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Habit Stacking: Make new health habits stick!

Written by: Jamie Schoepke, CFW Health Fitness Professional It’s Monday, the start of a new work week. This week feels different as the energy and excitement run through your body. You made the decision to start a gratitude practice and attend a virtual fitness class during the workday. You learned that movement and mindset help…

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Overcoming Strength Plateaus

Infographic from CFW Health and Fitness Professionals You’ve been working out for weeks, excited with progress and then seemingly out of nowhere, the journey seems to stall. You may feel bored, unmotivated or weaker as well as experience frustration by this unexpected development. What happened?  A “plateau” refers to a sudden and dramatic decrease in…

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Working and Living Back Pain Free!

Written by: Jina Nkrumah: Health Fitness Specialist Lower Back Pain (LBP) is one of the most prevalent complaints that impact the lives of many individuals worldwide  When LBP strikes, it can range from acute (< three months), to chronic (> three months) and it can interfere with an individual’s overall productivity. Common causes of lower…

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Sleep Hygiene is the Key to Sweet Dreams

Infographic from CFW Health and Fitness Professionals When you are tired, you are unable to function at your best. Getting healthy sleep is critical for physical and mental health, improving productivity and overall quality of life. Our daily habits – what we eat and drink, the medications we take, our sleep environment and how we spend…

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Stock Your Pantry the Smart Way

Infographic from CFW Fitness Professional, Becky McGraw At a time of social distancing, many of us are limiting trips out of the house, cooking and eating more at home. Check out this list of essential food items so you can stock your pantry with healthy ingredients.  All of these items have a long shelf-life and…

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The Importance of Tracking Your Health

Written by: Jennifer Sabol, Assistant Health Fitness Program Manager Every time we set out to reach a new health and fitness goal, we begin by assessing what needs to be done to reach those goals. Whether it is weight loss, more sleep, strength gains, or healthy eating, tracking our activity and health habits can help…

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Corporate Fitness Reopening Strategies Webinar Recording

Knowing how and when to resume operations of your corporate fitness center is difficult in these times of COVID-19. We are keeping up the latest research and guidelines to advise companies on the best ways to resume corporate fitness operations safely. Check out our recent webinar recording featuring discussion on this subject from a panel…

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Fruits & Veggies: Fuel for Healthy Living

Written by: Olivia Ventra, CFW Health Fitness Specialist As the weather heats up and stay at home orders are gradually lifted, we can begin to take advantage of all the summer months have to offer. This includes enjoying the tasty benefits of fresh fruits and veggies! Reopening plans permitting, local farmers’ markets and fresh fruit…

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Take a hike!

Written by: Becky McGraw, CFW Health Fitness Program Manager Scenic overlook – photo credit: Becky McGraw As people search for a way to disconnect for a day, many will flock to the nearest trails. Although a walk around your town is always a great idea, hiking through a natural environment provides the ability to disconnect…

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It’s ‘Bout Time! Break through the Lack of Time Barrier to Fitness

Written by: Becky McGraw, CFW Health Fitness Program Manager One of the most common reasons people say they are unable to exercise is lack of time. With work and family demands, scheduling a 45-60 minute workout seems unattainable. However, any amount of activity is better than none at all. While physical activity recommendations do encourage…

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