What is Pilates? Let’s Get to The Core of the Matter

Written by Carrie Summers, MS, CES, CPT
“Engage your core!” “Use your powerhouse!” These are phrases that you may have heard in group fitness classes or personal training sessions. Have you ever stopped and thought, “What exactly is my powerhouse, and why should I care?”

Start Today! Guide To Avoiding The Pesky Weight Gain!

Written by Christine B. Tenekjian - MPH, RD, LDN – Clinical Dietitian
 
“I’ll start my diet on Monday…,” or “I’ll start exercising once this big work project is done…”
 
Too often we hear phrases like these from our clients: “I’ll start my diet on Monday…,” or “I’ll start exercising once this big work project is done…” To this we ask – why wait?
 
What is the value in delaying making changes to your lifestyle?
 

Why Massage?

Written by Natalie Gilbert, massage therapist at Duke Diet and Fitness Center
 
Massage is probably the number one activity to put at the top of a list of “self-care” as we age, and as we continue to search for ways to be healthy, strong, flexible and moving. In our efforts to achieve a desired healthy weight, massage assists in promoting optimal health and happiness for the entire body, mind and spirit. 
 

How to Deal with Emotional Eating?

Written by Sofia Rydin-Gray, PhD, Behavioral Health Director, Duke Diet and Fitness Center
 
What is Emotional Eating?

Portion Control: Why is it so important?

Written by Kyrstin Draney, dietetic intern at Meredith College.
Picture this: you’re out to eat, trying to make a healthy choice about what to have for dinner. You say “no” to the special of the day: creamy shrimp Alfredo, and quickly flip past the burger section of the menu. With much thought, you find and order the roasted chicken, served with sweet potatoes and veggies. You’ve got it! 

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