Noble Path Goodbye New Year’s Resolutions Hello Lifestyle Revolution

//Noble Path Goodbye New Year’s Resolutions Hello Lifestyle Revolution

Noble Path Goodbye New Year’s Resolutions Hello Lifestyle Revolution

by Shelley Murphy
photos by ©Ross Whitaker/TNPF

Click Here to see the article at SanClementeJournal.com

As the calendar turns to 2015, thoughts turn to shedding old, unhealthy habits and adopting new fitness resolutions for the New Year.

Cindi Juncal, president and founder of The Noble Path Foundation (TNPF), hopes to inspire generations to forgo their traditional New Year’s Day resolutions and choose a lifestyle revolution. Her foundation seeks to shift the attention from an annual day of setting healthy goals to the adopting of a year-round healthy lifestyle.

Juncal established her non-profit foundation in 2012 to unite her two passions: physical fitness and helping kids.

“Our mission is to change the diet and lifestyle habits of our youth, since their health is what determines our future,” Juncal stated. “Statistics show this is the first generation of kids not expected to outlive their parents; diseases once reserved for older people are now affecting younger generations.”

Last spring, TNPF introduced its first 9-week Fitness Challenge at Vista del Mar Middle School to educate adolescents about the benefits of a sound nutrition and exercise program. Once a week during students’ P.E. periods, the Challenge presented activities and assignments aimed to improve overall physical fitness.

“The Challenge was a huge success and the kids’ feedback revealed not only how much they liked the exercises but also how much they learned from the nutritional component of the program,” Surprised by the revelation Juncal said, “It opened our eyes to the need for a further educational focus on the foods they’re eating.”

Armed with research revealing startling nutritional statistics and data from Katie Couric’s documentary Fed Up, Juncal determined what she believes holds the key to improving overall health: combating the sugar epidemic.

“In the last 25-30 years diabetes has risen 700% and the only correlation is the amount of sugar consumption in American diets; every 10 seconds someone dies a diabetes related death,” Juncal revealed.

Declaring war on sugar led Juncal to create an innovative program: The Sugar Shock Challenge™.

“We’re developing a 6-week comprehensive program of nutrition and exercise, with the primary focus simply to adhere to AHA (American Heart Association) and WHO (World Health Organization) guidelines for daily maximum sugar intake,” she commented.

The recommended guidelines for daily maximum sugar consumption are: 12 grams for children, 24 grams for women and 36 grams for men. To caution consumers, she’s shinning a light on the dangers of hidden sugars.

“I don’t think everyone realizes how much sugar they’re eating in what’s generally perceived as healthy food like yogurt and fruit drinks-some can contain more sugar than ice cream,” Juncal explained. “Everything in moderation is fine, but the amount of sugar we are eating is in toxic levels – it’s making us and our children sick.”

Juncal’s quick to add “Much of the fault lies with the Industrialized Global Diet and questionable tactics by our food industry, the combination of the two trigger consumers to crave sugar.”

Instead of making well-meaning resolutions to start the New Year, she suggests a simple solution to kick-start a healthy lifestyle, “I encourage people to monitor their sugar intake by reading labels, learning the various names of hidden sugars, and following the recommended maximum guidelines.”

In addition to eating a well-balanced diet, exercise plays a pivotal role in a healthy lifestyle. “The food you put in your mouth is the most important component by far; the saying, ‘You can’t out train a bad diet’ is very true,” Juncal acknowledged.

“My goal is not to force feed my beliefs but to provide factual forums for people to make educated choices.”

To raise awareness about nutrition and fitness, on March 7, 2015 The Noble Path Foundation hosts a community-wide health and wellness fair at San Clemente High School. The fundraiser features four hours of non-competitive fun, a five mile walk/run, live entertainment, great prizes and surprise twists.

“I invite everyone to join us, and make 2015 the year of the lifestyle revolution by saying no to sugar and yes to a healthy New Year,” said Juncal.

