You work hard every day to make other people feel special, spend a day at the Women's Health Conference to nurture yourself. Register for Women's Health Conference - make it a special day.
"Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody. "
With apologies to Nancy Reagan, it’s not always possible to “Just say no.”
Take the Women’s Health Conference in Bismarck, for example. How can a woman possibly say no to the natural, euphoric high that comes from spending a day with other women passionate about living healthier lives?
I’m Marci Narum, and when I was asked to MC the event again this year, my answer was “Yes!”
I admit, at times, I find myself saying “yes” when I should say “no”—to a second piece of dessert, or sleeping in when I need exercise. Which is precisely why I can’t “Just say no.”
The #WHCBismarck speakers fill me with healthy lifestyle inspiration and motivate me to keep my wellness a priority. Plus, there is an energy among all the women that is positively powerful!
This is definitely a time you don’t want to “Just say no.”
See you there? YES!
Be yourself and LOVE who you are! You can do anything you set your mind to! Register here for the Women's Health Conference in Bismarck this fall and check out the Sunday evening Preveiw.
The combination of Qigong and massage release tension to energize the body and mind. Learn about 24 main points of energy throughout your body and practice head and shoulder acupressure points to release tension, relax and energize the body and mind.
Spring Forest Qi~ssage
Ann Dolence, Spring Forest Qigong Level 1 Master Healer, Certified Qi~ssage Practice
Ann Dolence, has spent 15 years as a certified recreation therapist working in the area of psychiatric treatment. She has owned her own professional speaking and training business, The Leisure Connection, for the past 20 years. Ann is a Certified Tiny Habits Coach and was recently named to the Tiny Habits National and International Training Faculty. She has facilitated Worksite and School Wellness programs for Lakes Country Service Cooperative for the past 13 years and teaches as an adjunct instructor at the University of North Dakota Recreation and Tourism Department. Ann is also the co-owner and co- developer of Wellday at Work: healthy online breaks for your workday.
Ann promotes nationally and regionally that creativity, playfulness, laughter, and celebrations of life are nature's way of re-energizing and re-vitalizing ourselves. Once we remove the obstacles that conflict and negative attitudes produce, we are sure to obtain our goals. Simple techniques implemented daily can make these positive life qualities of success available to everyone.
Learn more during the Women's Health Conference in Bismarck on Monday, September 28.
Register for the Women’s Health Conference to spend the day spreading and receiving love with those around you.
It’s true – our days are HAPPIER when we express love instead of negativity.
Use the following steps to set your next health goal. You CAN do this, we know you can!
Can you name the seven most common symptoms of a heart attack?
Women do need to worry about heart disease. One in four women dies of the disease. While the older a woman gets, the more likely she is to get heart disease, women of all ages should be concerned should take steps for prevention.
Take steps to lower your risk of heart disease:
Take a day for you, for your heart, for your health. Join us for the Women’s Health Conference. Register today. #WHCBismarck
The nature of work and life is changing at whirlwind speed: automation, technology, acquisitions, management changes, weather, economics, health status and stress is a part of life. Perhaps now more than ever before, job stress poses a threat to the health of workers and, in turn, to the health organizations.
Research on job and life stress has greatly expanded in recent years. But in spite of this attention, confusion remains about the causes, effects, and prevention of stress.
Early Warning Signs of Stress: Headache, sleep disturbances, concentration issues, short temper, upset stomach, general dissatisfaction, low morale
Job stress can be defined as the harmful physical and emotional responses that occur when the requirements of the job do not match the capabilities, resources, or needs of the worker. Job stress can lead to poor health and even injury. Sometimes, the concept of job stress is confused with challenge. While stress depletes, challenge energizes us psychologically and physically, and it motivates us to learn new skills and master our jobs. Job stress results when the requirements of the job do not match the capabilities, resources, or needs of the worker.
Exposure to job stressors and the individual and other situational factors has a direct influence on a person’s stress. Stress sets off an alarm in the brain, which responds by preparing the body for defensive action. The nervous system is aroused and hormones are released to sharpen the senses, quicken the pulse, deepen respiration, and tense the muscles.
Individual and other situational factors intervene to strengthen or weaken stress’s influence. A relaxed and positive outlook, the support of family and friends, and balance between work and a personal life can reduce the feeling and symptoms of stress.
In her breakout session at the Women’s Health Conference on May 18 in Fargo, Dr JoAnne Owens-Nauslar teaches that managing the day-to-day stuff that creeps into what we have planned can perpetuate our reaction. We may not be able to control all that happens in a day but we can control our reactions.
Take a day to reset your stress, learn habits to improve your health. Join us on May 18, 2015 in Fargo for the Women’s Health Conference. Register for $45 at http://www.womens-health-conference.com/. #WHCFargo
We get so caught up trying to please those around us that we end up leaving ourselves in the dust. Do something for yourself today and remind yourself how important you are too!
Register for the Women’s Health Conference in Bismarck this September to spend a relaxing day focused on YOU.
1. It's so easy
True, some high-tech gear will make your run more fun, but really, all you need is a good pair of shoes, and a supportive sports bra. It couldn't be simpler.
And everyone knows how to run. You may not have perfect form yet, but you already know how to place one foot in front of the other and settle into a comfortable pace. No new skills to master, no equipment to buy—just get out there and run.
2. Yet so hard
No other exercise matches running for its ability to make you sweat. The stair-stepper, bike, and other gym staples work you hard, but running blasts the most calories. Running also gives your heart a world-class workout. When your legs hit their stride they squeeze blood toward your heart.
3. Your knees will thank you
Running doesn't wreck your joints. A National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found that obese women had nearly four times the risk of knee osteoarthritis than non-obese women; for men, it was five times the risk. Runners are much more likely to be at a normal weight than members of the sedentary population, significantly decreasing their risk of osteoarthritis.
It goes further than just the benefits of weight loss, too. Running strengthens your cartilage by increasing oxygen flow and flushing out toxins, and by strengthening the ligaments around your joints. It also gives your bones a boost, helping to prevent osteoporosis.
4. You'll stress less
"Nothing beats that feeling when you settle into a strong stride with a powerful rhythm," says Brooke Stevens, a four-time NYC marathoner, "The tension in my neck, back, and shoulders starts to loosen up, and I can think more clearly too."
Running is even used by mental health experts to help treat clinical depression and other psychological disorders such as drug and alcohol addiction.
5. It can prevent disease
Most experts agree that regular exercise reduces the risk of many kinds of cancer including: colon, breast, and lung. One recent study in the British Journal of Cancer calculated that the "most active" (e.g. walked briskly 5-6 hours/week) people were 24 percent less likely to develop colon cancer than the "least active" people (e.g. 30 minutes of walking/week). In a study by the National Cancer Institute, women of a normal weight who reported the highest levels of "vigorous activity" (running, tennis, aerobics) had about a 30 percent lower risk of breast cancer when compared with women who did no vigorous activity.
Joggers also have a leg up against heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, and running has been shown to lower blood pressure, raise good cholesterol, and boost immunity to colds and other viruses.
Join us on September 27 & 28 at the Women’s Health Conference to learn more about the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle! Register here.
“Our running shoes have a magic in them – the power to transform a bad day into a good day; frustration into speed; self-doubt into confidence; chocolate cake into muscle.” – Mina Samules