Do you know your HEALTH4cast?

By Julia Nickey, Regional Director, Marketing & Communications Penn State Health St. Joseph Did you know there are four critical health numbers that measure your overall health? Blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and BMI are key indicators of your risk for diabetes and cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack and stroke. Knowing these numbers – … Continue reading Do you know your HEALTH4cast?

Roasted Shrimp and Asparagus Salad

By Sana Malik, Personal Chef of Clean Junk Food Ah, summer! Time for barbecues, ice cream, and ice-cold brews. Yes, it is the time for eating those delicious foods that tend to wreak havoc on our systems. While eating hot dogs and hamburgers every weekend is enjoyable, there comes a time when something light is … Continue reading Roasted Shrimp and Asparagus Salad

Guts and Glory: Biggest Exercise Myths

By John Monteleone, CSCS, CSPS, EP-C, FMS Level 2 In the age of vast instant information for the consumer, misinformation plagues sound decision making for the right products and services. The field of health and fitness is no different from other industries regarding this matter. So, what is the consumer to do? In this article, … Continue reading Guts and Glory: Biggest Exercise Myths

Managing Diabetes Takes a WHOLE-istic Approach to Health

By Kim Thomas of US Health Corps For people with diabetes, keeping close tabs on blood sugar levels is essential, even when they’re feeling fine. But there is much more to managing the chronic condition than simply monitoring glucose levels and managing medications. Your diet, lifestyle, and even your support system can have a huge … Continue reading Managing Diabetes Takes a WHOLE-istic Approach to Health

Strawberry Caprese Farro Salad

Sweet and Savory Salads Salads are perfect for summer. They are light and bright, cool and refreshing, and best of all, you can take advantage of the bounties of your garden or local farmer’s markets!  You can create a symphony in your palate by bringing opposite flavors together in your salads. Try mixing berries, figs, … Continue reading Strawberry Caprese Farro Salad

LIMIT SCREEN TIME for Physical and Mental Health

By Aparna Mele It is becoming apparent and no longer controversial:  Humans and their smartphones aren’t always a healthy mix. New research has been coming in over the last several years, suggesting that looking at screens for hours a day can have some serious health and mental health consequences. One new study found that time … Continue reading LIMIT SCREEN TIME for Physical and Mental Health

Gluten Free Pesto Pasta with Steak

With love from: Rachael Romig, owner Just Breathe. Weddings & Events This year my husband and I discovered that he could no longer eat gluten. (Thank you, Dr. Aparna Mele from Digestive Disease Associates!) We should have seen it coming because he has had stomach issues for some time now but hearing it from a … Continue reading Gluten Free Pesto Pasta with Steak

The Professional Who Sits

By John Monteleone, Head Trainer at Wyomissing Fitness In over ten years of personal training, the most common clients I train are the professionals who sit all day. Sitting is rapidly becoming the new smoking. There are several health risks involved being seated for most of the day. The average American is seated approximately thirteen … Continue reading The Professional Who Sits