Krista F.


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Why You NEED to Do Deadlifts

[fa icon="calendar'] Mon, Apr 30, '18 / by Krista F. posted in muscular strength, lower body, deadlift

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Do you want a better butt, killer quads, a strong back and calves that won’t quit? How about unshakeable stability from head to toe and increased control over your major muscles?

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Going Green: 6 Ways to be Environmentally Conscious without Pulling-Out Your Hair

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Apr 20, '18 / by Krista F. posted in creative, healthy habits, environment

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Going green doesn’t mean you have to immediately install solar panels on your roof and start brushing your teeth with a stick. You can if you want. But there are less overwhelming things you can do immediately that count when it comes to helping out the environment. Small tweaks you make can contribute to big changes and better health for you, your neighbor and the environment.
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Take a Hike! Get Out the Door and Go Explore Some Local Trails

[fa icon="calendar'] Thu, Mar 29, '18 / by Krista F. posted in outdoor workouts, local hikes

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Now that spring has sprung, how about pulling out some hiking gear and hitting a trail? Hiking can help build leg strength, stability, and provide a cardio workout if you keep a stiff pace. There are several low-key places to hike that are less than an hour away from HealthSPORT’s gyms. While the national parks are stunning, nearby state parks can get you off the beaten path and into a habitat where you can find your hiking groove.

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What Fruits and Veggies are in Season?

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, Mar 21, '18 / by Krista F. posted in healthy recipe, fresh produce

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It’s time to tuck away your cold weather gear and celebrate springtime in Northern California. A new season and an unmatched growing climate brings loads of local fresh food options your way. Kick-off the season with a quick exploration of the Northern Coast Grower’s Association website. It has tons of tips about what’s in-season, where to find it and how to use it. There are also ample recipes that utilize in-season local veggie varieties. Food Geeks is also a good resource to explore what you might find when you venture out to local farmers’ markets.

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Pre and Post Workout Meditation: Find Space in Your Head & Reap the Power!

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Mar 16, '18 / by Krista F. posted in workout tips, meditation

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Meditation is like a very quiet superpower. Learning to clear your mind and breathe deeply can give you a competitive edge in all aspects of athleticism, in fitness and beyond. The benefits of meditating before a workout, after a workout and in-between are numerous.

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5 Benefits of Healthy Employees

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, Jan 31, '18 / by Krista F. posted in productivity, creative, happiness

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When work and workouts go hand-in-hand it’s a win-win-win situation. Clients, employers and employees come out on top. Couple that with a company wellness plan that emphasizes nutrition and preventative care, and you’ve got a recipe for everyone’s success. The bottom line is healthy employees are good for business.

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4 Reasons Why Skipping Meals or Calorie Restriction Isn’t a Fast Track to Weight Loss

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, Jan 10, '18 / by Krista F. posted in weight loss, healthy lifestyle

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It’s simple math when it comes to calories, right? Eat less, lose more. Nope. It’s not that simple. Unless you are on calorie restrictions by way of a doctor-created plan, skipping meals regularly or severely restricting calories is not the key to healthy weight loss and management. Here’s why…

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3 Healthy Holiday Sides (That Will Please the Kiddos, Too!)

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Dec 19, '17 / by Krista F. posted in healthy alternatives, side dishes

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Serving a holiday meal that pleases everyone can be a bit tricky. But, there are ways to tweak traditional side dishes to make them good tasting nutritional dishes for all.

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Try These 7 Tips for Healthy Eating When You’re Dining Out

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Dec 5, '17 / by Krista F. posted in nutrition tips, dining out

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Eating out should be relaxing. Someone else does the prep, cooking and clean-up for you. All you have to do is order and chow down. Easy peasy, right? Maybe. But, if you’ve been striving to meet certain dietary needs, a meal away from home might be stressful.

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Battle the "Sweet Treat" Season with Festive Fruit

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Dec 1, '17 / by Krista F. posted in fruit, treats, healthy

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The Sugar Plum Fairy is near. Don’t fear. You don’t have to get all Rat King on the cookie plate in order to stick with your wellness plans. However, it might help to whip out a nutcracker and create some treats with a little more nutritional value to enjoy this holiday season. Get out your sword…err knife.

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