We’re not even finished with January, but it can be pretty tough to keep those New Year’s health resolutions going. Here are nine solid tips from Healthline to keep you on track toward, or help you reinvent, your goals. (Image: Mikko Koponen, Creative Commons)
Stress management 101
Stress is an unavoidable part of life, but Americans are dealing with increasing and in many cases untenable levels of stress. Left unchecked, stress can have severe physical and emotional consequences. Check out this website that offers both a quiz to help you learn more about your stressors, ways to manage them, and a host […]
No more guilt about naps!
Stop feeling guilty about those little afternoon catnaps! Four out of five experts agree in this article that taking a short nap is good for overall health and well-being. The key is to keep the duration to 30 minutes or so and not let a nap make up for a lack of quality nighttime slumber. […]
Here are 10 leadership resolutions for 2019
It’s not too late to adopt some new leadership resolutions for the new year! Check out these suggestions from the Center for Creative Leadership to help you, those you lead, and your organization develop stronger skills and practices. You’ll also find links to related articles to help you explore the suggestions more deeply. (Photo: Photo © […]
Remember to Care for YOU!
You have only one body, and scripture reminds us that we should take good care of it. It ought to be simple to do so, but it’s not so easy when life is full and multiple priorities get in the way. Here’s a good reminder that seven simple practices can make a big difference in the […]
Living Near a Forest May be Good for Your Health
Living in the glory of God’s creation within or near woodlands may actually be better for your brain and help you cope better with stress, according to a recent German study. Previous research has linked access to green space to longer lives, lower levels of aggression, and kids’ cognitive development. If you can’t live in the woods, at least […]
Want to Lead Better? Rest More
If you’re the kind of leader who has perpetual bags under your eyes, listen up! Leaders who get insufficient sleep are less likely to be be effective in their jobs. Blogger Eric Geiger points out five consequences leaders face when they do not get enough rest. Read on and see whether you are experiencing any of […]
Get a Move On!
Did you know that moving throughout the day is just as important as a regular exercise regimen? Research shows that by moving regularly, you can improve your cardiovascular health, lower blood pressure, improve metabolism, as well as lower levels of cholesterol and triglycerides. You can also reduce the risk of diabetes and certain cancers.That’s right, folks! It’s time to […]
Christian Food Movement Website Offers Feast of Resources
“When we eat, we acknowledge our complete dependence on God. We recognize our mutual dependence with all Creation.” The Christian Food Movement website seeks to educate and share resources for discipleship, sustainability, health, and justice, recognizing that Christ feeds us and food matters. Check it out!
Why a Health Ministry?
Developing a health ministry in your congregation can be an important part of your overall stewardship efforts and education. Check out this article from the United Church of Christ website for ideas on how to start. (Photo: Photo © Sebastian Duda – Fotolia.com)
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