Trees - Some of the Longest-Living Organisms

Trees - Some of the Longest-Living Organisms

Did you know that trees are some of the longest-living organisms in the world? To feel more grounded, take a look at this video from Akimboo.


Increase Your Inner Strength

Increase Your Inner Strength
Dr. Amit Sood shares fundamental strategies to increase your inner strength in this three-minute video.
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Healthy way to deal with jealousy, anger

Healthy way to deal with jealousy, anger
Join Layla for this effective technique for dealing with anger and jealousy in a healthy way.
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Finally, a practice for healing the heart

Finally, a practice for healing the heart
Try this simple four step heart meditation to heal your heart from past injury.
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Next Step Challenge Starting Soon!

Next Step Challenge Starting Soon!
Live Healthy Iowa's Next Step Challenge is a fun way to kick off your walking habit! Round up your friends and get started.
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Why is Northeast Iowa walking more?

Why is Northeast Iowa walking more?
Get inspired to incorporate 20 - 30 minutes of walking into your day. It's easier than you think!
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An Owl and His Dog - Your Moment of Zen

An Owl and His Dog - Your Moment of Zen
Ingo, a Belgian shepherd, and Poldi, a one-year-old owlet, share a very special bond which is evident in the following photos.
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How to Make a Paper Gnome Hat

How to Make a Paper Gnome Hat
Aryn Henning-Nichols shows how to make an adorable paper gnome hat with just a few basic supplies. Have fun, little gnomies!
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See how to cut loose at work.

See how to cut loose at work.
The El Paso County Sherriff department knows how to have a little fun. After a camera was installed in the elevator, this is what happened.
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How to really truly love all of you - in 7 days

How to really truly love all of you - in 7 days
Layla Martin shares the most amazing practice to cultivate self love. This exercise changes inner monologue in a profound way. Try it.
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Take the Happiness Index Survey

Take the Happiness Index Survey
Take the Happiness Survey and see how you compare to your community, region, and global happiness indexes.
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Feel Good Video - Hummingbirds!

Feel Good Video - Hummingbirds!
Take a minute of zen and delight in this magical hummingbird bathing party with tranquil bubbling water.
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Three simple tools to build confidence

Three simple tools to build confidence
Layla Martin, health and sexuality speaker, shares three simple ideas for building confidence.
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How to Make a Pirate Hat

How to Make a Pirate Hat
Need a little crafting therapy? Super, grab some newspaper and make the cutest dang pirate hat you ever saw, matey!
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This is how to get past fears of rejection.

This is how to get past fears of rejection.
There's a very straight forward way to get beyond fears of rejection. Find out how this entrepreneur did so... with donuts!
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Challenge Yourself - Drink More Water!

Challenge Yourself - Drink More Water!
Want to up your water intake. Akimboo likes the tried and tested Burst Your Thirst challenge with Live Healthy Iowa.
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Exercise myths busted

Exercise myths busted
Common misconceptions about exercise and wellness often get in our way. You don't have to build up a sweat to benefit!
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Give yourself permission to be well!

Give yourself permission to be well!
Organizations that set an example of wellness give explicit permission to take time for personal wellness.
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See how NICC creates a culture of wellness

See how NICC creates a culture of wellness
Everyday in a 1,000 ways, NICC tells employees to 'bring your best self to work and home'. A message from the top intended for everyone!
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The One Thing You Can Do to Achieve Your Goals

The One Thing You Can Do to Achieve Your Goals
Find a list of positive trigger resources you can download and refer to anytime you’re feeling blue.
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Book Review of "No Sweat"

Book Review of "No Sweat"
Learn how the simple science of motivation can bring you a lifetime of fitness in this book by Michelle Segar, PhD
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Book Review of "The Blue Zones"

Book Review of "The Blue Zones"
What makes people live longer healthier and better? Dan Buettner reveals some secrets in his book, "The Blue Zones"
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Walk, Northeast Iowa!

