“Two Spirit” may sound like a new terms for most people, however, it has been around since 1990 in Canada. The term “Two Spirit” is used as an umbrella term encompassing people of all nations. Prior to 1990, the term used for these people was Berdache, but many nations have had specific names for such people such as Winkte in the Lakota language and Nadleeh in the Navajo language. There are images from the 1800s showing Two Spirit people, one of the most well-known being We-Wha of the Zuni nation. Two Spirit identities vary greatly from nation to nation, but some characteristics remain among them.
Eating right and leading a healthy lifestyle are the two best ways to prevent heart disease, diabetes, cancer and stroke.
It goes without saying, but eating healthy is one of the most prominent ways you can get your body in check for a long, healthy lifestyle.
It's important to be take note of both your mental and physical health. They are equally important to leading a healthy lifestyle.
Father’s Day is right around the corner. What better way to celebrate Dad, and all the other men in your life, than by recognizing National Men’s Health Week, too!
Getting fresh air benefits the body in more ways than one. It boosts your mood, clears your mind and can even rejuvenate your day into a better one.
Some items are common sense when it comes to camping. Others may not be as easy!
Have a free weekend to do some exploring? Well, we have the map for you!
If you love going out and about, enjoying nature and breathing in fresh air -- yay! -- this month is for you.
Need a brain break on this Friday? Consider testing your luck with this Memorial Day word scramble!
Test your knowledge of Memorial Day by taking this short quiz.
Both Memorial Day and Veterans Day are patriotic holidays honoring the military, but there are significant differences between the two aside from the day they land on the calendar.
Memorial Day is Monday, May 31st. For many, this means time off work, cookouts, lakes and the start of summer. However, the true meaning of Memorial Day is much more than just this.
The health benefits of exercising and taking charge of your health as elders are endless! Consider reviewing this graphic to know which are immediate, and those that are long-term. Both are beneficial and provide great strides in your healthcare journey.
There are a million different exercises out there. The list can honestly be overwhelming. Instead of trying to wrap your head around which to perform to improve your strength, watch this interactive video!
Test your knowledge of health and fitness as you age by taking this quiz!
Our elders are the backbone of our communities. We learn culture and values, oral history and traditional practices through them and their experiences. This week, let’s honor our elders by celebrating National Senior Health and Fitness Day with them! We can all learn something to pass onto the generations that follow.
Studies have shown that solving puzzles can be beneficial for relaxation and mental health. Test your luck with this word search! Be sure to share with your family and friends.
Journaling can help you gain control of your emotions and improve your mental health. A gratitude journal, specifically, provides an opportunity to reflect on things and those you are thankful for throughout your day, week or year.
It's important to take care of yourself and look after your mental health. Making simple changes or implementing new hobbies is a great start!
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the mental health of people of all ages. It is critical to reduce the stigma about these struggles and support the idea of seeking help.
The month of May is marked on the calendar as Mental Health Month. Take this time to raise awareness about mental or behavioral health issues, as well as helping to reduce the stigma many people experience. The best way to do this is by talking about it. Let’s begin.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has developed the following physical activity guidelines for adult women:
Women's Health Week shines light on a very important question: Have you gotten screened for cervical cancer? If the answer is no and you are over the age of 21, schedule your appointment today!