Environmental Wellness

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.Environmental wellness is a term established by the Center for Environmental Health in 1980. Having been established approximately 40 years ago, it is a relatively new concept. Environmental wellness refers…

Tea and Wellness

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Tea and wellness go hand in hand. We were very fortunate to visit Carlos at The Tea Lab in Lakewood, Ohio. Carlos shares both the benefits of how tea relates…

Crafting for Mental Health – Finding a Balance

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When I started looking for scientific/medical resources espousing the mental health benefits of crafting, I found primarily anecdotal evidence. This anecdotal evidence was mostly about knitting and crocheting and some…

Health on the Shelf: Health Literacy

October is Health Literacy Month and highlights the importance of easy-to-understand reliable health information. Your library is an excellent resource for health information and can help you to take control…

Take Care of Your Mental Health

An aspect of one's health that is often left out of the conversation is mental health. As more studies on mental health are published, the more apparent it is how…

Suma’s Health Tips

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtMP5b7cNdo Thank you to Simon & Schuster publishers for allowing us to share the story Stretch by Doreen Cronin and Scott Menchin. Pumas hunt using both strength and stealth (stealth…

Five Fascinating Books on Sleep!

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Sleep is incredibly important, I tell myself as I get up groggily on a Monday morning, after too many repeats of "I'll just read one more page..." Whether you're like…

Yoga is for Everyone!

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Yoga is for kids, football players, ballerinas, moms, dads, and even grandparents! It's a wonderful way to stay healthy both physically and mentally, and it's also lots of fun! You…

Health Databases

Westlake Porter Public Library’s Virtual Health Fair is September 20-26  According to a 2019 Becker’s Hospital Review article Google received over 1 billion health related questions a day, which amounts to over 70,000…

Healthy Cooking

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Westlake Porter Public Library has a wide variety of cookbooks for anyone looking to make healthy meals at home, and that includes ebooks! Here are just some of the cookbooks…

Healthy Parenting for Everyone

In honor of our Virtual Health Fair Week, we are taking a moment to spotlight some of our titles that focus on healthy parenting, both in mind and body. This…

In Celebration of Walking

“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life My friend Rob walked. A lot.…

Healthy Habits

When we embark on an adventure of change, the first leg of the journey is often paved with the best of intentions. For a day or two, we coast on…