Walk, Northeast Iowa!
A new movement that celebrates walking is sweeping northeast Iowa, starting with Northeast Iowa Community College!
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Making a Happy Brain

Making a Happy Brain
Learn how to make your brain happier. Dr. Amit Sood illustrates why helping others changes our brains to be happier and more resilient.
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We're better together

We're better together
A healthy approach to your work day is contagious. Invite a friend to a micro-retreat and embed health and wellness into your day.
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Music to Transform Your Day

Music to Transform Your Day
Music touches our hearts and inspires us. See how a flashmob transforms and uplifts an unsuspecting crowd with a well known song.
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Hike, Totally

Hike, Totally
Want to spice up your walking game? Check out these expert suggestions for nature immersion in the Driftless area.
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Silence Your Internal Critic

Silence Your Internal Critic
Speaker Isaac Lidsky identifies key strategies for creating the life you want to live.
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Restore Your Telomeres with Movement

Restore Your Telomeres with Movement
Telomeres are the protective end-caps on our chromosomes. They get frayed with stress but we can restore them with movement.
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How does meditation build stronger bonds?

How does meditation build stronger bonds?
Dr. Amit Sood's short animated video shows how simple practices of meditation can build stronger bonds with our friends and family.
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Daytrip to Decorah!

Daytrip to Decorah!
Find adventure in your own backyard. Decorah offers new experiences for foodies and outdoorsies.
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Socializing - Best Medicine for the Money

Socializing - Best Medicine for the Money
Need to push the restart button on your brain? Recharge your mind by taking yourself and a friend on a little outting.
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Why are new habits hard to make?

Why are new habits hard to make?
Turns out, it can be hard to change habits. Almost 40% of our daily behaviors are rote habits run by the basal ganglia.
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What is Happiness?

What is Happiness?
We are 30 times more likely to laugh when in good company than when alone.
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Harness Your Body Language for Success

Harness Your Body Language for Success
Body language communicates our inner emotions. It even communicates to ourselves!
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How do I cultivate happiness?

How do I cultivate happiness?
Dr. Amit Sood's short animated videos shows how altruistic activities create a happy brain.
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Four Ways to Communicate Effectively

Four Ways to Communicate Effectively
Do you ever feel like you're not communicating effectively? Discover four ways to use your powerful voice and change the world.
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Too busy to exercise?

Too busy to exercise?
You might be diminishing your productivity by skipping exercise.
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Do you drink enough water?

Do you drink enough water?
Depending on exercise and other conditions, you may need to drink more water.
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Too tired for yoga? Try Lazy Yoga.

Too tired for yoga?  Try Lazy Yoga.
Are you too pooped for even a yoga routine? Then try this feel good set of lazy yoga stretches with Brett Larkin.
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Three Ways to Cultivate Gratitude

Three Ways to Cultivate Gratitude
Cultivating gratitude is one powerful way to calm anxiety. Sharing your gratitude with others is a powerful way to boost personal wellness.
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Day Trips - Just the Right Amount of Adventure

Day Trips - Just the Right Amount of Adventure
Looking for inspiration? New ideas, new people, new scenery are just around the corner.
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21 Ways to Kick the Winter Blues

21 Ways to Kick the Winter Blues
Check out these great ideas from our friends at ILoveInspired.com
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Can Socializing Make Us More Productive?

Can Socializing Make Us More Productive?
Socializing in a positive work setting is a boost to our well being, and our productivity.
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Can body language boost confidence?

Can body language boost confidence?
Ted Talk speaker Amy Cuddy explains how power posing helped her gain the confidence to face her fears.
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Who do you trust?

Who do you trust?
Author Elizabeth Gilbert of "Eat, Pray, Love" shares who she places trust in when seeking feedback.
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Four Things Healthy People Do

Four Things Healthy People Do
What are practices of healthy people? So simple you might just laugh.
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Create the Life You Want to Live

Create the Life You Want to Live
Isaac Lidsky suggests these strategies for creating the life you want to live.
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Can Wine-at-Five Foster Wellness?

Can Wine-at-Five Foster Wellness?
According to Blue Zones research, a glass of wine with food and friends can be an important part of wellness.
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Can we make ourselves more confident?

Can we make ourselves more confident?
Ever have trouble speaking up for yourself? Adam Galinsky has a few good ideas!
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Five Ways to Cultivate Gratitude

Five Ways to Cultivate Gratitude
Fold gratitude into your life with these five simple practices.
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Aerobic movement boosts the brain

Aerobic movement boosts the brain
New studies shared by the Alzheimer's Association show aerobics have benefits for brain function.
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Can attitude be contagious?

Can attitude be contagious?
Your attitude may have a bigger impact on your colleagues than you think.
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Boost Your Brain with Training

Boost Your Brain with Training
When you learn new things, physical changes take place in your brain.
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Movement - Can it keep the brain young?

Movement - Can it keep the brain young?
New research shows more good reasons to get active!
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Does socializing boost endorphines?

