Strengthen Your Heart (pss…and earn some points)

Strengthen Your Heart (pss…and earn some points)

Hello McKinley! How’s your heart today???  While this may seem like a weird question, it’s a very important one.  I hope most if not all of you are aware of your numbers (cholesterol, blood pressure and BMI) so you have a good idea of how your heart is doing J.  Once you know your numbers, even if you are in perfect health, it’s important for you to continue to keep your heart healthy.  There are many simple things you can…

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Life’s a Balancing Act

Life’s a Balancing Act

  This week I would like to talk about balance. In the month February, the “New Year, New Me” attitude starts to fade with our daily grind taking its place. In March it doesn’t get much better.  Guess what… that’s not such a terrible thing. It’s a challenge to make changes no matter how small they are. So, instead of feeling guilty about falling off the Change Wagon let’s not. “We work hard, we eat right, we exercise, pay our…

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2017 McKinley Wellness Challenge

2017 McKinley Wellness Challenge

“A new year is a time to get your options clear and to make a significant decision to do what it is that makes you really happy. The real issue here is that you must take each day as a new opportunity to keep moving towards what you want. Do not look at what will happen in a year but more what will you do each day you awake to change, to move forward, to put into action knowing that…

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Individual Quarterly Cardio Challenge

Individual Quarterly Cardio Challenge

Hi Everyone!! Are you ready to participate in the Individual Quarterly Cardio Challenge?!?!? If you are – the first 25 people who meet the mileage requirements for the quarter will win a $50 gift card of their choice!!!!!!! Enter the challenge by emailing me at the beginning of the quarter to say “I’m IN!!!!” Mileage Requirements For the Cardio Challenge– The 3 Disciplines: • The 3 Disciplines are running (you can choose to walk, jog or run), cycling and swimming….

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Healthy Happy Thanksgiving 2016

Healthy Happy Thanksgiving 2016

Hi Everybody!! We wanted to arm all of you with an arsenal of healthy Thanksgiving recipes to help you survive this upcoming holiday!! Feel free to scroll through some of these yummy recipes below to view some “healthified” common Thanksgiving dishes, and a few alternatives!! Happy Eating and Happy Thanksgiving!! Turkey Breast Recipe http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/herb-roasted-turkey-breast-recipe.html   Sweet Potato Casserole http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ellie-krieger/sweet-potato-pecan-casserole-recipe.html   Green Bean Casserole http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ellie-krieger/green-bean-casserole-with-crispy-shallots-recipe.html   Mashed Turnips Mashed Turnips   Butternut Squash Butternut Squash   Mashed Potatoes http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/buttermilk-parmesan-mashed-potatoes   Cranberry…

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SOLE-Food Check It Out

SOLE-Food Check It Out

Hello All, This past Tuesday we had the pleasure of having Liza Baker as the leader of the Lunch N’ Learn . Liza is a certified Health Coach and chef that likes to place great emphasis on SOLE food: Seasonal, Organic, Local and Ethical and “from scratch” cooking. Seasonal: Try to eat food that is in season—and with hoop houses, that variety has increased, even in the winter in Michigan! Organic (and/or sustainably grown). Food should be raised in a way…

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