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The Healthy Reads Blog is your source for insights into medical trends, concierge medicine, primary care, wellness, and more.

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By: Brandon Rice, Health Coach
August 17th, 2022

Warming up is an important piece of exercise. Without a good warm-up, you not only risk injury, but you also won't be maximizing the potential of your workout.

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Medical Perspectives | Lifestyle & Wellness | Concierge Medicine

By: Melissa Gifford
August 17th, 2022

So, you haven’t been to the doctor in years. No worries, you aren’t alone. It’s estimated that 25% of people in the United States don’t have a primary care physician and about 20% of people haven’t been to a doctor in more than five years.

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Lifestyle & Wellness | Wellness

By: Jaime Monsen, Certified Health Coach
August 12th, 2022

Why am I health coach? My journey actually started as a young athlete. I was a competitive gymnast and by the age of 14, I had to see a sports medicine physician to work through injuries, because we know athletes encounter injuries.

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Lifestyle & Wellness | OptimizePMD | Wellness

Our bodies are a lot like cars. A brand-new car hardly needs maintenance, aside from a regular oil change or tune-up.

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Lifestyle & Wellness | Wellness

Stress. We all have it in some form. But there are many ways to manage and ultimately reduce it. Today, I'm going to talk about four simple strategies that can help you better manage your stress. 

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Lifestyle & Wellness | Facebook Live Recap

We hear a lot about calories. How many calories are in this food or that food? That's not worth the calories. Or that's going to put some extra calories on your day.

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Lifestyle & Wellness | Wellness

Today, we're going to talk about why I am a health coach. How did I become a health coach? And why do I love what I do? Read on or watch the video below. 

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Lifestyle & Wellness | Wellness

Today, I'm going to give you a quick overview of what a stress management appointment with a health coach at PartnerMD may look like for you. This will vary from person to person. We all deal with stress a little differently, and we all feel stress a little differently.