York Marathon Registration Opens Today

Registration opens today for the York Marathon.

Runners at the start of the 2011 Bob Potts Marathon

Runners at the start of the 2011 Bob Potts Marathon

Race Details:
May 17, 2015.
6am
Entry fee for the race is $60 through the end of February, with rates increasing March 1. The field is limited to 600 runners. Known for being a fast and flat course run mainly on the rail trail, this course is popular for runners looking to PR. Continue reading “York Marathon Registration Opens Today” »

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Finding your pitch 32: Mental health and fitness

It’s easy to describe certain parts of yourself to another person.

Your spontaneity. Your curiosity. Your degree in economics, or your knowledge of three languages.

What’s harder is describing parts of your nature that are inherent to your being but that are also vastly secret. Your tendency to snap. Your sensitivity.

I've never taken out everything from my "gym bag." Needless to say, I should probably get a real one.

I’ve never taken out everything from my “gym bag.” Needless to say, I should probably get a real one.

I’m athletic – I climb, I run, I just started doing yoga and I commit to a number of other activities. I’ll tell people that. I love that about myself.

It’s almost been exactly a year since the waves of depression have swept over my mind’s shore, and that’s significant. Depression is a consuming, sinking experience. And like the fly in your room that buzzes, buzzes, buzzes around on a hot summer day, you know it’s there, but you can’t seem to do anything about it. It swallows you. Continue reading “Finding your pitch 32: Mental health and fitness” »

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Healthy Game Day Recipes Part 2

Picking out your Super Bowl recipes? No Sweat York has you covered. These healthier recipes will keep the crowd happy, even if the game doesn’t.

Buffalo Shrimp Casserole
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No Sweat York is on Twitter

nsy-twHere at No Sweat York we’re upgrading our twitter game from hashtag to full blown account. Follow us on twitter @NoSweatYork for our York-centric focus on health and wellness. We’ll update you on blog posts, fitness classes, No Sweat in the Park, share workout videos, and chat about anything that matters to you in the health world.  Join us!

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Appreciating (a little) Snow

It happened again. What had the potential to be the first really decent snowstorm of the year turned out, for Yorkers anyway, to produce little more than a dusting. Tuesday morning I woke up and poked my head out the blinds and thought, “Huh, that’s it?”

snow-footprintsIt was dark as I left my house and light snow was starting to fall again. The streets were empty, save myself and the dog walkers. This tiny amount of snow was just enough to coat everything with a glimmer of white, and honestly, it was beautiful.

There was nothing annoying about it. This snow didn’t impede my running or snarl traffic, it was just plain pretty. Continue reading “Appreciating (a little) Snow” »

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How to choose a nutrition coach

Submitted by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Submitted by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

By Julie Stefanski, clinical dietitian at WellSpan Health

It’s that time of the year again when salad sections are empty and gyms are full.  Maybe you’ve already purchased a new piece of exercise equipment or signed up for a prepackaged diet program?  Seeking out an experienced nutrition coach for an individualized diet approach is another valid option to achieve weight loss or other health benefits.

Here are seven key points to consider when choosing a competent nutritionist.

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Meatout Mondays: Skinny peppermint oat cookies

IMG_20150119_201200653I am eating cookies on my diet.

Seriously, I am.

It was recommended to me to keep my snacks between 100 and 150 calories. If you read how many calories are in a normal granola bar, you would know the struggle.

In the past few weeks I have experimented with snack ideas, but there are only so many servings of hummus and baby carrots this vegetarian can handle.

So then I found Skinny Mom’s skinny oat cookies.

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Using Fitbit and My Fitness Pal apps keep me motivated

If you’re serious about losing weight and being overall healthier, then you will need to do more than just exercise.

I have combined my daily workout routines on the elliptical with two apps. I wear a Fitbit Flex, and use the Fitbit app. I also have it connected to My Fitness Pal app.

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Healthy Game Day Recipes

The Super Bowl is just two weeks away. With all the local teams well out of the running, here at No Sweat York our focus is less on the game, more on the food.

If you want to enjoy the festivities without fear of looking like a linebacker after you’re through snacking, we’ve got you covered.

We scoured the archives for our favorite healthier game day recipes. We’ll be posting our favorites this week and next. Browse through, pick your favorites, and start cooking!

Mango Salsa

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Finding a workout that’s convenient for you

Let’s back track a bit. My last post on here was in May, read the post here. I mainly talked about how I hate working out, well that part hasn’t changed.

I still hate working out, but this time I have actually been exercising and eating healthy for the past three weeks.

I originally had a gym membership, but found packing all my crap I needed for the gym was just too much of an inconvenience.

So, 7 months rolled by and I was back to my lazy ways.

Elliptical machine set up in main living area of home.

Elliptical machine set up in main living area of home.

Now to the present time.
I bought an elliptical machine about three weeks ago. I had discussed it with my husband if I should get an elliptical or a treadmill. I went with the elliptical because it has less impact on my joints.(Us, 30-something-year-olds need to keep our joints protected.)

The day we brought it home, I made my husband put it together. We set it up in our main living room area. It’s not exactly a pretty sight to have in your living room, but hey that’s where it sits.

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