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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.

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.

Is Technology Taking Over Your Fitness?

Is Technology Taking Over Your Fitness?

by September Summers - October 08, 2013

Hello, my name is September and I am a self tracker!

Socrates once said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Therefore, I wear a Jawbone Up Band to track and examine all my daily health habits. I mean really, do I need all this information?

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.