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Kevin Buick has been a member of Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Health & Wellness Center for three months. Before working with a center fitness specialist once per week, he found it difficult to self-motivate and follow through on exercising other than running. Scheduled personal training sessions have been extremely beneficial to him because they create “mileposts,” […]
This summer, DeKalb County residents voted for their favorite local stores, restaurants and service providers through the 2019 Daily Chronicle’s Readers’ Choice Awards. Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Health & Wellness Center won “One of the Best” in the Health Club/Fitness Center category! Thank you to our valued members and guests who voted. We are grateful for […]
Don’t let a lower-body injury set you back! These four seated exercises will burn calories, strengthen muscles and increase endurance.
Our goal at Kishwaukee Health and Wellness Center is to help our members improve their health and fitness levels
Sleep for weight loss When your body is deprived of quality sleep, it responds the same as if it were experiencing physical stress. Lack of sleep causes your body to release chemicals telling your body to quickly refuel, leading to sugar cravings. Look good, feel good Sleep is essential for more than just fighting food […]
Bedtime Foods for Weight Loss Eating the right bedtime foods will help you fall asleep quicker, build lean muscle while you snooze and keep you satisfied all night long to avoid morning hunger and next-day junk food cravings. Here are some nutrient-packed snacks to benefit your body before bedtime: Greek yogurt – High in protein […]
Healthy Eating Habits Implementing healthy eating habits can be a challenge. Keep these four easy eating tips in mind to help you lose fat, build muscle, and improve your overall health. Boost your protein with omega-3s – Along with lean meats consider fish as a healthy protein. Fish contain omega-3 fatty acids linked to improved […]
According to phitamerica.org, “The PHIT (Personal Health Investment Today) Act is legislation pending in Congress which will allow Americans to use Pre-Tax Medical Accounts to pay for physical activity expenses. The PHIT Act will provide an incentive for adults and their children to get fit which will help prevent healthcare costs related to preventable chronic […]
Feel the burn with these five exercises that burn more calories than running: Agility ladder You’ll burn a ton of calories with the short bursts of speed, balance, and coordination it takes to finish a full agility ladder circuit. Kettleball swing This exercise works the muscles around your glutes and quads and gets your heart […]
Try these high-fiber foods that are a healthy option to stay full and energized each day. Hummus – Store-bought hummus has about 2.7 grams of fiber in a three-tablespoon serving. Dip your favorite veggies in hummus for a filling snack. Oatmeal – Oatmeal contains soluble fiber, which contributes to keeping cholesterol levels in check, and insoluble […]
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