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Nutrition Links 2015 Program Impact
Nutrition Links 2015 Program Impact - Articles Articles
Nutrition Links annual report for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. More
StrongWomen/Growing Stronger - Impacts for 2015
StrongWomen/Growing Stronger - Impacts for 2015 - Articles Articles
In 2015, 147 multi-week class series were offered in 27 counties, serving 2,952 participants. More
Planning for Group Meals
Healthy Food Options for Group Meetings - Articles Articles
Penn State Extension supports and promotes positive employee health behaviors. More
Balance, Breathing and Flexibility
Balance, Breathing and Flexibility - Articles Articles
This article discusses the importance of balance exercises, proper breathing, and flexibility as they relate to a weight training program. More
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Creating Health and Nutrition Leader Guide - Articles Articles

Creating Health and Nutrition Leader Guide

Lynn James, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

The goal of the StrongWomen program is to improve the health and well-being of middle-aged women (and men) through good nutrition and physical activity. More
Ins and Outs of Weight Training
Ins and Outs of Weight Training - Articles Articles
This fact sheet in the Creating Health and Nutrition series explains what weight and strength training are, what your muscles are doing while you train, and the health benefits training provides. More
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Maintaining Balance and Preventing Falls - Articles Articles

Maintaining Balance and Preventing Falls

Laurie Weinreb-Welch, MPH, MCHES

Fall-related injuries can be serious enough to result in hospitalization and even premature death. People who fall often face major declines in mobility and independence. More
Walking Facts for a Healthy Lifestyle
Walking Facts for a Healthy Lifestyle - Videos Videos
Walking is easy to do with great benefits to your health. More
Motivators to Reach Your Health and Fitness Goals
Motivators to Reach Your Health and Fitness Goals - Articles Articles
Setting and achieving one small goal a day can help you build your confidence and over time, this can lead to permanent lifestyle changes. More
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Omega Fatty Acids - Articles Articles

Omega Fatty Acids

Lynn James, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Learn about the effects of fatty acids and decipher the alphabet soup of omega 3, omega 6, DHA, EPA, AA, and AL fatty acids. More
Exercise Equivalents
Exercise Equivalents - Articles Articles
The exercise values have been estimated by average caloric burn for a 150 pound person exercising at moderate intensity levels for 30 minutes. More
How to Join Everybody Walk Across PA
How to Join Everybody Walk Across PA - Articles Articles
Have fun! Develop healthy habits! Meet new people! More
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Warm-up and Cool-down - Articles Articles
The purpose, benefits, and importance of the warm-up (getting your body ready for exercising) and the cool-down (returning your body to a normal resting state). More
Questions About Everybody Walk Across PA
Questions About Everybody Walk Across PA - Articles Articles
Find answers to your Everybody Walk Across PA questions here. More
Weight Management
Weight Management - Articles Articles

Weight Management

Lynn James, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Excess weight can put you at a greater risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and some forms of cancer. More
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