Daily Thrive: How Do You Know If Your Dog is Overheated?

  • 26 July 2016
  • Content Editor

By Caren Burmeister

It’s 106 degrees Fahrenheit outside, or at least it feels like it, and Fido is wagging his tail and scratching at the door. He’s begging to go running at the park. If you can handle the heat, so can he, right? Wrong.

“Unlike people, dogs can’t sweat to cool themselves,” says Dr. Alanna Lowry, a veterinarian at Fleming Island Pet Clinic. “People will bring them out in the same situations, but dogs are more susceptible.”

Daily Thrive: Making the Most of Your Lunch Break

  • 26 July 2016
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By Jon Vredenburg, MBA, RD, CDE, CSSD, LD/N

Lack of time is typically the number one excuse people will claim for not getting enough physical activity. The lunch hour provides a great opportunity to maintain some level of fitness amidst our busy lives. Although emerging from a mid-day workout dripping with sweat may be great for maximizing the heart rate, it can be bad for business. Thankfully, it is still possible to stay active at lunch, without needing to take the rest of the day off for cleaning up.

Daily Thrive: Family Swimming for Fun and Fitness

  • 26 July 2016
  • Content Editor
Seth and Emily Carpenter playfully toss their son Richmond

By Bob Fernee, Photography by Woody Huband

The tension builds as 3-year-old Richmond Carpenter stands poised, knees bent, looking at the deep end of the family’s backyard swimming pool in front of him. Then with a yelp and a splash, he hits the water, goes under, comes up and starts swimming like a fish, as natural as can be.

His sisters, Zoe, age 9, and Teagan, age 6, let out sounds of celebration when they too create a plunge into the crystal clear blue water. Surfacing, they swim effortlessly to the end of the pool.

Back to Basics for Real Results

  • 26 July 2016
  • Content Editor

By Bob Fernee, Photography by Will Dickey

The world is full of gimmicks and false promises. Nowhere is this more evident than in the fitness business. A new “innovation,” contraption or “sure-fire” method is always being touted.

That is not the way at Titan Up Fitness, where owner and trainer, Andy Decker, takes things back to the basics. Since 2012, he has brought his clients results by relying on what really works.

When Hot is too Hot

  • 26 July 2016
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What happens when your body overheats?

By Jon Vredenburg, MBA, RD, CDE, CSSD, LD/N

Life in the Sunshine State is beautiful, but hot. Really hot. That same sun that spreads happiness by shining in the sky can be a formidable foe if you are not careful. As the temperature outside increases, so does the prevalence of heat illnesses. A careful understanding of how the body regulates temperature can help you identify when seeking shelter from the sun may be a matter of life and death, and what you can do to stay safe this summer.

Shoes That Work

  • 30 June 2016
  • Jaxcher

Sourced from bestwalkingfeet.com

Working a long shift on your feet for hours at a time can be tough on your entire body. The right shoes can make all the difference in the world. Here is a list of some of the top shoes that provide support and comfort.

Dansko Clogs

               Durable and reliable, Dansko has been making great shoes for standing long hours for decades. Their cork insole and strong arch support are fantastic for posture and pressure on joints.

Sleep and Memory

  • 30 June 2016
  • Jaxcher

If you are working the night shift, sleep can be elusive.  If you are in a high stress job, not getting enough sleep can cause you to make mistakes.  Here are some recent research findings on how sleep deprivation can affect your memory.  Take them into account, and make sleep a priority for peak work performance.

Stay Hydrated on the Clock

  • 30 June 2016
  • Jaxcher

Work is consuming, and we often neglect ourselves when we are pushing through a long shift. A simple way to take care of your body while punching the clock is to drink more water. Here are some tips to keep you hydrated while at work.

·        Bring a Water Bottle to Work: Bring a 32 oz. water bottle to work. Fill it when you get there and try to drink the entire bottle before lunch. Refill at lunch and challenge yourself to drink it all by the end of the work day.

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