How to Prepare for a Fin-tastic Shark Week

Calling all enthusiasts of the deep blue sea: Shark Week approaches! Are you ready? From July 28th to August 4th, sharks will be in the much-deserved spotlight. Whether you’re an aficionado or new to Shark Week (what, have you been living under an anemone?) this is the best week of the year, and it’s all in the prep. Read on to learn how to get set for a fin-tastic Shark Week! Click on the link below:  
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The Sad Truth About Sleep-Tracking Devices and Apps

Excerpt: For the last two weeks, I’ve added an extra step to my bedtime routine: strapping a computer around my wrist. In sleep-tracking labs, the gold-standard scientific equipment typically includes sensors that are connected to someone’s face and neck to measure eye and brain activity, among other variables. But sleep-tracking apps for wearable devices like the Apple Watch or Fitbit primarily look at movement and heart rate to determine when you are asleep or awake — which are generally no...
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EXERCISE COULD BE PRESCRIBED TO TREAT ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

Scientists behind a study showing exercise can ease the symptoms of disorders like depression hope working out could one day be prescribed to mental health patients in hospitals. The team behind the paper, published in the journal Global Advances in Health and Medicine, set up a gym for hospitalized mental health patients at the University of Vermont Medical Center. They offered tailored exercise and nutrition programs to the patients, including a 60-minute, four-times-a-week workout schedule...
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Keep Your Cool in Hot Weather!

Learn about heat-related illness and how to stay cool and safe in hot weather. High temperatures kill hundreds of people every year. Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable, yet more than 600 people die from extreme heat every year. Take measures to stay cool, remain hydrated, and keep informed. Getting too hot can make you sick. You can become ill from the heat if your body can’t compensate for it and properly cool you off. The main things affecting your body’s ability to cool its...
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July 21 is National Ice Cream Day, so…

Diets are off on Sunday! Americans consume about 23 gallons of ice cream each year, on average. As the summer reaches peak temperatures in July, Americans celebrate National Ice Cream Month as a way to cool off and enjoy the nation’s favorite frozen treat with friends and family. Ice cream has historically been a key feature of American communities. According to an IDFA survey, most ice cream companies are family owned and have been in operation for more than 50 years! Here’s more sweet news:...
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Turn TV time into Fitness Time

Don't have time to exercise? Turn your next TV session into an exercise challenge. Either make up your own or google the TV show you are watching along with the word "workout". Some examples are included below. Send me a copy of your home made program or a picture of yourself working out to your favorite TV show!
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July is National Grilling Month

NATIONAL GRILLING MONTH Summer is the time for the best outdoor cooking, so it is no surprise July is National Grilling Month. Don’t let improperly prepared food ruin your summer. Use these grilling tips keep you grilling and enjoying the beautiful weather all season long.Wash your hands.  Use hand sanitizer when clean water isn’t readily available where you are grilling. Keep food cold until you are ready to put them on the grill. Letting them sit allows bacteria to grow. Don’t mi...
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Happy 4th of July Eve!

Tomorrow is our 243rd celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  Since we will be closed tomorrow, we are starting our celebration early! Send in a snapshot of your patriotic events tomorrow and we will include you on our social media: katrin@62deg.com.
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EXERCISE COULD BE PRESCRIBED TO TREAT ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

Scientists behind a study showing exercise can ease the symptoms of disorders like depression hope working out could one day be prescribed to mental health patients in hospitals. The team behind the paper, published in the journal Global Advances in Health and Medicine, set up a gym for hospitalized mental health patients at the University of Vermont Medical Center. They offered tailored exercise and nutrition programs to the patients, including a 60-minute, four-times-a-week workout schedule...
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