2017-01-06T05:04:37+00:00November 20th, 2014|Media|

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    thenoblepathfoundation: "A huge HIGH5IVE 4FITNESS shoutout to all the winners of our battles this year: ESENCIA K-8, Battle of the Schools; DANA POINT CROSS FIT, Battle of the Gyms (Members); and KONVERSION FIT, Battle of the Gyms (Elite)!!! Congratulations to all our champions and we look forward to seeing everyone again next year!!! #healthykids #healthyworld #HIGH5IVE4FITNESS #TheNoblePathFoundation @joshua_kuluris @crossfitdanapoint @esenciahawks @jwellikson @benmedinaoc @taprilr 📸: @rosswhitaker"
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  • Each year at our HIGH 5IVE 4FITNESS event, we honor the individual, school or business which best exemplifies our mission of creating "healthy kids for a healthy world". We are very pleased to announce that this year's recipient of the Mike Katke Inspiration Award went to the Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts (OCASA)! _____________________________________________ As part of their annual semester long program on nutrition, OCASA has various speakers come and share their knowledge on food, nutrition and health. From restaurant owners to fitness professionals and plant-based chefs to child health advocates like Cindi, they speak on a number of topics, all related to the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices. _____________________________________________ OCASA also participates in the Harvest of the Month Nutrition Education Program through the Orange County Department of Education. It highlights fresh, seasonal, California fruits and vegetables and students not only get to taste each food...

    thenoblepathfoundation: "Each year at our HIGH 5IVE 4FITNESS event, we honor the individual, school or business which best exemplifies our mission of creating "healthy kids for a healthy world". We are very pleased to announce that this year's recipient of the Mike Katke Inspiration Award went to the Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts (OCASA)!
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As part of their annual semester long program on nutrition, OCASA has various speakers come and share their knowledge on food, nutrition and health. From restaurant owners to fitness professionals and plant-based chefs to child health advocates like Cindi, they speak on a number of topics, all related to the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices. 
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OCASA also participates in the Harvest of the Month Nutrition Education Program through the Orange County Department of Education. It highlights fresh, seasonal, California fruits and vegetables and students not only get to taste each food item, but also learn how and where it is grown. Their classroom curriculum covers topics such as the dangers of added sugars, education on cholesterol, how to make a healthy snacks, how farming affects animals, and many other important topics, while keeping the learning fun and informative. 
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In the area of arts, their music teacher John Schutza taught students three original songs on nutrition, produced a play called “Adventures of Nutrition” and did visual art games which included drawing still-lifes of healthy foods, writing poems and creating dances promoting better health. 
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We applaud OCASA’s wide-ranging and comprehensive approach to health and wellness for their students’ bodies and are pleased and honored to have presented this award to OCASA with principal Doreen Fioterro accepting on their behalf. 
_________________________________________________ 📸: Ross Whitaker 
#MikeKatkeInspirationAward #HIGH5IVE4FITNESS #healthykids #healthyworld #TheNoblePathFoundation #OCASA"
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  • Leave it to @rosswhitaker to capture thru his lens what words cannot describe. This was one of the best moments of my day: a pause amidst the commotion and occasional chaos to remind me of why I love what I do. Huge thanks and gratitude to @jaclynkuluris and her athletes from Highest Potential Training for showing everyone in attendance that true grit, determination and a competitive spirit are intrinsic qualities, not physical ones. The 2019 HIGH 5IVE 4FITNESS, featuring The Battles of the Gyms is now officially on the books. Thank you to everyone who volunteered, participated, competed and cheered. We couldn’t have done it without you and we’ll see y’all again next year!! Look for our epic photo album coming soon, with hundreds of amazing moments captured by world famous photographer, Ross Whitaker!!! Yasssssss... 📸 #HIGH5IVE4FITNESS #BattleoftheGyms #BattleoftheSchools #SportsChallenges #healthykids #healthyworld #forkdisease #realfoodforums #fitnessdays #TheNoblePathFoundation

    thenoblepathfoundation: "Leave it to @rosswhitaker to capture thru his lens what words cannot describe. This was one of the best moments of my day: a pause amidst the commotion and occasional chaos to remind me of why I love what I do.

Huge thanks and gratitude to @jaclynkuluris and her athletes from Highest Potential Training for showing everyone in attendance that true grit, determination and a competitive spirit are intrinsic qualities, not physical ones. 
The 2019 HIGH 5IVE 4FITNESS, featuring The Battles of the Gyms is now officially on the books. Thank you to everyone who volunteered, participated, competed and cheered. We couldn’t have done it without you and we’ll see y’all again next year!! Look for our epic photo album coming soon, with hundreds of amazing moments captured by world famous photographer, Ross Whitaker!!! Yasssssss... 📸

#HIGH5IVE4FITNESS #BattleoftheGyms #BattleoftheSchools #SportsChallenges #healthykids #healthyworld #forkdisease #realfoodforums #fitnessdays #TheNoblePathFoundation"
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  • Please come join us and our wonderful group of TNPF volunteers this Saturday at the Vista Hermosa Sports Park! You can test out your sports skills and have a shot at winning $100! Watch some amazing competition during our Battle of the Schools and Battle of the Gyms! And don't forget to buy your raffle ticket(s) online if you can't make it. One $5 ticket can win you a 65" Samsung Premium Ultra 4K TV: https://thenoblepathfoundation.org/h54f/ #HIGH5IVE4FITNESS #BattleoftheGyms #BattleoftheSchools #SportsChallenges #healthykids #healthyworld #TheNoblePathFoundation

    thenoblepathfoundation: "Please come join us and our wonderful group of TNPF volunteers this Saturday at the Vista Hermosa Sports Park! You can test out your sports skills and have a shot at winning $100! Watch some amazing competition during our Battle of the Schools and Battle of the Gyms!

