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And the Beat Goes ON… Keep your heart pumping and your mind calm

It’s no secret we have collectively experienced unanticipated changes (and challenges) in the last year. Whether you are adjusting to working from home, having to be a parent AND teacher to your children, or unable to gather with family and friends … it’s definitely been a time to adapt and cope. Many of these coping mechanisms may have negatively affected us either emotionally or physically. With that said, it’s more important now, than ever before, to listen to your body. Heart health, whether it’s tied to your mental health or your atomical heart, is crucial to maintaining your well-being. For years, studies have shown a connection between emotions and heart health (a.k.a. the brain-heart relationship). The University of Wisconsin Health …


3 Steps to Start Geocaching

If you’ve always envied adventurers in movies or books looking for buried treasure, geocaching is your opportunity to join in the fun. What Is Geocaching? Geocaching is a worldwide game where people hide stashes of objects, or caches, and provide clues to help others find them online. And, you can maintain proper social distancing while enjoying the great outdoors. Geocaches include the longitude and latitude of the cache’s hiding place, so you use global positioning system (GPS) devices to find them. Each cache includes a logbook for you to sign and date when you find it. The caches may also include low-cost trinkets, such as booklets or keychains, unique rocks found along the way, or even thoughtful notes. Geocaching is …


Fat Loss for a Healthy Summer!

The days have gotten longer and the weather has gotten warmer – summertime is here! It’s that time of the year where you can incorporate outdoor activities into your daily workout. Don’t have one? Don’t fret, there is still time to develop one and get into the healthy habit of exercising. Your next question probably is, what is the best type of exercise for me? Well, it all depends on the goal you want to achieve.  If your ultimate goal is to lose weight, you should look into cardio and strength workouts. Does one exercise have greater benefits than another? Research has shown that strength exercises can burn more calories, because of the after-burn effect (where you burn more calories …


Health & Wellness Institute Launches New Services for a Healthier You

At the Health & Wellness Institute, our mission is to increase health literacy within our community through education, screenings, and support. By educating our community about the importance of prevention and wellness, we truly become a healthcare organization rather than one that only treats the sick. In addition to the many community health screenings, classes and lectures already in place, some new offerings include: PreHab This program helps patients prepare for surgery with tours and detailed information about what to expect before, during, and after a procedure. PreHab is patient-centered to reduce patient anxiety and ensure the best possible results. Maintenance Exercise If you need additional help getting fit or safely using fitness equipment, the maintenance exercise program may be …


Pandora Workout Stations… Yes Please!

Are you one of the many who could use some musical assistance when getting your fitness on? Well, look no further than your very own Pandora station. Pandora is a wonderful internet radio site that can be accessed though your computer, or even better, your smart phone. Users can build custom stations based on a specific artist or music genre. The site even offers a variety of awesome workout stations that can be customized to the music style of your choice. Additionally, Pandora is free to use and frees you from having to download and make your own playlist. Below are some of our favorites for you to try out! What are some of your favorite artists to listen to …