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Sarah is a High Fitness instructor; a high energy mix of cardio and toning (arms, abs, legs) with no equipment needed. All moves are easily modified making the class appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. With temperatures dropping, our indoor programs will help to keep you moving throughout the winter.

Join her free class every Thursday at 9am in Fayetteville. View the schedule here; www.activeswv.org/events.

I first learned of Active SWV when I ran the Bridge Day 5k a few years ago. I was inspired by the mission to promote health and wellness. I started taking High Fitness classes in Morgantown and became addicted. After moving to Fayetteville I started to miss it. So last year I decided to become a certified High Fitness instructor so I could teach and share with others. Read more about Sarah at https://activeswv.org/december-community-captain-of-the-month-2/.

Sarah is a High Fitness instructor; a high energy mix of cardio and toning (arms, abs, legs) with no equipment needed. All moves are easily modified making the class appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. With temperatures dropping, our indoor programs will help to keep you moving throughout the winter.

Join her free class every Thursday at 9am in Fayetteville. View the schedule here; www.activeswv.org/events.

"I first learned of Active SWV when I ran the Bridge Day 5k a few years ago. I was inspired by the mission to promote health and wellness. I started taking High Fitness classes in Morgantown and became addicted. After moving to Fayetteville I started to miss it. So last year I decided to become a certified High Fitness instructor so I could teach and share with others." Read more about Sarah at activeswv.org/december-community-captain-of-the-month-2/.
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Way to go Sarah! 💚🧡

Super instructor. This is a great workout and fun!

Optimal nutrition is key to boosting the immune system and providing protection against seasonal illnesses like the flu and the common cold. Improve your immune system by implementing these four tips for a stronger, healthier you this holiday season. Read the full details at https://activeswv.org/immune-boosters-for-flu-season/.

Vitamin D
With the days getting shorter and less sun exposure available, it may be a good idea to give Vitamin D supplementation a second thought.

Vitamin C
Immune health always includes this powerhouse of an antioxidant. Vitamin C is found in citrus fruit, bell peppers, strawberries, and broccoli, as well as several other kinds of fresh produce. Go with food sources first and then add in supplementation if needed.

Zinc
Zinc is necessary to sustain a normal immune response. Fish, poultry, and meat are good sources, as well as plant sources such as whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes. Although it is noteworthy that the presence of phytic acid and tannins reduce zinc absorption in these plant sources. 

Physical Activity
Moderate physical activity has shown to powerfully boost the immune system. Moderate physical activity is considered a 30 to 60-minute walk, 4-5 days/week. Too much or too little physical activity can weaken the immune system. Try moving more this holiday season. Find something you enjoy, like walking in the woods and enjoying nature. Or try something new like Pickleball, High Fitness or Refit. At Active Southern West Virginia we have several FREE programs to warm you up and boost your immune system during these cold winter months.

Optimal nutrition is key to boosting the immune system and providing protection against seasonal illnesses like the flu and the common cold. Improve your immune system by implementing these four tips for a stronger, healthier you this holiday season. Read the full details at activeswv.org/immune-boosters-for-flu-season/.

Vitamin D
With the days getting shorter and less sun exposure available, it may be a good idea to give Vitamin D supplementation a second thought.

Vitamin C
Immune health always includes this powerhouse of an antioxidant. Vitamin C is found in citrus fruit, bell peppers, strawberries, and broccoli, as well as several other kinds of fresh produce. Go with food sources first and then add in supplementation if needed.

Zinc
Zinc is necessary to sustain a normal immune response. Fish, poultry, and meat are good sources, as well as plant sources such as whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes. Although it is noteworthy that the presence of phytic acid and tannins reduce zinc absorption in these plant sources.

Physical Activity
Moderate physical activity has shown to powerfully boost the immune system. Moderate physical activity is considered a 30 to 60-minute walk, 4-5 days/week. Too much or too little physical activity can weaken the immune system. Try moving more this holiday season. Find something you enjoy, like walking in the woods and enjoying nature. Or try something new like Pickleball, High Fitness or Refit. At Active Southern West Virginia we have several FREE programs to warm you up and boost your immune system during these cold winter months.
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Volunteering is empowering and meaningful. Would you like to be part of an afterschool program, bring wellness ideas to your workplace, invite friends and family to a local park, or dive into conversations with your town council about safe streets? All of these options are available to you.

Let's start the new year with health goals and prioritize health habits.

Contact our staff to learn more Info@activeswv.com (304) 254-8488.
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