And don't forget to buy your raffle ticket(s) online if you can't make it. One $5 ticket can win you a 65" Samsung Premium Ultra 4K TV: https://thenoblepathfoundation.org/h54f/

#HIGH5IVE4FITNESS #BattleoftheGyms #BattleoftheSchools #SportsChallenges #healthykids #healthyworld #TheNoblePathFoundation"
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  • Please jump on over to our Fb page and check out our latest edition of HEALTHY HEROES, featuring MARK YANAURA! This guy spent the last 13 years training and mentoring middle school kids to run a marathon thru the group, Students Run L.A. “Mr. Y”, as he is affectionately known, is truly a caring, compassionate and remarkable man. We are honored and excited to highlight his efforts to improve the lives of our youth through fitness and adult mentoring. Thank you for all you do Mark. We love you!! P.S. Come cheer for Mr. Y and his teacher team from Vista Del Mar MS in our Battle of the Schools this Saturday at 10 am at the Vista Hermosa Sports Park! Hope to see you there!! #HIGH5IVE4FITNESS #BattleoftheSchools #BattleoftheGyms #SportsChallenges #funforthewholefam #healthyheroes

    thenoblepathfoundation: "Please jump on over to our Fb page and check out our latest edition of HEALTHY HEROES, featuring MARK YANAURA! This guy spent the last 13 years training and mentoring middle school kids to run a marathon thru the group, Students Run L.A. “Mr. Y”, as he is affectionately known, is truly a caring, compassionate and remarkable man. We are honored and excited to highlight his efforts to improve the lives of our youth through fitness and adult mentoring. Thank you for all you do Mark. We love you!! P.S. Come cheer for Mr. Y and his teacher team from Vista Del Mar MS in our Battle of the Schools this Saturday at 10 am at the Vista Hermosa Sports Park! Hope to see you there!! #HIGH5IVE4FITNESS #BattleoftheSchools #BattleoftheGyms #SportsChallenges #funforthewholefam #healthyheroes"
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  • Green might be our signature color here at The Noble Path Foundation, but today we'd like to share our love of ORANGE... 🧡🧡🧡 San Clemente's ORANGE THEORY has been on board with us from our first inaugural event in 2015 and has never let us down since. They are ALWAYS ready, willing and more than able to participate and lend their support for everything we do and we are so proud to have them as a partner in our quest to raise "healthy kids for a healthy world"! They will be taking the field once again for this year's BATTLE OF THE GYMS and it would mean so much to us if you could come and show them some LOVE this Saturday at our HIGH 5IVE 4FITNESS at the Vista Hermosa Sports Park! Oh, and in case you didn't notice from these pics, the one constant every year has been HEIDI SMITH. It would tickle us pink... er, ORANGE, if she and her team brought home the golden plate this year! Hope to see you there! Schedule of Events and General Info here: https://thenoblepathfoundation.org 📸: Ross Whitaker ...

    thenoblepathfoundation: "Green might be our signature color here at The Noble Path Foundation, but today we'd like to share our love of ORANGE... 🧡🧡🧡 San Clemente's ORANGE THEORY has been on board with us from our first inaugural event in 2015 and has never let us down since. They are ALWAYS ready, willing and more than able to participate and lend their support for everything we do and we are so proud to have them as a partner in our quest to raise "healthy kids for a healthy world"! They will be taking the field once again for this year's BATTLE OF THE GYMS and it would mean so much to us if you could come and show them some LOVE this Saturday at our HIGH 5IVE 4FITNESS at the Vista Hermosa Sports Park!

Oh, and in case you didn't notice from these pics, the one constant every year has been HEIDI SMITH. It would tickle us pink... er, ORANGE, if she and her team brought home the golden plate this year! Hope to see you there!