Does socializing boost endorphines?
Socialize for your health!
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Helping Others Helps Ourselves!

Helping Others Helps Ourselves!
Need a psychic boost? Helping others is the quickest way to feel better
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Take Care of Your Back

Take Care of Your Back
Do you have trouble with low back pain? Gather your pillows and a rug or a mat. You will love these gentle stretches.
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Grab a friend and go!

Grab a friend and go!
Winter weather can put a hamper on exercise routines. That's where peer support comes in. Grab a friend, grab your coat, and go!
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Give Yourself the Gift. Pause for a Moment

Give Yourself the Gift.  Pause for a Moment
Are you working hard on a big project? Boost your productivity and mental clarity by taking a moment for yourself!
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Ever tried a walking meditation?

Ever tried a walking meditation?
If a sitting meditation is not for you, have you ever tried a walking meditation?
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What's your Mantra for Wellness?

What's your Mantra for Wellness?
Start your work week with positive self talk!
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What's the Best Job in the World?

What's the Best Job in the World?
Find meaning in work, be a student of life.
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Cycling for mind, body, and fun!

Cycling for mind, body, and fun!
Bicycling is a great way to incorporate adventure into your healthy habits.
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Want to be more productive?

Want to be more productive?
Boost your productivity by taking a break.
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One quick way to get grounded now!

One quick way to get grounded now!
What's one great way to get grounded fast? Grab a friend and go for a walk!
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Lower stress with positive self-talk

Lower stress with positive self-talk
Show yourself the love you deserve with positive self talk.
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Go on an adventure

Go on an adventure
Kickstart your wellness goals by going on an adventure!
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Helping Others Helps Ourselves

Helping Others Helps Ourselves
One of the best ways to boost your own mood is by small gestures to help others.
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Helping Others Helps Ourselves

Helping Others Helps Ourselves
One of the best ways to boost your own mood is by small gestures to help others.
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Smile to boost your mood

Smile to boost your mood
Did you know smiling can actually trick your brain and improve your mood?
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Want to start a yoga practice?

Want to start a yoga practice?
Start your yoga practice with the basics. You can try this anywhere, even in your office!
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What's the Quickest Health Boost?

What's the Quickest Health Boost?
You deserve to feel good. Treat yourself to a glass of cool water right now.
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Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has dozens of benefits.
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Talk Positive?

Talk Positive?
Don't let negative self-talk get you down.
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Simple Steps for Meditation

Simple Steps for Meditation
Approach meditation with an open mind and try this five simple steps.
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Guided Meditation for Quick Break

Guided Meditation for Quick Break
Need a quick break, try this guided meditation.
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What is 'Wellness'?

What is 'Wellness'?
Tabita Green offers a holistic approach to the term 'wellness'.
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What is Akimboo?

What is Akimboo?
Akimboo is a way of integrating wellness into your work day and your entire life.
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Stretch at your desk!

Stretch at your desk!
Working on a big project? You can still take a minute to stretch at your desk.
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Try a guided meditation for focus

Try a guided meditation for focus
Try this two minute guided meditation to check in with your breath, body, and mind.
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Energize with a little yoga

Energize with a little yoga
A strong body is essential to explorers. Energize your body with a little yoga and feel stronger.
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What is Pilates?

What is Pilates?
Hear why Amanda Rhine became a Pilates instructor.
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Get Grounded Fast

Get Grounded Fast
Want to feel grounded? Try this video to ground yourself with an 8 minute yoga routine.
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Stand up and Stretch!

Stand up and Stretch!
Take time to stand up from your desk and stretch. Reduce muscle fatigue and wake up your brain.
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Music can decrease stress

Music can decrease stress
What's your favorite kind of music? Turn up the tunes and reduce your stress.
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Cycling good for mind and body

Cycling good for mind and body
Cycling is one of the most holistic activities you can engage in.
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Improve your mood. Go outdoors

Improve your mood.  Go outdoors
Surround yourself with nature and reap the psychological benefits.
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Beginner's Sun Salutation

Beginner's Sun Salutation
Sun Salutation yoga for beginners will leave you feeling great. Try this under 3 minute exercise with the amazing Mindy.
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Need a mental break?

Need a mental break?
Take a short mental break to clear your head.
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Walk to Reduce Stress

Walk to Reduce Stress
Walking is proven to lower blood pressure and improve immune systems.
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Which Worries are Right?

