Monthly Archives: February 2015

Variable Training in the Pool

As hard as we try to think spring, it’s still frigid outside. This makes February a great time to up your (indoor) swim game. John Nelson with York YMCA Aquatics says practicing variable training in the pools can help increase … Continue reading

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Market Basket of the Month

Market Basket of the Month is an educational program that was developed to create healthy habits for students. Each month, a different produce item is featured.  Educational resources developed by WellSpan Health Community Health and Wellness educators are supplied to … Continue reading

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Girls on the Run Diary #1

We will be having a guest contributor for the next couple months from Girls on the Run, Lora Nowak, who is a 6th grader at Dallastown Intermediate School. She is working toward her goals and will be participating in the … Continue reading

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Do you need protein bars in your healthy diet?

By Julie Stefanski, clinical dietitian at WellSpan Health No one can deny the popularity of protein or energy bars.  Whether they’re in the vitamin aisle, cereal section, or by the cash register, trying to decide on a protein bar can … Continue reading

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Meatout Mondays: Barbecue meatless loaf

When I went on a couponing spree a few months back, I purchased quite a few bags of BOCA Burger ground crumbles and Beyond Meat beyond beef crumbles. At the moment the freezer is quite bare —  except these bags of meatless crumbles. And … Continue reading

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Increase self-esteem, improve overall wellness

“Viewing wellness as not only the absence of illness or disease but as an overall goal that encompasses emotional, social, spiritual and other elements is the first step in improving your overall well-being.” –Trout   By Garrett Trout, CEO at … Continue reading

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Hello Pool Equipment

This week John Nelson with York YMCA Aquatics introduces us to common pool equipment. Any kind of equipment can be intimidating if you don’t know how to use it. Unlike weight machines at the gym, most pools don’t have instructions … Continue reading

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Great American Spit Out

Guess what day it is? Great American Spit Out! Many of you have probably heard of Great American Smoke Out, which is similar. However, instead of quitting smoking tobacco for the day, the Great American Spit Out is a day … Continue reading

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Wellness Quiz

How accurate are you when it comes to wellness and healthy choices?

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In running, be flexible and always know where the nearest bathroom is

There is something almost sickeningly beautiful about running through sunrise. Going from pitch black to that first light is just… powerful. Tuesday morning I got up at dark o’clock for an easy 4-miler. The powdery two inches of snow we … Continue reading

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