Schedule of Events and General Info here: https://thenoblepathfoundation.org 📸: Ross Whitaker 
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  • “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.” - Agatha Christie HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all the moms out there. Whether yours is near or far, in our present world or one beyond, the bond is never broken. A mother’s love endures forever... ❤️ #happymothersday #mamabearseverywhere #honoringourmoms

    thenoblepathfoundation: "“A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.” - Agatha Christie

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all the moms out there. Whether yours is near or far, in our present world or one beyond, the bond is never broken. A mother’s love endures forever... ❤️ #happymothersday #mamabearseverywhere #honoringourmoms"
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  • Hey TNPF followers! Be sure to check out Cindi's article, FOOD: Public Enemy #1 or Secret Super Power? in this month's Special Edition of The San Clemente Journal's 100th Issue... on newsstands now! And hope to see you at our HIGH 5IVE 4FITNESS event next Saturday, May 18th! _____________🥦_____________🥦 And don't forget you can buy raffle tickets online to win a 65" Premium 4K Ultra HD TV (no need to be present to win): https://thenoblepathfoundation.org/h54f/ _____________🥦_____________🥦 #sanclementejournal #thenoblepathfoundation #spreadawareness #sharethelove #healthykids #healthyworld #forkdisease #nourishtoflourish

    thenoblepathfoundation: "Hey TNPF followers! Be sure to check out Cindi's article, FOOD: Public Enemy #1 or Secret Super Power? in this month's Special Edition of The San Clemente Journal's 100th Issue... on newsstands now! And hope to see you at our HIGH 5IVE 4FITNESS event next Saturday, May 18th! _____________🥦_____________🥦

And don't forget you can buy raffle tickets online to win a 65" Premium 4K Ultra HD TV (no need to be present to win): https://thenoblepathfoundation.org/h54f/ 
_____________🥦_____________🥦

#sanclementejournal #thenoblepathfoundation #spreadawareness #sharethelove #healthykids #healthyworld #forkdisease #nourishtoflourish"
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  • It’s hard to even begin to describe how excited we are to welcome HIGHEST POTENTIAL TRAINING to our HIGH 5IVE 4FITNESS Battle of the Gyms this year, coming to you on Saturday, May 18th, from 9am - 2pm at the Vista Hermosa Sports Park Football Field. The heart and soul, brains and talent behind HPT is Jaclyn Kuluris, affectionally known as “Jax”. She believes the best course for maximizing abilities and independence involves individuality. Jax treats people and lives - not diseases, disorders, or injuries. Highest Potential Training has a goal of filling the gap in between physical therapy and personal training. Her athletes will participate alongside our other gym member teams with modifications designed by Jax to insure their safety while allowing them to experience the thrill of competition and demonstrate their strength, motivation and tenacity. It’s a battle sure to win the hearts and support of all those lucky enough to witness it and we hope you will come out to cheer them on! For more inf...

    thenoblepathfoundation: "It’s hard to even begin to describe how excited we are to welcome HIGHEST POTENTIAL TRAINING to our HIGH 5IVE 4FITNESS Battle of the Gyms this year, coming to you on Saturday, May 18th, from 9am - 2pm at the Vista Hermosa Sports Park Football Field.

The heart and soul, brains and talent behind HPT is Jaclyn Kuluris, affectionally known as “Jax”. She believes the best course for maximizing abilities and independence involves individuality. Jax treats people and lives - not diseases, disorders, or injuries. Highest Potential Training has a goal of filling the gap in between physical therapy and personal training. Her athletes will participate alongside our other gym member teams with modifications designed by Jax to insure  their safety while allowing them to experience the thrill of competition and demonstrate their strength, motivation and tenacity. It’s a battle sure to win the hearts and support of all those lucky enough to witness it and we hope you will come out to cheer them on! 
For more information about Jax and HIGHEST POTENTIAL TRAINING, please visit: https://www.highestpotentialtraining.org

For general info on the 5th Annual HIGH 5IVE 4FITNESS Schedule of Events, Battle of the Schools, Battle of the Gyms, Sports Challenges, and to purchase online raffle tickets, please visit: https://thenoblepathfoundation.org/h54f/

SEE YOU THERE!!! #HIGH5IVE4FITNESS #BattleoftheGyms #BattleoftheSchools #SportsChallenges"
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  • Doctors prescribing medication to treat the symptoms while ignoring the cause is like a plumber giving you a mop to sop up the water overflowing from a clogged drain without fixing what’s blocking it. We need to stop digging our graves with our own knives and forks... #forkdisease #preventionvspills #healthcarenotsickcare #nourishtoflourish #healthykids #healthyworld

    thenoblepathfoundation: "Doctors prescribing medication to treat the symptoms while ignoring the cause is like a plumber giving you a mop to sop up the water overflowing from a clogged drain without fixing what’s blocking it. We need to stop digging our graves with our own knives and forks... #forkdisease #preventionvspills #healthcarenotsickcare #nourishtoflourish #healthykids #healthyworld"
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