May/Jun
2013

Taking a Mental Health Break

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Written by Michelle Kubitz

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Slowing down and finding coping strategies in a frenetic world

Imagine the carefully organized chaos of your typical day—the balancing act of commitments and loved ones, crossing off items on the never-ending-to-do list. Couple that with our increased connectedness to the world around us. Is it any wonder that all of these factors can make a person anxious?

But what if your anxiety doesn’t let up?

 

May/Jun
2013

Exercising Friendship

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Written by Bob Freund

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Running groups that fuse training with the pleasantness of a social club

Two women planning to move to Rochester contacted local fitness business Moms on the Run after locating it on the Internet. They signed up for runner’s training in advance of their arrivals because they wanted to hit the ground running socially.

Unlike book clubs that are social but sedentary, Moms on the Run and several other running groups in town are taking their gatherings on the road to offer participants fitness with friendship.

 

Mar/Apr
2013

Healing Waters Project

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Written by Rochester Women Magazine

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The Healing Power of Friends and Flowing Water - Let us help you honor a woman you admire who is living with breast cancer

The 8th Annual Healing Waters Project, Call for Nominations
The Healing Waters Project honors a woman living with breast cancer with the gift of a water garden for her yard. RochesterWomen magazine, Whitewater Gardens, Reinders and Christine's Landscape Design are privileged to sponsor this tradition, but we need your nominations.*

 

Mar/Apr
2013

Getting CrossFit

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Written by Bob Freund

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Don’t expect treadmills, mirrors or tiny TVs when you step into a CrossFit gym. Instead, you’ll find what CrossFitters call “the box” — large, open buildings that are more like warehouses than gymnasiums.

With rubber tiles covering the floors, gymnastics rings hanging from the ceiling and kettlebells lining the walls, the three Rochester CrossFit gyms—CrossFit Credence, CrossFit Progression and CrossFit Unshackled—are all Spartan spaces by design.

 

Mar/Apr
2013

Back to Health

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Written by Michelle Kubitz

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From headaches to colicky babies, chiropractic care offers alternative relief

With a focus on wellness through alternative means and about 40 licensed chiropractic doctors in the Rochester area, chiropractic care is taking root in our community. But what is it really and who can benefit from this type of care?

 

Jan/Feb
2013

Teeth: Caring for little teeth, big teeth and moving teeth

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Written by Michelle Kubitz

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From the minute our first baby tooth erupts, we begin a relationship with dentistry that lasts a lifetime. But when do we take our children for the first time? What treatments will we need as we age? What can I do to get back the radiant smile of my 20's?

All shall be answered in this handy-dandy guide to caring for little teeth, big teeth and even moving teeth.

 

 

Nov/Dec
2012

In the Moment

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Written by Marlene Petersen

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Don’t worry; be happy. Live, love, laugh. Every day society offers well-meaning idioms about reducing stress. But as days shrink and “things to do” lists grow, they may not be particularly effective.

Two programs in Rochester—Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (“MBSR”) and Stress Management And Resiliency Training (“SMART”)—offer more useful advice to help a reactive, stressful mind become a focused, joyful one.

 

Nov/Dec
2012

Clear the Drive and the Calories

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Written by Jessica Peterson

clear-the-drive-and-caloriesAs the first snow blankets the ground this winter, it may be daunting to think of lugging on boots, gloves and a coat and clearing your driveway of that white, fluffy nuisance. This season, park the snow blower, grab a good shovel and envision that mundane chore as an invigorating, yet surprisingly effective, workout.

Health benefits
Like speed walking or an active game of tennis, shoveling is a moderate to vigorous aerobic activity. Its benefits include increased heart rate and oxygen uptake, elevated blood pressure, effective calorie burning, a clean driveway and no commute to the gym.

 

Most women know monitoring gynecological health requires monthly self-conducted breast examinations, yearly pelvic and breast exams, regular Pap smears (i.e., every other year for women ages 21-29, once every three years for those over 30) and yearly mammograms after age 40.

But what happens if you experience unfamiliar symptoms? When should you see a clinician? Is there anything you can do to prepare for the appointment? What questions do you ask her?

 

Your alarm goes off early in the morning. You jump out of bed happy and excited to go to work. At your job, you’re energized, engaged and successful, which ultimately maximizes the company’s productivity. It doesn’t feel like work; instead, it’s motivating, fulfilling and fun. Work isn’t just your job, it’s your passion.

Sound impossible?

Realize Your Passions
That is exactly what the organizers of the first annual Renew Women’s Retreat hope you will find at the event—a weekend of self-discovery, personal growth, education and relationship building that has the capacity to give you back to you.

 

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