As part of Live Well Winona’s effort to involve the community in its mission to promote health and wellness, we are inviting community members to write or submit articles about each of our health dimensions every month.
If you have written an article relating to one of our health dimensions that you would like to share through our website and newsletter, please email it to us at [email protected] Be sure to include a title, the author, and an optional photo.

Article written by Jino Stoner As you read this, fall will be in the air. Kids will be back to school and maybe a light jacket may be in order when you head out for work in the mornings. Thanksgiving and Christmas will be right around the corner (at least according to the stores). Many people have a New Year’s Resolution to lose weight, be in better shape, run a 5K, lower cholesterol or blood ...

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By Lydia Zuraw - Food Safety News | July 29, 2015 With food waste and ugly food making headlines again in recent weeks, we wanted to give you a reminder of what food date labels actually mean. The key takeaway is that a “best-by” or “sell-by” date is not an expiration date and doesn’t necessarily mean that the safety of the food product declines after that date. All the date labels come ...

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Tina Quick, Triple Threat Position

By Janneke Sobeck, Director of Live Well Winona   SPARK – pronounced /spärk/ Noun: a sense of liveliness and excitement. Verb: ignite. What motivates you in life? For my mom, Tina, that’s an easy question. EVERYTHING! My mom surrounds herself with people that inspire her, places that spur her into action, and activities that ignite her. Nothing proved this to me more ...

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Submitted by:  Anna Hudson, RD, LD, Wellness Program Specialist, Clinical Dietitian When initially asked to write an article for Live Well Winona my mind explored many options. Eventually I settled on discussing the simple basics of healthy eating. As a registered dietitian I am continually asked by patients, friends and family members, “What is the best diet?” The secret is, there is no best ...

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Submitted by: Rachel Stetenfeld, Intern-Live Well Winona “Spring is the coming together of Winter and Summer—it is the wholesome pain of birth, the delighted cycle of exuberance, a been-too-long sunshine day followed by wet snow over humbled flowers.” – Waylon Lewis The colors are coming back to Winona, and the fullness of the sun is hippity hoppin’ into our lives. And yet, all of this seems ...

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Beyonce

Article by Rachel Stetenfeld, Live Well Winona Intern It’s not about looking like Beyoncé. It’s about feeling like Beyoncé. Image credit:http://www.theshadowleague.com/articles/beyonce-and-girl-power We all want to feel on top of the world. We await an idealized confidence that will assure us that we can achieve our dreams, be the person we’ve always hoped to be, and have the healthy ...

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Start your New Year off right! Are you looking for motivation to be physically active? Whatever your fitness level is, regardless of your physical limitations, there is room to increase your activity level. For six weeks beginning January 15th let us help you enjoy the benefits of increased activity. Nadine Bayer and Deb McClellan will introduce ways to move, gain strength, balance, and have ...

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Article by Deb McClellan, Community Operations Manager, Live Well Winona Cold weather can discourage even the most motivated exercisers. And if you're not as motivated, it's all too easy to pack away your workout gear along with your warm-weather clothing. But you don't have to let cold weather spell the end of your exercise. With these tips for exercising during cold weather, you can stay fit, ...

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Written by Deb McClellan, Community Operations Manager, Live Well Winona Janneke and I are were inspired recently by a Ted Talk - Got A Meeting Take A Walk.  The information wasn't anything new to us, but it did remind us of the many benefits walking meetings have to offer. Here are just a few. Physical activity that fits into the day Energized and more alert Different environments ...

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Article by Emily Weber, Live Well Winona Intern With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month we encourage you to take actions to lower your risk for breast cancer. Scientists have identified various factors that can raise or lower your risk. Most cases of breast cancer are attributed to lifestyle choices and environmental factors, not to genetics. These factors include being overweight and ...

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