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How Are You Going to Spend Your Summer

School is out and summer ‘16 has just begun. Have you thought about how you want to spend it? If you plan to just coast this summer staying at home binge watching Netflix; sleeping in until someone checks in on you to see if you are still breathing; or, sitting […]

5 Reasons To Get Your Dose of Vitamin N (Nature)

5 Reasons You Should to Get Your Dose of Vitamin N (Nature)
By Be Active Outdoors and Nature At The Confluence.

We know nature makes us feel good. That’s why when the sun comes out everybody jumps for joy and heads outdoors. But did you know that nature can heal your over-stressed brain? Yes it can! […]

Baby Steps Offer Big Rewards

How I started over – RUNNING

In 1985 (yes, there was a 1985. And yes, I know, It was eons ago) I was listening to Duran Duran, begging my parents to buy a VCR, and wearing tightly rolled jeans. I remember it well.  

Anyway, I tried out for the freshman volleyball […]

Summer Jobs are Important

Summer is finally here, which is the perfect time to get out and enjoy the warmer weather.  But, have you thought about taking on a little extra responsibility this summer and saving up a some money?

There are plenty of jobs available for you to stay outside and enjoy the warmer […]

This Vacation was a Work-Out!

Getting in Shape to Live Life to the Fullest

Vacation is for relaxing and recovering, right? Vacation is supposed to be lying down on a lounge chair on the beach basking in the sun, right? If that would have happened this past week, I would have been in-shape to succeed!

Last week, […]

Spine Center Video #2

Hey #bfitnation, Kim Alexander and the Rockford Spine Center have another amazing video to share with you.  This video focuses on mobility exercises.  Kim and his assistant demonstrate easy, at-home exercises to enhance your mobility.

Check it out for yourself:

A special shout out to Michael Kaufman and Yunpeng Hou for filming […]