Panic vs. Anxiety

Panic vs. Anxiety

Many, if not all of us have experienced some form of anxiety or panic in our lives.  This email is going to provide you with information about the signs and symptoms of anxiety/panic attacks, how you can deal with them and successfully find relief . Panic vs. anxiety Panic Symptoms are sudden and extremely intense “out of the blue” peak within 10 minutes Keyed up the rest of the day Anxiety Intensifies over a period of time Correlated with excessive…

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Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month

Dear Mckinley Family, May is Mental Health Month and we want to take some time to recognize this with an email series. This can be a tough topic to talk about but it’s very real and more people deal with some type of mental illness than you might be aware of. According to National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 5 adults in America experience a mental illness. Click the following link for more stats: https://www.nami.org/NAMI/media/NAMI-Media/Infographics/GeneralMHFacts.pdf Mental Health Facts –…

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Strengthen Your Heart (pss…and earn some points)

Strengthen Your Heart (pss…and earn some points)

Hello McKinley! How’s your heart today???  While this may seem like a weird question, it’s a very important one.  I hope most if not all of you are aware of your numbers (cholesterol, blood pressure and BMI) so you have a good idea of how your heart is doing J.  Once you know your numbers, even if you are in perfect health, it’s important for you to continue to keep your heart healthy.  There are many simple things you can…

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Life’s a Balancing Act

Life’s a Balancing Act

  This week I would like to talk about balance. In the month February, the “New Year, New Me” attitude starts to fade with our daily grind taking its place. In March it doesn’t get much better.  Guess what… that’s not such a terrible thing. It’s a challenge to make changes no matter how small they are. So, instead of feeling guilty about falling off the Change Wagon let’s not. “We work hard, we eat right, we exercise, pay our…

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2017 McKinley Wellness Challenge

2017 McKinley Wellness Challenge

“A new year is a time to get your options clear and to make a significant decision to do what it is that makes you really happy. The real issue here is that you must take each day as a new opportunity to keep moving towards what you want. Do not look at what will happen in a year but more what will you do each day you awake to change, to move forward, to put into action knowing that…

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Individual Quarterly Cardio Challenge

Individual Quarterly Cardio Challenge

Hi Everyone!! Are you ready to participate in the Individual Quarterly Cardio Challenge?!?!? If you are – the first 25 people who meet the mileage/minute requirements for the quarter will earn a $50 gift card of their choice!!!!!!! Enter the challenge by emailing me at the beginning of the quarter to say “I’m IN!!!!” ***We added a discipline – Exercise Classes!!!!*** There are several of you who take exercise classes that don’t necessarily include “getting your miles in”.  For this…

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