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Do you find it difficult balancing food and fitness during the holidays?

Do you often start the New Year wishing you had consumed holiday goodies in moderation and made more time for physical activity?

Join the Yule Be Fit online challenge to learn helpful tips and tricks to avoid gaining more than two (2) pounds between November 13th and January 19th!

Newsletters full of helpful information are sent directly to your inbox! Participate and be entered to win great prizes!



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The Wellness Team provides FREE Body Composition and resting metabolic rate (RMR) testing for employees and family members at the Employee Health Clinics and schools/ worksites. Details...

Looking to lose weight, put on muscle mass, or simply improve your sports performance? A body composition test may be right for you. Interested in knowing how many calories you must consume to maintain or lose weight? A resting metabolic rate (RMR) test can give you the answer!


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Both tests are quick, painless, and easy. Are you and your coworkers interested in having the Wellness Team come to your worksite to perform body composition and RMR tests? Please call 863-648-3057 for more information.



The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)

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2016 Class Schedule


  • THURSDAYS, September 1st 2016 - January 12th 2017, 5:15 - 6:15 pm, (meets weekly for 16 weeks, then monthly for 6 months) at Traviss Career Center in Lakeland. 3225 Winter Lake Road, Lakeland, FL 33803.

  • Receive an instructional manual, great incentives, group support and the opportunity to prevent or delay diabetes and the many associated complications. Work with a Certified Lifestyle Coach to lose 7% of your body weight and increase physical activity, the two goals of the Diabetes Prevention Program.

  • Questions? Call 648-3057


Energy Balance Matters

Energy balance describes the dynamic relationship between the energy an individual consumes (calories [IN]), the energy their body burns (calories [OUT]), and the storage of excess energy (calories) as body fat. When energy intake consistently exceed energy needs (calories [IN] > calories [OUT]), body fat increases. Conversely, when energy needs consistently exceed energy intake (calories [OUT]> calories [IN]), body fat decreases. When calories [IN] = calories [OUT], there is no change in body fat.

Although energy balance may seem a simple concept, for most people attaining and maintaining a healthy weight requires actively managing both the calories [IN] and the calories [OUT] sides of the energy balance equation. This includes understanding individual caloric needs and the role of regular physical activity in regulating body weight and maintaining overall good health. It also includes gaining knowledge about the caloric content of foods and beverages, as well as and adopting behaviors like portion control and calorie budgeting to help manage energy intake. More...



Adult obesity rates still on the rise. More...

Contact the PCSB Wellness Team dietitians and certified health education specialists at 863-648-3057 for assistance with energy balance.


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