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New Health.gov Activity Guidelines: 8 Things to Know

In November 2018, the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (health.gov) released the 2nd Edition of Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, after a decade of research since the 1st edition. Here are the 8 biggest ​takeaways​:​Health guidelines recommend 22 minutes of activity per day Even more research ​indicates adults need 150 to 300 minutes of moderate-intensity […]

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Do You Need Blue Light Blocking Glasses?

​Once you’ve heard about blue light blocking glasses, you will see them everywhere.You’ve spent hours each day sitting in front of a computer when you see an ad. Then you see them in stores. ​I recently saw them while buying new glasses. They were also featured in last week’s post about freelancer gifts. But what […]

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25 Awesome Gifts for Freelancers

​It’s the holiday season! The time for Michael Buble and gift giving, so you’ve been shopping hard for others (and probably yourself too)! But do you wonder what to tell people is on your wish list? What about investments in your home office that ​would make your job easier? ​Check out 25 Awesome Gifts for Freelancers […]

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8 Tips for Thanksgiving Damage Control

​It’s almost here!Thanksgiving is a special time to be appreciative of people, memories, and opportunities in our lives. Gratitude is central to the entrepreneur ethos, so I’ll be sure to come back to it. But you know why I’m here. This Stanford article states people gain an average of 1 pound per holiday season. ​Me on Thanksgiving Let’s […]

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World Diabetes Day- 5 Ways to Reduce Your Risk

Why is diabetes awareness important? (CDC)30.3 million US adults have diabetes (1 in 11). 1 in 3 people have prediabetes. Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of US death. Diabetes and high blood glucose are the ​#1 cause of adult-onset blindness, kidney failure, and loss of toes or feet, and can lead to heart disease and stroke. ​​People diagnosed […]

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6 Reasons You Should Attend Conferences in Your Field

​Last weekend, I attended the American Medical Writers’ Association (AMWA) annual national conference in Washington, D.C. I’m actually writing this blog in D.C., after touring the National Gallery of Art​ and daydreaming ​possibilities of the freelance lifestyle… First, a little personal story: My freelance writing career and this blog are based in medical writing- the professional communication […]

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What to Do Instead of Intermittent Fasting

What is intermittent fasting?By now, you’ve probably heard of intermittent fasting as a trendy way to lose weight. The ancient practice of choosing not to eat or drink during certain time periods has seen a renewal in the past few years. There are plenty of books, online programs, protocols, and real experts on intermittent fasting. […]

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Start Exercise if You Hate Exercise: 3 Tips

How do you “start exercise?”A top benefit of freelancing and entrepreneurship is owning your schedule. But don’t you hate those things that still make it so hard to ​exercise? Maybe you’ve never ​tried it before, ​didn’t think it was important, or ​don’t think you have ​time. But now that you’re thinking about it, how ​would ​you start?​​​Knowing […]

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5 Tips for Moving Freelancers

​Moving sucks.I just learned the hard way that launching a business, writing a weekly blog for a growing email list, working full time, and moving in the same month is a tough combination. I wanted to write a shorter post of 5 things I ​probably ​​did​​​ to make my move as smooth as possible for my […]

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Vaccine Before Halloween!

​Flu vaccination reduces the risk of illness ​by 40-60%, and may reduce your symptoms if you get sick​ ​​​CDCFlu ​vaccinations are a hallmark of nearly all worksite wellness programs, with top employers even bringing nurses to employee desks.  In the U.S., hospital and doctor’s visits and medications from the flu cost $4.6 billion per year, and […]

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