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“Kick Butt” with Breakfast

Written by: Susie Riek, APNP, Agnesian Work & Wellness Our days are busy, we work hard. With high octane fuel in our tanks, we can get the energy we need. Here’s how:  Choose whole grains – Oatmeal and oat based cold cereals are best. Look for “steel cut,” muesli and Kashi brand. No instant oatmeal […]

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Cravings or hunger?

Are you having a hard time kicking your cravings to the curb? Does your desire for a fatty, salty or empty calorie food sabotage your workouts and activity level? Well, you’re not alone! Alissa Rumsey, a registered dietitian and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, gives some great advice using what she calls, […]

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Good, better, best options

I recently had someone ask me for help with their diet and eating.  Then I had a discussion about the food in general with a few ladies at my gym – and how food is a legal drug – seeing more obese people than ever, everywhere.  It’s so acceptable and easy to overeat – people […]

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Proper Tackling Technique

By: Corey Wencl, LAT, Agnesian HealthCare Sports & Spine Center USA Football has developed a program called “Heads Up Football,” which has been designed to advance player safety in the game of football.  In this program, they focus on “heads up tackling” along with other strategies to increase player safety in the game of football. […]

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Being safe during physical activity

When you are moving or being active it is exercise for your body. The word exercise has gotten a bad rap in our sedentary society…so let’s call it movement. I put together a list of ways you can bring safe and fun movement into your life if you cringe at the word exercise… There are […]

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Back to School, Back to Packing Lunches

Written by: Tara Schmitz, Wellness Coordinator, Agnesian Work & Wellness Breakfast has always been said to be the most important meal of the day, but that doesn’t mean we should forget about the importance of lunch. A healthy lunch provides the fuel for our children’s brains and bodies for the rest of the day. Lunch […]

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Stay hydrated and beat the heat

By: Amy Bohl, LAT, Agnesian HealthCare Sports & Spine Center Whether you’re a serious athlete or a recreational one, summer’s high temperatures can put you at risk for dehydration. Hydration is necessary for good health, and it’s important to make sure you consume the right amount of fluids before, during and after activity. Because the […]

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Recipes for camping

Campfire Pot of S ’mores Ingredients: 1 package (14-1/2 ounces) whole graham crackers, crushed 1/2 cup butter, melted 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips 1 cup butterscotch chips 2 cups miniature marshmallows Directions: Combine cracker crumbs and butter; press onto the bottom of a cast iron skillet […]

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Setting up a split routine training program

While total body training is great, there are drawbacks to keeping the same routine over time. When you’re working all of your muscle groups at once, you don’t have the time or energy to focus on each muscle group as closely as you would if you split your workout. Split routines allow you to do […]

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Sticky notes to self…

I love sticky notes…I use them and put them in my path to remind me to do something; get something or simply write on is a pick up phrase or Bible verse that I need to hear over and over again. Use the mental image of a sticky note or the real deal to motivate […]

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