Author Archives: jennifer

Gut Health Affects Childhood Obesity

New information published in Obesity Reviews by scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Health suggests that gut bacteria and its interactions with immune cells and metabolic organs, including fat tissue, play …

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Seniors and Sleep: There Is a Better Way

Today, I am happy to bring you a guest article from Karen Weeks. Karen created Elder Wellness as a resource for seniors who wish to keep their minds, bodies, and …

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Exercise Can Prevent Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis can potentially be prevented with a good diet and regular exercise, a new expert review published in the Nature Reviews Rheumatology reports. Researchers from the University of Surrey identified a crucial …

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Benefits of Exergaming: How Movement Improves Team Building

Team collaboration has never been more important in the workplace.  When an organization lacks teamwork skills, people function in silos. Narrow viewpoints and individual competition will eventually result in lost …

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What’s Scarier – Halloween Costumes or Leftover Candy?

Happy Halloween! Today marks the unofficial beginning of the Holiday eating season. If you’re like me, fighting the temptation to splurge daily on Snickers, brownies, kugel, and cupcakes from Halloween to New Year’s Day is difficult.

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Don’t Be Scared Of These Halloween Fitness Games

Witches and goblins and ghouls! Oh my!  Traditionally, Halloween isn’t known as a fitness holiday, to say the least.  But, with a little imagination, Halloween can be an exciting holiday …

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Should Students Be Allowed to Take a “Mental Health Day” From School?

Should children and teens be allowed to miss a day of school in order to take a “mental health day”? A growing consensus of states is saying yes – that …

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Teen Suicide is “Skyrocketing”

Depression is a common and disabling illness, affecting more than 100 million people worldwide. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that the teen suicide rate …

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Simple Changes to Help You Stay in Your Home and Age in Place Safely

I am proud to bring you a guest article today from June Duncan.  June is the co-creator of Rise Up for Caregivers, which offers support for family members and friends who …

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