Nothing says Happy New Year like a day on the water. In a kayak. At least that’s how we’ve rung in January 1 every year since my first kayak appeared under the Christmas tree in the late 90’s.Read More
If you're too busy to follow all of the health news that's pumped out 24/7, let me spotlight two important pieces that affect your everyday wellbeing:
1) There’s more than one dimension of health. Wellbeing is a large synergistic cluster of health domains.
2) You are the center of the health model. Not a doctor, not an employer, not the soda industry marketing team.Read More
How do we roll physical activity, community service, and social engagement into one fun-filled hour? Leave it to the St. Louis County Library, OASIS, the County Older Resident Program, and a team of volunteers to conduct a Walkability Audit, assessing county streets for pedestrian safety, particularly for older adults. On this day, we met at the Weber Road County library branch, and evaluated a 1 mile stretch of sidewalk,Read More
Is physical wellbeing really the foundation for optimizing all other dimensions of health, such as emotional, social, intellectual, financial, and spiritual health? It may be. I mean, if basic physical needs aren’t being met, it’s difficult for us to focus on other aspects of health. Can’t relate? That’s probably a good thing, because it means you’ve never wanted for food or shelter. While we’d like to have our faith and purpose serve as the foundationRead More
Doctoral article: A growing base of research suggests a positive association between green space in urban communities and improved mental health (Lee & Maheswaran, 2011). Conceptually, many would agree that public green space provides open areas for physical activity, social engagement, and stress reduction, yet many communities have not made rigorous community planning efforts (Fan et al., 2011).Read More