September is National Yoga Awareness Month

There are many benefits to having a regular yoga practice. According to Dr. Nevins of the American Osteopathic Association, “The relaxation techniques incorporated in yoga can lessen chronic pain, such as lower back pain, arthritis, headaches and carpal tunnel syndrome.” Yoga can also lower blood pressure and reduce insomnia. In today’s stressful climate mental health…

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5 Simple Benefits of Eating Seasonally

As night time temperatures begin to drop, with Labor Day behind us and children back in school, it becomes harder to deny summer is giving way to fall. With the transition of the season we will see the last of the locally grown sweet corn, tomatoes, cucumbers and berries. Summer produce will be replaced with…

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Leave No Child Inside

In 2005 Richard Louv’s, Last Child in the Woods, highlighted a growing issue in America that he called, “Nature –Deficit disorder”.  His book began a national dialogue among educators, health professionals, parents, developers and conservationists. From this movement the Ohio Leave No Child Inside Collaborative was formed, and the Miami Valley Chapter is hard at…

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