Issue 2
Getting on Board
Welcome Back!
Information overload can often be confusing and overwhelming, especially during times of crisis. By providing meaningful and local information, we hope to encourage and empower individuals to take control of their overall health. Please enjoy this weekly newsletter brought to you by Appalachian's Institute for Health and Human Services. Each issue will be unique and will include information to help combat stress, improve mental health, create training plans and nutritional goals, and provide helpful tips and local resources.
Motivation for the Moment
"Being mindful is a capacity that all of us have. By paying attention to our current experience with an open mind and curiosity, we can start to manage our physical angst. Listening to music, deeply inhaling our fresh mountain air, and admiring the natural beauty that surrounds us is a great way to practice being present and mindful." - Dr. Tandrea Carter,
Counseling For Faculty and Staff
"Be a Rainbow
in Someone Else's Cloud"
- Maya Angelou
I've had rainbows in my clouds,
prepare yourself,
Be a blessing to somebody
Warm-up Tip of the week
-Astronomical Perspective- 
Astronaut gives advice on handling isolation during coronavirus crisis.

Isolation Skills For Your Crew
  • Communicate effectively
  • Team work
  • Team purpose is most important
  • Understand the bigger purpose
  • Do the things you would do if you had more time
Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19

Families across the country are adapting to the evolving changes in daily life caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Most schools, places of public gathering, and nonessential businesses are closed, and parents and other caregivers are faced with...

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Take Away
  • Stay calm, listen, and offer reassurance
  • Monitor television viewing and social media
  • Take time to talk
  • Be honest and accurate
  • Keep explanations age-appropriate
  • Stay connected to school
  • Know the symptoms of covid-19
  • Model basic hygiene and healthy lifestyle practices
Fuel Your Health
Nutritional psychiatry: Your brain on food - Harvard...

Think about it. Your brain is always "on." It takes care of your thoughts and movements, your breathing and heartbeat, your senses - it works hard 24/7, even while you're asleep. This means your brain requires a constant supply of fuel. That...

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Boone and other local chambers want to help. In a responsible way, help #KeepBooneHealthy by supporting businesses who are making their products & services available. The Town of Boone has waived parking fees controlled by the town.
Recipes to TRY and WATCH
Tiger Posey, Girls on the Run coach, leads kids through preparing and cooking an Easter Meal. -Give it a GO!
Little Cookers Ep 2

Sarah and David prepare an Easter meal of ham, potato salad, and green beans.

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Stretch and Strengthen
with Plans and Resources to do so
ZAP Endurance is a non-profit training center for Olympic hopeful distance runners located in the High Country. However, in addition to their professional team, ZAP has been providing guidance for runners of all ages and abilities for nearly 20 years through their summer running vacations and private coaching services. Below you'll find two plans. One for beginners, intermediate and as well as a runners strength training guide.
New week means new plans!
(click below)
get the wiggles out
KIDZ BOP Kids - Can't Stop The Feeling! (Dance Tutorial) ...

Dance along with The KIDZ BOP Kids and learn the moves to 'Can't Stop The Feeling!' ⬇ Listen to KIDZ BOP ⬇ iTunes: Amazon Music: h...

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for different abilities
20 Min Exercise for Seniors, Elderly, & Older People -...

Download the FREE HASfit app: Android -- iPhone Visit

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Tough Stuff -
Spartan challenge
At Home Bodyweight Workout | Unbreakable TV

We're hitting this bodyweight workout with DEKAFIT ambassador, Kyle Flynn of The Blueprint L.A. Are you ready to get a sweat in? Let's go! Everything is 25 s...

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Disclaimer: Please use your own discretion and follow social distancing
guidelines when trying these workouts.
High Country Light
Things to smile about
Companies are rebranding to help those in need. Call Family Distillery has donated gallons of hand sanitizer to Ashe Memorial Hospital, Watauga County Hospital and Boone Police Department, just to name a few.
Still connecting through
 social distancing.
(Adaptive & Creative)
Musicians are still
spreading joy
(from a distance)
Top photo
Brandon Hardin, West Jefferson, plays El Cumbanchero through social media.

Bottom photo
Cooper Parsons, Crumpler, serenades neighbors from a safe distance.

Bottom left Photo
Dom Bakeries, North Wilkesboro, show appreciation to healthcare workers by offering free punchcards.

The Wrap Up
Until next time...
Personal Outreach Groups and Agencies
Please reach out to supportive services if you, or someone you know, experiences
a mental health crisis.

Crisis Text Line – Text HOME to 741741

Suicide Hotline – 800-273-TALK (8255)

Daymark Recovery Services – 866-275-9552
Community Mental Health Center with locations across North Carolina
Provides crisis intervention and ongoing services
High Country Events to get Active
June 20, 2020

July 13-17, 2020

July 27-31, 2020

August 22, 2020

September 19, 2020
ASU Box 32102
Boone, NC 28608
Phone: 828-262-7677