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FUEL Cooking Workshop: Mediterranean Farm to Table

Lori Nelsen (Furman Earth and Environmental Science) and Chef David Porras led another amazing FUEL Cooking Workshop today for Furman faculty, staff, and families.  This workshop featured recipes that were inspired by Mediterranean cuisine and featured local, farm fresh ingredients. The starter course was a delicious Spinach salad with Strawberries, Feta, and Toasted almonds and […]

How much hidden sugar is in your favorite beverage?

How much hidden sugar is in your favorite beverage?  It may be more than you think. Although you can’t see it, popular beverages like soda, lemonade, sweet tea, sports drinks, and coffee drinks pictured above all have 15- 26 packets of sugar per bottle. Most folks probably wouldn’t eat 26 packets of sugar but don’t […]

New PT45 Group Training Class Offered This Fall!

Are you looking to take your exercise training to the next level? Stop by the PAC on Thursday, August 24 from 12:15- 1 p.m. for a free trial of a new PT45 group training class.  PT45 will consist of a variety of sport conditioning and functional fitness moves that include equipment such as battle ropes, […]

FUEL Healthy Cooking Workshops Fall 2017

This fall, the Furman Employee Wellness Program will be continuing a series of healthy cooking workshops for employees and their families.  The workshops are one hour in duration and include lunch. (click image to enlarge)

Furman Group Exercise Schedule Fall 2017

Furman Group Exercise Classes begin August 22.  Classes are open to Furman and community members.  (Click on images to enlarge)

Summer Scholars 2017: Prospective Students Learn Basics of Lifestyle Medicine

This summer, sixteen rising high school juniors and seniors got a taste (literally) of the basics of Lifestyle Medicine. Lifestyle Medicine is a growing movement that promotes the utilization of healthy behaviors as a therapeutic intervention to help slow, halt, or even reverse many chronic diseases.  More specifically, it focuses on strategies such as physical […]

FUEL Cooking Workshop 7/17 Easy Make Ahead Meals

I have a confession.  I have a love-hate relationship with cooking.  I love to cook… just not when I am hungry and tired.  That is why I often cook enough food for about 3-4 days and stock my refrigerator.  I only have to dirty up the kitchen once and have a few days of homemade […]

Homemade Granola with Dried Cherries, Apricots, Almonds and Coconut

Lori’s second recipe for our Simple Make Ahead Meals Workshop was a delicious homemade granola.  This was so outrageous that I had to be careful not to eat the entire batch.  Try this over a large bowl of fresh berries or peaches with a dollop of yogurt and sprinkled with granola. Homemade Granola with Dried […]

Chicken Shawarma with Heirloom Tomato Greek Salad and Whole Grain Pita

This summer, the Furman Employee Wellness Program sponsored two healthy cooking workshops for employees and families.  The second workshop featured easy Make Ahead Meals that could be used for brown bag lunches or quick meals when you are short on time.  It was led by Lori Nelsen (Furman Earth and Environmental Sciences) and Kelly Frazier (Furman […]