Fitness and Exercise

Information on nutrition, diet and health, including fitness and exercise, active living, physical activity, family activities, hydration and weight management. Access to programs such as StrongWomen and Everybody Walks Across PA.

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De-stress for Health
De-stress for Health - Articles Articles

De-stress for Health

Lynn James, M.S., R.D., L.D.N., Katie Greenawalt, MS, CHES

When it exceeds a certain level, stress stops being beneficial and can cause major damage to your body, mind, and health. More
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StrongWomen/Growing Stronger: Impacts for 2017 - Articles Articles

StrongWomen/Growing Stronger: Impacts for 2017

Katherine Ann French, Katherine L Cason, PhD, RD, LD

In 2016‐2017, 88 multi‐week class series were offered in 25 counties. More
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Eat Healthy, Stay Active This Winter - News News
Tips to eating well and staying physically active during the winter season. More
StrongWomen/Growing Stronger: Impacts for 2016
StrongWomen/Growing Stronger: Impacts for 2016 - Articles Articles

StrongWomen/Growing Stronger: Impacts for 2016

Katherine L Cason, PhD, RD, LD, Katherine Ann French

For the 2016 program year, over 150 StrongWomen/Growing Stronger classes were offered in 23 counties with 2,091 participants, for participants ranging from 40-86 years (average age 67). More
Pre-Diabetes: Make a Choice
Pre-Diabetes: Make a Choice - News News

Pre-Diabetes: Make a Choice

12/05/2017

Pre-diabetes is a wake-up call to make changes to your lifestyle, to prevent diabetes. Learn if you are at risk and make a choice to a healthier you. More
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Ecotherapy – An Affordable Prescription for Better Health - Articles Articles
Spending time enjoying Mother Nature complements western medical treatment. More
Healthy Eating + Physical Activity: Helping Your Child: Tips for Parents
Healthy Eating + Physical Activity: Helping Your Child: Tips for Parents - Articles Articles
This article provides parents with simple tips to help their children eat healthy. More
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Protein Supplements… Are They for You? - Articles Articles
Protein Supplements...are they for you? More
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How to Get a Better Night's Sleep - News News
Sleep can impact mental and physical health. Tips to get a better night's sleep. More
Be Active: You Owe It to Yourself
Be Active: You Owe It to Yourself - Articles Articles

Be Active: You Owe It to Yourself

J. Lynne Brown, Ph.D., R.D.

This publication covers the benefits of regular exercise activities and explains how to find your target heart rate for exercise, choose an exercise shoe, put together an exercise program, and more. More
Support Your Bones with Healthy Habits
Support Your Bones with Healthy Habits - Articles Articles
This publication explains the risks of osteoporosis and the benefits of acting now to protect your bones later in life. More
The Kids' Activity Pyramid
The Kids' Activity Pyramid - Articles Articles
This publication uses illustrations and a light format to encourage kids to get enough exercise, based on the USDA's MyPyramid. More
The Preschool Activity Pyramid
The Preschool Activity Pyramid - Articles Articles
This publication uses illustrations that parents can use to encourage their preschoolers to get enough exercise, based on MyPyramid. More
Your Wellness Roadmap Leader's Guide
Your Wellness Roadmap Leader's Guide - Articles Articles

Your Wellness Roadmap Leader's Guide

J. Lynne Brown, Ph.D., R.D.

This publication is intended to help educators use the "Your Wellness Roadmap" lessons with clients. It includes information on the program and goals and objectives. More
Both strength and aerobic training are important for overall physical fitness. (Photo credit: Vanessa, Flickr Creative Commons)
Strength vs. Aerobic Training: Which is more important? - Articles Articles

Strength vs. Aerobic Training: Which is more important?

Laurie Weinreb-Welch, MPH, MCHES, Lynn James, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Both strength and aerobic training are important for optimal physical fitness. Learn how to improve your health in both of these areas. More
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