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.

http://www.stopbullying.gov/prevention/talking-about-it/index.html Bullying Definition Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious lasting problems. In order to be considered ...

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Gabriel Manrique, Winona Daily News, May 15, 2015   I try to imagine what I would like to do on my 80th birthday party, if I should even live that long. And I have concluded that I would be happy if I could have a party like my mother-in-law recently had. You see, the lady loves to dance. As she approached 80, she still went ballroom dancing many evenings during the week. So ...

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Written by Janneke Sobeck, Community Wellness Director, Live Well Winona From Beach Cities Health District "A Moai (pronounced “Mo Eye”) is a group of people meeting for a common purpose, and can include activities like walking, purpose discussions and potluck meals. Belonging to a group of supportive, like-minded people who share your passion for healthy living might be the single-most ...

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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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Written by Deb McClellan, Community Operations Manager, Live Well Winona Ok, it's not often that I get my undies in a bundle.  No really, the older I get the less I let the little things bother me.  But after I heard Erin Simmons from the American Lung Association speak about the various types of tobacco use that are available to consumers, it made me scratch my head and say "why?". Just to ...

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Written by  Emily Weber, SMU Intern, Live Well Winona In wake of recent incidents within the Winona area, our community could benefit from a simple reminder about staying safe. Although there are many benefits to taking self defense classes and purchasing devices such as pepper spray and whistles, there are much easier and attainable ways to staying safe. The most important thing is to trust ...

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Article by Torey Broback, Live Well Winona Intern Last year I dropped my daughter off at a Fathers Day breakfast being hosted at her pre-school.  Not wanting her to feel out of place (with her mom in tow), her grandfather (my wonderful father) had volunteered to attend the breakfast as her Fathers Day guest.  After they were inside, I watched fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, and even mentors ...

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Source: Shannan Younger, April 28, 2014 http://www.chicagonow.com/tween-us/2014/04/facts-about-mothers-day/ The second Sunday in May is Mother's Day and in 2014, the holiday falls on May 11th. Mother's Day became an official national holiday in the United States in 1914, making Mother's Day 2014 the 100th official observance. Learn some fun facts about Mother's Day, its history and how we ...

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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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