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Fall into Fitness

Fall into Fitness

by Holly Foreman - September 29, 2017

Is it just me or did summer fly by in the blink of an eye? Now that fall is here, it is time for Pumpkin Spice Lattes, over-sized sweaters, and football. Just as important, it is time to get back into a routine.

New Year. New You.

New Year. New You.

by Starr Long - January 04, 2017

Year after year we set ourselves up for failure as we create outlandish and unattainable New Year’s resolutions. However, it is important for us to remember that New Year’s is a time to reflect on our past year’s behavior and how we can make positive lifestyle changes in the year to come.

Tips for the Holidays

Tips for the Holidays

by Sarah Tambunga - December 08, 2016

Thanksgiving is officially over and the holiday season is in full swing! It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s also the time of year when we tend to overindulge.

Healthy Skin is In

Healthy Skin is In

by Starr Long - June 23, 2016

The sun’s rays make us feel great, and they can also give us that gorgeous tan we all love. But, will our love for the sun come back to haunt us?

Spring is in the Air

Spring is in the Air

by Health & Wellness Team - April 26, 2016

Birds singing, flowers blooming, and lots of sunshine means spring is finally here! Spring is my absolute favorite time of year and with the days warming up and getting longer, I can’t wait to ditch the sofa and sweats and get outside. What better way to enjoy the changes happening around us than to immerse ourselves in them.

Choices on the Road

Choices on the Road

by Health & Wellness Team - July 17, 2014

Taking it easy is one of the best parts about a vacation. But while the rest and scenery may do you some good, the same can’t always be said of the food—especially when you’re driving to your destination. Think empty-calorie, gas station munchies.

Then and Now

Then and Now

by Becca Brannan, RN - April 02, 2014

I remember doing backbends over and over when I was a kid. Lean back, arms over head and just fall backwards to land perfectly on my hands. Never even a flicker of a thought about not making it or my arms giving in and landing on my head! I was super flexible and had not an ounce of fear in me. Those were the days…

It's Okay to be Childish

It's Okay to be Childish

by Holly Foreman - January 23, 2014

There are many things we learn as kids that help us remember certain concepts: ROYGBV, Never Eat Sour Watermelon, even the song “Fifty Nifty United States”… My sixth grade teacher would be so proud that I can still sing that song!

No Excuses. No Problem.

No Excuses. No Problem.

by Health & Wellness Team - January 03, 2014

Have you ever asked someone for something and they gave you an excuse that doesn’t really hold water?

Working in Health and Wellness, we often hear many excuses about why people cannot make healthy changes. The number one excuse seems to be: “I don’t have time!”

Healthy Balance, Healthier You

Healthy Balance, Healthier You

by Holly Foreman - December 10, 2013

What does wellness mean to you?

Wellness is more than just eating right and exercising regularly. Wellness includes the whole self and can include a list of healthy behaviors that lead to living well.

Keeping the Pounds Off on Vacation

Keeping the Pounds Off on Vacation

by Health & Wellness Team - December 03, 2013

It’s not unusual to decide you want to lose some weight before going on vacation. In fact, an impending vacation is one of the top reasons people give for starting diet and exercise regimens. Of course you want to look fantastic on your trip, but hopefully you want to look just as good on the way home.

How to Survive the Holiday Party

How to Survive the Holiday Party

by Becca Brannan, RN - November 25, 2013

It is that time of year again… are visions of sugarplums dancing in your head, too? With all the holiday parties looming in the near future, you may feel like it will be impossible to eat healthy during the holiday season. But, it can be accomplished.

Don’t Stash It, Trash It.

Don’t Stash It, Trash It.

by Crystal Conner - October 30, 2013

Every year around Halloween I go through a moral dilemma. It’s not a battle between my Christian faith and the fact that Halloween began as a pagan holiday (already worked through that one). It’s not about whether or not I am going to let my kids pick out their costumes. It’s not even deciding which fall festival, trunk or treat, or costume party I’m going to have to pass on this year.

Eating Triggers... How to Tame Temptations

Eating Triggers... How to Tame Temptations

by Health & Wellness Team - October 02, 2013

Every day you decide what to eat, but you might not understand why you eat.

For instance, do you eat only when you’re truly hungry or do you sometimes nosh because you’re bored or sad or because a tempting TV ad sent you to the fridge?

The answer to those questions can be important—especially if you’re trying to lose or maintain weight.

Hey Everybody - it’s Boxing Day!  Let’s Have Cake!

Hey Everybody - it’s Boxing Day! Let’s Have Cake!

by Sam Allen - September 19, 2013

The good professor was taught that in today’s society, for most people, food is not a means of nutrition. Food is a sign of ethnicity, food is a sign of success, food is a shoulder to cry on, food is art, food is a social event, food is a badge of personality, food is a party or a parade. Food is everything but a commodity consumed to prevent starvation.

A 5K a Day, Keeps the Doctor Away

A 5K a Day, Keeps the Doctor Away

by Health & Wellness Team - September 17, 2013

Medical Radiology Technologist at Shannon Medical Center, Luis Rodriguez, has worked hard to change his health habits over the past three years.

In 2010, Luis was chosen to participate in the Naturally Slim program due to his profile— waistline, high cholesterol and high triglycerides.