Arts and Stress Reduction

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Want to see how Carilion's health care heroes use art to manage stress? Check out the employee art show on Carilion Clinic's Facebook page! This year's theme—the Healers' Circle—was chosen to represent the wholeness and healing that exist within and between us. More than 100 employee-artists demonstrated their resilience with beautiful and striking works of art. 


Adults Need to Play Too!

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How often do you let go of responsibilities and just enjoy an activity for fun? Focusing on something we enjoy rather than what we have to doplayingis as important for adults as it is for children. Incorporating play into your everyday routine is a proactive way to manage stress. It turns out that stepping away from our responsibilitiesfor a little while at leastis good for us!


Preventing Running Injuries

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Has having the IRONMAN triathlon in town inspired you to start running?

Are you considering a “couch-to-5K” as a way to improve your health?

Whether you are just getting started or training for an ultra-marathon, running is a great way to challenge your body and improve your state of mind. It can also be an easy way to get hurt.

Sports medicine experts recommend seeking advice from your health care provider before you begin any exercise program to ensure that your training plan is appropriate for your fitness level. 



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