How Your Desk is Harmful to Your Health

Although your productivity may be improved by spending hours at a time at your desk, it is definitely not good for you health. There is increasing research showing that the more time you spend sitting every day, the greater your risk is for heart disease, even if you exercise every day. This ARTICLE emphasizes the importance of getting up and moving throughout the day, not just for an hour over lunch or after work. Here are some suggestions for...

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Intelligent Cities

“We focus on the relationship between the built environment and the people’s quality of life.” Gehl Architects, Urban Quality Consultants is a consultancy organization based out of Copenhagen, Denmark, who manages a blog all about the issues relating to quality of life in cities. They want to build intelligent cities to improve the quality of life for those who live there. This infographic from their blog explains some of what...

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Healthier Salads

What was your New Year’s Resolution? Did it have something to do with weight loss/living healthier/being more active? How’s that going for you? Are you struggling? Not seeing the results you want? Losing motivation? Community Partners wants to help! Keep following our blog for little tips and tidbits on how to make little changes that can help!  So where to start….how about salads? Are you eating more salads, trying to lose...

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Activate Buffalo County Coalition Updates

Community Gardens Interested in being a part of a community garden in your neighborhood, school or faith community? Learn more about community gardens at the Activate Buffalo County Website: www.ActivateBuffaloCounty.org Walk Out on Your Job Wellness Works will be held on May 18 at UNK. For more information: www.wellnessworksne.org National Walk to School Day is April 20. Activate your local parent group to engage youth in walking or biking to...

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Implementing Healthy Policies: Good Samaritan Hospital

Recently Valley Vending Services implemented “Balanced Choices” at Good Samaritan Hospital. Balanced Choices are vending items meeting the following criteria:  7 grams or less of fat, 260 milligrams or less of sodium and 260 or less calories. These items are labeled as such inside the vending machine so consumers know which selections meet the Balanced Choices criteria. “In conducting rounds yesterday,” said Jan Hankey, Director of Nutrition...

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