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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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The Forest and the Trees

Trees have been a source of awe my entire life. My grandparent’s house was an easy walk through the forest.  I loved long visits with them and regularly enjoyed my grandmother’s famous chocolate chip cookies 😊.  So, of course, I walked amongst the trees daily.  My love for the hiking

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Breath as Movement

INTRODUCTION  Have you ever thought of breathing as a type of movement or physical activity?  Consider this.  It’s the first movement we did when we were born.  And we all do it – an average of 14-16 times per minute.  It’s essential for every other aspect of living.  And it’s accessible to

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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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