Health and Wellness

Midweek Dinner Done Right!

Between school, sports, work and trying to fit in some very important down time, preparing a healthy weeknight dinner can be a challenge. Not anymore! Include this delicious Baked Salmon with Avocado-Dill Yogurt in the weekly rotation and everyone will be happy. Low in fat, high in protein and rich in omega-3 fatty acids adds…

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Spring Safety

Spring is the season which invites everyone back outdoors after a long, cold and rainy winter. While we are excited to get started on all our fair weather projects, we must remember that our muscles have become tight and deconditioned through disuse over winter and are susceptible to injuries, especially if we do too much…

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Cool Down: The Importance of Exercise Recovery

Preparation for your next event begins immediately after you finish your current activity. Proper nutrition, hydration, and rest are all important aspects of recovery. One component which tends to get overlooked is the cool down. Taking 10 minutes following your activity to stretch your muscles will give you a tremendous advantage in recovery over those…

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Youth Collegiate Scholarships

As parents and coaches, pushing your kids to become better athletes in team or individual sports has its advantages. They will learn valuable life lessons such has work ethic, goal setting, responsibility and integrity, among many others. But pushing these young athletes may also have some disadvantages as well. Athletic injuries are becoming more and…

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Mini Break Drills For The Office

Stressors are everywhere. We wake up with stress and fall asleep with stress. Be it from kids, school, traffic, money, or health, stress will find us on the daily. For most, stress only elevates when we arrive work. Demands and deadlines may cause a variety of stresses, including mental, emotional, spiritual and/or physical. Taking deep…

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New Year Resolutions – Do’s and Do Not’s

Goal Setting A year end goal is important, but can seem daunting. Setting small, manageable weekly or bi-weekly benchmarks will help you stay on track, and are rewarding once you hit them. After reaching your first goal, set another, and another, until the workouts become habitual. Keep up with the routine, and ride the sweaty…

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Maintenance = Performance

Many high school athletes the offseason for rest and relaxation. They completely take themselves out of sports and replace that time with travel, work, and catching up on the latest video games. This is a great thing, and we encourage this break, but to a certain extent. Off season is designed to get athletes off…

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Fall Classic: Chicken Pot Pie

In the culinary world, fall is notorious for soups, stews and other warm, baked goods. One recipe which is a must this fall is the classic chicken pot pie. This dish will warm your stomach and your heart as you settle into the cold, dark autumn months. Boasting bold flavors and garden fresh ingredients, this recipe…

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Nutrition

You can run, lift, swim and do sit-ups all day, but you will never see the fitness results you desire until you stop eating the 5,000 calorie fast food meals. Consuming a greasy bacon cheddar burger, large French fry and chocolate shake every day is not good for anyone, whether you are working out or…

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Don’t Be Too Busy: Tips to Fit It All in This Fall

The lazy days of summer are over. School has started back up. Lives feel more hectic and busy, and daylight hours are continually shrinking. Here are some tips for those of us with to-do lists a mile long and those who need a little extra prodding. Wake-up earlier: Setting your alarm clock an hour earlier might…

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