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Is There an Upside to Stress?

Is There an Upside to Stress? Written by Alison Issen, MS, RN, LMHC. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. At the Center for Health & Wellbeing, we’re proud to regularly feature Community Education programs designed to support your mental health. One of our regular presenters is Alison Issen, a licensed mental health counselor and registered…

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Sustainable Living: When Healing the Earth Meets Healing Oneself 

According to the United Nations Environment Programme, sustainable lifestyles are “ways of living, social behaviors and choices that minimize environmental degradation while supporting equitable socio-economic development and better quality of life for all.” At the heart of sustainable living is an understanding about how our choices affect ourselves and eachother, and an appreciation of how those choices…

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Regulating the Nervous System 

Regulating the Nervous System In a recent Community Education program, Herbs for the Nervous System, presented by ACE Certified Health Coach Julie Ward, program attendees learned how to regulate their nervous systems with the aid of herbs and intentional lifestyle habits.   Here’s more from Julie Ward’s presentation.   Part 1: What is the Nervous System? …

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American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, a reminder to learn how to support your heart health and take proactive measures against heart disease and stroke. Did you know that according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “more than 877,500 Americans die of heart disease, stroke, or other cardiovascular diseases every year?” This makes…

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Workweek Lunches

As part of the Center for Health & Wellbeing’s Community Education offering, the Nutrition Theatre at CHWB is home to cooking classes and demonstrations during which participants learn how to incorporate healthy ingredients into everyday meals. Workweek Lunches was a cooking class recently hosted at CHWB with Chef Collette Keller, a classically trained Culinary Institute…

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How to Keep a New Year’s Resolution 

There are many traditions and practices celebrated around the world for ringing in the new year. Whether it’s eating 12 grapes under the table at midnight in Spain, smashing dishes in Denmark, or banging walls with bread in Ireland, there is one tradition that has been practiced worldwide for two centuries – making a New…

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New Year Nutrition 

The New Year Nutrition blog was written by certified lifestyle medicine physician, Dr. Laura Varich.  I have incredible news for you as we begin a new year: you have the power to improve your health and even reverse chronic disease. It is not too late for you to get back into the driver’s seat on…

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Food as Medicine: Elevating Health with Soy 

  New Webinar: Elevating Health with Soy, a Food as Medicine Cooking Program   During the recent Food as Medicine: Elevating Health with Soy cooking demonstration with Dr. Amber Orman, Chief Wellness Officer of AdventHealth Medical Group, and Registered Dietitian and Culinary Medicine Specialist Allison Harrell, participants learned the remarkable health benefits of incorporating soy into…

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Balancing Fitness & Fun During the Holidays

Tips & Tricks for How to Balance Fitness & Fun This Holiday Season  Balancing fitness and fun during the holidays can feel like a full-time job. Between holiday gatherings, gift shopping, events, and other priorities, our fitness and wellbeing can fall by the wayside. Here are five tips for how you can prioritize fitness while…

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The Five Days of Fitmas 

Celebrate Fitmas at CHWB Focusing on physical health is sometimes pushed to the side when the holidays are in full swing. However, it’s important to stick with your fitness routine during this busy season, because doing so is a vital tool for combating holiday burnout. Exercise reduces stress and anxiety levels, promotes better sleep, improves…

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How to Create Gratitude for Yourself this Holiday

Gratitude During the Holidays The holiday season is so focused on giving to others that we sometimes forget to give to ourselves — in both the literal and emotional sense. Between attending holiday parties, choosing the perfect gifts for family, friends and loved ones, cooking, and hosting, it’s easy to form the habit of not…

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A How To: Fitness Machines at the Crosby Wellness Center 

Crush Your Next Workout at the Crosby Wellness Center  The fitness floor at Crosby Wellness Center, the fitness facility inside CHWB, is home to more than 30 fitness machines designed to help you crush your workout for any exercise – leg, arm, back, chest, core, and more. While starting these machines may be intimidating, we…

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