses are often made of impact-resistant plastic. This...

Duration:00:10:41

Encore Episode: Your Missing Beach Body

6/26/2018
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Where did your beach body go? How do you get it back?Spring has sprung. It’s almost time to hit the beach. Maybe you’ve got some winter warming weight padding you out more than you would like when you slip into your swimsuit. Your ideal beach body may be your shape from your twenties. You have to trace back when things changed so you can get closer to the idea. Activity levels change, as do lifestyles and eating habits. Aging can’t be helped, but other factors can. Consider adding extra...

Duration:00:21:37

Encore Episode: Olympic Athlete vs. Average Joe: Fitness & Nutrition

6/19/2018
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What does it take to be more like an Olympian?Olympic athletes dedicate their lives to their sports. It’s inspiring and may leave you dreaming about becoming an Olympic contender. Can the average Joe become a medalist? The truth is that most people have daily jobs, making training difficult. Olympians have a team of physical therapists, nutritionists and doctors to help them succeed. They also work to the point of overtraining. You need to rest your muscles and sleep in order to get...

Duration:00:18:39

Encore Episode: So Long to Crutches & Scooters: A New Way to Get Around

6/12/2018
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Recover from your lower leg injury without limiting your mobility.According to the National Institutes of Health, around six and a half million people in the United States use a cane, walker or crutches to assist with their mobility. Crutches are awful. Scooters make life a bit simpler. But, wouldn't it be amazing if you could keep walking without putting pressure on your knee or your injured lower leg? The iWalk Free is a prosthetic frame that wraps to the upper thigh to enable walking...

Duration:00:13:12

Encore Episode: Healthy Eats for Movie Goers

6/5/2018
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Learn some healthy alternative snacks to take to the movies or on another outing.You’re headed to the movies or another outing. You need something healthy, tasty and portable. Now you can save money on your life insurance just for being healthy. HealthIQ helps physically active people save up to 33% on their life insurance. Go to HealthIQ.com/lifestooshort to get a free quote. - sponsor Here are some simple suggestions: If you do buy snacks when you’re out, portion control is your...

Duration:00:24:07

Encore Episode: How to Get the Most out of Your Apartment Gym

5/29/2018
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It's time to take advantage of the apartment gym that's included in your lease. You can even use these tips for hotel gyms.If you have access to an on-site gym, do you take advantage of the facility? Do you use the cool gym at the hotel when you travel? It’s time to get the most out of your gym access. This is your opportunity to try something new. Equipment will be limited in comparison to a large gym. Here are some tips to get the most out of your on-site gym. Sample...

Duration:00:14:00

The Value of Wasting Time

5/22/2018
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Wasting time is good for you!The busy modern world makes it seem like you shouldn’t have a chance to get bored. However, there’s no shame in allowing yourself some downtime. Letting your mind roam enables more effective problem solving, creative thinking and productivity. It is imperative to carve out time for personal reflection. Tips for downtime: Listen as Dr. Alan Lightman joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss why we all need to learn to waste time.

Duration:00:14:33

How to Avoid Burnout During Peak Work Periods

5/15/2018
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Find ways to break the stress at work.Long days at the office? Are you feeling stressed out by work? Perhaps you can change your point of view. The things you think you can’t change can be stressful. There may be ways to enjoy more of the work or improve your ability to get through the work. Not every task in any job is enjoyable. Find a way to make those tough tasks fun. Perhaps a reward system will engage you better. Consider ways to make work fun that don’t disrupt the workplace if...

Duration:00:11:50

Improve Your Memory

5/8/2018
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Who couldn't use a memory tune-up?How’s your memory? Does it need a little work? The more you exercise your memory, the stronger your memory becomes. One memory technique involves strong visualization attached to things you need to remember. You can create a story to help connect the things you want to remember. The less it makes sense, the more it sticks in your memory. Listen as U.S. Memory Champion Chester Santos joins Melanie Cole, MS, to share how you can improve your memory.

Duration:00:12:45

3 "D" Health Hacks for Spring

5/1/2018
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Get your vitamin D, destress and declutter with these great spring tips.Spring has sprung. These three “D” health hacks will help you make the most of it. Vitamin D The CDC has discovered vitamin D deficiency is the third most common deficiency found in testing. You need 5000 IU of vitamin D daily for bone and immune health. Vitamin D can be found in the sun. Twenty minutes of sunshine daily will help, but you have to get sun without the sunscreen. Keep your personal skin sensitivity in...

Duration:00:16:47

Your Missing Beach Body

4/24/2018
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Where did your beach body go? How do you get it back?Spring has sprung. It’s almost time to hit the beach. Maybe you’ve got some winter warming weight padding you out more than you would like when you slip into your swimsuit. Your ideal beach body may be your shape from your twenties. You have to trace back when things changed so you can get closer to the idea. Activity levels change, as do lifestyles and eating habits. Aging can’t be helped, but other factors can. Consider adding extra...

Duration:00:21:37

Financial Literacy & Retirement Planning

4/17/2018
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No matter your age, it's time to start planning for retirement.Money management is a tough subject. It’s difficult enough for many to meet their monthly bills. How much money do you need to save? You have to look at your lifestyle and see what it would take for you to save the equivalent of what you require for how you live. To save for retirement, look at how much you’re spending and the source of your retirement funds. Where will the money come from that supports you? The older set...

Duration:00:10:36

Encore Episode: Is Your Son Actually Lazy?

4/10/2018
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Why doesn't your son seem motivated to do more?“My son is lazy. He isn’t living up to his potential.” Does this sound familiar? Maybe he isn’t coasting through life. The expectations placed on him may be so great that he’s under pressure. He may not feel like he can reach those expectations, so he flies under the radar. Trying hard and failing reinforces negative feelings. Of course, you’re going to worry about your son. You want him to prosper. If you yell and scream at him too much,...

Duration:00:15:25

Encore Episode: Plans for When Hunger Strikes

4/3/2018
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Make smart food choices when life has other plans.When trying to change your eating habits, planning is your best friend. No matter how much you plan, things come up that can throw you off the rails. Planning Ahead Starting your day with some food on board can help you resist cravings a little later. Stick to proteins, whole grains, and healthy fats. Prepare something that you can take with you instead of planning to pick something up along the way. Fruit, cheese sticks, and toast are...

Duration:00:16:24