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School Library Month: Healthy Messaging Tips

Original Source: Healthy Kids Challenge Newsletter spark@sparkpe.org HEAR – SEE – DO Learning April is the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) School Library Month. The 2017 Theme is Because School Libraries Empower Students. It is a time during which school librarians are encouraged to host activities to help their school and local community celebrate the essential role […]

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WalkWorks

Help your community improve its overall health by creating opportunities for safe, fun physical activity! The U.S. Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities stresses the importance of physical activity for people of all ages and abilities.  It calls on Americans to be more physically active through walking, and for all […]

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Learn the Surprising Benefits of Laughing

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=e1db48b0-f9f2-4bd8-a426-bfed86143314#.WOOT7FPytBw March 19, 2017—Turns out, we could all use a good laugh every day. Why is that? All humor aside, there may be health benefits for you when you explore the lighter side. That’s right. Not only does tickling your funny bone feel good, but it may be good for you. Here are four […]

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Smart Snacks

What does a healthy snack look like? For too many people, snacks refer to cookies, potato chips, soda and candy. It’s time to be a smart snacker with nutrient-dense healthy options! Learn what healthy snack combinations to keep on hand and how to redefine snacks with our FREE printable resource below. Download a PDF of this infographic.

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Optimism Month: How And Why To Celebrate

Original source: https://www.verywell.com/optimism-month-how-and-why-to-celebrate-3144447 By Elizabeth Scott, MS Although March is Optimism Month, any month can be an opportunity to build your tendency toward grounded optimism, and reap the many benefits that come from this. Optimism is associated with many benefits in life, including increased health, happiness, and longevity. And although a tendency toward optimism is […]

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New study suggests strategies for keeping off pounds

By Jacqueline Howard, CNN Original source: http://edition.cnn.com/2017/02/20/health/weight-loss-maintenance-tips-study/index.html You’ve succeeded in losing weight. Now, what can you do to keep the pounds off? Most people seem to struggle with long-term weight loss. By some estimates, only about 20% of overweight individuals are successful in keeping off at least 10% of their initial body weight for a year […]

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Strength training helps older adults live longer

Original source: https://pennstatehealthnews.org/2016/04/strength-training-helps-older-adults-live-longer/ Older adults who met twice-weekly strength training guidelines had lower odds of dying in a new analysis by researchers at Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Columbia University. The study is the first to demonstrate the association in a large, nationally representative sample over an […]

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