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No Equipment, Low Impact Work Out

Jake Boyer, certified exercise physiologist and personal trainer with Pittsburgh Fitness Project, takes the time to show you some no equipment, low impact exercises you can do in the comfort of your own home. It’s important part of maintaining both physical and mental wellness to take the time to get moving in a way that works best for you.

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Topics: Staying Healthy

Positivity and Adapting to Unprecedented Times

Michael Pecosh, licensed counselor at Pecosh Counseling & Consulting, teaches you how to choose to “anti-awfulize” your thought process when it comes to the current world crisis. Switch off your “what if?” thinking and switch on adaptive thinking in order to feel more in control of every situation.

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Topics: Staying Healthy

Keeping Your Mind Sharp During Isolation

Keeping your mind engaged is a key factor in remaining happy, healthy and well during this time of social distancing. We’ve gathered resources that range from learning something new from an Ivy League school to discovering how to paint from some familiar faces in order to help you keep your mind sharp.

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Topics: Staying Healthy

Stay Connected Virtually!

Staying connected to your family, friends and healthcare providers is more important now than ever. In this resource, we introduce you to and give you the basic tools you need to successfully video chat with your family and friends, as well as the telehealth options that may be available to you to connect with your providers.

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Topics: Staying Healthy

Five Healthy Takes on Classic Winter Recipes

As the cold continues through winter, our cravings for heavy, warm, comfort foods grow. However, there are ways to satiate your cravings for comfort in a healthier manner. To keep a focus on wellness and long-term health, here are five recipes for healthier versions of some winter classics that you know and love like:

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