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.

Stair Workouts to Try This Fall

Everyone has heard about the benefits of taking the stairs instead of the elevator, but have you ever considered utilizing the stairs outside of a way to get from one floor to another? Walking (or...

Exercises for a Stronger Core

The key to building muscle is consistency. An easy way to make sure you can fit a little strength building into your day regularly is to find an activity to pair your exercises with. For example-...

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...

How to Save Money While Grocery Shopping

Grocery shopping is a routine many have come to despise or fear due to the overwhelming number of options available in stores these days. With an average of 50,000 products for a supermarket,...

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...

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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....

The Importance of Hydration

The warm days of summer may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean it’s not just as important to stay hydrated. As the temperature cools down, it might become less instinctual to drink water...

What to Know About Sodium

Sodium is a nutrient that our body needs in small amounts in order to maintain proper fluid balance and to help our muscles function properly. While this is an important...

Red, White, and Blue Foods

It’s that time of year for summer cookouts and potluck meals. There is a lot to be said for eating a variety of colors as a part of your diet as different colored foods pack different...

The Science Behind Love Languages

It’s been many years since Gary Chapman wrote “The Love Languages” book, but this classic still has much to teach us in terms of how to have fulfilling relationships and expressing love to...

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Why Send Valentines?

Why send Valentines? We all remember our grade school days when every year we would all pass out our Valentines on February 14th to each of our classmates. It was always so exciting to open up...

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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...

October Monthly Challenge

Instead of having simply a transactional interaction with a friend or family member, be intentional this month. Spend time without expecting anything in return or being distracted. Notice a...

July Challenge: Improve Your Sleep

Find one item on the list provided this month to help improve your sleep and try it for at least one consecutive week this month. While you are trying it, pay extra attention to how it affects...

June Challenge: Get Outside Every Day!

The summer weather is here and that means there’s plenty of things to do outside -- many of which can keep you healthy physically, mentally, and socially.

Why go outside? Getting outdoors for...

Benefits of Connection

So often in life today we are going through the motions and checking items off our to do list- swinging by a friend’s house to pick something up that you’re borrowing, calling your sister just...

Why You Should Nap

Naps are not something that everyone has the luxury of taking, but if it’s possible to fit into your daily schedule, naps can be a healthy addition to your routine. First, it’s important to...

10+ Ways to Sleep Better in the Heat

It’s the heat of summer and you may be struggling to sleep well if you don’t have an air conditioned place to live. Sleep can be challenging for many of us due to the anxieties of daily life,...