Fitness wellness spotlight

A Nutritious Obsession?: How Orthorexia Changes Our View of Food and Fuel in Fitness

Darlene Marshall
Darlene Marshall |
 
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How Does Exercise Affect Purpose?

Darlene Marshall
Darlene Marshall |
Ask 100 different people to define “purpose” and you’ll likely get as many different answers as possible. Purpose is often elusive, both in its definition and our personal sense of purpose. Yet there’s a strong connection between purpose, wellbeing, and ...
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5 Strategies for Post-Partum Wellness

Dana Bender
Dana Bender |
The postpartum time period is most often associated with the physical recovery from fatigue and the strain of labor and delivery. It is typically defined as the first six weeks after a vaginal delivery or eight weeks after a cesarean one. In addition to ...
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Consider a Wellness Retreat for Your 2022 Vacation

Dana Bender
Dana Bender |
There has been a rise in wellness vacations in recent years because of a strong need to rejuvenate, especially after the last couple of years of stress. This need stems from burnouts tied to the longevity of the pandemic and/or simply a need to take a ...
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Toughen Up: Building Mental Strength from the Inside Out

Darlene Marshall
Darlene Marshall |
Are you mentally tough? When life presents its inevitable challenges do you rise, seeing them as an opportunity to grow? Or do you find yourself ducking under the covers?
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The Connection Between Diet and Mental Health

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
As coaches and fitness enthusiasts, we often think of nutrition as a variable to manipulate to achieve weight loss, strength gain, a specific body composition, or to enhance performance in sports and recreational activities. However, the thought of ...
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What to Look for in an Employee Wellness Program

Darlene Marshall
Darlene Marshall |
When you think about employer-provided wellness programs what comes to mind? Many people think of tech companies in the 2010s with meditation rooms, napping pods, flexible workspaces, and kitchenettes full of snacks.
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It’s Always Sunny-Ish: A Deep Dive Into Toxic Positivity

Darlene Marshall
Darlene Marshall |
There is a wide array of human emotions and experiences. Each of us inevitably feels a mixture of pleasant, challenging, positive, and difficult emotions, and feeling the range of reactions is natural and healthy.
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What is a Wellness Coach and Why Are They Important?

Darlene Marshall
Darlene Marshall |
Most people know what they “should” do to foster a life of wellness. Eat a balanced diet and avoid processed foods, get regular movement, prioritize sleep, reduce stress, and cultivate a positive outlook on life that includes purpose, meaning, and ...
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Importance of a Fitness Routine for Emotional Wellbeing

Dana Bender
Dana Bender |
There is a multitude of reasons why individuals commit to a regular exercise routine. Engaging in a regular exercise routine is not only a tool used to improve the physical dimension of wellness but also its emotional one. Often the choice to engage in a ...
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