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What Makes us Happy?

Written by: Jennifer Sabol, Assistant Health Fitness Program Manager Throughout our lives we’re constantly bombarded with ideas and ways to “improve” our health. Quick fixes or the value of success is preached to us as a way find happiness. But researchers have found that the true value lies in those we surround ourselves with. A…

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Holiday Traditions and their Importance to our Health

By: Jennifer Sabol, Assistant Health Fitness Program Manager Throughout the year families, friends, and individuals gather to celebrate a variety of holidays and traditions. Often holidays are a time to come together and celebrate, but can be stressful for others. Creating a tradition can allow us to create connections with others as well as have…

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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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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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