Issue 7
Getting on Board
Welcome Back!
The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.           – Ralph Nichols

Author and researcher Ralph Nichols reminds us of the importance of the simple act of listening. At a time when tensions can run high, just taking time to take a breath and to listen increases calmness. When we listen, it gives us time to think, to reason and to respond in a way that’s useful. Take time to 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
Stretching: It Matters

Incorporating stretching into your daily routine improves blood flow and circulation, range of motion in the joints, body posture, reduces risk of injuries, increasing nutrient supply to muscles and helps to manage mental stress.

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Talk Less and Listen More

People lack the emotional composure and resiliency to handle high-impact conversations -- and it is taking a tremendous toll on society.

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Fuel Your Health
Recipes to TRY and Watch
How to Make a Perfect Summer Cheese Board

Summer entertaining is easy with our step-by-step guide for building a beautiful cheese board with fruit and garden veggies.

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Fluffy Japanese Milk Bread

Jack Kwong is Professor of Philosophy at ASU. This video shows you how to make Shokupan, or this really fluffy Hokkaido/Japanese Milk Bread.

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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.
Strength With Trish

Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center

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Chair Yoga with Estyn

Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center

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Calling Kids of All Ages!
Listening Challenge
Send an email and we will reply.
Any subtle noise counts, nothing is too big or small!
Ready, set, GO!
High Country Light
Things to smile about
We Will Rise Up

The link below will take you to a video that will hopefully share an adequate picture of how we have grieved through this time, but more importantly, how we have risen and are still rising.

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T.O.Y Time Videos

Watch these videos of expert elementary school teachers explore the exciting world of literacy, math, science, social studies, and more! Explore middle school content standards during these informational, interactive videos!

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The Wrap Up
Until next time...
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