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Get Fit! Feel Good ! September’s Blog

Get Fit! Feel Good ! September’s Blog First lets recap what we talked about in August.  Our Get Fit! Feel Good! August blog was all about becoming stress free. Stress is bad for us mentally and physically- having a lot of stress can cause health problems such as high blood pressure, depression, anxiety and even heart disease. In the August blog we discussed ways to manage the stress in your life which included time management, knowing your stress triggers, exercises, and meditation. My favorite way to decrease my stress level is by getting some exercise! Depending on my mood…

Author: Vick DiNatale

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Get Fit! Feel Good! August Blog

Get Fit! Feel Good! August’s Blog Recap: July’s goal was to recruit a family member or friend to work out with you! Hopefully you have a new workout buddy to help you achieve your wellness goals. If you don’t have a workout buddy, definitely try to recruit one- Not only do fitness buddies make exercising more fun they help you stick to your commitment and therefore make it more likely for you to reach your wellness goal! August’s Wellness Goal: De-Stress Feeling stressed is perfectly normal during certain times in your life but we all know the feeling where…

Author: Vick DiNatale

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Get Fit! Feel Good! July’s Blog

Recap: Junes Wellness Topic > Eliminate (added) Sugar. In case you missed last months blog post, we talked about just why the word added is important, exactly just how bad sugar is for you and why its so hard to eliminate it. The word added when talking about sugar is important because some foods that have sugar in it also have other health benefits therefore we don’t want to eliminate them. A good example of this would be apples and grapes.  The difference between eating a candy bar and an apple or grape is that the fruit is made…

Author: Vick DiNatale

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Summer Games Health & Wellness Highlights, Summer Wellness Resources

In case you didn’t get the chance to attend this year’s Summer Games at Harvard Stadium we are going to recap all the health and wellness we had going on this weekend. Ill also provide all the other health and wellness resources we have available outside of summer games.     Healthy Athlete Screenings   For those of you who don’t know what Healthy Athletes is, it’s a program that was created to offer free health screenings to Special Olympics athletes. Returning year after year to provide dental screenings we had our Special Smiles team! Special Smiles offers free…

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Get Fit ! Feel Good ! June Blog

First off, Let’s start by taking time to reflect on April’s Goal: Eat Better. There are numerous reasons out there for why people don’t eat healthy. It’s too expensive, I don’t have enough time, schedules are too crazy, etc. If you are one of these people who find eating healthy difficult, your not alone and there are ways to change ones eating habits! Instead of trying to change your eating habits completely try to focus on one aspect of it. During last month’s blog we discussed then food groups and how to eat healthy for each group (see below)….

Author: Vick DiNatale

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Get Fit! Feel Good! April Blog

Get Fit Feel Good! April Blog Time to reflect on March’s goals! Have you thought about starting a garden this spring? Not yet?  Lucky for you there is still time! Have you ever heard the saying April showers bring May flowers? Well then you know that April is a great time to plant some vegetables or flowers! Here are a few things you can plant in April. April’s Wellness Goal: Eat Better The food you eat each day will affect your health, plain and simple. How you feel today, tomorrow and in the future will all depend on your…

Author: Vick DiNatale

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Get Fit ! Feel Good! March Blog

Reflecting On February’s Wellness Goal: I hope everyone feels fully hydrated since February’s wellness goal was to add more water ! My favorite recipe is adding lemon and lime to my water! It makes drinking water that much more enjoyable.  If you find it hard to drink enough water throughout the day try to have a glass right when you wake up, whenever you eat (breakfast, lunch & dinner), and another one as you get ready for bed. To make sure you are hydrated remember that your urine should be light yellow -> clear. March’s Wellness Goal: Take Up…

Author: Vick DiNatale

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Get Fit ! Feel Good! February Blog

Reflecting On January’s Wellness Goal: Let’s start off this month’s blog by recapping/ reflecting January’s wellness goal = get moving.  How do you think it went? Great? Good? Could have done better? No matter how you felt about January’s wellness goal, continue to improve and increase your physical activity! Remember these tips to help you get moving! Getting moving/ getting more physical activity is a broad goal. Try to make smaller more specific goals during this month such as walking an extra 100 steps a day, going on a walk during lunch every day, be able to walk a certain…

Author: Vick DiNatale

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Get Fit! Feel Good! January Blog

Happy New Years! 2019 has finally arrived meaning this is your chance to hit the reset button and start fresh on your health and wellness goals or resolutions. I mean what better time to start than the beginning of a new year!  New Year, New Goals! Experts says it takes about 21 days to form a habit and I know that living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t happen overnight, it takes small changes over a period of time. Trying to start a fitness routine, eat healthier, and break a bad habit (such as smoking, eating fast food or drinking soda)…

Author: Vick DiNatale

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Get Fit! Feel Good! December Blog

Staying Healthy & Fit for the Holiday Season! Did you know that December 2 -8 is National Hand Washing Awareness Week? Although many of us were taught as kids to wash our hands before dinner, it’s important to remember germs don’t care what time of day it is. Having clean hands can prevent sickness which especially important during the winter!! Doing it Right- Experts recommend washing your hands with soap and clean water for at least 20 seconds making sure to get in-between your fingers and under your nails. Once finished be sure to use a clean towel to dry your…

Author: Vick DiNatale

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