With the warmer temperatures rising it's important to remind yourself about those tiny pesky ticks that can latch onto you when wandering outdoors. Follow these steps to help prevent a tick-borne illness: Use a chemical repellant with DEET Wear light-colored long protective clothing Tuck pant legs into socks Avoid tick-infested areas Check yourself and pets for ticks ... 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include a title, the author, and an optional photo.
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Here are some fun outdoor activities to keep your household busy this May! Create a backyard garden to grow your own produce and enjoy the nice weather. When caring for your garden create a compost to add nutrients to your garden. Recycling is a daily habit that can help the environment. Practice Recycling 101 this May to help the environment. Keep your kiddos busy with these fun ... read more
Local Resources: Winona COVID-19 Community info hub Facebook Group. This public Facebook group is available for locals to share information. Winona Resources Website Winona Neighbors Helping Neighbors Facebook Group. This public Facebook group is available to provide local resources and volunteers. Global Resources: Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 ... read more
Winona Area Public Schools are closed and moved to at-home learning. Winona Area Public Schools will still be offering cold healthy breakfast and lunch services for students in the Winona County area during this time. There will be multiple sites near Winona, Mn to pick up these meals. If you would like to access this service for your kids sign up here Winona Area Public Schools are ... read more
The theme for National Nutrition Month is: "Eat Right Bite by Bite"! The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics have created a 4-week plan to help people practice healthy living. For the month of March try out these 4 steps! https://www.eatright.org/food/resources/national-nutrition-month?_ga=2.131829391.1089418614.1581356065-19220475.1581356065 ... read more
This month kicks-off with recognizing February as American Heart Month. Heart disease is a silent killer making it the 2nd leading cause of deaths in Minnesota. Prevent heart disease today by eating healthy, maintaining a healthy weight, staying active, and avoiding smoking. The National Department of Health has implemented a 28-day guideline to practice heart healthy skills. Find a friend and ... read more
Mitch Johnson and Marcia Ratliff are two hopeless romantics that met at Winona State University. These former students love kindled during a coffee date discussing poetry. They bonded over shared hobbies and continue to prioritize healthy living together. Read more to learn about Mitch & Marcia! How did you two meet? We were both English majors at WSU, and one fateful semester our ... read more
Mary Farrell, a 40-year resident of Winona, takes beautiful photographs as one of her healthy habits. To view her photos, click here or follow her on Instagram. What benefits do you notice when you practice outdoor photography? One of my favorite winter time activities is to walk across Lake Winona (after there have been multiple severely cold days).* I carry my camera with me and stop in ... read more
October 22, 2018 By: Courtney Ackerman Positive Psychology Program You’ve heard it said before—probably many times—that it’s important to live in the present moment. You also might have heard similar pieces of advice like: “Don’t get caught up in thinking about the past or the future—live in the now!” “Be present in your own life.” “All you have is this moment. Don’t let it slip ... read more