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What do they know that you don’t?

Monday, May 16, 2016

Where can you find the people who are the most successful at losing and keeping off excess weight?  What do these people know about maintaining a healthy weight and are they willing to share it?  Well, they are online and you can benefit from what the learned over the course of almost 20 years.  It started in 1994 with the founding of the National Weight Control Register by Rena Wing, Ph.D. and James Hill, Ph.D.  By tracking people who have lost a significant amount of weight and have kept it off for over 1 year,... 

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Small changes lead to big improvements!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

No matter where we are in life, we could all use a little help getting re-centered and back on a healthy track. Jefferson Center offers a variety of wellness classes – from Gentle Yoga and Eating for Energy to Awakening the Joy –  for the entire community. By participating in Wellness Now classes, you can improve your health, create new and better relationships, and lead a more satisfying life! Get started today!       Did you like this? Share it:Tweet Read More

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Youth learn skills to create more calm and enjoyment in life

Saturday, April 9, 2016

At Wellness Now, we work to help young people succeed and offer a variety of wellness classes aimed at specific needs of kids and young adults – BrainWise for Teens, Yoga and Mindfulness for Children, and Cooking Matters for Families. Check out our Wellness Now catalog for details!   Did you like this? Share it:Tweet Read More

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Hear Tips from Former Smokers

Sunday, January 31, 2016

This video series offering tips from former smokers with the goal of making the next generation tobacco free.  Are you considering quitting smoking?  Get support at the Wellness Now class “Thinking About Quitting.”  Check out the Wellness Now catalog for details.   Did you like this? Share it:Tweet Read More

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Seasons Change, Join the Dance

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The only way to makes sense out of change is to plunge into, move with it, and join the dance. -Alan Watt   Just like the seasons, life changes. Change is a natural part of living…nothing stays the same. Sometimes though, change can be unsettling and you can feel a loss of control. It could be a change you didn’t expect, a change you didn’t ask for, or a change you are not ready for. The good news it there are steps you can take when you see change comes a knockin’. Recognize that change... 

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Time for Recess!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

In today’s fast paced and hectic world, we often focus so much on work and family that we don’t take the time to replenish ourselves. When is the last time you sat on a swing, or played hop scotch or tag? Believe it or not, the activity of play can reduce stress, help you be more creative, bring joy to your life, improve your relationships and improve your mental health! Bring Joy! Just watching kids on the playground, it is easy to see the joy. Smiles, laughter and a relaxed mood elevate the playground... 

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Active Living

The Right Amount of Exercise Can Boost Mental Health

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  We know that physical activity is beneficial to mental health, but how much is the right amount? For adults, 2.5 hours of aerobic activity (i.e.,  brisk walk) and muscle strengthening exercises 2 or more days a week, provide important health benefits.  Muscle strengthening activities work all major muscle groups (legs, arms, back, hips, abdomen, shoulders.)  […]

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Mind + Body

The Importance of Mindfulness

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  Mindfulness is being present in the moment – noticing where you actually are and having that awareness.  Watch this video to learn more about the importance of practicing mindfulness. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

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What do they know that you don’t?

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Where can you find the people who are the most successful at losing and keeping off excess weight?  What do these people know about maintaining a healthy weight and are they willing to share it?  Well, they are online and you can benefit from what the learned over the course of almost 20 years.  It […]