TAG: health

Apps I’m loving right now

Posted in Explore and Discover on March 1, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Jane Baker In July of 2015, I wrote a blog about my interest in astronomy and one of my most favorite apps, Star Walk 2 (iOS, Android, Windows). Even now, I still get comments about Star Walk 2, leading to conversations about other favorite apps. So I’m talking about other entertaining apps I’m loving […]

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Battling the winter blahs

Posted in Explore and Discover on February 10, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Susan Goertz As we face another month of chilly winter weather, I find it a challenge to get myself outside. I am a nature lover and a fairly active person, but you will rarely see me in the gym. I want to exercise under open skies while gentle breezes drift over my skin. Which […]

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Reversing the norm of slut shaming and gender-based discrimination: ‘UnSlut: A Documentary Film’

Posted in News on February 1, 2017 at 6:00 am

Why is the sexual shaming of girls and women, especially sexual assault victims, still so prevalent in the United States and Canada? UnSlut: A Documentary Film explores the causes and devastating effects of gender-based discrimination and what is often called “slut shaming” in the United States and Canada. Featuring six women who have experienc […]

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Engage: our new library event magazine

Posted in News on December 22, 2016 at 6:00 am

  Spokane County Library District introduces Engage, the new magazine packed with information about events, workshops, and programs at the library. You can pick up Engage at any of our 10 libraries or view it online. Just like all of our events and programs, the magazine is free. When you open the pages of Engage, […]

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Moran Prairie Library Health Fair

Posted in News on June 8, 2016 at 6:00 am

Moran Prairie Library hosts a Health Fair on Friday, June 24, 2016, from 1 to 6pm. A perfect time for a quick check-up before Hoopfest. The health fair is free and open to the public. In partnership with local health organizations, the health fair features free health screenings and information on preventing health problems, improving health, as […]

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Fuel your run: pre-race nutrition strategies

Posted in News on March 4, 2016 at 6:00 am

Get the edge on fellow runners tackling Bloomsday, Spokane River Run, and Only Fools Run At Midnight with pre-race nutrition strategies. Melissa Madsen, a registered dietitian and runner, teaches the basics of hydration, pre-race meals, refueling during an event, and nutrition for post event recovery. Find out how everyday food choices can enhance […]

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Take care of your heart

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on February 25, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Jane Baker My chest was pounding so fast and hard, as if my heart was going to bust through my rib cage and explode. I felt woozy and was glad to be on my way home, I just wanted to lay down, close my eyes, rest…suddenly the jolt of my car hitting the guard […]

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Love your heart: Local resources for American Heart Month

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on February 2, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Clarissa Fidler A week ago I woke up around 4am with intense pain, unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. I got out of bed and walked up the stairs like a hunchback, clutching my chest and abdomen. I only made it to the living room before the pain forced me to the floor. Scared and […]

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A New Year’s resolution in four words

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on January 27, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Jane Baker Ah, January. A month that starts with the hopeful list of resolutions for the new, improved you. Word is that half of US citizens make New Year’s resolutions with nearly 90% failing to keep those resolutions. We have the best intentions, but seem to ask too much of ourselves. Many people I […]

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7 Cookbooks for your plant-based diet resolutions

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on January 21, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Brian Vander Veen This year I will have been vegetarian for some 15 years, if memory serves me right, and vegan for roughly the last 10. And yet, there was a time I barely knew how to peel a potato. I had fancied myself pretty decent at grilling steaks or baby back ribs but vegetables were […]

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