4 chair-based exercises for total-body strength

Good News Notes: “Would you like to get fit while you sit? If you struggle with balance issues or have achy, arthritic joints that make it hard to stand for prolonged periods of time, you will want to find alternative ways to work out safely. This is especially important because being sedentary accelerates muscle atrophy…

J Balvin Says Meditation Has Helped His Anxiety and Depression

Good News Notes: “It’s funny — there are a lot of things in life that we don’t hesitate to call universal. Sports are universal. Love is universal. And you can trust this kid from Colombia who followed his dream: Music is universal. Even though we each have our own personal experiences with these things, we are…

4 Ways to Help if Your Kid Is Depressed

Good News Notes: “It’s no surprise that children are feeling sad right now — they’re missing their friends, their teachers, their play practices, their birthday parties. Some are even mourning loved ones lost to Covid-19. “This unusual, unprecedented, extraordinary public health crisis is literally affecting everyone’s mental health,” said Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz, M.D., a…

Cutting-edge research shows that making art benefits the brain

Good News Notes: “During self-isolation due to coronavirus, many are turning to the arts. Perhaps they seek a creative outlet or opportunity for expression, but it’s also possible that their attraction may be driven by an innate desire to use their brains in ways that make them feel good. As a professor and arts educator for over…

5 extra wonders of a plant-based diet

Good News Notes: “Many of the important benefits of a plant-based diet – particularly for climate health and animals – are well known. Yet despite the science being very clear, there remains confusion about the impact on human health. We have long known for example, that a diet centered around whole plant-foods – fruits, vegetables,…

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan name new charity after their son

 Good News Notes: “Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s new charity is called Archewell. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex – who, earlier this year, announced they were going to step down as senior royals – are ‘looking forward’ to launching the foundation. The couple told the Telegraph: ‘Like you, our focus is on supporting efforts…

CLC students relax with therapy dog visit

Good News Notes: “Students at Central Lakes College reacted in exactly that way Monday, March 2, when they caught sight of Chance, Goldie and Jet, three therapy dogs sent to make the day a little less stressful. All three dogs and their owners are certified through Alliance of Therapy Dogs in Baxter. CLC counselor Suzie…

Therapy dogs bring respite to Ukraine war veterans

 Good News Notes: “Ricky, a larger than life golden retriever, wags his tail as he nestles his head on Vasyl’s lap. But still, the war veteran looks tense. Then the dog throws his front paws onto the shoulders of the 47-year-old suffering from post-war trauma, and a smile forms across his face. “This is probably…