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F is for Fitness and Fun!

Written by: Katie Flynn, Health Fitness Specialist Are you someone who dreads working out? Cannot seem to find any fun ways to stay active?  Exercise does not always have to mean running on a treadmill or picking up weights. For me, my exercise outlet is the gym, but I also really enjoy playing competitive volleyball.…

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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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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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Stretching as a Way of Life

Written by: Alexander Halsey, CFW Health & Fitness Professional Exercise, as simple as it may seem, communicates to us information about our strength and movement patterns. The gym is our lab to improve our strength and movement amongst other things. There is a movement of hierarchy on which efficient ambulation is built upon. Flexibility is…

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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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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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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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The Extended Recharge with Your Family

Written by: Olivia Ventra, Health Fitness Specialist In this new coronavirus reality, the family home has become the epicenter of everything from school to daycare to work to social lives and it’s not an easy plate for parents to balance. However the “family home” doesn’t have to mean the typical nuclear family. I am currently…

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Using Apps to Get You Moving & Motivated

Written by: Mary Rosenthol, CFW Health and Fitness Professional Midweek and it’s raining again. The kids are trying to do online classes. I have been at my desk for a couple of hours and my back is beginning to hurt. Does this scenario sound familiar? Life is nothing like it was compared to just a…

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The Top 5 Inexpensive Equipment Items To Help You Workout At Home

Written by: Carla Rinker, CFW Account Manager & Fitness Expert With gyms and fitness facilities around the nation closed, finding motivation to stay active is harder than before. You don’t need expensive gym equipment to get a great workout. These staple items don’t take up much space and still provide plenty of variety in your…

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