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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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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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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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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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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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