Join the Get Outdoors program

Summertime is almost here! Enjoy the outdoors and warmer weather by participating in GO! (Get Outdoors) Lebanon County from June 1st-August 12th!  In its ninth year, GO! Lebanon County is a WellSpan Health program offered each summer to encourage children and adults to get outdoors and be physically active by engaging in letterboxing. Letterboxing is a hobby in which participants must follow written clues to locate…
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Checking in on your Mental Health

Checking in on your Mental Health

Have you taken time to check in on yourself lately? Many of us are so busy that we forget to stop and evaluate how we’re feeling, both physically and mentally. It’s so important to make time for self-care in your daily routine to prevent burnout. Throughout Mental Health Awareness Month, and every month in between, find your happy place and focus on you. Mental Health America…
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Relieving Stress in a Hurry

Relieving Stress in a Hurry

Whether it’s meeting an important deadline for work, trying to get your kids to bed, or finishing the grocery list for the week, stress comes in all types of forms and affects everyone. What’s important is to focus on relieving that stress so that it doesn’t add up to create anxiety or chronic stress. During National Stress Awareness Month, think about things that typically stress you…
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Eating for your Mental Health

Eating for your Mental Health

As a society, we’re typically told that we should eat better to keep our bodies healthy. That we should stay at a healthy weight. This prompts most of us to focus on how our bodies look. We want to look good, right? What about FEELING good? What about feeling less stressed and happier more often? Did you know that the foods you eat can actually impact…
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Central Pennsylvania Food Bank releases Lebanon County Hunger Mapping data

Central Pennsylvania Food Bank releases Lebanon County Hunger Mapping data

by Emily Bixler of Leb Town. Read the full article. After over a year of data collection, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank released its 2023 Lebanon County Community Hunger Mapping report on Jan. 18. The report is the first of its kind to paint a detailed picture of hunger and the charitable food system in Lebanon County. In addition to laying out data from sources including the…
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February is Heart Health Month

February is Heart Health Month

When is the last time you thought about your heart health? Many of us can forget how important our heart is and how serious the consequences can be if we don’t take care of it. February is National Heart Month and what better time to start taking better care of your heart so that it can keep taking care of you? It's important to remember that…
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Set Small Goals for Big Success in 2024

Set Small Goals for Big Success in 2024

Another year gone, another year to start fresh on a healthier you! If you’re looking to make changes to your lifestyle, whether big or small, there are plenty of ways to get started! The most common New Year’s resolution is losing weight and being healthier. This is a great goal but it’s very generic and broad, which is why many people struggle with keeping this resolution…
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Music and your Mental Health

Music and your Mental Health

It’s official-the holiday season is upon us! Which means you’re likely hearing Mariah Carey everywhere, 24/7. Whether you prefer to hear her belt out “All I Want for Christmas” or other classic, catchy holiday tunes, music brings a sense of nostalgia, distraction and happiness. Especially around the holidays! Why are individuals playing Mariah Carey on November 1st and earlier these days? It brings them peace and…
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Prevent or Manage Diabetes during Diabetes Awareness Month

Prevent or Manage Diabetes during Diabetes Awareness Month

Like it or not, November is already here! Which means leftover Halloween candy and deliciously dangerous holiday foods. While the holidays are always an exciting, special time of year, it’s a good reminder to pause and have a game plan for meals and potential healthy substitutes. Since November officially kicks off the holiday season, we should also pause to recognize that November is Diabetes Awareness Month.…
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Sleep for your Mental Health

Sleep for your Mental Health

When is the last time you got a good night’s sleep? Have you noticed that you’re feeling run down or in a bad mood lately? Odds are it relates to the amount of sleep you’re getting on a daily basis! Many individuals don’t realize just how important sleep is to your mental health. According to sleepfoundation.org, sleep is closely connected to mental and emotional health and…
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