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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.

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.

The Female Heart

The Female Heart

by Health & Wellness Team - February 18, 2015

If you’re a woman, perhaps one of the most important things you need to know about heart disease is this: You don’t need gray hair to get it—or die from it.

Strong is the New Skinny

Strong is the New Skinny

by Crystal Conner - July 02, 2014

Prior to birthing the two loves of my life, I actually wore yoga pants to work out. Now I just wear them. However, in my twenties and prior to becoming a mom, I was all about the cardio workout.

Come join the standing revolution!

Come join the standing revolution!

by Becca Brannan, RN - June 26, 2014

Have you heard the tag line “sitting is killing you” or, “sitting is the new smoking”? Research shows too much sitting contributes to obesity, heart disease and diabetes, not to mention an achy back! Even worse, the studies show doing some physical activity each day does not offset the detrimental effects of too much sitting.

My Friend and Inspiration: Shirl Koenig

My Friend and Inspiration: Shirl Koenig

by September Summers - April 15, 2014

My group of friends these days mostly consists of those I have either trained with or raced against; and Shirl Koenig is my most trusted source of inspiration among those peers. Even though he is hardly in my “age group” he is always the one to watch out for.

Think About It

Think About It

by Holly Foreman - April 11, 2014

When you hear “I want to get fit,” or “I exercise 3 times a week,” it is a common assumption that these people are exercising from the neck down.

What about our brains?

WOW March: Mindset Matters

WOW March: Mindset Matters

by Health & Wellness Team - March 03, 2014

Do you approach situations with a Debbie Downer or Sally Sunshine demeanor? Your mindset has a cause and effect hold on your perceptions and actions. Find out how you handle situations and learn some tips to turn your attitude around.

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.

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.

Zen vs. My Inner Rock Star

Zen vs. My Inner Rock Star

by Becca Brannan, RN - September 13, 2013

Since I was a teenager, I had this quest to master the art of meditation and yoga. As a typical female that worries way too much about way too many things, the thought of quieting my mind through meditation and practicing yoga held great appeal.