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by / on December 15, 2020 at 9:00 pm / in Wellness

Physical Wellness

It’s possible that you started the year off with big hopes of eating healthy and going to the gym – only for them to be dashed by the shutdown due to the pandemic. It’s also possible that you are one of those people that always has an excuse as to why you aren’t working on your health (don’t have the […]

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by / on May 22, 2020 at 1:25 pm / in Wellness

Friendly Check-In

If you’re lucky enough to be working from home, you might also be feeling a bit frazzled. It’s possible you also laughed at the “lucky” part sardonically and trust us, we feel you. For those not working who are equally, if not more so troubled, we wanted to share a few things that might help ease your isolation woes, keep […]

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by / on March 17, 2020 at 6:00 pm / in Health

Making the Most of Your Time… at a Distance

The idea of social distancing is quickly becoming our new normal. With the recent spread of COVID-19 public health officials agree that we should all limit our contact with people and avoid group gatherings until further notice. So how will you spend your time? Here are 7 ways to start: Stay connected: A great conversation goes a long way. Your mental […]

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by / on March 11, 2020 at 9:17 am / in Health

Staying Safe from Coronavirus

If there’s one thing that’s spreading faster than the coronavirus, it’s panic. Fortunately, helpful information travels just as quickly. Each day we’re learning more about the virus and what preventative measures we can take. Here’s what you need to know to stay healthy and safe. What is coronavirus exactly? “Coronavirus” is a class of viruses that cause respiratory infections in […]

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by / on February 1, 2020 at 10:58 am / in Health

Keeping Life Sweet: A Year in Review

This is the last installment in a 6-part series by Staff Writer, Maegan Carrasquillo, on living with diabetes. Last year I began with a hopeful resolution and a plan of action, which has come full circle. If you’ve been following along, you know I have type 1 diabetes and started the previous year with a penchant for chocolate and lack […]

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by / on December 23, 2019 at 9:30 am / in Wellness

Fuel Your Fire: Part 2 of a Series on a Life Well Lived

This is the 2nd installment in a 3-part series by Samantha Morris, VP Digital Marketing Now that we’ve started this health conversation, and you’ve asked yourself the hard questions and created some attainable goals, how will you maintain your fire along your journey? The answer is with the right foods. If we have one shot at this life, and one body, we […]

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by / on February 17, 2019 at 11:56 am / in Lifestyle

Across That Line

Only a certain few dare to ask themselves whether they can accomplish the ultimate of both physical and mental challenges, and for three daring individuals, the answer was “yes”. One small but deliberate word united them on a crisp fall, New York morning where they stood together, amidst 52,000 others, on the Verrazzano Narrows Bridge at the starting line of […]

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by / on February 8, 2019 at 9:52 am / in Lifestyle

Lou Yerxa – Maximum Vitality Part 2

In 2018, 59-year-old grandmother, Lou Yerxa, placed second in the Grandmaster Women’s Bikini category (for women 45 and older) at the 2018 GNC Allmax IFBB Pro Flex Lewis Canadian Classic competition in Moncton, New Brunswick.  In the second of our two-part series, we look at Lou’s workout and read her final thoughts on elite-level body building. THE WORKOUT In preparation […]

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by / on February 6, 2019 at 4:23 pm / in Lifestyle

Lou Yerxa – Maximum Vitality Part 1

THE COMPETITION The Canadian Physique Alliance (CPA) is a group of amateur athletes who compete in bodybuilding, physique, figure, fitness, and bikini categories. On June 16th of last year, they held the 2018 GNC Allmax IFBB Pro Flex Lewis Canadian Classic competition in Moncton, New Brunswick, featuring men’s and women’s competitions in more than 30 categories. Lou Yerxa, a 59-year-old […]

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by / on May 26, 2017 at 6:00 pm / in Recipes

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

BBQ and patio season is almost here. Here’s a light and delicious side for entertaining! This recipe serves 4: 2 roasted red peppers (jarred or homemade) 3 tbsp olive oil, plus more for serving 1 15oz can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained ½ lemon, zested and juiced 2 tbsp tahini 1 tsp salt Add roasted red peppers, chickpeas, lemon zest […]

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