Sportsmanship: A Deeper Understanding and Its Importance Beyond Sports Article written by Sean Dailey http://www.decaturparks.com/sportsmanship-a-deeper-understanding.php I recently asked the kids involved in DPR’s Youth Sports and Fitness class to define sportsmanship. As you would expect, I received a myriad of answers. One of the younger children defined it as “shaking hands at the end of ... 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.
The Youth Bicycle Safety program provides information and education to youth regarding bicycle safety by addressing: Upon completion of the program each child will receive a certificate and sign a pledge committing to wear a helmet during all bicycle operations. They will also agree to be an advocate, encouraging family members and friends of all ages to wear their helmets. If your child does ... read more
Written by Kate Morin, Greatist.com We admit it: There are some (or more like, many) mornings where it's everything we can do to will ourselves out of bed and grab a fistful of cereal or a crappy granola bar on our way out the door. It's not like a gourmet breakfast is a realistic everyday goal. But that doesn't mean we should settle for a sugar rush that will leave us sad and hungry just a ... read more
Written by: Deb McClellan, Community Wellness Operations Manager Many of you have heard me say time and time again how much I love my job. It’s usually when we’ve hosted or participated in a successful community engagement event, which often times includes kiddos. Yes, I have a warm place in my heart for those times when I am surrounded by an audience of engaged individuals who are eager to ... read more
Written by Janneke Sobeck, Director of Live Well Winona I’ve been enjoying a beautiful summer so far, at a leisurely pace. Unfortunately not everyone around me has had the same experience. I’ve heard multiple people complain about the busyness of their summer calendar, or how they miss out on family time because picking up takes forever, or how they really should clean out the garage so the ... read more
Written by Sarah Cummings, Blogger, Sleep Advisor Sleep glorious sleep. We all know how it feels when we get a truly good night’s kip. We wake, bound out of bed with limitless energy and feel like we can take on the entire world. Life is great! On the other hand, when we have a night of tossing and turning we can barely find the power to crawl out from under the sheets come morning time. ... read more
Written by Janneke Sobeck, Director of Live Well Winona There are certain things that I do to take care of myself, that until recently I considered somewhat selfish. Blocking the first hour of my day to get my sweat on; taking 20 minutes to read while dangling my feet in the hot tub at the gym before I pick my son up from the on-site sitting service; taking the dog for a walk when it's 10 ... read more
Written by Mandy Kester, iMonty.com Broaden your perspective by delving into ancient Chinese culture. Not only will you be rewarded with a richness of history that has withstood the test of time, but you will learn the secrets of maintaining a healthy Chinese lifestyle. Learning about another culture is fascinating as well as enlightening as you see ways it can positively affect your life. ... read more
Written by Jason Lim According to the 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment, 77.4% of adults in the county lack exercise. There is also a prevalence of heart disease, given that 26.18% of residents have high blood pressure, while 6.89% experience heart troubles. To decrease this number, it is crucial to influence citizens regarding healthy behavior and lifestyles. Since Winona County is ... read more
By Judy Rukat, DoYouYoga.com While the 60 to 90 minutes you spend on your yoga mat a few days a week certainly helps, it is no match for the chronic stress and tension you place on your body during the rest of the day in your desk job. Sitting at a desk for hours on end places unnecessary strain on the lumbar spine, overstretches the mid to upper back, and shortens the chest and hips—leading ... read more