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Five great reasons to join an exercise class

Let’s face it - starting an exercise program for most people is fairly easy. Sticking to an exercise program and making it a part of your everyday routine like brushing your teeth is a totally different story. Just look at the amount of people year after year who start New Year’s Resolutions to lose weight, diet and exercise only to fail in a few weeks time. Joining an exercise class might be a way to keep you on track.
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Friday, May 30, 2014/Author: Jane Overall/Number of views (1739)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Health

Neutralizing the naysayers

Starting over at 57

“Now you’ll see what the rest of us have been dealing with … let’s see how long you’ll be a confirmed practicing optimist now! … you’ve been living the high life, welcome to the real world!”
I could go on, but you get the idea of what I’ve been bombarded with since I informed some of the people in my small world about my impending job loss.
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014/Author: Mary Calhoun/Number of views (1795)/Comments (-)/

Skipping breakfast? That's one way to become "hangry"

Wellness with Cindy

One habit that causes bad food choices is skipping meals, particularly breakfast. The human body needs energy and nutrients to start the day, which makes breakfast the most important meal of the day. Don't let your mind overrule your body’s common sense. Experience the bounty of life when you use your brainpower, fueled by breakfast, to make simple yet effective lifestyle changes.
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014/Author: Cindy Sue Blair/Number of views (1585)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Health

Building strong bones now for your future

May is National Osteoporosis Month - break free!

My mom tripped on an area rug a few weeks ago, causing her to fall and fracture her pelvis and hip.  According to her physician, it was the “best” hip fracture to have; she only needed three rods in her hip instead of a hip replacement.  In the past, she’s also had multiple compression fractures in her spine. Why so many bone breaks? Just like her mother before her, my mom suffers from osteoporosis. There are ways to help reduce your risk.
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Thursday, May 22, 2014/Author: Michele Dinman/Number of views (2093)/Comments (-)/
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eBay latest to suffer massive data breach

Stolen employee credentials were used to gain access to user information according to online retailer

eBay has announced that it will begin asking users to change their passwords later today after the discovery of a massive data breach.
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (1743)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Technology2

Dancing ... yep, it is exercise

Wellness with Cindy

A look of horror crossed his face as he uttered the words, “Ballroom dancing? Are you serious?” I needed a partner for my dance class and suggested to my husband Tom, that we take the class together. After the momentary shock, he declared himself ready for the challenge.
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Tuesday, May 20, 2014/Author: Cindy Sue Blair/Number of views (1786)/Comments (-)/
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Word Online course available to OASIS partner organizations

Microsoft Office Online is a free resource for those who don’t need the full version – and it’s free!

 Word Online is published and available for OASIS Connections partners. This free online version of Word was requested by instructors who wanted an easier, free version of Word to teach to students without the need for expensive software.
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Monday, May 19, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (1581)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Course updates

Save money, save the environment!

Tips for shopping thrifty

Having five kids I’ve learned really quickly how to make your dollar stretch. One of my favorite ways to spend less and get more is to take advantage of second-hand or thrift shops. Here's a sample of savings on a shopping trip and tips to help you save!
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Monday, May 19, 2014/Author: Niki Newcomb/Number of views (1516)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Savvy Living
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Social groups help in combatting social isolation

A Women’s Roundtable helped Liz find a reason to get out of bed

Not long ago, one of our regular class participants, Liz Lippa came to OASIS after a rough weekend. Her son had a major heart attack and her cousin passed away. She was feeling low. “I just wanted to climb into bed and pull the covers over my head,” she said, but then she realized that what she really needed to do was to get out and talk. She got out of bed and headed to her St. Louis OASIS Women’s Roundtable group.
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Friday, May 16, 2014/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (2014)/Comments (-)/
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Think public health is a problem in the U.S.?

Try living in the Andes!

I’ve been working as a Community Health Coordinator for a few years now but in two very, very different settings. I worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Andes of Peru and am now with OASIS in St. Louis. While my job with both organizations is to help prevent public health problems, the experiences couldn’t be any more different!
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Friday, May 16, 2014/Author: Juliet Curtis/Number of views (2030)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Health

New in your News Feed: Facebook Trending

It’s what people are talking about on Facebook

Facebook has introduced a new feature you may have noticed on your homepage. Trending, which lies to the right of your News Feed, is a compilation of some of the hot topics trending on Facebook. Each suggested topic has a title and a short explanatory introduction.
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Wednesday, May 14, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (1838)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Technology2

Finding your way back after a later-in-life job loss

Starting over at 57

 We have been informed that you and your staff will not be a part of the new program as had been originally planned. As of July 1, 2014, your office and positions will be dissolved”…
 
Anyone ever heard something like this before? Mary Calhoun found herself in a situation that many older workers have experienced. For her, putting on a positive attitude was key for moving forward.
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014/Author: Mary Calhoun/Number of views (1976)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Life after 50
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Reading nutrition labels can help with getting nutrients you may need

Wellness with Cindy

The nutrition label is on almost every package of food. Numbers and percentages for calories, fat, cholesterol, sodium and more are listed on the label. What does it all mean to the consumer? How can we use the information on the label to make informed food choices?
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Monday, May 12, 2014/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (1524)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Health

Travelin' Light - Safely

My top six rules for keeping the wheel side down

I've met with all kinds of hazards training for an upcoming bke tour. With T-minus-2 days til we roll out, it's time to tie up the safety plan for our trip. Here are my top six rules for staying safe, in Part Three of the "Travelin' Light" series.
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Friday, May 09, 2014/Author: Janice Branham/Number of views (2070)/Comments (-)/
Categories: HealthBicycling

Mother's Day in a connected way

Making interactions that count ... and matter

Calling your Mom on Mother's Day?  Now there may be a better way.  Facetime, Skype and texting are all great means of connecting with Moms.  But what does new research by experts Sherry Turkle and Catherine Steiner-Adair say about how Moms are connecting with their kids?
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Thursday, May 08, 2014/Author: Amy VanDeVelde/Number of views (2124)/Comments (-)/
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