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Healthy Habits

Healthy Habits

By Doug Nelson
Community Center Manager

Soooo, how are those New Year’s resolutions going for you so far? Really, you gave up already? If it makes you feel any better, mine are not going so well either! Don’t feel bad. According to Forbes Magazine, less than 25% of people stay committed to their resolutions past 30 days, and less than 10% actually accomplish them. Continue reading “Healthy Habits”

YOU vs. The Rising Cost of Health Care

Doctor imageBy Doug Nelson
Community Center Manager

I’ve scoured the internet to find helpful tips for lowering health care costs…. and come up with nothing helpful! Oh sure, I found out how to pick the right doctor, when to check into a clinic instead of a hospital, which type of prescription drug to buy, and even which insurance options are best for employers…..but something is missing. Continue reading “YOU vs. The Rising Cost of Health Care”

Holiday Weight Gain: Myth or Reality?

By Doug Nelson
Community Center Manager

Scale photographI’ve done my own personal and professional research on the topic of holiday weight gain, and I have bad and good news. Studies indicate that holiday weight gain is real, but how much weight we lose on average is greatly exaggerated. I’ve heard stories about seven pounds of weight gain, but luckily it is closer to one and a half. Statistics aside, the better story is, “Why do we gain weight during the holidays, and how do we lose it after?” Continue reading “Holiday Weight Gain: Myth or Reality?”

Setting Goals for Health and Fitness

There is a popular adage often attributed to Benjamin Franklin, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” Planning, in the sense of health and fitness, is similar to goal setting. Oftentimes when it comes to our health and fitness intentions, we start off like “gangbusters” only to fizzle out and fade away. If we have a well thought out plan to stick to with measurable targets we are far more likely to get results. This is where goal setting comes in. Continue reading “Setting Goals for Health and Fitness”

Fall Season Activities

By Doug Nelson
Community Center Manager

Summer is almost over, but you don’t have to stop enjoying the outdoors when school starts back up again. We are blessed in the Northwest with summertime weather that often extends into September and October. Cool and pleasant temperatures to begin and end the day allow us to find adventure without the extreme heat of summer. Fall is one of my favorite times to go “adventuring” in the great northwest. Hopefully some of my ideas and tips will encourage you to get out and play! Continue reading “Fall Season Activities”