Issue 5
Getting on Board
Welcome Back!
"Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things." -Steve Jobs

Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc. and widely regarded as the father of personal computers, acknowledges the merits of connection. During our work-from-home time and interpersonal distancing, we’ve been given a unique opportunity to realize the value of connectedness and the importance of creativity. 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 to stay connected.
Motivation for the Moment
Tip of the week
The Bright Side Of Covid-19

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Quarantine photography: Staying creative

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Fuel Your Health
Recipes to TRY and Watch
Homemade Pizza Dough

Peter Fawson is Associate Professor of Social Work at Appalachian State University.

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Easy Salad Recipe: Sweetcorn!

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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!
Disclaimer: Please use your own discretion and follow social distancing
guidelines when trying these workouts.
Glute Band Work - Workout 1

Follow along with us in our 10 minute series during the COVID-19 pandemic when all gyms and training studios are closed! We will do a variety of strength/cor...

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Home Workout For Running | How To Keep Run Fitness In...

So you can't get outside to run, but that doesn't mean you have to give up all hopes of running fitness! There are exercises you can do at home to maintain e...

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Calling Kids of All Ages!
Caring Connections 
Stay in touch with loved ones and others important to you through letter writing.
Click photo for instructions.
Ready, set, GO!
High Country Light
Things to smile about
The Hub for Autism and Neurodiversity is here to help families with special needs
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Terra Ludis: Play Ground - Blowing Rock Art & History Museum

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Towns are supporting graduating seniors by hanging banners to display CONGRATULATIONS!
The Wrap Up
Until next time...
High Country Events to Connect
Through May 08, 2020

Through May 08, 2020

May 06, 2020 - 10:00 am

May 08, 2020

July 11, 2020

August 03-07, 2020

August 22, 2020

September 19, 2020
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts - At Home

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts - At Home

iCAMP-The Marvelous Miss Mappus Book Readings!

Family Fun Night for Special Needs Families - virtual meeting-
Email: to sign up

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