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Health and Wellness 2015

Finding Your Chi in 2015

Lori DePietro-Standen Lori DePietro-Standen Finding Your Chi in 2015

Recently I had the opportunity to learn about and practice tai chi. It was a very interesting experience. The Tai Chi Master talked a lot about “chi”, or life energy, and how tai chi helps clear blockages of that energy. He explained it this way: when you feel tired, mentally spent, emotionally drained, ill, bored, […]

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Let’s Talk (Mental) Health

Bridget Belfield Bridget Belfield Let’s Talk (Mental) Health

When we think of health and wellness, dieting and exercising are normally the first things to come to mind. However by definition, wellness means the state or condition of being in good physical and mental health. Mental health is sometimes the missing piece in the health and wellness world. I know I personally am at […]

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Fit Week, a New Initiative to Promote Physical Activity For Everyone, Begins Saturday

Anne Evans Anne Evans Fit Week, a New Initiative to Promote Physical Activity For Everyone, Begins Saturday

Columbus Public Health has a new initiative to get you moving this winter. Fit Week is a series of classes at area gyms and fitness studios designed to give people a taste of a new workout method while supporting the program Kids Cycle Columbus. Classes begin Saturday, January 10, 2015 and go through Friday, January […]

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Your New Workout: Maximizing Results and Minimizing Time

Yolanda Rooney Yolanda Rooney Your New Workout: Maximizing Results and Minimizing Time

People often look for a monumental turn of the calendar to start anew. While it isn’t necessary to wait, something about the clock striking midnight to signify the beginning of the New Year sure does get hearts pumping with new found motivation. That’s not a bad thing. Take motivation in whatever form it comes in. […]

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Forget the Resolutions and Make a Mantra for 2015

Aimee Bross Price Aimee Bross Price Forget the Resolutions and Make a Mantra for 2015

The time is now. Start today. Live joyfully. Just run. Breathe. Love with intent. Relax the shoulders. It’s 2015 and time to pick a new mantra or two. I love mantras and slogans, but not resolutions. If we truly resolve to do something, then it would have meaning. Too often, it’s just another rote chore […]

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Why Running is the Easiest, Cheapest and Most Natural Exercise

Charlie Geer Charlie Geer Why Running is the Easiest, Cheapest and Most Natural Exercise

Next time you’re at the bookstore, or even a grocery store, pick up a running magazine. Every single issue of every single running magazine has at least one article devoted to novice runners, because a large chunk of their sales depends on exactly what you’re doing now: picking up the magazine, wondering where to start. […]

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Healthy Habits for Eating Well in 2015

Erin Johnson Erin Johnson Healthy Habits for Eating Well in 2015

I’m thrilled to take part in Health & Wellness Week on Columbus Underground for a third year! While my previous contributions have focused on specific recipes (here and here), this year I hope to offer some ideas for healthy, thrifty, and efficient habits and ideas in the kitchen. A little planning and preparation can make […]

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