Health and Fitness

Roland Park Country School is Making Space for Wellness

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At Roland Park Country School, we want our students to live healthy and balanced lives; in fact, it’s one of our core values. This starts with an academic program that challenges and engages our girls, while allowing them to be children and teenagers. But wellness goes beyond the student workload and through intentional programming at every grade level, student-led initiatives, and resources for parents and guardians, we make sure that every student has a strong social-emotional support system to help them be healthy and well.

To support this effort, a new wellness suite was recently constructed on the RPCS campus, with offices for several members of the Student Services team, including the Director of Counseling, counselors at each division level,  and the counseling intern, as well as the Director of Leadership and Entrepreneurship. The inviting offices are spacious enough for the counselors to hold classes, but are also comfortable for private meetings with students. Student artwork decorates the suite and a mindfulness wall in the cheery hallway displays several take-one cards for students, offering tips on wellness topics including desk stretches and breathing techniques. Slips are also available in the wellness suite for students to confidentially request one-on-one meetings with a counselor. “This is a space that students can access at all times,” said Makeda King-Smith, Upper School Counselor. “It’s so important to help students with stress and anxiety as early as we can.”

Pregnancy on the Mind? Be Part of a Unique Experience

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ARE YOU TRYING TO GET PREGNANT?

Come and be part of a unique experience, capturing the incredible moments of human development before birth, in an exciting new TV documentary series for a major international network.

Created by Emmy award-winning Pioneer Productions, the program plans to capture the incredible moments of human development in pregnancy in the most dynamic, cutting edge way ever visualized. We are looking for women, with possibly their friends and family, to experience and track their pregnancies as soon as they find out they are pregnant. This is a chance to see the development of your child like no one else on the planet has seen before.

Five Good Reasons why You may Need to Spend HOURS in Urgent Care

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The last time I asked for a show of hands of who wanted to spend one single second more than is absolutely necessary in emergency or urgent care, despite my dramatic attempt at trying to up-sell the charm of the place and the INTERESTING PEOPLE (ahem) WHO WORK THERE, the results were as you would expect. Zero hands raised. We all have busy lives with carefully measured out schedules, and so when the need for unexpected urgent medical care presents itself we hope for the best to solve the problem as fast as possible. Healthcare marketing jumps right on the bandwagon, advertising minimal wait times and quick in and out care. Sometimes this works just great and is exactly what is needed, but sometimes it isn’t, and I want to present to you a few situations in which hanging around for a bit in emergency or urgent care really is to your benefit. Let’s see if I can convince you.

Alleviating Anxiety with Acupuncture

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Constant worry. Feeling nervous or on edge. Difficult concentration. Irritability. Insomnia. Fatigue. Muscle tension. These are some of the common symptoms of anxiety disorders as described by the National Institute of Mental Health.

Talk therapy and medications can help, but many people don’t realize that there is another treatment available, one that is natural, relaxing, and very effective . . . and one that may be covered by their health insurance: acupuncture.

Acupuncturist Dr. David Buscher, D.Ac. has made a speciality of helping people to relax, ease their minds, sleep better, and enjoy life. The motto of his practice is “Get Better,” and that’s exactly what he aims to deliver at Very Well Acupuncture in Roland Park.

Three Ways to Distinguish Coughs

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All coughs are not created equal.

We know this, right? I mean, some kids cough so loud and hard that you’re fairly sure part of their lungs will come up, whereas others seem like they need a firm pat on the back and a lesson in “just cough it up already.” And there’s everything in between. As for my own kids, I have the two extremes: one child seems only able to muster up what I’d term as “half a cough” and I feel compelled to cough myself after I hear the lame attempt, and the other one tests my psychological stability with an ongoing cough that lasts for days and reverberates throughout the entire house.

So how do I distinguish various types of coughs and determine which ones are concerning?

And how do I handle the situation of “her cough is really loose and keeps getting worse?” Because this is what I see often in my practice. Allow me to share my classification scheme here in the hopes that it will provide some insight should you find yourself hearing that dreadful noise from your child’s room late one night.

NEW – Yoga Teacher Training at CCBC

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Harmony. Greater enlightenment. Meditation. Feeling better. The practice of yoga improves more than the physical you; it helps your body, mind, and spirit live more in the present.

Now, in addition to offering yoga classes as part of their Life Enrichment program, CCBC Continuing Education is adding Yoga Teacher Training. This Yoga Alliance Certified program offers a great way to start a new career and share a love of yoga with others.

A comprehensive, 200-hour course series, this program presents instruction in the art and science of yoga, philosophy, and teaching methodology.

Yoga Teacher Training at CCBC includes instruction on how to make clear observations of body form and postures and how to implement corrective measures to improve skills in order to avoid injuries.

Fit+ Festival – Harbor East’s Outdoor Fitness Festival – June 22

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Harbor East Fit+ Festival

The 7th Annual Fit+ Outdoor Fitness Festival takes your workout to the streets of Harbor East on Saturday, June 22! Enjoy FREE fitness classes hosted by The MAC, Under Armour Brand House, lululemon, and Charm City Run! From yoga to boot camp and beyond – these perfectly timed sessions allow you to sample multiple classes throughout the morning. Beyond sweat, FIT+ brings your workout to the next level with a live DJ, Go-Pro Video Booth, Kala Mobile Meditation Studio, nourishing food and drink offerings, giveaways, raffle prizes & more. RSVP today.

How to Maintain Flexibilty for Longterm Health

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Health with the Associated

Keeping our bodies fit is crucial as we get older as it can prevent illness, may play a role in injury prevention and help us stay healthy longer. And, making sure we stay limber and flexible is a vital part of keeping our bodies fit.

“Flexibility is important for older adults,” explains Niki Barr, fitness and wellness director of the Edward A. Myerberg Center. “It helps with overall mobility.”

Reach Your Health and Fitness Goals With Training House

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There’s a new gym in town. Yes, another one. But this one feels different. And that’s precisely their intention.

Unlike many gyms, where you walk in and see row upon row of cardio equipment, oversized TVs hanging from the ceilings and exercisers plugged into their own earbuds while pedaling or pushing their way through a workout, the first thing you notice when you enter Training House are a couple of big white boards filled with hand-written instructions, the kind a coach uses to explain that day’s workout. (That’s exactly what they are.) You won’t find any TVs or outlets for earplugs. Even the purpose for belonging to Training House is unique among gym-goers.

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