Blog Posts by Trina Bassak

Physical Fitness: Move More, Sit Less

You may have heard the phrase “sitting is the new smoking,” but what does this mean exactly? How does it affect me and what can I do about it? Impact of Increasingly Sedentary Lifestyles Researchers have been studying our increasingly sedentary lifestyles for years to determine the impact on our health and mortality. With advancements in technology, people are sitting more and moving less. From sitting during our daily commute, sitting in the office or on our computers, sitting to watch television…you get the picture. It is actually making us sick and killing us. The World Health Organization has determined physical inactivity is the 4th leading

The Personal Benefits of Volunteering: My Experience with 4-H

National Volunteer Appreciation week April 10-16 made me think about how much I get from volunteering and I wanted to share my thoughts. It is great to devote a special time to let volunteers know how much they are appreciated, but I think I get as much benefit from volunteering as I give. Volunteering for 4-H I’m a project leader for 4-H which is a national organization offering youth development and mentoring programs. They consider it "Preparing young people to make a positive impact in their communities and the world." These young people are doing hands-on learning in the areas of science, citizenship and healthy living

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