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Get the Sleep of Your Dreams

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Submitted by mikalee.byerman_243 on Mon, 10/07/2019 - 14:21

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Positive sleep practices, revealed
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First thing I coach people on how to get better sleep is to get the TV out of the bedroom! If you must screen time, then use blue-blocker glasses...because sometimes a movie after kids go to bed is also known as “date night.” ~ Carolyn D.
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What is sleep hygiene, and how does it contribute to a better night's sleep? Learn more, and also hear from locals as they give tips on positive sleep practices.

Want to know something totally sexy and awesome you can do every single night in order to be your most amazing self? 

SLEEP. 

Sure, it doesn’t sound sexy and awesome — but it is. In fact, it’s so sexy and awesome, there’s even a set of hygiene rules around it. Yes, hygiene

Good Elephant Yoga & T’ai Chi Classes Use ‘Pay As You Can’ Model

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“I realized how many people were interested in coming to my classes, but they were too intimidated to come into the yoga studio." -Allison Reitz, CEO of Good Elephant
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GoodElephant.co connects yoga, meditation, and t’ai chi instructors with creative spaces — coffee shops, art galleries, community centers, parks, and other places — to offer ‘pay what you can’ classes to participants in an unintimidating, welcoming way.

Entrepreneurs often seek to start their own businesses with a market analysis and elevator pitch — on the other hand, Allison Reitz, CEO of Good Elephant, set out to solve three challenges unique to yoga instruction, and while she accomplished her goals just happened to create a new sharing-based company that has now expanded to four states and counting.

Running (and Hiking, Skiing and Pedaling) Towards a Healthier Community

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Submitted by paige.galeoto_230 on Wed, 08/28/2019 - 13:51

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“We have a particular focus on encouraging youth and women to participate in the sport and Andy’s support has meant these groups can participate at little or no cost.” -Jenny Frayer, Reno Wheelmen Treasurer
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While all healthcare professionals play a role in health of their community, one Reno doctor goes the extra mile – literally – when it comes to supporting health, fitness and quality of life.

Add sousaphone player and marching band founder to the resume of this Reno doctor and philanthropist who has been helping people and organizations feel better and accomplish for more than 20 years.

New Resource for Seniors Struggling with Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorder

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Submitted by don.butterfield_351 on Mon, 08/12/2019 - 16:59

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“Happiness and quality of life should never have to be sacrificed. This program is designed to help older adults to transition through life’s journey with dignity.” * Novia Anderson, Ph.D., LCSW, Director of Clinical Services at Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital
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In response to the epidemic of suicide in older adults, Transitions offers an inpatient program exclusively for older adults in Reno that treats both mental health and addiction.

Tragically, Nevada has the highest elderly suicide rate in the nation according to America’s Health Rankings. In Nevada, there were 50 deaths by suicide per 100,000 people in the 75-84 age bracket, compared to the U.S. rate of 18.1 per 100,000. Nevada sees significantly more deaths by suicide per 100,000 for all age groups 55 and over.

How One Gym is Strengthening an Entire Community

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Submitted by paige.galeoto_230 on Thu, 08/01/2019 - 18:23

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“It’s not my gym, it’s our gym.” * Grieg Jameson, Founder, Upstate Nevada
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A Reno gym is removing barriers to fitness for those who are not catered to by most fitness facilities, and the entire community is befitting.

On a Thursday in June, Cisco Rodriguez leads a group through a series of boxing jabs at the Upstate Nevada CrossFit gym. The group includes an elderly white-haired man in blue jeans and suspenders who looks like he wandered in off a ranch and a fit middle-aged woman in a tank top and workout tights who could have been plucked from a local yoga studio. This is Rock Steady, a boxing fitness program for those with Parkinson’s.

Walking — It Does A Body Good

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Submitted by paige.galeoto_230 on Tue, 07/16/2019 - 18:56

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“Walking in the forest surrounded by trees and singing birds refreshes and gladdens the mind, body and spirit.”” * Joseph G.
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Walking is so simple, yet so powerful when it comes to maintaining our mental and physical health.
When you’re looking to improve your health, there are endless exercise options — from CrossFit and mountain biking to hot yoga and trail running. But to the surprise of many, walking can be just as effective (and in some cases, more so) at getting us fit — both inside and out — as other forms of exercise.

Five-Star Physical Benefits

When it comes to losing weight, improving cardiac health, endurance, circulation and posture, walking gets five stars. The science supports it, and our Just the Positive (JTP) Facebook community agrees.

Seeing the Light — How Blue Light Can Benefit Us

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Submitted by paige.galeoto_230 on Wed, 07/03/2019 - 12:14

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Blue light is key to a balanced circadian rhythm. Morning light exposure between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. is beneficial to our sleep/wake cycle.
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Exposure to blue light can positively affect us in many ways from better sleep to fewer skin blemishes. Find out how blue light can support your health and well-being.

Blue Light & Your Circadian Rhythm

Humans have evolved to rise with the sun and go to sleep after sunset. Also known as our circadian rhythm, this 24-hour cycle takes us from sleepiness to alertness at regular intervals. A well-functioning circadian rhythm helps us rise, get through our day effectively and fall asleep at night.

Morning Routine Ideas to Steer You Toward Positivity

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Submitted by mikalee.byerman_243 on Wed, 06/12/2019 - 14:29

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“I don't run every day, but on days I do, I always, always, always feel better. I don't run far or fast, but I go.” * April C. 
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We asked, you answered: What are the steps in your morning routine that lead you toward positivity? Here are some ideas from readers that you can model or adapt for your own path toward daily positivity. 

The idea that implementing a morning routine may steer your brain toward happiness and productivity is not new. 

Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital Encourages Community Support For The National Alliance on Mental Illness

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Submitted by don.butterfield_351 on Wed, 02/27/2019 - 13:32

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“Northern Nevada is a rapidly growing community but woefully underserved when it comes to mental health and addiction services. We want to raise the standard of care to give people another option for their treatment that has been lacking for many years.” * Steve Shell
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Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital recently presented a check to The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to support their mission to improve the quality of life for persons who are affected by mental illness. NAMI Nevada provides education, support, and advocacy. NAMI advocates for non-discriminatory access to quality healthcare, housing, education and employment for people with mental illness. “We appreciate the support of Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital,” said Robin Reedy, Executive Director of NAMI Nevada. “NAMI offers understanding to anyone concerned about mental illness and treatment. The families and members of NAMI Nevada are here to help!”

Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital recently presented a check to The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to support their mission to improve the quality of life for persons who are affected by mental illness.

NAMI Nevada provides education, support, and advocacy. NAMI advocates for non-discriminatory access to quality healthcare, housing, education and employment for people with mental illness.

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