Your Personal Best

Your Personal Best, Oct. 2, 2020: Get Up And Move

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Aundralesha Wordlow TUSCALOOSA— Shelton State Community Health and Wellness Division Chair Dr. Milady Murphy with this week’s personal on getting up and doing more physical activity. ” We are sitting down way too much,” Murphy said. She said that this could be because of the workplace or it could be

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Your Personal Best, Sept. 25, 2020: Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Aundralesha Wordlow TUSCALOOSA— Shelton State Community Health and Wellness Division Chair Dr. Milady Murphy with this week’s personal best concerning suicide prevention awareness month. Leading the way in suicide prevention as a resource is the national suicide prevention lifeline. “Positive coping techniques help us to handle everyday stressors,” Murphy said.

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Your Personal Best, Sept. 18, 2020: Work Your Muscles

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Aundralesha Wordlow TUSCALOOSA— Shelton State Community College Health and Wellness Division Chair Dr. Milady Murphy with this week’s personal best regarding muscle loss in the body in men and women. After the age of 25, men and women alike lose precious muscle in the body. “The only way to counteract

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Your Personal Best, Sept.11, 2020Adding Fiber In Your Diet

WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Aundralesha Wordlow TUSCALOOSA— Shelton State Community Health and Wellness Division Chair Dr. Milady Murphy with this week’s personal best concerning adding fiber to your everyday diet. “There are seven elements to good nutrition”, Murphy said. She said that fiber is one and it is found in fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

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Your Personal Best, Sept. 3, 2020: Simple Exercise Can Help Back Pain

TUSCALOOSA, AL-  Sitting for long periods of time not only creates tightness and tension in the lower back but weakens the abdominal muscles. According to Dr. Milady Murphy a simple exercise known as “The Pelvic Tilt,” can counteract some of those problems. Simply done, lie flat to the floor, knees up, feet shoulder-width apart, while

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Your Personal Best, Aug. 27, 2020: FDA New Labels

By WVUA23 Digital Reporter Aundralesha Wordlow TUSCALOOSA— The Food and Drug Administration is rolling out new food labels. The new labels will include larger print, serving sizes and calorie counts that are more in line with the American diet, Vitamin D values and mineral potassium. Shelton State Community College Wellness Division Chair Dr. Milady Murphy

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Your Personal Best, Aug. 20, 2020: Exercising When Injured

These are tough times, especially if you’ve incurred an injury. But that doesn’t mean you have to stop exercising if your physician gives you the OK. For example, if you’ve had an injury to your feet, knees or legs, you can still exercise your upper half. Here’s an example of some light upper-body exercises you

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Your Personal Best, Aug. 13, 2020: Diaphragmatic Breathing

We all know we’re in difficult and trying times, meaning everybody’s dealing with at least a little extra stress and anxiety. Diaphragmatic breathing is a positive coping technique that can help us relax the body and mind. Here’s how you do it: Sit in a chair in a quiet room. Place your hands one above

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