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At ACERA: 475 14th St., Oakland. 10th Floor

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Maintain Don’t Gain: Developing a Sense of Purpose in the New Year
Week 7: Home Stretch

You’re in the home stretch! You just need to find a path through leftover holiday sweets and new year’s revelries.

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Maintain Don’t Gain: Winter Has Come
Week 6

For those who celebrate it, Christmas is upon us! Whether you celebrate it or not, holiday foods and sweets surround us, and it’s hard not to overindulge. Our goal is to help you maintain your current weight over the holidays.

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Maintain Don’t Gain: We’re Almost Through It
Week 5

We’re over the halfway point! The holiday season is upon us, and we’re excited to continue to help you maintain your current weight over the holidays, without having to totally give up all the things that make the holidays special to you.

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Maintain Don’t Gain: Now is a Great Time to Start or Refresh Your Program
Week 4

We’re excited to continue to help you maintain your current weight over the holidays, without having to totally give up all the things that make the holidays special to you.

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Maintain Don’t Gain: Have a Plan Yet?
Week 3

Last week, we showed you how the average American adult gains 1 to 5 pounds during the holidays that they never lose, and that half of adult weight gain can be attributed to the holidays.

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Maintain Don’t Gain: Your Holiday Action Plan
Week 2: Your Tools to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

As we told you last week, most Americans gain an average of about 1 pound during the holidays. While this may not seem like a lot, they usually don’t ever lose it.

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Maintain Don’t Gain: Here’s to Healthier Holidays
Week 1: This holiday season, take charge of your weight

Most Americans gain an average of about 1 pound during the holidays. While this may not seem like a lot, they usually don’t lose it. The average American adult gains 2 pounds per year, so half of adult weight gain can be attributed to the holidays!

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Finding Balance: Rate your progress
Week 8: Looking ahead to a less stressed life

Over the past 8 weeks, you’ve seen how being aware of your response to stress can help you manage it.

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Finding Balance: Exercise and stress
Week 7: Move more to stress less

Even in small doses, physical activity is a natural stress reliever – 62% of adults who use exercise to manage stress say it’s extremely effective.

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Finding Balance: Nutrition and stress
Week 6: The food-mood connection

When it comes to stress, what you eat – or don’t eat – matters.

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Finding Balance: Money and stress
Week 5: Examining your expenses

If you have financial concerns, you have plenty of company – money is one of the leading sources of stress in America.*

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Finding Balance: Relaxation and stress
Week 4: Make time to unwind

When you’re stressed, the last thing you want to hear is that you should try to relax. But it’s actually very good advice.

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Finding Balance: Making an action plan
Week 3: How you respond to stress is up to you​

Last week, we started looking at specific stressful events and examining how you react to them. This week, you’ll take a closer look at how you cope to see if there’s anything you’d like to do differently.

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Finding Balance: Your Stress Journal
Week 2: Write it down to let it out

Last week, we asked you to rate your overall stress level and think about where your stress comes from.

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Finding Balance: Getting Started
Week 1: How stress affects you and why it matters

It’s hard to be your best self if you’re feeling tired, anxious, tense, or distracted. But those are some of the physical and mental symptoms of stress — and they all take a toll on your total health.

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Join ACERA’s 8-Week Finding Balance Stress Management Program

Finding Balance is an 8-week stress management program designed to help participants recognize how stress affects their lives and explore positive ways to deal with it.

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3 Ideas to Stay Active This Summer

We have 3 ideas to help you stretch your legs, gather together with others, and have a fun summer.

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6 Thought Exercises to Gain More Peace, Health, and Awareness

Cultivating moments of positive awareness has been found to be a simple and quick practice with an abundance of health benefits. Researchers at the University of San Francisco have identified a set of skills

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Sugar’s Effect on Your Sleep, and How to Quit

Consuming excess sugar leads to more awakenings when you’re trying to sleep through the night, according to a 2016 sleep study conducted by Columbia University, where 26 adults were studied in a sleep lab.

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9 Lessons From 100-Year-Olds in “The Blue Zones”

Many groups of centenarians (people 100+ year old) are living around the world today. Author Dan Buettner teamed up with National Geographic and sought out these groups and places,

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Here’s To A More Rested You!
Rest and Revive Self-Guided Sleep Program - Week 7

Congratulations! You’ve reached the end of our Rest and Revive program. Over the last few weeks, you’ve learned about fighting common sleep thieves, making changes to your bedroom,

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What To Do If You Still Can’t Sleep
Rest and Revive Self-Guided Sleep Program - Week 6

If you’re not sleeping better after just a few weeks, don’t worry. Making lasting behavior changes takes time—and you can’t fix everything all at once.

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De-stress With a Sleep Friendly Bedroom
Rest and Revive Self-Guided Sleep Program - Week 5

It’s hard to leave the day’s stresses and worries at the door when you bring work to bed with you each night. From keeping your laptop out of arm’s reach to finding the right temperature for you

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