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
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.
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
Written by Kieran Winter, Winona State University Student Throughout my educational experiences, I have always been asked basic health related questions by my friends because my family includes a vast variety of medical professionals. As you may have guessed, the apple did not fall far from the tree. I knew I had to be in the medical field because it all came, for the most part, second nature ... read more
Article from Sports Fitness Advisor Running or jogging are both forms of aerobic exercises and as such present the body with quite a number of amazing health benefits. The difference between jogging and running is basically the intensity and the speed in which they are done. Running is different from jogging in that it requires more effort from the heart, muscles, and lungs. Running ... read more
Written by Heather Gerdes, Personal Life Coach You know that feeling of waking up after a full night’s sleep soooooo tired and sluggish that the very THOUGHT of getting out of bed makes you want to spend all day in “Club Comforter” and watch endless episodes of your favorite binge TV? Me too! I used to struggle with my energy, just like you. But after some research, education and a little ... read more
Article written by Patrick Greer, Blogger, Fix Your Walk That evening walk that you take daily to clear up your mind or for relaxation after a tiring day may be more helpful than you think. There have been some recent studies that suggest that a little walking can lengthen your life significantly. Although many people still do not consider walking a form of exercise, there is now more than ... read more
Written by Kenedy Beebe, WSU Public Health Senior Mental illness is something that affects 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. according to the National Alliance on Mental Health. Mental illness can be debilitating for those living with it so it is important to find healthy coping methods. In recent studies conducted by the Journal of Applied School Psychology and the International Journal of Yoga there ... read more