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Sitting is The New Smoking

By Jennifer Verstreken on April 12, 2021
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We sit. A lot. We sit on the bus; we sit to watch TV; we sit on the stoop and talk to our neighbors; we sit to take a phone call; we sit at our home office desks. In fact, it is estimated that Americans spend more than half of the walking day sitting.

Dr. Levin, a professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic, coined the phrase, "sitting is the new smoking," as a growing body of evidence demonstrates sitting increases the risks of obesity, back and neck pain, blood clots, depression, heard disease and…

Healthy Living Challenge Resources

By Megan Delano on April 1, 2021
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Often times the warmer weather of Spring brings on an increase in motivation and an interest in kicking those old bad habits. For the month of April, Bay State College is competing in a walking competition: 10,000 steps per day for 4 days per week. Registration is still open! You can register by clicking here. Is walking not your thing? There are plenty of other ways to burn calories and get your body moving after a long year of quarantine.

Below are a series of apps, websites, and subscriptions…

Spring Cleaning for Your Mental and Physical Health

By Megan Delano on March 18, 2021
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Organization in our living space promotes improved moods, better productivity, as well as overall health. With warm weather quickly approaching, many people tend to practice a well-known ritual of "Spring Cleaning." For some, this may mean a deep clean of your space, donating clothes, or rearranging your furniture for a chance. Not only is this practice good for the aesthetic in your home, but also your mental and physical health.

Creating a clean home environment can lead to more motivation to…

Bay State College Celebrates Women's History Month

By Bay State College on March 1, 2021
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Women's History Month - March 1st through March 31st - celebrates the vital role of women in American history and around the world. The month-long celebration started in 1981 when "Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as Women's History Week," according to the Women's History Month website. This changed from Women's History Week to month in 1987 by the National Women's History Project and as a result, Congress passed…

"Food for Thought"

By Megan Delano on February 25, 2021
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Tending to your mental health does not only have to be about talk therapy and practicing self-care. Physical health and wellness plays a large role in brain functioning, including managing anxiety and stress. In addition to exercise, drinking plenty of water, and eating balanced meals, there are many other ways to help reduce anxiety in your daily routines. One of these ways is through the type of food you eat. Learning more about what foods work best for you as well as maintaining an "anti-anxiety…

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