Fit & Food Corner

The F&F Corner is the online extension of The Fit and Food Connection’s (FAFC) mission to provide healthy living resources to low income families throughout the greater St. Louis area.

The FAFC believes that true holistic wellness comes from five things: Exercise, Nutrition, Stress/Sleep Management, Goal Setting, and Positivity. Although we would love for everyone to be able to attend our events in person, we know that your busy lifestyle might not always allow that. This is where The Fit & Food Corner comes in. This page contains resources that complement our in-person events and classes so that you have even more resources to improve your health at the tips of your fingers.

10 Minute Tabata

Do each exercise  for 20 seconds with a 10 second rest. Do each exercise for :20 seconds 6 times, for a total of 12 minutes. This is great to pair with a walk around the neighborhood or up...

Sweaty 7s!

Get ready to sweat! This workout may be simple but it sure isn't easy:

7 rounds of:

  • 7 burpees
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Plank

Tabata Workout

At The Fit & Food Connection we believe that small changes yield big results. Tabatas are a short workout but pack a big healthy punch, which make them perfect for helping to...

Woman Doing Pushup

The Push-Up

The Push-up is an incredible total body strengthening move that doesn’t require any equipment or even much space. However, to reap the full body benefits of...

Stair Workout

Get outside and find some stairs! All you need is a block of 3 stairs to make this workout happen. There are two moves in each circuit and you’ll do each circuit...

Thank you, Luxco!

The Fit and Food Connection has come a long way since it's beginning, and none of it would have been possible without the tremendous support of our donors, parteners, sponsors, and friends. Not...

Thank you to Enterprise Medical!

Recently, the Fit and Food Connection received a kind donation of FAFC branded t-shirts from Enterprise Medical. These t-shirts have helped us with our marketing initiatives immensely. We would...

Give STL Day 2016 was a Huge Success!

This year, the Fit and Food Connection participated in Give STL Day for the first time. Give STL Day is a full 24 hours of online giving, sponsored by the St. Louis Community Foundation....

Bacon Spinach Egg Cup

Bacon Spinach Egg Cups

A delicious low carb breakfast bacon spinach egg cup with crumbles of feta in every bite. You'll love this healthy make-ahead breakfast that's packed with protein and takes just 30 minutes to...

Fruit filled Drink

Festive Summer Drink

These fun drinks are the perfect way to keep yourself hydrated during the hot days of summer!

All you need is a couple of ingredients and an ice cube tray.

Ingredients

  • Favorite...
Taco Salad

Taco Salad Recipe

Ingredients

FOR THE TACO SALAD:

    • 2 fajita-size flour tortillas — swap corn tortillas to make gluten...
Cooking tips for beginners

Cooking Tips

In a world where, at any time, we can have essentially any food we want delivered to our front door, it can be hard to maintain the motivation to cook at home instead of ordering in. But this is...

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Coronavirus: How to Stay Healthy At Home

The coronavirus outbreak is causing many of us to work from home — and stay home period. But it shouldn’t be a license to let yourself go completely. Two of the biggest mistakes you can make...

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National Osteoporosis Month

May is National Osteoporosis Month. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, about 54 million Americans have osteoporosis and low bone density, sometimes called osteopenia. Osteoporosis...

Nourishment for the Body and Mind

1. Asparagus

This spring vegetable — a cousin of onion and garlic — is a great source of fiber and packed with nutrients like vitamins A, C, E and K, and essential minerals...

Lose That Belly Fat

What You Need to Know to Lose Belly Fat

If you you want to get rid of some belly fat. and you can’t help but be on the lookout for that magical exercise that will give you...

September Challenge

The start of the school year in September can be used as a “clean slate”. This time of transition is the perfect opportunity to incorporate a habit into your life that you know will bring you...

August Challenge

We are more than halfway through the year now. Back in April we talked about creating a clean environment in order to create a calmer mindset. Go back and check on how you’re doing with this....

One Minute Stopwatch

July Goal Challenge

The One Minute Rule: if it takes less than one minute to complete, do it without delay

Small tasks have a tendency to add up to daunting chores. One great and simple way to avoid this is...

Meal Prep taco bowl

June Goal Challenge

Times are still changing and things are starting to reopen. That means, for almost all of us, our daily routines are going to change a little bit yet again. We can consider this something...

Open book

May Goal Challenge

During these challenging and abnormal times, let’s go back to our basics: small changes yield big results. Your...

Quick Stress Reducing Strategies

During these uncertain and always changing times, it’s really important to have quick stress-reducing strategies to help us work through our emotions. Establishing and practicing healthy habits...

Your Bedtime Routine

The research on the importance of sleep is everywhere. But just because we know it’s a key aspect of our health doesn’t mean that  it’s always easy to achieve. Here are some simple tips to...

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Deep Breathing Exercise

Next time you are waiting in line or at a stop light, instead of instinctively reaching for your phone, try this deep breathing exercise:

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Straighten Up for Stress Relief

By Cassie Zehenny

Warmer weather, budding flowers, and spring cleaning- each of these things has the potential to greatly lift our spirits when March and...