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Holiday Recipe: Spinach, Bacon, and Gruyere Breakfast Casserole

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and casseroles just happen to be one of my favorite holiday breakfast dishes! I usually only have them around the holidays so it’s always something that I look forward to. There is just something special about waking up to a warm casserole

How to Strength Train Your Trapezius

Continuing with the muscles of the upper back, the trapezius is the featured muscle of this week’s Muscle Monday! As a whole, the trapezius, or “traps”, begin on the occipital condyles or base of the skull all the way to the last vertebrae of your thoracic spine, and end on different parts of the scapulae.

Holiday Recipe: Holiday Sugar Cookies

Ditch the Guilt with These Holiday Sugar Cookies What are your favorite cookies to bake for the holidays? Every year I look forward to gathering in the kitchen with my siblings and making homemade sugar cookies…complete with all the frosting and sprinkles! These sugar cookies are much healthier than your traditional cookies, but are definitely

Strength Training Your Back Muscles

Focus Muscle Group: Rhomboids This week’s edition of Muscle Mondays will bring to light the importance of the rhomboids. Originating on the last cervical vertebrae of your neck to the fifth vertebrae of the thoracic spine, the rhomboids attach to the medial border of the scapulae. This downward angled muscle performs the important task of

Holiday Recipe: Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Casserole

I don’t know about you, but sweet potato casserole is the one dish I look forward to indulging in around the holidays. There is just something so satisfying about the sweetness of the potatoes combined with the crunch of pecans and the gooeyness of the melting marshmallows on top. But this casserole is not the

Lakeview Health Wellness Center Muscle Mondays: Lats and Teres Major

Fitness Education and Training for Addiction Recovery Focus Muscle Groups: Latissimus Dorsi (Lats) and Teres Major When I heard about the Facebook page Lakeview Health Wellness Center was creating, I knew I wanted to bring something different than the typical fitness page offers. I wanted to help our alumni, staff, and followers learn how to

Holiday Recipe: Leftover Turkey and Sweet Potato Frittata

Ditch the Guilt with this Recipe: Leftover Turkey and Sweet Potato Frittata Hope everyone had a very happy Thanksgiving filled with family, friends, and lots of delicious food! If you’re anything like me, your refrigerator and freezer are probably packed full of leftovers that will take you another month to finish off. Instead of eating

Running in Recovery

By Michele Fry I will not go into my childhood, but to say the least, it was a nightmare. My childhood guided my thinking and helped to shape my image of myself. I saw an ugly, worthless, and never good enough person. I couldn’t live within my own skin. I didn’t know then, as I

Exercise Improves Physical and Mental Wellness for People in Addiction Recovery

It’s often forgotten that our brain is the source of our physical and emotional wellness. Our brain controls our feelings of pleasure, reward, our sense of balance and coordination. You know that seemingly natural ability you have to move your arms or legs, see the beautiful sky, or taste your favorite ice cream? Your brain