Category Archives: Wellness

Dramatic need for substance abuse prevention

October is the season for Halloween and spooky things — right? Recently, I read some pretty scary statistics. Did you know that more people died of drug overdoses in York County in 2014 than in almost any other Pennsylvania county?

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#CoffeeLover

I love coffee as do many other Americans.  According to a survey completed by the National Coffee Association, 83% of US adults drink coffee, making our country the largest coffee consumer in the world.  Nearly half of adult Americans drink … Continue reading

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Live Your Adventure! Embrace Aging

“Old Age” jokes are pretty popular during birthday parties.  I’m sure that you have heard, or muttered, at least one of these: “You know that you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake!” “Old age isn’t … Continue reading

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National Recovery Month recognizes power of peer support

September marks National Recovery Month, held each year to increase awareness and celebrate the successes of those in recovery. This year, the theme is “Join the Voices for Recovery: Visible, Vocal, Valuable!” It highlights the value of peer support in educating, mentoring and helping others.

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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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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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