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 by Nicole Raebel, Live Well Winona Intern While exploring the Live Well Winona’s holistic approach to health in our community, it may be most difficult to comprehend the importance of “social health” and its incorporation in our every day lives. Social health is an easily overlooked component of a healthy lifestyle. But it is actually a very vital aspect of human health; the well-known ...

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Article by Andrew Sroka, Published in Winona Daily News, February 3, 2014 Volunteer of the Month: Betsy Rowekamp Many people look their whole lives to find something to get behind, something to get passionate about. Betsy Rowekamp never really had to worry about that -- she found a passion for volunteering a long time ago. Rowekamp, 67, said that while she enjoys volunteering, it really ...

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Written by Janneke Sobeck, Director, Live Well Winona “The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullsh** story you keep telling yourself as to why you can't achieve it." Jordan Belfort Well said, Jordan, well said! This year, I'll save my excuses if you save yours. 'Support' is my keyword for starting and maintaining a successful exercise routine or weight loss program. ...

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Article by Gaby Peterson, Co-Owner of Yarnology The more time I spend on this planet, the more I realize what social beings we humans are.  We gather to do good work, we gather to eat good food, we gather to mourn our losses, we gather to laugh until our stomachs hurt.  Even the most introverted among us needs to have social connections to stay healthy. When my business partner and I opened ...

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Article by Lee Gundersheimer, Manging Director of The Great River Shakespeare Festival  What: The Second Live@theLevee Event: Live@theLevee- Holiday Edition When: December 21st from 12:00 - 8:00pm Where: Levee Park, Main Street and the Mississippi. How: The event is free and will include great food, holiday vendors, and the best music around. Why: On October 5, 2013 a group of ...

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Written by Stacey Sadowski, MS, RD, LD When first moving back to my home town of Winona, I will be honest that I was a little scared that I would not be able to find enough activities to meet what many that know me is a strong need for social connectedness.  As many of my friends have moved to bigger cities or other even further away locales, I thought that I may be missing out on the variety ...

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Written By Chianne Thicke, Volunteer at Live Well Winona Mud Run and Administrative Marketing Assistant at Winona ORC There’s nothing like seeing the smiling face of a participant as they cross an obstacle and give you a high five for what they have accomplished - and that was only at the half-way point! From my perch at the top of the hill, during Live Well Winona’s Mud Run, you could hear ...

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Written by Kelly Ellinghuysen, Goodview Activity Group The Goodview Activity Group began with a small group of residents in 1977 with the idea of helping out a community.  Today, the group has grown to 157 members and their families who continue to support and help the community grow. One way the Goodview Activity Group supports the Goodview community is by providing an event known as ...

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Article by Jade Gilbertson, Live Well Winona Intern I signed up for the Dirty Girl Mud Run with no regrets, because worst-case scenario I would be physically active AND help a good cause (breast cancer). But let’s be serious, this mud run was definitely best-case scenario. Four of us girls all signed up as a team and spent days arguing over our team name and possible team colors. After all we ...

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Article from www.WiseGeek.org Social health is a term generally used to refer to two different concepts, though they are somewhat interrelated as well. In one sense it refers to the health of a person in reference to his or her ability to interact with others and thrive in social settings. It can also refer to the health of a society in general, and how the members of that society are treated ...

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