Casey Quintanilla

About Casey Quintanilla

Casey is a Wellness Coordinator at NKCH. She has a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Public Relations and a Master’s Degree in Applied Health Science from Northwest Missouri State University. According to Casey, putting her two degrees together yields the most perfect career in the world - marketing all aspects of health and wellness to encourages employees to live healthier, happier lives by maximizing the potential everyone has inside them.

6 Simple Steps to Help the Whole Family be Heart Healthy

No matter your family dynamic, taking time to create some heart healthy habits benefits everyone. Make the Time Tracking each family member’s daily activities for one week gives you a snapshot of when the family can be together for physical exercise. It can also help you see which activities you can cut back on. Related [...]

By |2018-07-25T18:49:57+00:00February 16th, 2018|

Five Fun Workouts You Can Do as a Family

In Clay and Platte Counties, nearly one in every three adults is obese and at risk for chronic diseases such as high blood pressure , heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. To maintain or lose weight, it’s important to be active. Get the whole family involved and reap the rewards. Aside from improving physical health, [...]

By |2018-07-25T19:04:52+00:00August 2nd, 2017|

Room for Improvement: Kansas City Ranks 36th in Fittest City List

Kansas City ranked 36th in the 10th annual American Fitness Index released last week by the American College of Sports Medicine and the Anthem Foundation. While 36 may not seem too bad, what’s alarming is that our city dropped six spots since last year. Here’s a breakdown of some of the survey results. Exercise 74.5% [...]

By |2018-07-25T19:06:53+00:00June 8th, 2017|

123 Kids Yoga

Burning-off my preschooler’s energy has been a challenge during this rainy spring! We’ve been on the hunt for indoor activities all over the Northland, and I was excited to learn about kids’ classes at the new NKCH Wellness Corner at Zona Rosa. Close to home – check! Weekend classes – check! Affordable – check! Class [...]

By |2018-07-25T19:10:36+00:00April 28th, 2017|

“I’m Too Busy,” and 6 Other Excuses We Make to Avoid Exercising

We all have days when putting in time at the gym or topping 10,000 steps just isn’t going to happen. Sometimes, there’s a legit reason for skipping out. But, other times, not so much. Do you really have a good reason, or are you making up lame excuses? Knowing the difference – and doing something [...]

By |2018-06-16T12:33:56+00:00August 24th, 2015|

How to Become a Healthy Road Warrior

Congratulations! You’ve settled into a routine of healthy habits at home and at work, but then, boom, life happens and you have to travel. Whether it’s a work trip or a family reunion, there is no reason you can’t maintain the healthy lifestyle you have already implemented at home. Snack Attack 1. Veggies are crunchy [...]

By |2018-07-25T17:02:41+00:00July 24th, 2015|