• You Are Just One Day Away From Better Health

    You are just one day away from better health. Are you looking to make a lifestyle change in the future? Instead of looking at where we want to be in three, six or even a year down the line, what if we just focused on today? What can you do just for today to make […]

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  • It’s Gardening Time!

    It’s Gardening Time! If you’ve ever tasted a sun-ripened tomato or a carrot straight from the garden, you know there is nothing like fresh grown veggies. There is just something about the freshness and flavor of eating veggies you have grown. Growing season is here and there is still time to get planting so you […]

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  • Soak Up the Sun, Not The Calories

    If you find your summer wardrobe seems to “shrink” over the summer months and those waist bands don’t want to expand any further, you aren’t alone. Americans tend to gain more weight in the summer than any other time of year. Why? Well summer seems to be one feast after another with birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, […]

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  • A Family Affair- Tips for a Healthy Family

    When you think of “wellness” you may not think of families, but think again! May is National Family Wellness Month and the perfect time to invest in the health and wellness of your family. From small children to extended members of the family, May is a wonderful time to look at ways you can all […]

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  • Maximize Your 123 Days of Summer

    123 Days of Summer. Make sure you make the most of them! Starting May 1st , The Wellness Center is kicking off its 35th summer with 123 days and over 40 ways each week you can invest in yourself this summer. We know that to get closer to your goals, whatever they may be, it […]

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  • When Overeating Becomes Emotional

    In a world of all you can eat buffets, unlimited salad and breadsticks, never-ending pasta bowls and appetites that no longer know any bounds, it is no surprise that Americans are eating themselves into a whole new level of obesity. Yet, there is a difference from special indulgences and occasional over-eating, to what is referred […]

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  • Go Write It Down

    With technology at our finger tips, the thought of actually writing something down may seem like the ways of the past, but the tangible act of a pen hitting the paper can be more than just “old school”, it’s wonderful for your health. Writing down the things we think, say, do and dream about, can […]

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  • Celebrating 35 years of Fun, Health and Fitness!

    The Wellness Center is celebrating its 35th Anniversary of spreading Fun, Health and Fitness! In 1982 North Country Hospital was the first in the state to make a commitment to support the health and wellness of the community with its own Wellness Center. In these 35 years we have not just grown, but we have […]

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  • Heroin, A Killer In The Kingdom

    Heroin is one of the most addictive, illegal and deadly drugs in the world and sadly, it has brought its terror to our little Northeast Kingdom. From taking the lives of our community members, to tearing apart families, we are not immune to all the tragedy that heroin brings with it. Within the last few […]

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  • 5 Ways to Cheer Up Your Valentine’s Day

    Cancel Your Membership To The Lonely Hearts Club No one likes to feel lonely, especially on Valentine’s Day! Whether you are newly single, long-time widowed or maybe even a new person in town, there are many reasons this holiday may have you feeling down. With a holiday that can’t wait to remind you it’s coming […]

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  • Choose To Quit

    In Vermont the average cost of cigarettes is about $9.50 a pack. The average smoker who smokes a pack a day is spending $295.00 a month on their habit, and $3534.00 a year just on cigarettes. My research shows that smokers are also going through about 5 lighters a month, so that’s another $10 a […]

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  • Bathe Smart, Bathe Safe

    When you think about dangers in the home you may not think that the smallest room of the house could really house the most danger. Did you know that the bathroom can really be the most dangerous room in the house, not only for infants and children, but also for adults and the elderly? According […]

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  • Cooking Low, Slow and Healthy

    On these cold days where the sun seems to set before we get a chance to set the dinner table, you may be looking for new ways to eat healthy, warm, tasty meals this winter. Instead of opting for takeout or frozen meals, dust off that slow cooker and let’s talk about ways you can […]

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  • You Are Worthy.

    We live in a world where numbers are everywhere, from our height and weight, to the size of our paychecks and credit score. These numbers were originally used as a way to measure health, wealth and potential. Somewhere along the way, we as human beings took these numbers and gave them more value than ever […]

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  • The Craziest Time of The Year

    If you are reading this and it is still BEFORE Christmas, I am impressed. From holiday parties to work get-togethers, family gatherings on both sides of the family, kids out of school, gifts to wrap, groceries to buy, baking to be done, we can see how this time of year is not only the “happiest” […]

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  • Keeping Our Seniors Safe This Season

    Although some of our senior friends and family decide to ditch us for the winter in search of warmer climates, there are still many older Vermonters who stick around for the winter months. Although many of our more mature friends have weathered their fair share of winters, it doesn’t mean they are immune to the […]

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  • Be Well This Winter

    It’s coming! The days are shorter and the temps keep dropping, and although we don’t have a ton of snow (YET), chances are it is coming! Whether you love this weather, or you spend all winter dreaming of spring, we all get to go through it together. Winter surely brings with it the beautiful landscapes, […]

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  • Let’s Help Feed Those in Need

    One in five Vermont children experiences hunger or food hardship. One in three children in Orleans Country suffers from hunger and food insecurities. In 2013 the population of just Orleans County was 27,169. Of those, almost 4,000 suffered from food insecurities; that is a rate of 14%. In our little Orleans County, 20% of our […]

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  • Start a Self Care Fund

    If you are feeling overtired, overstressed, underpaid, overworked, unfilled or anything along those lines, it’s time to take a big look in the mirror. Facing you will be your greatest responsibility, yourself! In a time where we have everything in the world at our finger tips to give us the best health and lifestyle, we […]

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  • Let’s Paint October PINK-What You Can Do To Fight Breast Cancer

    We have come to a place in time where we can no longer say that “other” people and “other” families are affected by breast cancer. We can no longer say that “other” people get this disease, “other” people are fighting for their lives, and “other” people lose loved ones to breast cancer. “Other” can now […]

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  • Emotional Wellness and Your Health

    How well are you? Are you meeting your physical needs but ignoring your emotional needs? As humans we have several basic human needs that might often be forgotten and, in these, are our emotional needs. Our emotional health is one of the most important key players in our overall health and lives. Our emotions can […]

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  • Pumpkin Spice And Now Nothing Fits Nice

    Is it just more or is there now literally pumpkin spiced EVERYTHING. From Latte’s to gum, bread to bars, if you like pumpkin spice you may think this is the time of year everything is nice. If you indulge in too many of those pumpkin spiced treats, you may get more than just an annual […]

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  • The Great Weight Debate

    Oh the great weight debate! “Lift only light weights”, “lift heavy”, “light weights tone,” “heavy weights bulk” …and the weighty clichés go on and on. Which are true, which are false and should you even lift weights at all? Yes, you should be doing strength training, ideally 2-3 times a week. Even if you are […]

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  • What’s Bugging You?

    Whether spending time around the fit pit, hiking the hills or working in your garden, you may find that you aren’t doing these things alone. It’s that time of year where bugs can really rain on your parade and take away from enjoying this wonderful season. From covering yourself in sprays, layers and other tactics, […]

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  • Stars, Stripes and Sweat

    Tis the season for barbecues, bonfires and big time fun! With the 4th of July just days away it isn’t uncommon to find your summer schedule is already packed with event after event, and what do all these events have in common? Most likely tons of your favorite summer foods that won’t just give you […]

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