Get a Helper’s High!

Ever wonder why you feel content and happy after volunteering or helping someone else?  You are experiencing the “helper’s high.”  Your body is flooded with dopamine, a neurotransmitter, which allows you to feel joy and delight in doing certain activities.  A nurturing hormone, oxytocin, is also released that helps cells repair themselves and gather more […]

It’s All in the Preparation!

Each December, I face a choice: to enjoy various mouth-watering treats in all of their sugary glories or to choose a more sensible, healthier option that will help me look and feel better.  Why can I not have both holiday enjoyment and sensibility without becoming a two pound holiday weight gain statistic?  As it turns […]

Own Your Health at a Fall 9Health Fair

Lisa is an RN, so she understands taking charge of your health is very important. She also is a long-time 9Health Fair volunteer, so she understands the advantage of the low-cost screenings that are provided to thousands of people every year. Lisa was an active participant in her own health because she had a cyst […]

9Health Fair Celebrations

David, a high school physical education teacher, had run a half marathon the week before the 9Health Fair. He has been looking good and feeling healthy.  Although David is a long time 9Health Fair attendee, this particular year he waited until the last day and practically the last minute to attend. He almost didn’t make it. As it […]

9Health Fair Celebrations

Like one of those occasions when you unwrap and open a chocolate from a chocolate box, to discover a texture and a flavor you’ve neither seen nor tried before. It could be anything: a new person, a new job, friendships, a piece of clothing or a place. In Ruth’s case it was a health fair; […]

9Health Fair Celebrations

David, a 59 year old high school physical education teacher, had run a half marathon the week before the 9Health Fair.  He was looking good and feeling healthy.  Although David was a long time 9Health Fair attendee, this particular year he had waited until the last day and practically the last minute to attend.  He […]