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Recreation and Fitness Program Coordinator Wellness

Rebecca E. Allen is passionate about helping others develop and nurture practices of well-being.   She earned her BS in Sociology and MA in Exercise and Sport Science and holds fitness certifications from ACE, AFAA,, IFTA, and Tai Chi for Health Institute.  She is a Medical Exercise Specialist and is registered with Yoga Alliance as a 500 RYT. Rebecca enjoys long walks in the woods with her husband, Chip Davis.

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Intuitive Movement

What kind of movement do you hunger for? Yes, I said hunger for…what kind of movement would bring you joy? Maybe it’s a quick “snack” of restorative yoga postures, a set of barbell squats for “dessert”, or just a “side” of dancing for 5 minutes in the living room. Perhaps

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Reboot with Movement Breaks

How do you manage your energy and productivity throughout your day? Wanna know my secret? I take movement breaks often and eat lunch! According to the Center for Disease Control, more than 156 million full-time workers in the United States spend at least one-third of their day at the workplace. 

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Radical Acceptance

It’s rare that we think this moment is the only moment that matters. We're often thinking about what just happened or filtering through our list of to-dos.  These are the things that pull us into what Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance, calls the "trance of thinking". It's been really

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Give Your Heart a Break

Introducing Guest Blogger: Shelly Starling Shelly is a Fitness/Wellness intern at the Recreation and Fitness Center.  She is pursuing an Associates degree in Health and Fitness Science at Wake Technical Community College.  Her interest in mind/body connection led her to pursue her 200 hour yoga certification in 2017.  She enjoys

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Happy Holidays from the RFC!

Staff parties, holiday treats, indoor snow days, the list of welcomed distractions continues.  This time of year is full of festivities  that call for our attention.  The choices can be daunting at times.  Sometimes they derail us from our plans and progress. What can you do to manage the madness?

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Move of the Month: Turkish Getup

Everybody GET UP! Want to train the entire body in one exercise?  This is it!  The Turkish Getup is a multi-joint, multi-movement exercise that incorporates transitioning from the ground to standing.  This exercise requires synergy, coordination, and core/shoulder stabilization to increase your functional strength.  It may seem daunting, but it is

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RFC Move of the Month - ROW

Looking for ways to add some variability to your routine?  Try these row options.  You can choose one or all as you focus on your back while keeping your core engaged.  The row incorporates almost every muscle involved in moving your shoulder and your elbow.  It also relies on muscles of

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Keep your seat - Chair yoga

No really, don't get up.  If you are curious about yoga and want to try a gentle practice, chair yoga may be just what you need (even if you don't know it yet).  Whether you are in a desk chair, a conference room chair, or a wheel chair, you can sit and simultaneously become more fit. The

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Dance your HEART out!

Our cardiovascular systems are "complex arrangements of hydraulic, yet living, components" (Swain, 2000). Just as water must constantly flow at varied rates through a water system in a city, blood must also circulate rhythmically throughout our bodies to keep us vibrant and healthy.  The heart drives the entire system.  We get more efficient at