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
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 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
Article by Cherie Johnson, Free & Fearless Fitness I wanted to share with you an article on 7 TIPS FOR LIVING A HAPPY LIFE because heck, isn’t that what we’d all love to accomplish?! A few years ago, at a low time in my life, I realized that if I didn’t put my ingrained habits of stress and anxiety behind me, they would probably kill me. Although you couldn’t tell from the outside — I ... read more
Press release from Bluff Country Co-op, August, 2017 Bluff Country Co-op’s newly expanded kitchen is now open, featuring a salad bar, a hot bar, soups, sandwiches, Winona’s only juice bar, and a Fresh at Five program. “We’re excited to offer such a wide variety of healthy meal options,” said Diane Leutgeb Munson, BCC’s Kitchen Manager. “Whether it is a fresh juice for breakfast, lunch on the ... read more
Shared from the Rosy Blu blog post by Michelle Urbick I love summer. I live in Minnesota, where the seasons change drastically from one to the next…and summer is the one where I come alive. The sun comes out, the air gets warm, and when everything around you is blooming, vibrant and lush, it’s easy for that energy to rub off on you. I’ve written a lot of posts celebrating summer over the ... read more
Written by: Deb McClellan - Live Well Winona Operations Manager It was the winter of 2015, the week between Christmas and New Year’s. I was planning to take a “staycation” in my new house with my new kitties. Little did I know, the annoying cough and congestion I was experiencing since Halloween really was something more. That staycation was literally spent in a horizontal position, either on ... read more
Article from SharpHeels.com Vikings, fairytales, Legos, bacon, beer, cheese, and a myriad other wonderful things come from Denmark, but have you heard of the newest import? It’s hygge (hoo-guh). Hygge has no exact translation. Although experts equate it with a sense of well-being and coziness, it is so much more. Hygge is a lifestyle approach, kind of like feng shui. Unlike feng shui, ... read more
Article written by Sarah Jampel for Food52 and legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network. It’s 3 P.M. and I haven’t planned dinner for tonight (or tomorrow, or the night after). That means I want to pick up groceries (a minimal amount!) on my way home and make a meal that does not require I had any sort of plan in mind. I don’t want to have to wait for a sauce to reduce; I don’t ... read more
Article by: Deb McClellan, Operations Manager Last week I was engaged in a casual conversation, that turned into moments of self reflection, something I do often. Self-reflection, as defined by Merriam Webster, is careful thought about your own behavior and beliefs. The thought provoking conversation mentioned above was about boundaries (unofficial rules about what should ... read more
Written by Janneke Sobeck, Director of Live Well Winona Let me introduce you to my two year old Wheaten Terrier, Jamey. Jamey loves the outdoors, and loves running. When he was just a 7 pound puppy, people would jog by us as we walked on the bike path and Jamey would get excited and antsy, straining against the leash to run. What is Jamey's motivation to run? It's the pure joy of the ... read more