INTEGRIS Blog: On Your Health

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Oklahoma's Flu Season is Severe, Especially for Pregnant Women

News sources across the country say this year’s flu season is a particularly rough one. In fact, there are mandatory school closings in more than a half dozen schools in Oklahoma right now because of virulent flu outbreaks. The CDC recommends everyone older than six months receive a flu shot, particularly those who may have a high risk of a severe reaction to the illness, such as young children and pregnant women.

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January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Since January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, we encourage you to take this quiz to see how much you know about your cervical health. Did you get a low score? Read on to learn some fast facts to help you protect yourself and your daughters.

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Alternatives to Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is a staple in most American kitchens but many people don’t realize there are a wide variety of nut butters made from other nut varieties. When it comes to health benefits, peanut butter just can’t compete with the healthy ingredients found in other nut butters.

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Make Volunteering Part of Your New Year’s Resolutions

At the end of 2017, many Oklahomans spent time reflecting on the past year while planning resolutions to create a better life. Now that we have entered into the new year, why not add volunteer to your list of 2018 resolutions and benefit those in your community, as well as yourself? Bonus: you just might live longer.

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Dietary Tips for Managing Hypothyroidism

Your brain, heart, muscles and other organs only work properly when supplied with proper amounts of the thyroid hormone and without it your body doesn’t use energy properly or stay adequately warm. This disorder is known as hypothyroidism. Did you know it can managed through a change in diet and simple medication?

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An Update From the INTEGRIS Employee Who Lost More Than 100 Pounds

Are you struggling with motivation for your New Year's resolution? Here's a weight loss story to inspire you.

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How to Start a Running Program

Some love running; some hate it. But one thing is for sure: if you’ve never been a runner, getting started is the hardest part. We’re answering all your running questions to help you get on the right track — pun intended.

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New Year’s Resolutions: The Science Behind Forming Healthy Habits

It can be easy to beat yourself up after years of failed New Year’s resolutions, but there may be more to it than lack of motivation. New Year’s resolutions are nothing more than creating new habits, but you need to retrain your brain to create them.

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The Importance of Foam Rolling

Your post-workout routine should always include stretches, but foam rolling is an important step, too. Learn more about the benefits of foam rolling on the INTEGRIS blog.

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Top 17 On Your Health Posts of 2017

To wrap up the year, we’ve compiled the top 17 most popular On Your Health posts of 2017. From snakes and baby boxes to kitchen essentials and weight loss success stories, our readers wanted information on the latest health trends and we were more than happy to oblige.

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