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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: Allison Kaminski, Health Coach
June 22nd, 2021

Strength training can help you buff up and slim down, increase your overall muscle mass, and keep your bones and joints healthy. But while it may be easy to find a program, it’s natural for momentum to fade over time, leaving you once again searching for the right routine.

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By: Brandon Rice, Health Coach
June 18th, 2021

What is health coaching like at PartnerMD? What might your first appointment look like? What can you do to best utilize our health coaches? Short Pump health coach Brandon Rice walks you through what he likes to do during that first meeting with a patient and how he helps people put together a plan to achieve their goals for the long term.

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When you're feeling stressed, you are not able to get into your parasympathetic nervous system, which is rest and digest. You're actually activating your sympathetic nervous system, which is trying to protect you, so it's taking all of that energy that would go to help you calm down and go to sleep and keeping you in a state of fight or flight.

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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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By: Sarah Brawley, Health Coach
June 7th, 2021

If you're working toward living an overall healthier lifestyle, it's important to make the most out of every trip to the grocery store. PartnerMD health coach Sarah Brawley offers six tips for healthier grocery shopping.

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Owings Mills health coach Yvonne Bull shares a series of leg strengthening exercises that are perfect for seniors. You can do these with just a chair and wall in your own home, while you're watching TV, or while you're sitting at your desk. Watch the video below for a demonstration of each exercise. 

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By: Jim Burford, M.D.
June 2nd, 2021

Sleep is your body’s opportunity for restoration. As you snooze through the night, many of your body’s organs are hard at work preparing the body for the next day.

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Does work have you feeling overwhelmed? Need to take a minute between meetings to calm your mind and control your stress? Owings Mills health coach Yvonne Bull has you covered with a quick meditation technique you can do whether you're working from home or at the office.