Category Archives: Nutrition

Kickboxing in the Park!

This Tuesday about 100 of you joined us for kickboxing with Jen Kuhn for No Sweat in the Park. You sweated, kicked butt, and looked totally awesome doing it. Relive the glory of all your hard work in this video, … Continue reading

Posted in Classes, Fitness, No Sweat in the Park, Videos | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Think before you drink: Sports drinks

Rehydration beverages were originally developed for use by competitive athletes DURING athletic events. Somehow though, sports drinks have earned an undeserved rep as being a healthier option than other sweetened beverages. Here are a few twists of the truth when it comes to the average person’s need for a sports drink.

Posted in Nutrition, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Make This: Apple Slaw

Barbeques are starting to fill our calendars in the best way possible. In celebration of this, we’re resurrecting this recipe for apple slaw. Bright and crunchy, this slaw delivers taste without the heavy dressing that packs calories in traditional slaw.

Posted in Cooking, Healthy tips, Nutrition, Tips, Videos, Videos | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Anatomy of a Salad

If you’re a Simpson’s fan you may remember Homer taunting Lisa, an avid vegetarian, with the chant “You don’t win friends with salad.” Well, if you’re trying to make friends with your waistline, salad can either be a Godsend or a calorie bomb. It all depends on the anatomy of YOUR salad.

Posted in Food, Healthy tips, Nutrition, Recipes, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Registered dietitians: NOT otherwise known as the food police

This weekend I had the privilege of attending a continuing education meeting of the PA Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, the professional organization of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and Dietetic Technicians, Registered in PA. For the past 100 years, our organization has tried to educate others about the many benefits of balancing our food choices and activity to help support great health. With my colleagues on my mind, I wanted to share some silly observations we often hear about our profession.

Posted in Nutrition, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

De-stress with sun salutation – like a whole class in one package

The school year is coming to an end which can mean stress for students and parents alike. Start your day in a calm frame of mind with some yoga. Lisa Taylor with Evolution Power Yoga walks us through sun salutation … Continue reading

Posted in Fitness, Videos, Yoga | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Benefits of gardening

You might ask, what is the point of gardening if I can go to the grocery store or local market to buy my fruits and vegetables? Good question, but gardening has more benefits than just having a tomato you planted in your salad.

Posted in Fitness, Nutrition, Uncategorized, Wellness | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

How to keep your energy level up all day

What do you try to turn to for energy? A nap? A vitamin supplement? Many products these days are promising to provide a boost of vitality just when you need it. When it comes to real energy though, nothing can beat a good night’s sleep along with just a few simple eating strategies that, when done consistently, can help you fuel your busy day.

Posted in Nutrition | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Make This: Sweet Potato Fries

Mmm… french fries. We’ve got a recipe for quick and easy sweet potato fries. Make these to satisfy your craving without sacrificing your healthy habits.    

Posted in Cooking, Food, Healthy tips, Nutrition, Recipes, Tips, Videos, Videos | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The journey of losing weight is about a tailored lifestyle

Two women, one in New Freedom the other in Manchester Township embarked on a weight-loss journey that ended up changing their lives. They say that it’s true that healthy living is a lifestyle, but it’s different for everyone.

Posted in Fitness, Nutrition, Weight loss | Tagged , , | Leave a comment