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Whether you’re 3 or 103, being active and getting outside is important for physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual health. Don’t lose the spirit and curiosity to explore, move and find joy in the natural and simple pleasures of life. When I see a swing, I still want to swing. When I see a tree, I still desire to climb. When I look out a window, I am still motivated to move to the other side. Whatever it is for you, fulfill it. I promise, your TV and game stations are far less invested in your relationship than you - it may be time to reassess your playstation.

Whether you’re 3 or 103, being active and getting outside is important for physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual health. Don’t lose the spirit and curiosity to explore, move and find joy in the natural and simple pleasures of life. When I see a swing, I still want to swing. When I see a tree, I still desire to climb. When I look out a window, I am still motivated to move to the other side. Whatever it is for you, fulfill it. I promise, your TV and game stations are far less invested in your relationship than you - it may be time to reassess your playstation.

"This video will change you in 60 seconds" - Such an important message. If you are a parent, educator, aunt, uncle, older sibling, human being - you influence a child. Make sure it’s a positive one.

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Last year in my introductory course to health sciences, Determinants of Health (HSS 1101) I’ve learned that besides physical wellness, health encompasses 6 other dimensions: (1) social health, (2) emotional health, (3) spiritual health,(4) environmental health, (5) occupational health, and (6) intellectual health.

Taking this class and learning about the 7 dimensions of health made me realized that wellness is much more than merely physical health, exercise or nutrition. It is the full integration of states of physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Each of these seven dimensions act and interact in a way that contributes to our own quality of life.

Wellness is achieving one’s full potential. It is self-directed and an ever-evolving process that follows a lifestyle of balance in health that ultimately decreases the likelihood of becoming ill physically, mentally, and spiritually. Comprised of seven dimensions and characteristics, wellness is achieved when a person’s life includes all seven elements in combination and in whole.

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Did you know Google makes nutrition comparisons easier than before? While there are obviously some gaps and discrepancies in some of the data, Google has made accessing basic nutrition data much easier than before. By typing “Compare” before two food items, you can see a side by side comparision of the nutritional facts and other information, as seen in the photo. Google is continuously rolling out new food tools that make getting information you want/need easier. Read more about this and other tools in the works here: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/03/24/291963536/apples-vs-oranges-google-tool-offers-ultimate-nutrition-smackdown

Did you know Google makes nutrition comparisons easier than before? While there are obviously some gaps and discrepancies in some of the data, Google has made accessing basic nutrition data much easier than before. By typing “Compare” before two food items, you can see a side by side comparision of the nutritional facts and other information, as seen in the photo. Google is continuously rolling out new food tools that make getting information you want/need easier. Read more about this and other tools in the works here: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/03/24/291963536/apples-vs-oranges-google-tool-offers-ultimate-nutrition-smackdown

5 foods that help you sleep from the Cleveland Clinic.

Summary:
1) Complex Carbs
2) Lean Proteins
3) Healthy Fats
4) Beverages such as herbal tea and warm milk
5) Certain Fresh Herbs

See full article (Click photo) for specific examples and ideas for a few sleep inducing snacks.

5 foods that help you sleep from the Cleveland Clinic.

Summary:
1) Complex Carbs
2) Lean Proteins
3) Healthy Fats
4) Beverages such as herbal tea and warm milk
5) Certain Fresh Herbs

See full article (Click photo) for specific examples and ideas for a few sleep inducing snacks.

This song and video, while difficult to watch, sheds a much needed light on the discrimination and violence towards the LGBT community, specifically reflecting the current state in Russia. There are many tools and methods for spreading a message and raising awareness and music is a leading and powerful force in this area. I applaud those artists (both those behind the lyrics and videos) who use their talents and influence to bring light to issues such as these. Not only is this song powerful, but the soul and sound just pull you in.