Marie Arick

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Name: Marie Arick
Date registered: June 26, 2015
URL: https://Jackson.ifas.ufl.edu

Biography

Originally from Starkville, Mississippi, Arick obtained both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Mississippi State University. With her bachelor’s degree in Fitness Management/Exercise Science, Arick spent 18 years in the medical field primarily in Cardiology before obtaining her Master’s degree in Health Promotion. “I witnessed first-hand the impact on one’s health and overall wellness produced by a serious ailment and the need for more educational programs to aid in improving the overall quality of life for people. This is not just isolated to health education and wellness, but also financial literacy and job skill programs as well. I feel addressing issues with a holistic approach can help people maximize their abilities and that small changes over time can provide a very positive and beneficial impact on people’s lives”

Latest posts

  1. Frozen Foods in the 21st Century — March 1, 2017
  2. Don’t ‘Waist’ Your Heart Away — February 14, 2017
  3. The Art of Gifting — November 17, 2016
  4. Sleep Deprivation and Kids — July 29, 2016
  5. What’s Your Child’s Learning Style? — July 29, 2016

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Frozen Foods in the 21st Century

With the mention of a frozen dinner, do you feel nostalgic and think of the options from when you were a child? When was the last time you perused the frozen food section of the grocery store? The freezer aisle now contains over 3,700 different food options, according to the

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/03/01/frozen-foods-in-the-21st-century/

Don’t ‘Waist’ Your Heart Away

Knowing your waist circumference is a simple way to determine if you are at risk for heart disease. A waist circumference larger than 40 inches for men or 35 inches for women deems a person overweight per National Institute of Health (NIH) guidelines.

It is commonly known that being overweight is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/02/14/dont-waist-your-heart-away/

The Art of Gifting

The holidays are fast approaching! Pause long enough to avoid the pitfalls of overspending. Budgets are always tight during holidays. Gifts are not about the cost, rather they are a display of the true relationship of the people involved.

Gift giving at its finest is a true art form. I have a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/11/17/the-art-of-gifting/

Sleep Deprivation and Kids

Are your school kids getting enough sleep? With the new school year starting and routines being established, are things going smoothly? If you are sleep deprived, then the chances are your children may be sleep deprived as well. The following is an excerpt from the University of Michigan Health System:

School-aged children still …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/07/29/sleep-deprivation-and-kids/

What’s Your Child’s Learning Style?

As a parent or caregiver, understanding your child’s learning style can greatly aid when assisting with studies or homework.

Very simply, people process information differently and the learning process is different for each person. There are three main learning types:  visual, auditory or kinesthetic. Understanding these learning types can help you …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/07/29/whats-your-childs-learning-style/

Don’t Fry Day

May 27, 2016, the Friday before Memorial Day is “Don’t Fry Day.” The “Don’t Fry Day” campaign is meant to spread awareness of the relationship between sun exposure and skin cancer.  According to the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention, every hour, one person dies of melanoma.  With summer fast approaching, we all …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/05/19/dont-fry-day/

Celebrate Earth Day, Then Make Earth Day Every Day!

Earth Day is honored around the world on April 22, with many festivals, activities and events being held in in the weeks prior. April 22 marks Earth Day. Help build a better future and preserve Mother Earth by committing to protect our environment year-round.

The origin of Earth Day is linked …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/03/15/celebrate-earth-day-then-make-earth-day-every-day/

Even Hippocrates Endorsed Walking

“Walking is man’s best medicine.” The ground breaking physician Hippocrates, said this around 300 BC.  It’s amazing that this still applies today. Walking is one of the easiest exercises that the majority of Americans can perform.  So what does it take? Not much – just the personal incentive to get started. Requirements are comfortable …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/02/10/even-hippocrates-endorsed-walking/

Put Down The Fork and Get On Your Feet!

The numbers are in and, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 20% or more of the United States adult population is obese in each state. This data was collected during the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System that involves health-related telephone surveys. It has long been discussed in our society that …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2015/10/02/put-down-the-fork-and-get-on-your-feet/

Child Safety and Convenience: The Laundry Pod Dilemma

Consumer Reports recently pulled their previous endorsement for laundry detergent pods in light of the potential poisoning hazard for young children. Just to be clear, this is only the laundry pods that contain the highly concentrated liquid detergent, not pods containing powdered detergent. Although these laundry pods are quickly accessed, pre-measured, use …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2015/08/24/child-safety-and-convenience-the-laundry-pod-dilemma/