Physical Fitness: Working Around Pitfalls

By Robyn Priebe

How Do You Rate? When it comes to physical fitness, it’s very much a use it or lose it situation.  A lot of us are losing it. CDC Infographic:  Physically Inactive Adults Take a look at this map from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, plotting Physically Inactive Adults for the year 2008. This was six years ago, so […] Read more »


Events as Motivators

By Robyn Priebe

This weekend I'll be running in a 5K.  I haven't been in a race since 9th grade and I'm a bit nervous about it.  Now, this is no marathon that I'm talking about running, but it's just the fact that it's a competition that makes me nervous.  Why would I subject myself to this then?  Because I think having an […] Read more »

Taking It Outside: Moving Because We Want To

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

In many places throughout the US, school is already back in full swing or just getting started today.  And while that means different things for different folks, it does mark a change in seasons right before the change in seasons really happens. That change is a spectacular one in Vermont.  One of the prettiest times of the year in a […] Read more »

Changing for Me, Not for Others

By Robyn Priebe

A component of our new Food As Medicine Program at Green Mountain is food sensitivity testing.  We use LEAP (Lifestyle Eating and Performance) MRT (Mediator Release Testing) to assess for food and food-chemical sensitivities.  People experience a wide range of symptoms from food sensitivities, the most common of which are headaches, migraines, IBS, diarrhea, and fibromyalgia.  It's so interesting seeing the […] Read more »

The Comparison Game

By Robyn Priebe

Why can’t I have Gwen Stefani’s abs, or Jennifer Aniston’s chin, or my co-worker’s clear complexion????  Well, basically the answer is, because I’m not them.  My genes are different; my lifestyle is different, so of course we don’t look the same.  While it’s common knowledge that we all are different, why is it so easy to fall into that trap […] Read more »

"Hey, we look exactly the same!  How often does that happen??"