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Market Basket of the Month

Market Basket of the Month is an educational program that was developed to create healthy habits for students. Each month, a different produce item is featured.  Educational resources developed by WellSpan Health Community Health and Wellness educators are supplied to … Continue reading

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Girls on the Run Diary

We will be having a guest contributor for the next couple months from Girls on the Run, Lora Nowak, who is a 6th grader at Dallastown Intermediate School. She is working toward her goals and will be participating in the … Continue reading

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Increase self-esteem, improve overall wellness

“Viewing wellness as not only the absence of illness or disease but as an overall goal that encompasses emotional, social, spiritual and other elements is the first step in improving your overall well-being.” –Trout   By Garrett Trout, CEO at … Continue reading

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Wellness Quiz

How accurate are you when it comes to wellness and healthy choices?

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How to make sure your kids have great dental health

“How many times a day should we brush our teeth?” “Two!” How many minutes should we spend brushing our teeth?” “Two!” “How many times a year should we visit the dentist?” “Two!” Students emphatically yell the answers as an educator … Continue reading

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The “it’s all about me” workout

Yoga is an important part of my daily schedule. I practice at three different locations (four if I include my college-daughter’s empty bedroom) and am definitely “out of sorts” if I miss my “yoga-time.” I am somewhat fanatical about exercise; … Continue reading

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Heritage Rail Trail recognized for its history and healthy influence

Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the Heritage Rail Trail in York County won Pennsylvania’s 2015 Trail of the Year. “I’m excited that a trail in York County has received this special designation,” Governor Tom Wolf said in a news … Continue reading

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Grapefruit and medications, not always good together

Julie Stefanski, clinical dietitian at WellSpan Health With cold and flu season in full swing, there’s a chance you may start taking a new prescription or over the counter medication you haven’t used before.  Many people are aware that medications … Continue reading

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All about that base: choose the right soup to fill you up

The right kind of soup can fit with many different health goals. Soup can add hydration without caffeine, and weight loss experts point to the soup habit of many Asian cultures in helping them to stay lean and healthy. Starting a meal with a low calorie, broth based soup, fills the stomach. This fullness can help us eat smaller portions of the rest of the meal if you’re trying to trim your portions.

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Visual workout motivation ideas

I’ve tried many different strategies to motivate myself to go workout. Usually my conscience is enough, but on days like today, leaving the warmth of your room is like throwing a cat in water. I like having tangible goals that … Continue reading

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