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Pumps Fitness: How What You Eat Affects Your Mental Energy


Pumps-Fitness-How-What-You-Eat-Affects-Your-Mental-Energy-01Want to feel more alert? To keep up your mental energy and focus, you’ve got to eat the right foods, at the right time. A client recently complained that she suffered from ‘brain fog’. “My mental energy is shot and I can’t focus.” So she wondered…“is it something I’m eating?” Possibly. But more likely, it’s what she’s not eating that’s leaving her mental energy flagging. As a full-time student and a new mom, her eating patterns are erratic and she’s often grabbing something on the run, and relies on coffee to keep her going. Without the right foods to give her brain the fuel it needs, she can’t possibly expect to keep her mental energy in high gear.

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Pumps Fitness Recipes: Jamaican Jerk Chicken


rot3If you don’t already do this, make Monday’s slow cooker nights. Mondays have a way of getting super busy and hectic, so taking a few minutes to get dinner in the slow cooker that morning is a way to ensure that you and your family are enjoying a healthy, homemade meal at night!

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Community Hospital Fitness Pointe Members Row, Row, Row Their Way into First Place in World Challenge, Ninth Consecutive Win

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For a ninth consecutive year, members of the Community Hospital Fitness Pointe® team have been named champions of the World Rowing competition. Overall the team placed first, this time rowing a whopping 24,549,595 meters, beating out 67 other international teams entered in the Health/Fitness division.

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Pumps Fitness: Time Saving Workouts Prove To Be More Effective


Pumps-Fitness-Time-Saving-Workouts-Prove-To-Be-More-Effective-01How many times have you told yourself that you'd exercise and get fit, if only you had the time? If I had a dollar for time I've heard the I-don't-have-time excuse… New and exciting research is coming out in favor of shorter, more intense workouts. The old way of exercising at a slow speed, for long periods of time, is over and done. Short and intense exercise sessions that utilize High Intensity Interval Training get you better results with way less time invested. So there goes the time crunch excuse. You don't need to spend hours in the gym to get amazing results. A simple 30 minute workout, done right, is all you need.

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NorthShore Health Centers Announce 2017 Biggest Loser Challenge Winners

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Thank you to all who completed the Biggest Loser Challenge. There were 102 NorthShore employees that completed the challenged and will receive 1 NSA point. There were also 19 employees who achieved over 5% weight loss which will receive an additional NSA point for this accomplishment. The top three are:

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Pumps Fitness Recipes: Braised Cuban Flank Steak


rot3Here’s a savory recipe that you simply must try! Flank steak is a lean cut of beef, one that is encouraged in fat loss programs, however it can tend to be tough or dry when grilled. No so with this recipe!

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Pumps Fitness Recipes: 3 Essential Snacking Tips


rot3A big part of eating for fat loss is keeping your metabolism going all day long with small, sensible meals and snacks. In theory, this is simple and easy: eat a little something every 2-3 hours throughout the day.

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Pumps Fitness Spotlight on Michelle Northey!

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My name is Michelle Northey. I've been coming to Pumps Fitness for about 2 1/2 years. I found out about Pumps through a silent auction at my girls' elementary school. There was an option to bid on a package of three Pilates equipment classes with Pat. It turns out her granddaughters went to the same school as my kids!

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Pumps Fitness Recipes: Glazed Chicken & Veggies En Papillote


Pumps-Glazed-Chicken-and-Veggies-En-PapilloteEn Papillote is a fancy French way of saying “cooked in paper." This tender chicken and veggie recipe cooks in a packet made with parchment paper, which is one of the reasons that it’s so quick and healthy. Enjoy this quick and easy fitness meal for dinner and the leftovers for lunch the next day!

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Porter Regional Hospital: Grow Your Own Way


Porter-Regional-Hospital-Grow-Your-Own-WayAs if fresh veggies or flowers aren’t reason enough, there are plenty of health reasons to have a summer garden.

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Pumps Fitness: 7 Ways To Crave Less Sugar


Pumps-Fitness-7-Ways-To-Crave-Less-SugarIf I were to award a single food item with the title of ‘Fastest Way To Pack On The Pounds', hands down the winner would be refined sugar.

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