How Penn State HealthWorks, peer educators provide aid to students throughout pandemic | University Park Campus News

Staying healthy has become more important than ever before at Penn State — both mentally and physically. While they’re not a stranger to campus, the university’s HealthWorks is striving to keep students at their best.

From stress and sleep to nutrition, HealthWorks provides students with a variety of health aid.

Penn State’s HealthWorks is a group of peer educators who are co-led by Katelyn Quick, a clinical dietician for Penn State Health Promotion and Wellness, and Erin Raupers, assistant director for Penn State Health Promotion and Wellness.

Split into two categories with peer educators, Quick focuses on outreach while Raupers takes on one-on-one student appointments. The overall goal for the program is to empower students to engage in healthy behavior and to advocate for a healthy Penn State community.

“I really feel strongly that health and wellness has to do with a holistic, whole-body approach,” Quick said.

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Ask Us: Park fitness courses need clear instructions | Local News

Q: Hi, I read recently about proposed updates to Hiniker Park that included outdoor fitness equipment. I live near Highland Park and MSU where there are trails that have this type of equipment and I rarely (to never) see any adults using it, though my children think it’s fun to climb on (and a bit dangerous). I exercise regularly and most of the equipment is so obscure that I would never use it. Has the city considered this as they update parks? It seems the money could be used on trails or other park upgrades that people actually utilize instead. Wondering if this is just trendy?

Thanks!

A: Mankato City Manager Susan Arntz actually addressed that issue when discussing the planned park upgrades at Hiniker Pond Park, although that part of the interview wasn’t included in the stories in The Free Press.

Arntz said it’s crucial that public exercise equipment

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Fitness Machine Technicians Earns Spot on Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2021 List of Top 500 Franchises | News

MALVERN, Pa., Feb. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Fitness Machine Technicians, specialists in the maintenance and repair of exercise equipment for commercial and residential customers, today announces it has ranked #208 on Entrepreneur magazine’s list of top 500 franchises.

This highly competitive list recognizes the top 500 franchise brands that continued to grow and evolve in 2020 despite challenges faced in the industry across the U.S. Entrepreneur evaluates franchises based on five pillars:

  • Costs and fees
  • Size and growth
  • Support (i.e., training times, marketing support, operational support)
  • Brand strength (i.e., social media, years in business)
  • Financial strength and stability

“We value each and every one of our Franchise Machine Technicians franchisees and aim to provide top-notch support and training to ensure they feel confident in their respective markets, and we have the stability to back it up,” says Don Powers, CEO and Founder of Fitness Machine Technicians. “It’s an

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Regional medical staff, 1B patients share their symptoms and emotions after receiving COVID vaccine | Local News

Representatives of Our House Senior Living Assisted Care & Memory Care, Chippewa Falls.

Residents have been waiting a long time for their chance to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and (resident) Pete (Dachel) was the first in line, wide awake and ready to go. He took the lead and we all followed.

A statement from Maggie Smith, MCHES, CPSTI, La Crosse County Health Department health educator and COVID-19 public information officer

Although our department is the lead agency in coordinating vaccine distribution, the majority of our staff were not included in Phase 1A or 1B guidelines from the state.

We continue to adhere to the equitable, ethical allocation coordinated by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, though we like so many others are eagerly awaiting our turn to receive the vaccine. We ask the community for patience as vaccine rollout continues. The speed of the process is dependent on availability

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