Posts Tagged ‘nutrition’

Avoiding Crash Dieting in 2023

Written by: Jennifer Sabol, Assistant Health Fitness Program Manager When people hear the word “diet” it is easy to create a negative connotation surrounding the word. Crash diets specifically are when one attempts to change their diet in a quick manner usually with massive calorie reduction or food restrictions in order to loose weight or…

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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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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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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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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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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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