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Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness Center

We are currently actively referring patients who want to take control of their life and get in shape to Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness Center. They have a great facility here in Warwick and offer a variety of activities, from swimming to yoga classes. We have a special offer for our patients not available to the general public, so click here for more information.

Ask about Healthtrax at your next office visit, or check out their website here.

WE QUIT - A Program For Women Who Want To Quit Smoking

If you're a woman who is looking to stop smoking, WE QUIT is a Lifespan program that is currently enrolling anybody who is interested. Click here for more information

Martial Arts For Senior Citizens

An excellent martial arts program taught by one of our very own patients here at Associciates in Primary Care Medicine, we're proud to promote this for any senior citizen looking to try something new or just looking for a way to stay active and healthy. Click here to learn more now

Winter Health Tips

Get a flu shot.

Stock up on your own utilities like pens. Cold and flu germs are commonly passed through hand-to-hand contact and shared, public objects.

Get enough sleep. University of Chicago researchers found that men who had slept only 4 hours a night for 1 week produced only half the amount of flu-fighting antibodies in their blood (jump-started by a flu shot), compared with those who slept 7 1/2 to 8 1/2 hours. 

Don't forget sunscreen - UVA light will still affect you in the winter.

Take care of your feet - the heavy boots and shoes winter demands can take its toll on your feet, so make sure they're properly moisturized and treated.

Make sure you're still drinking plenty of liquids. Cold weather may not make you as thirsty as you are during the summer, but this actually increases your risk of dehydration. Make sure to have a drink every so often.

 

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11 Simple, Proven Ways to Optimize Your Mental Health

Don’t wait for a crisis to get your mind right

Only you truly know the unique triumphs and travails of living in your own head. If you experience ongoing depression, anxiety or other symptoms, “Seeking professional help as early as possible, rather than waiting, can be critical,” says Dr. Robert Klitzman, a professor of psychiatry at Columbia University in New York City. However, you needn’t be diagnosed with a mental health condition to benefit from taking steps to improve your psychological well-being. Here are some ways you can get a mental edge. The payoff could include everything from a happier, healthier, longer life to better relationships....Click Here to continue reading..... 

32 Solutions for When You Can't Sleep

Beyond Counting Sheep—Your Action Plan

1. Keep Track

Record how much and when you sleep, fatigue levels throughout the day, and any other symptoms. This serves two purposes: It can identify activities that help or hurt the chances of a good night’s rest, and it’s a useful tool for a doctor or therapist, should you decide to see one. Digital programs like Zeo, YawnLog, and a variety of apps can all make snooze-tracking easier.  Click Here to read more.....

The 11 Daily Habits of Supremely Happy People 

What's The Secret?

We all have different goals, values, beliefs, and experiences, but there is one universal thing that binds us all: We just want to be happy. But for the most part, happiness seems more like an existential dream than an attainable reality.

Yet, everything we think, say, and do are linked to our innermost desires to achieve happiness. We get a new job because we think it will make us happy. We buy a new car because we think happiness might exist there. Or we get married, have kids, and maybe travel to some far-off destination because we think it will provide that sense of happiness we're all chasing.

But for some reason, often no matter what we do, happiness is just out of reach. That feeling of utter elation seems more temporary than permanent. It's here one moment, then gone the next. Just when we seem to have attained happiness in one form or another, the feeling is lost into the abyss.

So how is it that some people seem to be happy all the timeClick Here To Read More......