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Join The Nature Conservancy’s City Nature Challenge

Your city, your neighborhood or even your own backyard may be more biodiverse than you realize. When was the last time you paused and really examined the richness of wildlife all around you? In honor of Earth Month, we have the perfect opportunity for you to do exactly that and contribute to science at the…

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The Joy of Dogs

At a young age, Joy Henderson’s love for animals had no bounds. The Winter Park resident of more than 50 years was kept from owning dogs because of her severe allergies to canines, but this proved to be the furthest thing from a challenge for the spirited, active animal lover. “I kept exposing myself to…

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Discover Your Fit in 2022 at the Crosby Wellness Center at the Center for Health & Wellbeing

A collaboration between the Winter Park Health Foundation and AdventHealth, the Center for Health & Wellbeing is an 80,000-square foot, state-of-the-art facility, open to the public, where the disciplines of wholeness, fitness, and medicine merge to empower healthy and active lifestyles. More than a building, the Center is a place for community and connection.  Fitness at the Center…

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Feeling Stressed? Stretch It Out

To maintain a healthy and active lifestyle at every age, we want to empower you with tips to help you achieve a healthier you — even with something as simple as stretching. Whether you’re at your desk all day or toting the kids around, chances are your back, shoulders or neck could be feeling a…

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Biking for Brain Health: The Benefits of Cycling at the Crosby Wellness Center

Here’s something to wrap your mind around: When you exercise, you’re not only supporting the overall health of your body. Getting in a quick workout also supports your brain, which is the most important organ you use and an arguably separate entity from your body (it’s your command center!).  Having a healthy brain is the first step to being happier, more productive, and more optimistic about life. Beside the occasional crossword puzzle, what activities can improve your decision making, help you solve problems, interact successfully with others and enjoy — or keep —an emotionally stable…

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The Delta Variant: What We Know Now

Over the summer, many of us have been safely enjoying a more “normal” way of life — visiting with family and friends, traveling and catching up on all we missed last year. But as health officials continue to study new variants of the virus that causes COVID-19, we’re turning our attention to the delta variant…

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Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine

Dr. Vincent Hsu, epidemiologist and AdventHealth’s infection control officer, and Dr. Michael Cacciatore, chief medical officer for AdventHealth Medical Group, discussed the latest developments with COVID-19 during this week’s AdventHealth Morning Briefing. The data does not show that the cases will decelerate anytime soon because the Delta variant is a driver of the spread of…

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5 CHWB On-Demand Programs to Support Your Brain Health

Although we put a lot of emphasize on the health of our hearts, our brains are arguably the most important organ in our bodies. Studies show that factors like depression, social isolation, alcohol use, sleep disorders, insufficient education, and hearing loss all affect a healthy mind, which affects how we breathe, make choices, and so forth.   Exercising regularly, getting plenty of sleep, maintaining healthy eating habits, and staying…

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Brain Health: Top Nutrients for a Healthy Mind

Proper nutrition is about more than avoiding unhealthy food. A diet packed with your most important nutrients is the best way to help your brain and body perform at its full potential. But ensuring that you consume enough vitamins and minerals from the best sources — and not too much — is one often-overlooked area…

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