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Laws of Motion… Not Just for Physics Class

Laws of Motion… Not Just for Physics Class

“An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion…”

This is a great motto to consider when thinking about wellness vs sedentary work environments.  At HealthSource we start every shift at work with our stretching/warm up routine.  We implemented this about eight years ago and its something we have come to rely on to get us ready for the day.  During the pre-shift warm-up we focus on a head/neck to ankle routine.  We combine static and dynamic movements as far as stretches.  We also bring in mild/moderate exercises; they range from jumping jacks and air squats all the way to burpees and squat jumps.  Our huddles typically last the duration of an upbeat song as to not require too much time.  If the huddles begin to get monotonous we spice it up by tossing a Frisbee around and if you drop it or make a bad throw you have to do five high knees or a burpee.  Our main focus is to bring energy and fun to keeping our team members active/mobile and in motion.  We feel setting the tone for the day and shift is vital hence why we do it right away.

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Brookings Health Second in State to Offer Robotic-Arm Assisted Orthopedic Surgery

Brookings Health Second in State to Offer Robotic-Arm Assisted Orthopedic Surgery

Brookings Health System is expanding its surgical robotic program, becoming the second facility in South Dakota to offer robotic-arm assisted total knee, partial knee and total hip replacements with Stryker’s Mako System. This highly advanced robotic technology transforms the way joint replacement surgery is performed, enabling surgeons to have a more predictable surgical experience with increased accuracy. 

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Employee Wellness - The Profile Way

Employee Wellness - The Profile Way

May is Global Employee Health and Fitness Month and we here at Profile are excited to celebrate its awareness.  Research shows that among employers offering additional health and wellness efforts, over 50% have noticed a decrease in absenteeism.  Over 60% have reported increases in productivity and employee satisfaction.  Long story short, healthier employees are happier and more productive.

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Non-Profit Nook: United Way Works

Non-Profit Nook: United Way Works

Each of the 1800 local United Way’s across the US can focus on their community to meet the needs, but as a network we all remain committed to advancing the common good by creating opportunities for all.  We focus on education, income and health – the building blocks for a good quality of life and a strong community.

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Q&A with Local Leader, Reva Johnson

Q&A with Local Leader, Reva Johnson

Brookings is a beautiful city with a small town atmosphere where everyone takes pride in their homes and property.  I makes me smile whenever I drive into town and see the beautiful landscaping whether it be a neighborhood or the downtown and knowing I am part of this community.

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May Cover Story: Integration of the Wellness Model

May Cover Story: Integration of the Wellness Model

“Enriching the quality of life is our passion”. The SDSU Wellness Center believes that wellness is much more than physical health, exercise, and nutrition. Wellness is an active, lifelong process of becoming aware of choices and making decisions toward a more balanced and fulfilling life. The wellness model used by the SDSU Wellness Center includes seven dimensions: social, physical, spiritual, financial, emotional, environmental and intellectual. Employees at the Wellness Center understand the interconnectedness of each dimension and teach others how to apply the seven dimensions in order to maximize potential. 

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A Year of New Connections

A Year of New Connections

Connect 2140 provides a vehicle to help young professionals network and develop personally and professionally in an effort to retain dynamic and vibrant young individuals in the Brookings area. As a committee of the Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce, we work to achieve this vision by hosting professional development opportunities.

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MOPS Offers Community to Moms with Young Kids

MOPS Offers Community to Moms with Young Kids

What changes when a new baby or adopted child joins your family? It can seem like everything does. 

Suddenly you have a new and utterly important job, mom or dad, and a whole new set of skills to learn. Your baby dares you to figure it out while stealing your sleep and coopting your free time. As mothers, we quickly sense the need for other young moms to commiserate with and for older "mentor moms" to tell us why it's going to be OK in the end.  

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Make Your Mark with the Rabbit Den

Make Your Mark with the Rabbit Den

The Rabbit Den is the official student group of SDSU Athletics and is looking for the most dedicated, energetic, and enthusiastic Jackrabbit fans. It’s the most fundamental way to make an impact from the stands. For just $25, students receive a football and basketball replica jersey, early access to premier events, 25 Rabbit Rewards Points, and priority to purchase tickets to select events. Rabbit Den members are invited to an exclusive pick-up party, where students receive their replica jerseys, a meet and greet with coaches and players, and free pizza. 

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United Way Works

22 March 2018

United Way Works

United Way Works

Choices. Each day, we make a lot of them. Each choice we make have a ripple effect in our lives and the lives of those around us. In our communities we have various opportunities to become involved. One choice that I want to encourage more people to consider is serving on a board of directors for a local nonprofit.

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