Which Worries are Right?
On most days I struggle with one or more worries. I worry because...
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The Defintion of Wellness

The Defintion of Wellness
Wellness means a lot of different things to different people
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Just Start Walking

Just Start Walking
I believe the hardest thing about any project or task is getting started. We think we need so much time to start working on a new task...
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Moving Beyond Decluttering

Moving Beyond Decluttering
I’m moving beyond decluttering. I feel freer already...
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Should you laugh at yourself?

Should you laugh at yourself?
By Dr. Amit SoodI enjoy laughing with others. I am embarrassed to accept that I...
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All Work and No Play

All Work and No Play
By Tabita Green. Lately, I’ve been feeling dull. I realized that I needed to lighten up a bit and find a little play in my life.
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Akimboo!

Akimboo!
What does Akimboo mean? Akimboo is a way to incorporate wellness that is grounded, strong, and open.
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Can you change the world?

Can you change the world?
By Dr. Amit Sood We should reprogram our default from judging others to validating others.
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Help Yourself by Helping Others

Help Yourself by Helping Others
The best way to help yourself is to help others.
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Is impossible impossible?

Is impossible impossible?
Let your imagination create the impossible.
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Are you a happiness officer?

Are you a happiness officer?
Make the world around you a better place by looking out for the happiness of others.
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Movement to boost your mood, mindfully!

Movement to boost your mood, mindfully!
Simple movement can boost your spirits!
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Natural Garden Pest Control

Natural Garden Pest Control
Keep your produce healthy by using natural pest and disease control methods!
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Experience Life More by Reducing Stress

Experience Life More by Reducing Stress
Actively participate in improving your emotional health and well being by paying attention to your body.
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Meditation for Beginners

Meditation for Beginners
All you need is 15 minutes to follow these 5 easy steps.
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Gardening Therapy?

Gardening Therapy?
Did you know gardening can lead to greater self-esteem?
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Wellness Everywhere

Wellness Everywhere
Yoga is suitable for everyone, everywhere.
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Grow a Stronger You

Grow a Stronger You
Gardening gets us moving. And it can be fun too.
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Easy Stretches Boost Creativity

Easy Stretches Boost Creativity
Need to wake up? Stand up and move away from your desk. A little movement is better than a cup of coffee.
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Mindfulness Reduces Anxiety

Mindfulness Reduces Anxiety
Studies show taking time for quiet mindfulness improves brain activity and reduces anxiety.
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The Benefits of Biking

The Benefits of Biking
Take advantages of the many benefits of biking!
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Embrace Your Morning Increase Productivity

Embrace Your Morning Increase Productivity
Studies find early morning to be one of the most mentally productive times of the day.
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What should replace hurry?

What should replace hurry?
Replace the hurry in your life with meaningful things.
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How Healing Others Heals the Self

How Healing Others Heals the Self
When I focus on your hurts and you on mine, with an intention to heal, we forget, at least for a few moments that we are hurting.
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The Magic of Music

The Magic of Music
Music can relieve stress and boost happiness!
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Walk Outdoors to Refresh Your Mind

Walk Outdoors to Refresh Your Mind
Enjoy the outdoors and be healthy!
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Learn to settle for 'good enough'

Learn to settle for 'good enough'
Do you ever sabotage your good work striving for perfection? Learn to settle for 'good enough'.
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21 Ways to Kick the Winter Blues

21 Ways to Kick the Winter Blues
Check out these great ideas from our friends at ILoveInspired.com
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Are you ready for a challenge?

Are you ready for a challenge?
Life Healthy Iowa offers a 10 week challenge. Grab a friend and sign up!
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Beat the Winter Blues

Beat the Winter Blues
Getting extra light, movement and socializing help beat the winter blues.
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What is your only day's work?

What is your only day's work?
What is the only job in your day?
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Beginners Guided Meditation for Desk Workers

Take a couple of minutes for a relaxing check-in with your mind and body.

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Lazy Yoga with Brett Larkin

Too tired for yoga? Try this lazy yoga sequence with Brett Larkin. Grab a belt or a towel for leg stretches.

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Bring Your Best Self to Work and Home

Akimboo loves how Northeast Iowa Community College embraces wellness. See how NICC folds wellness into the work day for "Best Self".

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Tell your employees 'You are valued"!

Do your employees know they are valued? Companies are boosting morale by integrating wellness as a basic benefit.

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Yoga for Back Pain

Join Brett Larkin for an easy floor sequence to improve back health.

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