10 Holiday Diet Tips

written by Lisa Luck The holiday season is a time to celebrate with friends and family. Unfortunately, for many it is also the time to throw away that diet that you have worked on so diligently for the past year. According to the National Institutes of Health, holiday eating can result in an extra pound…

Exercise Keeps You Young at a Cellular Level

written by member Rahul Gupta, PhD We all know that exercise is good for us, but you’d be surprised to know that exercise can make you nine years younger! With recent strides in the field of DNA, researchers are beginning to understand how exercise keeps one young! Telomeres: The Key to Aging and Cancer? The…

Pedro Toala’s Success Story

written by Bettinita Harris Pedro Toala maneuvers his wheelchair into the personal training studio at the Hockessin Athletic Club. “Hello, Pedro,” says personal trainer Kristi Leigh-Morgan as she scurries around the studio gathering four Plyo Safe boxes that when put together act as a makeshift therapy table. “How are you feeling today?” Pedro flashes his signature…

Total Body Workout…in 30 Minutes!

with Andrew Kubala One of the most common excuses for not exercising is the lack of time. Even people who work full time in the HAC facility have a hard time carving out time to focus on their health! Although we can’t always adjust our schedules to give us more time towards exercising, we can…

Will You Be Eating 4500 Calories?

According to the Calorie Control Counsel, the average American will consume 4500 calories at their Thanksgiving Dinner! Could you really be in for a meal that large? There’s no way, right? Skeptics say it is an unbelievable amount of calories. A New York Times reporter used the following sample menu and came up with 2,486…

Dream Big

A compelling story of one of our own HAC Youth and Adult Yoga Instructors. Lori Yingling shares her experience in how she has benefited from participating in Adult Dance classes at HAC. written by Lori Yingling The Beginning For as long as I have known my best friend, Jennifer, she has always talked about taking…