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EATING ON A BUDGET By Peak Health and Fitness Eating healthy can be affordable. Here are eight tips for shopping smart while on a budget. 1.        Make a list and stick to it: You can cut costs at the grocery store by buying only the foods that you need for the week. Making a list […]

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NATIONAL DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM By Peak Health and Fitness What is the University of Utah CDC-National Diabetes Prevention Program?​ A study done by the Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group in 2002 showed that type 2 diabetes can be prevented in adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes by making moderate lifestyle changes. Since […]

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How to Prevent and Treat Mosquito and Tick Bites By University of Utah Public Affairs HEALTHY SNACK IDEAS By PEAK Health and Fitness Easy, quick, and nutritious snacks are a great way to help you stay on track with healthful eating habits. Many of these foods can be packed in a bag, stored in a […]

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Have you heard about PEAK Health and Fitness offering low-cost, high quality fitness classes for university employees and their family members right on campus? PEAK fitness class participants are amazing. This month, Douglas Wawrzynski is being spotlighted. He recently made inspiring improvements to his personal health and fitness and the wellness of his family. Congratulations, […]

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  HEALTHY BREAKFAST ON THE RUN By Peak Health and FitnessYou’ve heard it before, but breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Kick start your metabolism and get your brain going by eating a healthy breakfast each morning. Aim to include whole grains, protein and even fat. This will keep you feeling […]

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SUMMER FITNESS – STRATEGIES TO TAKE THE EDGE OFF THE HEAT By Max Polin, M.S. For the training exerciser, it may not be possible to choose goal events that are in pleasant climates and out of the direct sunlight. That’s when heat acclimatizing can come to the rescue. If you have to compete in the […]

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ADD CANCER PREVENTION TO YOUR KITCHEN WITH HCI AND HARMONS By Huntsman Cancer Institute Shopping for cancer-fighting foods just got easier, thanks to a partnership between Huntsman Cancer Institute and Harmons Grocery. The partnership came out of the organizations’ shared interest in teaching the public about healthy eating and how it can help prevent cancer […]

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5 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT WEARING CONTACTS IN THE POOL We’ve all done it. It’s too much of a hassle to take them out beforehand, and who wants to look like a total noob wearing goggles the entire time you’re in the pool? Well, we spoke with Dr. Timothy Gibbons, optometrist at University of […]

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WHAT TO EXPECT FROM WELLNESS COACHING By PEAK Health & Fitness People generally work with a wellness coach because they are ready to make some type of change in their life. A wellness coach helps clients better understand themselves, manage their health and the lifestyle choices they make that affect their health. Among those managed […]

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