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January 2017

Stress Management – Start Building Your Skills Today

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There aren’t too many days that don’t hand us a stressful situation.  I would actually be confident saying it happens to most of us at least once a day.  It’s a part of life.  Acute bouts of stress are okay – periods of stress that come and go during a day – for me that’s running a little late to work, having an organic chemistry test (if you’ve taken it, you are right there with me), or having a conflict with a friend.  Acute bouts only last a few minutes or hours, and then go away as if we never…

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Fueling Your Body Should Be Healthy and Enjoyable

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Nutrition is such an important, yet complex topic. It is of great interest to me and very close to my heart. I think it is the amateur home chef in me. I love creating meals and trying new ingredients. I love the challenge of discovering ways to get my 5 year old and 3 year old to eat nutritiously. I love taking ingredients and seeing how they can transform into beautiful meals and life around a table. But I also love discovering the ways in which food allows my body to grow, heal, function and perform.   There really is…

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Exercise and Increasing Activity Level Starts with Finding Your WHY

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With any goal you set, there has to be a reason behind it – your WHY.  This WHY sets an internal fire that keeps you motivated towards reaching the goal.  Setting a WHY  is just as important when setting your activity goals.  Your WHY is your underlying reason for wanting to make a change.  You want to lose weight but WHY?  Perhaps your parents had Diabetes and many complications and you are motivated because you want a different lifestyle.  Perhaps you want to feel comfortable in your body and know that you have the physical stamina to keep up with…

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Meet the Pillar Wellness Interns!

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Meet Laura Hello everyone! My name is Laura Fischer and I am a graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh working towards my Master of Science in Health and Physical Activity. A little bit of background on me, I actually began my professional career in development for higher education after graduating from the University of Notre Dame in 2007. After my husband, Adam, and I had our two young children, I knew I needed to be in a career that I was truly passionate about and one in which I could work towards helping others. That is where graduate school…

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Three Ways to Make Lasting Changes in 2017

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With the start of the New Year, you’re probably thinking about setting new resolutions. Maybe you want to workout five days a week, lose X amount of pounds, eliminate processed foods, run a marathon, declutter the house –  the list goes on and on. And although setting resolutions can be beneficial, only a tiny fraction of us keep our resolutions; University of Scranton research suggests that just 8% of people achieve their New Year’s goals. Focus on Sustainable Lifestyle Change Why is this so?   For starters, rather than set big goals that, for many, fall by the wayside by spring,…

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