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10 Cool Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

Original source: http://blog.ctrinstitute.com/10-cool-ways-beat-winter-blues/ By Elizabeth Shein,MSW, RSW, Trainer, Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute “Oh the weather outside is frightful”. And you’re not feeling so delightful. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do both to prevent the winter blues from coming on and to get yourself back to normal if they’re already here. More than half the population living […]

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Coco Kids Club’s Skating Party

Penn State PRO Wellness hit the road with the Children’s Hospital Faulkner mobile unit to attend Coco Kids Club’s Skating Party at the Giant Center! There was fun for the entire family as both children and adults hit the rink for a session of ice skating, followed by activities at the Penn State PRO Wellness table. Children were challenged […]

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Expedited Student Health Screenings at Lincoln Leadership Academy

Expedited Student Health Screenings at Lincoln Leadership Academy

By: Pamela Witt, Project Coordinator A brisk fall day was the backdrop for students moving swiftly between buildings at Lincoln Leadership Academy Charter School in Allentown, Pennsylvania. On a typical day, students grades kindergarten through 12, move through campus to attend academic classes. This day, students engaged with school nursing staff and allied health volunteers from […]

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Maintain, Don’t Gain, This Holiday Season With These 5 Quick Tips

Original Source: http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2016/12/maintain-dont-gain-this-holiday-season-with-these-5-quick-tips/ BY: Robbie Ann Darby The year 2017 is ready to make its debut, and you may be ready for that “new year, new you” resolution. However, since the holidays come only once a year, a more manageable and realistic goal would be to indulge—in moderation, of course. So pass the eggnog and […]

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How to Relieve Holiday Stress

  Original Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/dr-bryn-hyndman/fighting-holiday-stress_b_13607264.html By: Dr. Bryn Hyndman While the holiday season can be a fun, festive and joyful time of year, it can also be the root cause of lots of stress. The demands of shopping, parties, baking, entertaining and family can leave people feeling anything but relaxed. If the holiday season has you worked […]

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PRO Wellness hits the street with new mobile unit

Original Source: https://infonet.pennstatehershey.net/web/news/-/pro-wellness-hits-the-street-with-new-mobile-unit Through support from Faulkner Nissan Harrisburg, Children’s Hospital and Penn State PRO Wellness are taking healthy family lifestyle education on the road to various community events each month. Faulkner has provided a gift to support expanded programming and access to a mobile unit that will travel to community events including school open house […]

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A Most A-peeling Apple Crunch Celebration

Northern Lebanon Middle School (NLMS) was the award winner from the signature event interest survey and received a special visit from the PRO Wellness Team, Penn State Nittany Lion and Coco from Hershey Bears for Apple Crunch on October 24th, 2016. Schools across Pennsylvania were munching and grinning in October for Apple Crunch! Recognized annually […]

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How to get through Thanksgiving without feeling like a stuffed turkey

Original Source: http://www.miamiherald.com/living/health-fitness/chew-on-this/article114814098.html BY SHEAH RARBACK, srarback@hotmail.com (Miami Herald)  — Thanksgiving, the beginning of the official season of friends, family and overeating is less than a week away. People unnecessarily fret the foods on turkey day. A yearlong nutritious diet is not sabotaged by one meal. The important foods, the ones that build the foundation […]

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Deep orange vegetables offer health benefits

Original Source: http://lancasteronline.com/features/food/deep-orange-vegetables-offer-health-benefits/article_ed6051d2-906f-11e6-941a-0f37044a05e9.html Deep orange vegetables, such as squash and pumpkin, contain vitamins A and C, beta carotene and fiber. Fall is my favorite season because it’s the time of year for change and new beginnings. Children have started their brand-new school year. The air starts to have crispness to it, and the leaves start to […]

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Creating a Healthier Food Environment

The saying, “out of sight, out of mind,” is true when it comes to making better food choices. Eliminating visible reminders of less healthy options can reinforce those choices and create a healthier food environment in your home. Start by storing smaller quantities of snack foods out of sight and reach. Keeping these foods visible […]

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