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5 Tips for Choosing a Workout Buddy

We are social beings.  If covid lockdowns taught us anything, they taught us that we as humans are designed to interact with others.  And researchers say that exercising with other active people can help motivate us to be active ourselves.  Being active with friends also helps make exercise more enjoyable and holds us accountable to […]

Holiday Challenge Week #3 Workout

This week, the workout is designed to strengthen your upper body! Muscle-strengthening activities are an important part of any movement routine. They can contribute to your weekly physical activity goals while also helping you feel stronger and making everyday life a little bit easier. The weekly workouts are designed to be short and modifiable so […]

Jumping into At-Home Workouts

At-home workouts became a staple when gyms and fitness studios closed during the start of the pandemic. Even as those spaces have re-opened, at-home workouts remain a convenient and budget-friendly way to incorporate movement into your day. Whether at-home workouts are in your routine or not, they are a great option during the holiday season […]

Mindfulness for Stress Relief

We live in a world surrounded by distractions and stressors, and because of this, experiencing stress at times is unavoidable. There are both positive and negative stressors. However, a state of prolonged tension from stress may have negative health consequences like trouble sleeping, headaches, high blood pressure, increased heart attack risk, or a weakened immune […]

Holiday Challenge Week #2 Workout

This week, the workout is designed to strengthen your core with seated movements! Muscle-strengthening activities are an important part of any movement routine. They can contribute to your weekly physical activity goals while also helping you feel stronger and making everyday life a little bit easier. The weekly workouts are designed to be short and […]

Back to Nutrition Basics

The foods we eat contain calories that our bodies convert to energy that we use to breathe, repair muscles, digest foods, sit up, walk, and dance–basically everything we do on a daily basis. It is important that we fuel our bodies with the right amount of nutritionally dense foods. We want to focus on making […]

Holiday Challenge Weekly Workout Reminders

Each week during the Holiday Challenge, we are posting a resistance workout with muscle-strengthening movements! These are designed to be short, modifiable workouts that you can incorporate into your movement routine. While we are including some modifications, we encourage everyone to look up additional ones as needed. Also, keep in mind the following reminders as […]

Holiday Challenge Week #1 Workout

Muscle-strengthening activities are an important part of any movement routine. They can contribute to your weekly physical activity goals while also helping you feel stronger and making everyday life a little bit easier. The weekly workouts are designed to be short and modifiable so you can tailor them to your activity level and goals. Check […]

Join the Annual Holiday Challenge!

What is the Holiday Challenge? Many Americans gain between 1 and 5 pounds each holiday season. While it may not sound like much, most people never manage to lose these extra pounds. Rather than focusing on trying to lose weight, this FREE seven-week program provides you with strategies and resources to help maintain your weight throughout the […]

Shaking Portobello Mushrooms

Shaking beef is a very famous Vietnamese dish that gets its American name from the constant shaking of the pan to cook the beef and onions without burning. It is traditionally served on a bed of watercress and with a dipping sauce of lime juice and pepper. This dish borrows from the famous original but […]