w/ Fred Fornicola at Easter Seals NJ
In my role as Health and Wellness Director for Easter Seals New Jersey I recently coordinated a Lunch and Learn Lecture for employees. The event was hosted by Linda Mayo, Chief Operating Officer, and our featured guest was Fred Fornicola, owner of Premier Personal Fitness in Asbury Park. Videographer Eric Altman shot portions of the lecture and I will be integrating the videoclips into upcoming Employee Lunch and Learn Webinars this Fall.
Easter Seals is dedicated to the development and sustainability of Health and Wellness programs for employees and the consumers we serve. We are all unique individuals and one exercise and nutrition program does not fit all. We collaborate with consumers, families, care providers and physicians to ensure the succcess of all of our class participants. This summer we are introducing Health and Wellness education classes to our consumers in every county in New Jersey. We are excited about our programs and honored to provide individuals with special needs and their families with tools for a healthy lifestyle, further enabling them to live with "Equality, Dignity and Independence".
Open the below link to read about Fitess Professional and author Fred Fornicola in a recent article in the Asbury Park press.
By Jean Graham
If writers still used manual typewriters, there would be a steady clickety-clack, clickety-clack, DING! throughout the Garden State. If they were still using electric typewriters, New Jersey would hum from Stokes State Forest to Wildwood Crest.
Computers being virtually silent, there is barely auditory evidence of this. But rest assured that local writers are producing a bumper crop of books, and their content is as diverse as the state itself. Self-help books. Journals. History books. Nature guides. Poetry and humor, and short-story collections. Fiction for young adults and fiction for not-so-young adults.
Although the following books that have poured into The Star-Ledger’s office over the past year by New Jersey writers is impressive, it is by no means complete; homegrown writers are constantly adding to the list. Herewith, a mere sampling.
Advice from educators includes Maureen Baldwin’s “Colleges at a Glance: A Concise Country-Wide College Search Guide for Average Students” (Maureen Baldwin) and Andrew Aloysius McCabe’s “The Gifted One: The Journey Begins” (Balboa Press).
“So You Want to Be a Landlord: Tales from the Crypt” (djv murphy), by High Bridge’s DJV Murphy, examines the pitfalls of managing rental properties.
And Midland Park’s Les and Sue Fox find masterpieces in unlikely places in “The Art Hunters Handbook: How To Buy Art for $5 and Sell It for $1,000,000” (West Highland Fine Art & Publishing).
CPA Thomas Corley tells how to improve your finances in “Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals” (Langdon Street Press), and Red Bank’s Chris Ruisi tells how to maximize your potential in “Step Up and Play Big” (Advantage Media Group).
Liz DiMarco Weinmann empowers women over 40 in “Get DARE (Drive, Advance, Rule, Express) From Here!” (Liz DiMarco Weinmann); and Morris County’s Laura O’Reilly provides diet and exercise motivation in “Get Fit To Go” (Unlimited Publishing).
Former prisoner and current Newark community activist Rickey Samad Danzey delivers a short but powerful message to young people in “Caution: A Message to Our Youth, Our Future” (Ambitious Publishing).
To read the entire article go to http://bitly.com/JhCDXR
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Excerpt from "Get Fit To Go- Motivation to Exercise and be Healthy!" Unltd. Publishing LLC, Fit To Go H&F Copyright 2010 May not be reprinted without the author's permission. Feel free to try it though!
Staying motivated is the biggest challenge
Every New Year’s Eve folks gather together to reflect on their lives and proclaim to make changes for the better. In between bites of cheesecake we ease our guilt with a firm promise that in the New Year we will lose weight and exercise once and for all. While the champagne is still bubbling, we look ahead to thinner, healthier days. More often than not, our good intentions are swept away in the morning with the confetti.
Have faith. Next year can be the year of your success. Starting now.
The key to getting fit is sticking with an exercise program year round. Do what you can, whenever you can, for the good of your health. Knowing that you can prevent a variety of diseases caused by a poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle is a strong incentive to exercise.
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I saw the "buy one get one free" sale on Reese's PB cups (my favorite) and figured I should stock up early for Halloween. Bad move. I justified the extra calories because the night before I ran my tail off at my nursing job. Yeah right! No excuse. So, I drank some extra water, squeezed a little lemon in for good measure, and ate a big salad to keep things moving along, if you know what I mean. The power walk in the chilly autumn air with golden leaves flying by hardly felt like a penance for a childish binge. It was delightful!
Next year I don't care if I have to pay extra to buy candy on the 31st, or if I have to give cash to Trick or Treaters. This is one case where being an early bird will not benefit me.
If I am to practice what I preach, and write, and blog, I need to catch myself in the act.
( I have a special relationsip with chocolate, especially chocolate with peanut butter in the middle.) Everything in moderation, I tell myself. So, while at a pumpkin farm today, I bought only enough apple cider donuts for each member of the household, instead of a dozen. I was not being cheap- I was fighting off gluttony!
Treats are great... in moderation. I am not trying to be Debbie Downer (wamp wamp), but I guess I should point out the obvious: Too much sugar can lead to diabletes, and too much trans fat can clog the arteries. It's more than just weight gain, especially at 50.
40 is the new 30, 50 is the new 40, blah blah blah. Tell that to my knees and my arteries (wamp wamp).
So here I give myself some of my own professional advice: Eating lean, healthy foods this time of year helps to provide us with nutrients to help our immune systems fight off illness during cold and flu season. I'm sold.
Spring is here!!!! Jackets are off, and arms are bared. Don’t let frustration mount over unwanted pounds. Planning ahead will get you fit and prepared for the warmer summer months ahead.
Physical activity helps control weight gain, so get out and walk and enjoy the weather we have been waiting for.
And watch your food consumption. Weight gain is about energy in and energy out. Calories are energy that is taken into the body from foods. If we take in more calories than we need, the inevitable result is weight gain.
There are ways to cut calories without feeling deprived of the foods you love.Here are some tips:
Have a half of a bagel instead of a whole one.
Use natural fruit preserves instead of butter.
Use skim milk instead of whole or 2%, even in coffee or tea.
Drink plenty of water, eat fresh fruits and vegetables- low in calories and help keep you hydrated.
Stay away from (or cut back) junk foods.
Avoid gravies and heavy creamed sauces.
Bake or broil instead of frying.
Use olive oil (healthy fat) and vinegar, or lemon, with a pinch of salt is a healthy way to dress a salad.
Small changes will bring big results if the foods you are choosing are healthy, and you are physically active on a regular basis. If you do not have a gym membership, think about joining, or find out if a local club has day rates. There is still time to shed those unwanted pounds before summer, so pack a gym bag, keep it in your car, and move your body. You’ve nothing to lose- except a few pounds.