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Megan Van Hoet

Mindful Breathing While Wearing a Face Covering

by Megan Van Hoet

Wearing a face mask in public has become largely an everyday occurrence. What do you notice when you put on your mask? Do your glasses fog up immediately? Do you suddenly become more aware of your breathing? Do you notice… Continue Reading →

Cold and Flu Safety Know-How to Help You Through the Winter

by Megan Van Hoet

According to the CDC, regular handwashing (particularly before and after certain activities) is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and prevent the spread of germs to others. Yes, you can avoid colds and the flu most of… Continue Reading →

Try These Positive Stress-Management Techniques

by Megan Van Hoet

Regardless of age, gender, race and socioeconomic status, stress affects everyone in some degree. Personal, cultural, technological and physical stress can take a toll on your daily routines. However, not all stress is bad. We can experience eustress, or positive… Continue Reading →

Five-Senses Mindfulness Exercise

by Megan Van Hoet

Stressed out? Can’t stop worrying or thinking about something? Can’t focus? Feeling upset? Sometimes we feel like we’re caught in a tornado of thoughts and emotions. The exercise below is a quick and easy method for feeling more centered on… Continue Reading →

Camping Safety

by Megan Van Hoet

Picture this scene: leaves blowing in the wind, water moving down a river and the sun peeking through the sky. Birds are chirping in the distance. You take a deep breath, filling your lungs with fresh air. Connecting with nature… Continue Reading →

Taking the First Step to Getting Fit

by Megan Van Hoet

Like most tasks in life, one of the hardest aspects of exercising is getting started: taking the first step, signing up for the first class or jogging that first mile. Exercise has countless benefits including improved mood, better sleep, increased… Continue Reading →

Setting SMART Goals

by Megan Van Hoet

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Breaking down your goals into a manageable plan can be the difference between aspirations and accomplishments. You may want to reduce stress, be more fit, lose weight,… Continue Reading →

114 Things to Try Instead of Tobacco

by Megan Van Hoet

Sometimes, the best thing we can do when a tobacco or nicotine craving hits is to simply redirect our attention to something different and interesting. Most of the time, the urge is gone within minutes! There are countless things you… Continue Reading →

National Poison Prevention Week

by Megan Van Hoet

March 17–23 is National Poison Prevention Week for 2019. According to the Health Resources and Services Administration, accidents involving chemicals, medicines or other household items are common. Poison is defined as anything that can harm someone if used the wrong… Continue Reading →

Ski Your Way to Better Health

by Megan Van Hoet

Picture this scene: You are sitting on a chairlift bundled up in snow pants, a winter jacket, gloves, hat and helmet. You’re traveling up a snow-covered hill with ski poles in hand, boots on your feet, and skis (or a… Continue Reading →

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