August 3, 2020
Physically Distancing While Staying Entertained
The current COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot of summer plans, but we don’t have to let it ruin our summer. There are still some things we can do to interact with small groups of friends from a safe distance, and embrace the sunshine. Check out some of these activities that can get you out of the house and that have a lower risk of spreading COVID-19.
Walking at beaches and lakes: Meet up with a friend to walk at the beach or lake in the... Read More
July 29, 2020
The Benefits Of Growing A Garden
As summer is in full swing, many people head to their backyards and windowsills to take care of their garden. No matter how big or small, gardening can improve our overall health in many ways. Here are a few health benefits you may experience after getting your hands in the dirt to grow your favorite flower, herb, or vegetable.
Improved cardiovascular health: Gardening may not seem like the traditional way to get some exercise, but on a hot afternoon you may... Read More
July 15, 2020
Summertime is the perfect time to get outside more and reap the benefits of Mother Nature. Just because many places are still shut down, it doesn’t mean this summer needs to go to waste. There are so many activities that you can do to soak in the sunshine, and you may even find your mental and physical health improve the more time you in the outdoors!
Bring your workout outdoors.
Head to the beach. New Hampshire beaches are open for walking, running, swimming, and... Read More
July 6, 2020
How To Manage Social Anxiety After Leaving Quarantine
With most businesses getting the go ahead to reopen from their governors, many people will now be leaving their house for the first time in a while. For most, the simple tasks of leaving the comforts of home to go pick up a loaf of bread at the store or get a quick hair cut at the salon may seem like a daunting task. They may find themselves unable to get the courage to leave their vehicle in the parking lot due to feelings of social anxiety... Read More
July 1, 2020
It's Easier Than You Think!
Have you always wanted to grow your own food but aren’t sure how? Do you want to start a garden but are intimidated by the process? I am here to tell you that you don’t need to be! Gardening is much easier than many people assume, and creates wonderful and healthy food! Not to mention the many benefits, including stress and anxiety reduction, and is a great source of physical activity.
Choose what you want to grow. As a general rule, if you won’t eat it, don’t grow... Read More
June 25, 2020
Summer Plans Are Changing And That's Okay
With the coronavirus putting a damper on summer plans, people are pivoting to make the best out of the situation. Distant travel is taking a backseat to more local adventures, and many summer camps are cancelled in favor of more time at home. We understand, of course, that prioritizing health is the most important thing, but that leaves many of us feeling bummed out.
Remember when you were a kid and summer days seemed to last forever? You spent your... Read More
June 24, 2020
Quitting Vaping To Better Your Health
As more people in younger age groups are being diagnosed with COVID-19, many doctors and researchers are wondering if there is a link between vaping nicotine and prolonged symptoms of COVID-19. As of right now there is very limited research between the two, but nicotine is known to have a negative impact on cardiovascular health and immune function. In addition, people who have previous lung injuries from vaping may be at a higher risk for severe COVID-19... Read More
June 16, 2020
Staying Entertained In Quarantine
Many of us find ourselves with more time these days. It can be easy to get in a quarantine slump, relying on Netflix, Annie’s Mac n’ Cheese, and sweat pants. Finding a hobby or something to keep you active and engaged is so important for your mental health so you can take full advantage of this time at home. Lots of research has shown that having a hobby boosts your mental health. Whether it be knitting, painting, playing an instrument, or something else, find... Read More
June 1, 2020
Traveling This Summer
There are a lot of “cannots” and “have nots” right now. We can’t get our hair cut, hang out at Starbucks, or get our nails done. Our vacations have been canceled and replaced by speedy trips to the grocery store. All these factors play into our overall stress, and without even knowing it, we are like ticking time-bombs ready to explode. I realized I needed a way to de-stress, and I found out that virtual vacations exist!
I tried it out and visited the British Museum in... Read More
May 19, 2020
Finding Hope From Declining Cases
Throughout the COVID-19 outbreak within the United States, the state of New York has been hit the hardest by far, both in the number of cases and number of deaths. Breaking a total of 335,000 cases, New York is now reporting a decline in daily cases and deaths as of May 10, 2020. With a new sense of hope, NY governor Andrew Cuomo has put in place plans to reopen some of the more rural areas of New York that have not seen as many cases or deaths as the more... Read More