The evidence is now undisputable – You Are What You Eat! The foods you consume on a daily basis have a profound and lasting impact on nearly every aspect of your health and well-being. The fact is your diet is possibly the single greatest determining factor of your future health, not to mention, your day-to-day… Read More

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Eat for Lifelong Health

By Christine Williquette

The evidence is now undisputable – You Are What You Eat! The foods you consume on a daily basis have a profound and lasting impact on nearly every aspect of your health and well-being. The fact is your diet is possibly the single greatest determining factor of your future health, not to mention, your day-to-day… Read More

Are you recharging?

By Christine Williquette

I’m sure we have all heard people talk about how little sleep they need to function well.  And maybe you are one of these people…well we would like to share with you the real dangers of lack of sleep and how you can improve your sleep cycle. Although the amount of sleep you need depends… Read More

Help – I’m Addicted to Junk Food!

By Christine Williquette

Picture this: You open a bag of your favorite potato chips with the intention of only having a few. But the next thing you know, half the bag is gone. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. Most of us have succumbed to a food craving at some point or another. It could be salty… Read More

Don’t go through life, grow through life

By Christine Williquette

Meet Mary Ann Srnka!  Mary Ann, a School Sister of Notre Dame just celebrated her 73rd birthday on June 13th…happy belated birthday to her!  She lives with her fellow sister, Toni and loves to garden and teach nature crafts at the Lifelong Learning Institute.  Her primary goal was to control her blood sugar because she… Read More

Top Health Concerns for Men

By Christine Williquette

Men – it’s time to start taking better care of your health. The sad truth is that men die at higher rates than women. Experts believe this may be due to the fact that women are 33% more likely to visit a doctor than men. For example, heart disease can often be caught and treated… Read More

Living a Single and Balanced Life

By Christine Williquette

Meet Joe Meyer!  Joe (68) is living his life to the fullest as a cancer survivor and a discontented bachelor.  Being a bachelor doesn’t necessarily mean he’s living a lonely life…it’s just the opposite…his life is full of social activity!   He enjoys Ballroom Dancing at a local church and at NWTC a couple of nights… Read More

Tips to Running Safely

By Christine Williquette

Running is a fairly safe sport. You aren’t traveling at high speeds, climbing vertical rock faces or taking hits from a 350 pound lineman. But even though running is relatively risk free there are still some dangers out there. Here are the top ten ways to improve safety while running: Carry ID – One of… Read More

Good Health Is Blooming

By Christine Williquette

Meet Jean Bricker! When I asked Jean what her age was she said that she always says she’s 66 because that’s Ray Nitschke’s number…which tells me she’s an avid Packer fan.  Jean actually just turned 73 on Friday… happy birthday to her!  She currently shares her life with her two rescue cats…Sally and Cleopatra.  Cleopatra… Read More

Eat and Drink Your Way to Better Sleep

By Christine Williquette

Do you often feel tired or lack energy during the day? According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 3 Americans report getting fewer than seven hours of sleep each night. This can lead to a number of health issues including diabetes, heart disease, obesity and depression. Fortunately, there are steps you can… Read More

Together Everyone Achieves More

By Christine Williquette

Meet Janet Christl and Pam VandeHei! Janet (66 in July) and Pam (70).  Not only are they best friends but they make the best workout team!  Janet has been coming to Bellin Health Fitness for over 10 years.  She has two grown children, Dean and Leah and three grandchildren: Lucas 5, Dylan 3 and Jose… Read More

Find Time to Exercise

By Christine Williquette

Do you find it difficult to squeeze a workout into your day? If so, you’re not alone. According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 50% of Americans do not meet the Physical Activity Guidelines for aerobic activity. But it’s important to get enough exercise because of the many health benefits. Here are a… Read More

Kick Your Technology Addiction

By Christine Williquette

In this day and age, technology is an integral part of our lives. But to truly reap the benefits you should moderate how and when you use it. The average smartphone user checks their device 150 times a day. But burying your face in a screen for a large part of the day can negatively… Read More