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Miles for Wellness is a team-based, eight-week challenge put out by the NC Office of State Human Resources twice a year (Spring and Fall) to encourage NC state employees to get more daily steps. The goal is to encourage employees to get 10,000 steps (equivalent to five miles) on most days of the week. I… Continue reading »

My daughter has been taking tap lessons for about 3 years now and absolutely loves it!  She taps in the grocery store, she taps while brushing her teeth, while walking to school!   If there is an open space, it becomes her tap stage!  I watch her in class and see the joy that comes over… Continue reading »

I love the Holderness Family videos and parodies! Their newest one “My Wife is on a Healthy Diet / Men at Work Parody” had me laughing so hard. At the same time, I was reaching for the phone to send them some cauliflower rice recipes that are actually good. A healthy diet can look, smell,… Continue reading »

If you know me, you know I am a big fan of Costco. They have huge savings, great quality products, and the most unbelievable return policy. Plus, the friendly atmosphere and helpful employees make me want to shop there – which is saying something. Sometimes it’s hard to tell if you are really saving money… Continue reading »

Look out American Ninja Warriors! PLAY to get 10,000 steps per day I really can’t think of a more fun way to get in my 10,000 steps per day than to PLAY.   This blog goes out to anyone above the age of 12 who thinks that playing is only for kids.  I recently revisited a… Continue reading »

The photo shows two cards received simultaneously in late January 2017—one on the left is from Raleigh Crossfit and the one on the right is from the Alexander Family YMCA, also a Raleigh fitness institution. Both cards signify communities that look after my heart(s); yes, that last word is plural. We all know from heart… Continue reading »

I have been aware, through my work, of the relationship between the built environment and health for a while now. We collaborate with other organizations to increase access to places for physical activity (e.g., parks and greenways), and support communities’ work to develop transportation plans that promote biking and walking. I believe that this is… Continue reading »

Joe is the Director of Benefits at NC State University and participated in the Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less program over the summer. We are honored to share Joe’s story. Congratulations, Joe! How I Learned to Eat Smart and Move More On a recent vacation, my wife and I stayed at an all-inclusive resort.… Continue reading »

Take another look at that photo used recently in my blog entry about Olympic lifting and my love/hate relationship with those movements! You may just spot one of my favorite coaches, Amber, in the background.  She is one of my favorite label-making  supporters! Let me explain please. When in a CrossFit box (gym), you become… Continue reading »

Take a look at photo. Yes, I can clean and jerk with the best of them. No, I don’t claim to be one of the best of them— take a look at the Summer Olympics in Rio and you’ll clearly see that I’m not in the elite category of weightlifters. Hey, 99.99999% of us are… Continue reading »