Brittany Dernberger

Assistant Director
Women's Center 
Dept. Phone: 616-331-2748 

Q: Is there a driving force behind your healthy lifestyle? Was it a person in your life, a certain event, were you brought up in a healthy environment? What makes you a healthy individual?

A: Both my parents are runners, so I grew up tagging along on their runs and watching them to be active. Although I did not start running until college, I think their modeling of this behavior was instrumental to my current health choices.

Q: How would you encourage another person to pursue a healthy lifestyle?

A: Don't go on a diet or make drastic changes in order to "get healthy." Make small, manageable changes throughout your daily routine - whether it's choices about what you're eating or how much you're being active - in order to have a long-lasting effect.

Q: What activities do you engage in to reduce stress?

Running, yoga, taking walks, and sometimes, cleaning the house!



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