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Improve Your Mental Health with These 5 Tips for Better Sleep

For some, the holidays may be the happiest season of all, but for others the hectic pace and endless to-do lists can take a real toll on their mental health. This year, the impact is heightened by a global health pandemic. According to … read more

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Maintaining Health During the Holidays

When the turkey rolls around in November and the oranges, browns and yellows of autumn transition to the reds and greens or blues and golds for Christmas and Hanukkah, for most of us the last thing on our minds is exercising and eating … read more

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Physical Therapy

October is National Physical Therapy Month, and Kitsap County physical therapist Hayley Siegenthaler wants to remind community members about the important role improved and restored movement has on well-being. “Movement is central to a person’s quality of life, no matter the age or … read more

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Exercise Essential for a Strong Mind

A relationship between the body and mind has long been theorized. As far back as the 1st century, Roman poet Juvenal suggested people should pray for “mens sana in corpore sano” (a sound mind in a sound body) above power and wealth. Today, … read more

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New Study on Heart Health: Get More Omega-3s

If you’re trying to improve your heart health, chances are you’re doing things like moving more and eating better. Making sure your diet delivers heart-healthy nutrients, including healthy fats, is a smart strategy. A new study from Mayo Clinic Proceedings provides more evidence … read more

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5 Tips to Build Resilience in School-Aged Children

Resilience — the capacity to prepare for, adapt to and grow through disruption, trauma and loss — is a skill many parents want for their children. However, there is more to it than “pulling yourself up by your bootstraps” or persevering through hardships. … read more

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Age Safely with Your Home: 3 Home Modifications That Are Essential to Make

Many people think that aging means eventually having to leave your home. That is a reality for many, but it can be delayed significantly by making a few changes to your home in order to make it safer. Certain areas of every home … read more

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Screen Time and Sleep — How to Promote Healthy Sleep Habits in Your Kids

Even before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, parents were grappling with the effects of screen time on their children’s sleep habits. Now, with so much of the world moving online, kids’ screen time has increased drastically, and many old routines are out … read more

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Physical Therapy More Effective than Drugs for Chronic Pain

During a time when healthcare professionals and researchers continue to reevaluate the effectiveness and safety of prescription drug use for chronic pain, Kitsap County physical therapist Megan Morris emphasizes that physical therapy has long been considered a safer, cheaper and more effective treatment … read more

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