Article by: Deb McClellan, Operations Manager Last week I was engaged in a casual conversation, that turned into moments of self reflection, something I do often. Self-reflection, as defined by Merriam Webster, is careful thought about your own behavior and beliefs. The thought provoking conversation mentioned above was about boundaries (unofficial rules about what should ... read more
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.
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Written by Janneke Sobeck, Director of Live Well Winona Let me introduce you to my two year old Wheaten Terrier, Jamey. Jamey loves the outdoors, and loves running. When he was just a 7 pound puppy, people would jog by us as we walked on the bike path and Jamey would get excited and antsy, straining against the leash to run. What is Jamey's motivation to run? It's the pure joy of the ... read more
Written by: Michael J Breus Ph.D. - www.psychologytoday.com/blog The relationship between human behavior and the phases of the moon has long been the stuff of legend and folklore. Werewolves aside, cultures throughout history have paid great attention—and celebration—to lunar phases. Beliefs about a connection between some of our most basic biological processes—including sleep—have also been ... read more
Source: eatright.org Getting the most nutrition for your food budget starts with a little extra planning before you shop. There are many ways to save money on the foods that you eat. Here are some budget-friendly tips for eating right. Plan what you’re going to eat - Before you head for the grocery store, plan your meals and snacks for the week. Review recipes for what ingredients are needed. ... read more
Written by Melissa Gordon, Bluff Country Co-op Since 1972, Bluff Country Co-op has provided the Winona area with quality food. The store, which is located at 121 W. 2nd Street in downtown Winona, will continue to do that and more when it nearly doubles in size this year. BCC’s expansion will lead to the creation of new local jobs; more support for our local farmers, producers, and artisans; ... read more
Written by: Jennifer Hackbarth RD, LD, Winona Hy-Vee Dietitian Children love to be involved in activities with adults, so why not let them join in preparing family meals? Learning to cook is a valuable experience that can introduce nutrition and healthy eating habits early on; not to mention helping to create memories with loved ones. Whether you’re a parent, caregiver, child yourself or just a ... read more
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 ... read more
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 from ... read more
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 clearly than ... read more
Article provided by: http://www.edmunds.com/car-safety/coexisting-with-bicyclists-10-rules-for-drivers.html Love Them or Hate Them, Cyclists Have Road Rights 1. Appreciate Bicyclist Vulnerability: A car weighs 2 tons or so, while the average bike is a mere 20 pounds, says Tim Blumenthal, president of People for Bikes, an advocacy group. "In any collision, any physical interaction between car ... read more