Tag: Healthy Living

Everyday Mindfulness

The term, “mindfulness” seems to be everywhere — it’s touted as the new yoga, the answer to stress, or the alternative to prescription drugs. But beyond the buzz, do you understand the concepts of “mindfulness”? With the Everyday Mindfulness fact sheet, K-State Research and Extension professionals aim to provide a definition of mindfulness, share some of the benefits of practicing mindfulness, provide samples of simple exercises, and provide resources to explore. View the entire resource at: https://www.bookstore.ksre.ksu.edu/pubs/MF3424.pdf. Contact Nora Rhoades if you want to learn more about mindfulness or to explore ways you can practice mindfulness in throughout your unique lifestyle.

By:  Nora Rhoades

Congratulations Walk Kansas Participants!

Walk Kansas was such a fun, eventful, and definitely healthful 8 weeks this year! We gave away fantastic prizes, had 5 area poker walks, and developed a new facebook group to stay connected and motivate each other, along with much more. Collectively, Post Rock District had 386 walkers and walked 40,090 miles! I would say that this was a great year to be in Walk Kansas.

If you haven’t participated in Walk Kansas, you have been missing out and we hope you join us next year. To find out more about Walk Kansas, please visit our Walk Kansas homepage here.

By:  Ashley Svaty

Community Leaders Engage in Critical Community Health Conversations

In a move to create a more prominent “culture of health” in our region, community leaders representing Jewell, Lincoln, Mitchell, Osborne and Smith Counties participated in a series of meetings Kansas State University organized across the state of Kansas.

They had one goal in mind: to make Kansans healthier.

Read more about these conversations, and discover why it is important for our communities to make health and wellness a priority at http://postrockextension.blogspot.com/2018/04/post-rock-district-community-leaders.html

By:  Nora Rhoades

THRIVE – Beloit & Osborne

Make your 2018 resolutions a reality!

Join us in Beloit and Osborne to participate in an interactive self-care program that will help you meet your personal goals! Throughout the 3-week “lunch and learn” series, participants will explore strategies to embrace each day and practice habits that will help you get the most out of each stage in life! Topics we will be focusing on include:

  • Action Plan for Healthy Living
  • Know Your Health Numbers
  • Stress Management

The program is free and participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch while they learn! Complete details are posted at http://www.postrock.k-state.edu/events/.

BELOIT
Municipal Building, Trail Room
12:10-12:45PM
Fridays — January 12, 19, 26

OSBORNE
Public Library
12:10-12:45PM
Mondays — January 22, 29, February 5

By:  Nora Rhoades

THRIVE: Focus on a better version of you in 2018!

Join us in Beloit to participate in an interactive self-care program that will help you meet your personal goals! Throughout the 3-week program over the lunch hour in January, participants will explore strategies to embrace each day and practice habits that will help you get the most out of each stage in life! Adults – individuals, couples, families, and caregivers – are encouraged to participate. The program is free and participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch while they learn! Complete details are posted at http://www.postrock.k-state.edu/events/

By:  Nora Rhoades

Keys to Embracing Aging – Lessons Available

Keys to Embracing Aging is an interactive self-care program that will help you meet your personal goals. Throughout each lesson, participants will explore strategies to embrace aging and practice habits that will help you get the most out of each stage in life. Adults – individuals, couples, families, and caregivers – at any stage of life are the desired audience for this educational experience.

Keys to Embracing Aging topics:  Positive Attitude ● Eating Smart ● Physical Activity ● Brain Activity ● Social Activity ● Tuning into the Times ● Practice Being Safe ● Know Your Health Numbers ● Stress Management ● Financial Affairs ● Sleep ● Taking Time for You

Keys to Embracing Aging can be a one-time program or up to a 12 lesson series. Each lesson typically lasts 30-60 minutes, depending on your interests and needs. To arrange a Keys to Embracing Aging program for your group, contact your local Post Rock District Office.

By:  Nora Rhoades

Keys to Embracing Aging – Join us in Downs!

Nora Rhoades
Family and Youth
Development Agent

Downs Senior Center
11:00 – 11:45am
Spring/Summer Dates:

May 10 ● June 14 ● July 12 ● August 9

Keys to Embracing Aging is an interactive self-care program that will help you meet your personal goals! Throughout the program, participants will explore strategies to embrace aging and practice habits that will help you get the most out of each stage in life! Adults – individuals, couples, families, and caregivers – are encouraged to participate in the year-long program with a 45 minute session once each month. No need to RSVP, but participation in the entire series is highly encouraged! More information at: http://www.postrock.k-state.edu/events/

By:  Nora Rhoades

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy in Osborne and Smith Center

Ashley Svaty
Nutrition, Food Safety
and Health Agent

Stay Strong Stay Healthy is an evidence-based program for older adults who want to improve quality of life and stay active. Over eight weeks, participants will increase their strength and improve their balance and flexibility.  Strength training has many benefits and Post Rock District is very excited to bring Stay Strong Stay Healthy to Osborne and Smith County. The exercises are easy to learn, safe, and effective.

Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Smith County Courthouse from 10:00-11:00am and also at the Osborne Library from 2:00-3:00 pm from May 9th-June 29th. All equipment will be provided. Registration due by May 4th with $20 registration fee. Minimum registration is required to hold classes.

Register here or visit our offices in Osborne or Smith Center.

By:  Ashley Svaty