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Playground play improves kids’ health

Fred Rogers, the host and creator of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, stated, “Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.”  What better place to practice than on a playground? Outdoor playground play improves physical, mental and social health. … Continue reading

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Old Spice in your kitchen?

As someone who likes to cook, I’ve certainly acquired a lot of different herbs, flavorings and spices over the years. This week I decided it was definitely time to purge my spice shelf.

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Namaste

I decided yoga is kind of a hipster retro thing, and since I was going to the yoga studio in the city it was even more hipster, and since I decided I was going to bike there, that made it way more hipster, so much so that I should get some kind of hipster award – like an antique typewriter I can bring with me to Starbucks instead of my laptop.

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Cross country bike ride teaches power of perseverance

Well here we are on the brink of September with many families sending their kids back to school. Many of us spent some time in the past three months relaxing and taking a much needed break from the daily grind of routine. I, however, spent a three month period from late April to late July riding a bicycle for the ALS Association.

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York County Area Agency on Aging: Age effects eating

Last month’s article by the York County Area Agency on Aging was on the topic of exercise for the older adult. Today’s topic goes hand-in-hand with physical activity. How does increasing age affect eating? What’s important to know?

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Don’t let injury set you back

Setbacks are unfortunately a part of every person’s life. We can’t control that problems interfere in our plans. What we can control is our attitude about these challenges and how we can try to work within our stumbling blocks to counteract the effects such a change can bring to our health.

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Part ways with that last cigarette

If you knew smokers die 10 years earlier than non-smokers, would you stop lighting up?

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The best part of waking up: Searching for the silver bullet

When I first started counseling, I went in with the wispy attitude of a college-aged young adult. Go in, talk, leave, feel better. Level up. Move on. Soon enough, I realized that wasn’t the case. And now, I’m going back.  When … Continue reading

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Registration open for the 2015 York County heart and stroke walks

What: 2015 York County heart and stroke walks: non-competitive 1 mile loop, Hanover walk includes a 3 mile option. Vendors, health information, blood pressure screenings, CPR demonstrations, team photos, entertainment, healthy snacks and activities for kids. Who: Workplaces, community groups, … Continue reading

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When Prevention Works…

In September 2013, I had the great privilege to attend a White House Champions for Change award ceremony hosted by the U.S. Department  of Health and Human Services.  There were many important people at the event (after all, it was … Continue reading

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