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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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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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Sleep and Our Health

Written by: Kyle Vassar, CFW Health Fitness Professional We look at our diet and exercise and think “That’s health. That’s what determines a healthy person”. And although those are very important contributors to our health, we are missing another really important part: sleep. Getting a good night’s sleep makes me wake up with a fogless…

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Exercise in the Outdoors

Written by: Liz Hiros, CFW Health Fitness Specialist Take some of your workouts outdoors to not only benefit your body but also your mind! Here are some benefits of spending time in nature and exercising outdoors: Exercising outdoors or in a “green space” can boost our mood! Spending time in nature, even as little as…

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The Connection Between Diet and Life

Written by: Keriann Hill, CFW Health Fitness Program Manager It’s no secret that our food choices impact our life. As a fitness professional, diet is a commonly discussed topic among clients with varying health goals. Some hope to lose weight, others to gain weight, and plenty who want to gain a better understanding about nutrition.…

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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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