Category Archives: Wellness

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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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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Resources to handle back-to-school stress

As summer winds down and school begins again, students of all ages are faced with transitions, finding their places in social circles and experiencing pressures to perform. It’s no surprise, then, that many students feel anxious this time of year — and throughout the year as academic pressures increase.

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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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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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Take our questionnaire for a better No Sweat experience

Want more yoga? Love our recipes? Want winter classes? Tell us! We’re asking our readers and participants what they want so we can better help the community to hone a healthy lifestyle. Take our questionnaire here, and help us develop … Continue reading

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How to talk to someone who is suicidal

Suicide is the 10th-leading cause of death in the United States. One hundred and five people die by suicide each day, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and suicide is reaching epidemic proportions in the U.S.

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A cure for summer boredom

As the novelty of summer vacation wears off and the mid-summer slump sets in, kids are looking for fun things to do to save them from the ever feared boredom. Many parents want to provide their children with fun, summer … Continue reading

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How can we improve men’s mental health?

Mental health concerns of men are often similar to those of women: The need for safety, security, sufficient sustenance, and sexual and social fulfillment. Our self-esteem, our sense of worthiness, stems from a certainty in our ascribed and achieved roles.

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Just a girl in a gym: How small moments can have big meaning

Ever since I was in college, I’ve felt the strings of sadness pull at me in the hours after I leave my family. Because of my strange schedule, I went home on Thursday and Friday to celebrate Father’s Day. Yet, today (Sunday), … Continue reading

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