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How Our Mental Health Affects Our Well-being

Written by: Alicia Yuhas, CFW Health Fitness Program Manager The definition of well-being is “a good or satisfactory condition of existence; a state characterized by health, happiness, and prosperity; welfare”. Psychiatrist and Founder of The Berkeley Well-being Institute, Tchiki Davis, Ph.D, adds “well-being includes having good mental health, high life satisfaction, a sense of meaning or purpose,…

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Achieving the Ideal Full Body Workout

Written by: Tamika Reed Newman, CFW Health and Fitness Professional When it comes to making changes to health and wellness habits, immediate and drastic changes rarely ever stick. For most people that commit to a long-term lifestyle change, progress is made with gradual changes over an extended period. Upon deciding what we want to do…

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The Benefit of Sport and Recreation in our Lives

Written by: Becky McGraw, CFW Health Fitness Program Manager As kids, we were encouraged to play outdoors and engage in after-school sports not only for the physical benefits but also to be social and gain life lessons about team building, communication and work ethic. Shifting into adulthood, daily routines seem to be crammed with a…

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Those Long Work Hours Are a Killer!

There just aren’t enough hours in the day. How many of us have heard or said this statement in the past week? Working beyond the 40-hour work week has become the norm for many American’s, but according to recent data, it’s a killer trend we need to reverse. How can a corporate health and fitness…

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Rethink Your Break

Written by: Jennifer Sabol, Assistant Health Fitness Program Manager Have you ever tried to take a break whether it be from work or another area of your life, only to realize it didn’t really help you in the moment? I’ve personally done that multiple times. Stopping what I’m doing and mindlessly pressing pause but not…

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The True Meaning of “Fitness”

Written by: Syreeta McDonald, CFW Health & Fitness Professional The definition of fitness can be interpreted in a variety of ways and the meaning can vary from person to person. One definition is the state or condition of being physically sound and healthy, especially as the result of exercise and proper nutrition[1].In the fitness profession,…

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Building Healthy Relationships in the Workplace

Written by: Olivia Ventra, Health Fitness Specialist Our work world makes up an extensive part of our lives, so it makes sense that the people we are around all day and forced to collaborate with are one of the biggest influences on our satisfaction and happiness at work. Whether it is in person or virtual,…

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The Scoop on Social Media & Your Health

Written by: Keriann Hill, CFW Health Fitness Program Manager If you’re anything like me, you have experienced both a love and hate relationship with social media. Some moments I’m enjoying connecting with old friends, liking and commenting on posts, and sharing content of my own. Other times, I get sucked into an endless stream of…

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Navigating Fitness in a Pandemic

By: Brittany Halpin, Health Fitness Specialist When the COVID-19 pandemic initially shut down the U.S. via mandatory stay-at-home orders in March 2020, most of us wouldn’t have imagined it would still be presently affecting our daily lives come January 2021. With fitness center closures and mandatory face coverings at all times in public, maintaining a…

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