Tag Archives: Cori Strathmeyer

Apples – Market Basket of the Month

The goal of WellSpan Health’s Market Basket of the Month program is to “to bring together the school cafeteria, classroom, home and community through a strategic effort to promote healthy habits for students.”  For the next year, I will devote … Continue reading

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Need motivation? Find a buddy!

Creating and maintaining an exercise schedule can be challenging.  Family life, work, volunteer activities and other factors can make it difficult to stay committed to “working out”.  Getting started on a new fitness regimen is often exciting and the new-ness … Continue reading

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#CoffeeLover

I love coffee as do many other Americans.  According to a survey completed by the National Coffee Association, 83% of US adults drink coffee, making our country the largest coffee consumer in the world.  Nearly half of adult Americans drink … Continue reading

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Live Your Adventure! Embrace Aging

“Old Age” jokes are pretty popular during birthday parties.  I’m sure that you have heard, or muttered, at least one of these: “You know that you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake!” “Old age isn’t … Continue reading

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Walk often; Walk Safely

Walking is a great source of exercise and physical activity! I walk regularly for both fitness and as a mode of travel.  You can imagine my surprise when, yesterday, following a meeting about pedestrian and bike safety, I was hit … Continue reading

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Confession: I’m a wannabe

I enjoy hiking. A lot! I long to be referred to as “an avid hiker”.  As a child, I enjoyed walking on trails in Caledonia, near my grandparents’ cabin.  In college, I began hiking because of a Field Study of … Continue reading

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Playground play improves kids’ health

Fred Rogers, the host and creator of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, stated, “Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.”  What better place to practice than on a playground? Outdoor playground play improves physical, mental and social health. … Continue reading

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When Prevention Works…

In September 2013, I had the great privilege to attend a White House Champions for Change award ceremony hosted by the U.S. Department  of Health and Human Services.  There were many important people at the event (after all, it was … Continue reading

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Free “gym” memberships?!

Many people strive for an active and healthy lifestyle, but the cost of a gym membership may be a barrier.  Did you know that some health insurance companies and workplace wellness programs reimburse partial or full exercise facility membership fees? … Continue reading

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Enthusiasm for exercise

I’m in Washington, D.C. for a conference and have limited time options for exercise.  I am not typically an early morning exerciser, but knowing this is my only option, I have been quite eager to “get up and get going.”  … Continue reading

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