Color a picture – OSC: Wellness tip

OSC:Wellness brings you “quick tip” changes for healthier living. A more balanced sense of wellness can come One Small Change at a time.

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This is the last post in this year’s season of OSC: Wellness. If you missed any posts, you can check out the series page for the full list.

Today’s quick tip comes from a video by the Mayo Clinic, a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education.

Take time to color a picture. Coloring helps you relax and practice mindfulness, which is a focus on being in the moment. In the video below, psychiatrist Dr. Sheila Jowsey explains why this is an important part of stress reduction.

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Take a deep breath – OSC: Wellness tip

OSC:Wellness brings you “quick tip” changes for healthier living. A more balanced sense of wellness can come One Small Change at a time.

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Take two or three deep breaths. The increase in oxygen will help you feel more alert and less stressed.

–Shelly Najjar, RDN, MPH
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist,
Masters of Public Health

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Start a budget – OSC:Wellness tip

OSC:Wellness brings you “quick tip” changes for healthier living. A more balanced sense of wellness can come One Small Change at a time.

This week’s tip is from Dave Ramsey, a personal financial expert and best-selling author. Plus, if you’re ready to get started with your own budget, his public relations team mentioned EveryDollar, a free budget software created by Ramsey Solutions and accessible from your desktop, iPhone and Android.

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Start a budget
When you do, you’ll feel like you got a raise. And who doesn’t want that? Poor money management causes stress. It affects marriages and families and even your health! You can do this! Tell your money what to do instead of wondering where it went.

Dave Ramsey
Personal finance expert and best-selling author

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How to pick the best sunscreen – OSC:Wellness tip

OSC:Wellness brings you “quick tip” changes for healthier living. A more balanced sense of wellness can come One Small Change at a time.

Today’s quick tip comes from a video by WebMD, which provides timely and credible health and wellness information.

Wear sunscreen! Using the correct sunscreen protects against the harmful effects of the sun, including sunburn, early signs of aging, and cancer. In the video below, Chief Medical Editor Dr. Michael Smith explains the 4 qualities of the best sunscreen to choose.

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Go outside for better health – OSC:Wellness tip

OSC:Wellness brings you “quick tip” changes for healthier living. A more balanced sense of wellness can come One Small Change at a time.

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Go outside! Whether it’s for lunch, a quick walk, an outdoor meeting, or any number of other activities, being outdoors, especially in areas with green plants, helps improve mood, decrease stress, and provides opportunity for physical activity and social interactions.

–Shelly Najjar, RDN, MPH
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist,
Masters of Public Health

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Lunchtime mini-walk – OSC:Wellness tip

OSC:Wellness brings you “quick tip” changes for healthier living. A more balanced sense of wellness can come One Small Change at a time.

This week’s tip is from Pat Giurgevich, a family nurse practitioner, who shares an everyday quick tip with multiple benefits.

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Walk around 1 block at lunch.
It helps relieve eye strain from the computer screen at work; it gets the blood flowing, improves perspective, and only takes 10 minutes.

–Pat Giurgevich, ARNP
Nurse Practitioner

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