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4 Mental Health Tools to Add to Your Back-to-School List

Original source: https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/2017/08/4-mental-health-tools-back-school/ It’s the night before the first day of school. You’re a teacher and scrambling to make sure your classroom is stocked with the tools your students need to be successful this year: markers, rulers, flip charts, glue sticks—the list goes on. But what’s in your mental health toolkit? According to the National Alliance on […]

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Infographic: Be Mindful

Mindfulness is not a new concept; but modern-day research suggests this ‘enhanced self-awareness’ diminishes stress and anxiety and, in turn, reduces the risk of developing cancer, disease, and psychopathology. It is useful to practice mindfulness as a tool for general physical and mental health. Learn tips to help incorporate mediation for mindfulness in your daily routine […]

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7 Great Benefits of Mindfulness in Positive Psychology

Original source: https://positivepsychologyprogram.com/mindfulness-positive-psychology-3-great-insights/ In the most basic sense, mindfulness is being consciously aware of your thoughts and emotions. For one to practice good mindfulness it involves the ‘self-regulation’ of attention so that it is focused on adopting a neutral attitude toward one’s experiences in the present moment. There are many beneficial effects on developing and practicing mindfulness. Below […]

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Free Resources for a Healthy Back to School!

Original source: http://www.fns.usda.gov/teamnutrition It’s back to school season! Team Nutrition is happy to join the excitement of schools, teachers, school nutrition professionals, students, and families to start a new academic year. It’s a time for students to meet new friends, reconnect with old classmates, learn new skills, and build knowledge. Let’s embrace this season and make […]

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Bring a professional or Olympic athlete to your school

For a fourth year in a row, Active Schools and Athletes for Hope have teamed up to place shining examples of “active and healthy” in area schools. Through the program, local professional athletes and/or Olympians visit school assemblies, classes, parent nights, and other special events to speak with students about why active kids perform better in school and how to establish […]

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New survey outlines what people know and don’t know about cholesterol

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=da4cc7cc-0df9-48f2-8733-a29d72dd6e50#.WbGbZ9OGNBx Cholesterol can make or break your health. A new survey from the American Heart Association (AHA) shows that most people know this. However, it also reveals that many people aren’t sure how to manage their cholesterol. For example: Some of the participants had a history of cardiovascular disease or stroke. Of these people, almost half hadn’t had […]

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5 things women should know about cholesterol

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=bd25bdf6-13b8-4a94-89f6-a782a97d60f5#.WbGRqtOGNBw Do you know your cholesterol numbers? If not, here’s a good reason to learn them. Unhealthy amounts of cholesterol in the blood are a major risk factor for heart disease. And heart disease is the leading cause of death for women (and men) in this country. “It’s critical to know what your numbers […]

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The cholesterol test

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=1cb04a48-b7f4-4f06-ad6a-12fea56c223c#.WbGQ1NOGNBw Every adult should know his or her cholesterol numbers. Knowing your cholesterol levels could help put your mind at ease if you find they are in the healthy range. Or it could motivate you to improve your health and get those numbers down if they are too high. Unhealthy cholesterol levels could be […]

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