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Making the Switch to Plant Powered Eating

Written by: Alicia Yuhas, Health Fitness Program Manager Why Switch to Plant Powered Eating? The most frequently cited reasons for switching from the traditional “meat and potatoes” American diet are compassion for animals, reducing environmental impact, and improving health and longevity. A less common reason is improving athletic performance. Professional athletes, including Scott Jurek (ultramarathoner),…

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Moving Well In All Aspects of Life

Written by: Jenny Krause, CFW Health Fitness Specialist Do you find yourself in pain after a day of working? Are you injury prone while working out? Find yourself sore after completing daily activities? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, it’s time to look into your movement patterns. The key to…

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Growing Your Wellbeing is a Balancing Act

Written by: Jenny Kraus, CFW Health Fitness Specialist When the word, “well-being” gets mentioned, what comes to mind? Do you think of your physical fitness? Happiness? Building positive relationships? What you may not realize is that your well-being is a broad term because many factors comprise your well-being including: physical, social, occupational, intellectual, emotional, spiritual,…

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Trainer Interview: Top 10 Workout Tips

Written by: Jennifer Miles, CFW Health and Fitness Professional Looking for ways to improve your workout? Here are some trainer tips to help you out! Make a plan:  Nothing just happens, be sure you know what you are doing before you show up for your workout.  Pick out your clothes the night before and think…

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Food Without Fear

Written by: Keriann Hill, Health Fitness Program Manager Anyone who knows me knows that eating is one of my favorite parts of the day. Co-workers ask how my day is going and my typical response is, “Always good when I’m having a snack!” My clients are often surprised at the quantity and variety of foods…

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Our Immune System – Peeling Back the Layers

Written by: MacKenzie Hayman, Health Fitness Program Manager In the most recent years, there has been a plethora of information published surrounding our immune system.  These publications, in late, have surrounded the topic of vaccines and immunization.  But these are only part of one of our three layers of immune health.  All three layers work…

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Finding the Yin & the Yang of a Hybrid Life

Written by: Mitch Beck, CFW Health Fitness Specialist Yin & Yang, the visual definition of balance. With Covid throwing the world off balance and most of us now working from home, we have found ourselves in a sometimes rewarding yet hectic hybrid life circus. Sometimes you get the kids ready with no problem and make…

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HDLs, Heart Rate, and Blood Pressure…OH MY!

Written by: Morgan Shawler, CFW Health Fitness Specialist Imagine, you are looking at your health checkup report and the readings say: 124/79 mmHg, 58 mg/dL, 72 bpm and the list goes on. You are thinking to yourself, “Are these good or are these bad? What does mmHg even mean? What are HDLs?” To answer the…

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Working Hard, Even When Your Goals Fall Short

Written by: Alicia Yuhas, CFW Health Fitness Program Manager Setting goals is critical to accomplishing more in life. Goals are the steps we take to turn our dreams into reality. The end of the year is a great time to evaluate your goals. If you follow the SMART goal setting strategy, your goals should be…

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