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”

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”

Family Fitness

By Doug Nelson
Community Center Manager

Whether we like it or not parents, we are role models for our kids when it comes to fitness and wellness. And in most cases, the apple never falls too far from the tree. This might be a startling revelation for many of us, especially when we struggle to meet our own fitness goals. I have great news for you! You can go out and play with your child (or grandchild) and in most cases it will count as a workout. The benefits don’t stop there, as this time spent with a loved one will bring you physical, emotional, and social profits.

“I’m having so much fun, this can’t be a workout!”

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