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Friday MineFit TidBit Triplet: Welcome to Summer with Muscles, Mind, and Body

Posted By Darrell Smith, Friday, June 3, 2016
Today’s TidbBit is a Triplet! See the following three short descriptions, helpful links, and postings on the website, for body breaks, avoiding the food coma, and the relevance of gut bacteria to weight loss!  

1. Get your Body out of the Daily Rigors in 60 seconds flat with a Mini-Break-Minute 

If you didn’t catch the mini-break minutes post over the holiday, here is a link. This is a series of simple and highly effective stretches to be performed on site, as a complementary movement while on equipment or at a desk.  

2. Avoid the Food Coma

Research indicates that more injuries occur when blood sugar is low, and that productivity levels decrease significantly after lunch, as a result of spiked blood sugar. What do you do to Fight the Food Coma? If you missed the webinar, not to worry. Download the presentation here. The presentation is organized into single-page slides that are easy to print and disseminate to employees. As you scroll through the presentation, print any slide that resonates with you, and post it in the break-room, in front of your office, or share the information with a colleague.  

3. Train your Brain with a Recent Video on Digestion and Weight Gain 

A recent NYT video (click here) summarizes how bacteria in the stomach can impact: (1) weight loss and gain, (2) ability to manage stress, and (3) even susceptibility to cancer and other long-term illnesses.  

So, what do we do with this information? The answer is complex; but, primary solutions are: when and what you eat; when you exercise; and when you sleep.  

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