Tag Archives: Fitness

Recipe Corner: Homemade Strawberry Jam (Kid Friendly)

The summer months are a great time to enjoy the freshly harvested fruit. You can stock up on delicious strawberry jam for the rest of the summer and not have to worry about buying the high-fructose corn syrup, factory-made, store-bought option. Once you see how easy it is to make your own delicious jam, all…
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How To Break Writer’s Block – Option 1

Writer's Block is a very real thing. Anyone who has had to stare at a blank sheet of paper or a blank screen knows the panic that creeps up when you need to get something done by a zooming deadline, and absolutely nothing is coming. But there's another kind of writer's block too - one that…
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Recipe Corner: Sweet and Spicy Roasted Carrots

  This recipe for carrots roasted with honey and Sriracha is incredibly easy to make. I think roasting vegetables brings out their best flavor and this recipe can easily be adapted for all different kinds of vegetables. It could work with green beans, asparagus, broccoli or even butternut squash. These carrots are also delicious leftover in salad!…
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Keep Stress at Bay Every Day

"Stress is now considered the foremost contributor to our modern chronic maladies. Recent medical research by well-known clinicians has shown that stress is a major factor in causing heart disease, cancer, and a myriad of chronic and acute diseases of today's world." -Nischala Joy Devi* Stress is a huge factor in our everyday lives -…
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National Dance Day

It's that time of year again! Every year on the last Saturday in July, the country celebrates National Dance Day. This Saturday, July 27th marks the day of fun this year, with dance events going on around the country. EVERYONE is encouraged to do some sort of movement to celebrate the day - dancer or…
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Warming Up to Workplace Wellness

EVERYONE WITH A JOB OR WITH AN EMPLOYEE - IT'S TIME TO PAY ATTENTION! At least 68% of adults and 17% of children in the US are obese or overweight.* Physical inactivity and poor diet cause more than 400,000 deaths each year.** Health care costs are reaching peak numbers in US history, and employers are…
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What’s With the Fitness Stuff?

I've been asked why there have been more articles about fitness related things both on this blog and on the  SP Facebook page. I believe that health & fitness should be a component of all the arts.  How can you whole-heartedly create if your body and mind are not working at their best possible status?…
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Zumba Survival Tips

There is no denying it - Zumba is a great workout.  Burning 700-1000 calories an hour, while making you feel like you're in a dance club instead of the gym, the reason for the popularity is obvious.  But if you've never tried it before, making it through that first Zumba class can be a little…
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What Is This Zumba Thing??

Have you heard about this Zumba thing yet?  If you haven't, you might want to check to see if you've been living under a rock lately, because Zumba seems to be EVERYWHERE these days! This Latin-inspired dance fitness program actually was created over 10 years ago, but it wasn't until the last couple of years…
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