Maggi Gilbert recently joined CPN as a registered dietitian at FireLake Wellness Center. She enjoys her new job that includes patient care, cooking demos and grocery store tours.
People across the country annually observe National Family Health & Fitness Day on the last Saturday of September by participating in physical activities together. The day began in 1996 to encourage the public to have fun and get moving. Sarah Lawerance, FireLake Wellness Center assistant coordinator and head personal trainer, urges everyone to take part Read More »
New Year’s resolutions for many might include losing weight, saving money or starting a new job. The Hownikan spoke with several employees around the Tribe for tips on how to achieve these goals.
With temperatures cooling and a food-centric holiday like Thanksgiving on the horizon, November is an excellent time to focus on preventing diabetes, a chronic illness impacting 29 million Americans – or just more than nine percent of the country’s population – according to the latest survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An Read More »
To most, March Madness refers to the NCAA basketball tournament which takes place each March. At FireLake Wellness Center, it has a slightly different meaning. The 64-team bracket tournament inspired the FireLake Wellness Center’s own competition where individuals compete against each other in cardio workouts. The contest is open to 64 participants who must Read More »
The after school programs at CPN’s Tribal Youth facility is an opportunity for youth between the ages of 12-17 to receive education focusing on drug and alcohol prevention, healthy life skills, and academic success. All programs are voluntary and are designed to help youth build a better community from an early age. Recently, the Read More »
According to the American Diabetes Association, American Indians are at a 2.2 times higher risk of developing diabetes than other races. ADA also says that an estimated 30 percent of American Indians have pre-diabetes, while 95 percent of American Indians have type 2 diabetes as opposed to type 1 diabetes. Unlike type 1 diabetes, type Read More »
Since Nov. 2013, the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Diabetes and Healthy Heart programs have put on a cooking demonstration once a month for individuals suffering from diabetes. Healthy Heart Coordinator and Dietitian, Torie Fuller MS RD/LD, has coordinated the monthly demonstrations along with help from other dietitians and interns from FireLake Wellness Center. Because Native Americans Read More »