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Creating Joy in Your Life

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - May 20, 2020

The key to authentic happiness is leading a life with joy.  Joy is created, not found.  So if you have been looking for it.  Stop.     Truth is that people need people.  It’s scientifically proven.  People like being around joyful people.  Be the type of person that people like to be around by leading […]

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Getting Through the Quarantine Diet

Posted by: Janine Reinholtz, M.S., R.D., L.D.N. - May 7, 2020

I’m sure many of you will agree with me, these last two months have been trying, and Illinois has another month of ‘self-isolation’ to look forward to. Fortunately, there are funny people who create lol memes to help us lighten the weight of our collective moods. These memes tend to have a constant message about […]

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Having Trouble Meditating? You’re Not Alone

Posted by: Cathy Legget - April 29, 2020

So, you’ve decided to start a Meditation practice. You’ve carved out the time to sit in silence or perhaps you’ve joined a guided class or are using an app, but you can’t help but wonder: am I doing this right? Your mind keeps racing, you feel bored, can’t sit still, are falling asleep or maybe […]

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Time for YOU

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - April 23, 2020

Life is a juggling act.  As much as I pray every single for our world to get back on track, there is some truth to finding the silver lining in the world being put on pause right now.     I can honestly say that I love being mother and wife who owns a small […]

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Don’t Put Your Health on Hold

Posted by: Carlo Varquez, M.S. - April 13, 2020

Is your gym closed? Is your in-building fitness center closed? Being home everyday may lead you to think that your fitness goals have been put on pause, and you can take the time off. I am here to tell you that the OPPOSITE is true! If you have been fitness driven before, I know you […]

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Caloric Requirements for Athletes

Posted by: Ray Richardson, MBA - April 6, 2020

Coaches often want to know exactly what constitutes a balanced diet.  A balanced diet provides all the necessary nutrient and calories the body needs to function properly these nutrients are carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals and water.  Just as there are many training strategies that achieve victory there are a number of dietary patterns that […]

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Nutrition for a Strong Immune System

Posted by: Janine Reinholtz, M.S., R.D., L.D.N. - April 1, 2020

When we are born, we are offered security against illness from the immunoglobins in our mother’s breast milk. Throughout our infancy, we’re subjected to dust, pets, pollen and other foreign materials to teach our immune system how to fight off invaders. Eventually, with the help from mom and our environment; our own immune system is […]

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Mindfulness in Uncertain Times

Posted by: Cathy Legget - March 26, 2020

Here we are. Our world has been completely turned upside down in just a matter of weeks with the emergence of COVID-19. The usual comfort of a consistent routine has been challenged as we adjust our day-to-day schedules to the new reality of work-from-home and social distancing. With the drastic change in daily life, uneasy […]

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Time to Spring Back into Yoga

Posted by: Jarvis Quarterman, Certified Yoga Instructor - March 16, 2020

Almost every time I tell someone I am a yoga instructor they always say “ I have been wanting to get back into yoga, do you have any tips?” So I thought this month I would put together some suggestions on how to get back on the mat after the bleak of winter!!   If […]

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