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Words of Wellness: Eat well, be well

Words of Wellness: Eat well, be well

Jeanie Cass, JSC Nurse Practioner

May 3, 2012


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Have you started exercising yet? Did you measure your abdomen as I mentioned last week? Well, the other part of the obesity equation is our diet. Diet is WHAT we eat, not a restrictive way of eating. Why are we so overweight in America? Well, for starters, we have literally “supersized” our food....

Words of Wellness: Listen to the tape

Words of Wellness: Listen to the tape

Jeanie Cass, JSC Nurse Practioner

April 12, 2012


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Get a tape measure. What you don’t have one? Get creative with a piece of yarn (from a knitter on campus) and a ruler… and measure the largest portion of your waist between your belly button and the hipbone. Men, are you over forty inches? Women, are you over thirty-five inches? If you answered...

Words of Wellness: The mechanics of panic

Words of Wellness: The mechanics of panic

By Brian Wilcox, M.A. L.C.M.H.C., Contributor

March 8, 2012


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Stepping from the brink of the cave, the woman moves rapidly to the brambles near the cave entrance where she remembers the blackberries. She feels a twinge of fear at having forgotten her spear but the thought of the blackberries override it as she hurries to the berries. The woman draws near the brambles...

Words of Wellness: Enjoy Vermont’s Winter Wonderland

Words of Wellness: Enjoy Vermont’s Winter Wonderland

Jeanie Cass, JSC Nurse Practioner

February 16, 2012


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In preparation for this article, I interviewed Brad Moskowitz, Professor of Outdoor Education, avid backcountry enthusiast, and member of the Mount Mansfield Ski Patrol. Brad provided me with helpful information grouped into five general recommendations. Remember the old Scouting adage “be prepared”? 1: Prep fo...

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