Article by Lisa Fields, American Profile, January 10, 2014 Worried about Alzheimer’s disease? Mental athletes share everyday steps to help keep your brain and memory sharp. We use our memory constantly, from the moment we think to hit the alarm clock “snooze” button in the morning to just before bedtime when we place our eyeglasses on the nightstand so we can find them quickly upon ... 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.
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 Sarah Huerta, Human Resources Manager, Hiawatha Valley Education District With the beginning of a New Year, we instinctively think of New Year resolutions. We strive to accomplish more dreams and goals, but often get overwhelmed and fall back into our daily habits, failing to accomplish our New Year resolutions. Learning how to set proper and achievable goals is a valuable skill ... read more
Source: Barker, Joanne. “Reduce Holiday Stress.” WebMD Health News. WebMD. 11 Dec. 2013. Talk about stressful. The average American spends 42 hours a year on holiday activities. That's one standard work week spent shopping, wrapping, and returning presents, attending holiday parties, and traveling from place to place. Often these extra activities get squeezed into already busy ... read more
Article by Ben Johnson, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, Channel One Food Bank Did you know that the food insecurity rate for children in Winona County is almost 15%? With the recent political news about the proposed cuts to the SNAP program (otherwise known as food stamps), it is important to consider some of the people who may be in need of assistance before weighing in on the topic. ... read more
Written by Erin Haugen, Winona State Student It’s that time of year again! No, I’m not talking about the holidays or flu season; I’m talking about fall midterms. Those of you who’ve been within a block or two of a college campus recently have probably felt the stress vibes students are sending out. In light of this panicky time, I thought it would be a good idea for students and non-students ... read more
Introduction written by Stacey Sadowski, Operations Manager Live Well Winona Having been active in high school and throughout college, like some of you my activities after that point began to take more of a back seat to my job and family responsibilities. Being keenly aware of the importance of physical activity in overall health, I have begun to move physical activity to the front burner. ... read more
Article from GreatSchools.org by Great Schools staff With a little planning, you can make going back to school simple and stress-free. As the lazy days of summer slip away, it will soon be time to put away the beach chairs and corner lemonade stands and prepare for going back to school. Here are some tips to make the transition easier. 1. Adjust to the new routine Ease into the school-year ... read more
Blog maintained by Cherie Johnson Many of you know of my past battle with eating disorders. It's on my heart to share with you in my victory, and to give people, especially women, a place to read about and reconcile TRUE BEAUTY within themselves. Here's a start... a blog in which I invite other people to share. We need a voice. Our girls need a voice. I have much more to share, and I will ... read more
Article by Jade Gilbertson, Intern at Live Well Winona For me, when I pick up a book it is for pleasure not business, often a seldom act these days for many I fear, due to our busy schedules. I remember as a child thinking of reading as a chore, or a nuisance, definitely not an act I considered enjoyable. Oh how things have changed. Reading to me is about as exciting as someone dunking an Oreo ... read more
Article from Maximize My Life http://maximizemylife.com/2011/10/want-to-try-something-new-for-30-days-here-are-50-ideas/ So although summer can get crazy with vacation, sports, and really just trying to cram a ton of activities into a short couple of months, it's important to take the time to not let our health take a back seat. Here is a simple and different approach to help you think ... read more