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Make happy memories this summer at Sauder Village

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in June

Step into a bark-covered wigwam, visit a jail, meet farm animals, or sing a hymn in the village church. Watch spinning, broom making, and pottery demonstrations and help make butter in the historic homes. Swim in the pool, relax around a campfire, enjoy delicious homestyle food, and so much more! There are so many ways to make happy memories while having fun in the past this summer at Sauder Village.

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Plan a summer “staycation” the whole family will remember

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in June

With another school year in the rearview mirror and summer fast approaching, families all across the country are eagerly anticipating a well-earned vacation. While many of them will soon embark on flights or road trips to far-flung destinations to experience entirely different cultures, activities, and scenery, others are opting to enjoy a decidedly more local experience. That is, they’re substituting a “staycation” for the traditional family getaway.

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Staying "cool" this summer

Written by by Amanda Manthey. Posted in June

What should you know before you head outdoors this summer for a three-mile run or walk? Any aerobic exercise in hot weather can be difficult. Keeping your body properly hydrated with the right fluids is essential to your safety and your fitness performance. Drinking enough water before you exercise and during your run will help your endurance and give you a better workout.

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Spiritually Speaking | BeDADitudes

Written by By Sister Mary Thill. Posted in June

The world is currently accepting applications for the position of father.To qualify: You must be fully ready to accept the most important job a man can ever have. There are no days off, no pay raises and very few vacations. You will be paid in kisses within months of starting. If you can accept this payment arrangement, in lieu of pension you will receive a lifetime of happiness, adoration, and unwavering, unapologetic love.

—Jeremy Baumhower

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A Walk in the Park | Nobody goes there anymore

Written by by LeMoyne Mercer. Posted in June

The National Park Service celebrated its Centennial in 2016 with advertising to remind us of all the wonders available right here in the US. As part of the promotion, they waived the park entrance fees for any family with a fourth grader. Utah, in particular, piggy-backed on this opportunity to increase tourism with an ad campaign telling us that it is home to five, count them, five spectacular national parks. And the North Rim of the Grand Canyon is right on the Utah-Arizona line so you might as well do that too. The families-with-fourth-graders gambit worked so well that it is being repeated in 2017—though I am not quite clear on what is so special about fourth grade.

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Assistive devices help seniors stay safe and independent

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in July

As people age, they undergo various physiological changes that can have an adverse impact on muscle mass, bone density, flexibility, dexterity, vision, hearing, balance, and a host of other bodily processes and systems. As a result, seniors often face function and mobility limitations that not only make it more difficult for them to manage activities of daily living, but also significantly increase their risk of experiencing a debilitating fall or other injury.

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Toledo area is rich with opportunities to get a move on

Written by by Jim Berger. Posted in July

Summer has started, and as we have seen so far this year, that time seems to be going by quickly. As I have shared over the last two months, it is so important for us to get up and go. Why not take full advantage of the weather that summer offers and enjoy all the jewels in the Toledo area as you keep focused on your health and wellness?

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nobody's perfect | Watch where you’re going!

Written by Sister Karen Zielinski, OSF. Posted in July

I have run over my foot and my sister Judy’s foot. I have tipped over in my electric cart outside my house because I carelessly rode over a rounded curb. I sometimes use my cell phone when I travel outside on secluded sidewalks. I’ve also been known to drink (coffee) and drive, too. Although I do these little electric cart transgressions, I take very seriously using my electric cart safely. I try to pay attention to my surroundings and any pedestrian traffic. I slow down when I am in a busy area.