Congratulations to West Virginia’s First, Certified [email protected] Employers!

It’s exciting to announce West Virginia’s first [email protected] certified employers! We want to honor five employers, who spent the last 6-weeks learning how to implement a successful workplace wellness program to create a culture of health in their place of business. Active SWV’s, Workplace Wellness Director, Laura Baker became a [email protected] trainer through the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors to provide this evidenced-based training curriculum to businesses in Southern West Virginia and help create a healthier workforce. The [email protected] ...

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What is Intuitive Eating?

Have you heard of intuitive eating? It has nothing to do with diets, restrictions, weight loss, meal plans, or will power. It’s about getting back to your roots and trusting your body again, ditching the diet mentality, building self-trust to make empowered decisions about what to eat and renewing your relationship with food. Here’s a little snippet of intuitive eating, the ten principles and the science behind how it works.

Intuitive eating was ...

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Simple and Delicious Cranberry Chicken Salad

A simple, light and delicious cranberry chicken salad makes choosing something healthy, easy! This is one of those quick “go to” recipes that is full of antioxidants which makes for a great sandwich or salad for lunch. Using Greek yogurt in place of mayonnaise adds protein to make you feel fuller longer and provides your gut flora with natural probiotics. The Active SWV Workplace Wellness participants at KVC Health Systems enjoyed this recipe ...

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Why Nutrition Matters for an Active Lifestyle

Live Healthy, Eat Well
Nutrition Advice by Laura Baker MS, RDN, LD

What comes to mind when you hear the word nutrition? Most people think of health and wellness and of course food. Food is meant to nourish our bodies, give us the fuel we need to power through our daily lives and be enjoyed. Food has the amazing ability to heal, repair and optimize human potential. Our brain needs this fuel just as much as our body. It helps sustain ...

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Crossover Participants of the Month Joe and Jenni Canterbury

Active Southern West Virginia’s variety of programs reach participants in schools, offices, communities, and places of worship. The Active SWV programs span all age groups with a variety of activities. Participants can cross over from one program to another with confidence knowing Active SWV values safety, acceptance, and support to build new skills.

Meet Joe and Jenni

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New Active SWV Workplace Wellness Director Laura Baker

Active Southern West Virginia recognizes the value in a healthy workforce for increasing productivity, retaining talent and attracting new businesses to southern West Virginia.

It is our mission to increase opportunities for physical activity throughout schools, businesses, communities, and across all ages. The Active SWV Workplace Wellness program will ...

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