Watercooler Wellness

Apr 15
Feb 11

Will Lifting Weights Make Me Gain Weight?

The simple answer: No. Many people (especially females) are afraid that if they lift weights they will gain muscle mass and look too “bulky” or masculine. Because of this, they focus on cardio-based activities and avoid the weight room altogether. The truth is that resistance training can actually help... read more →
Jan 05

Boosting Immunity to Prevent COVID-19

The holidays are over, the new year is upon us, and unfortunately the pandemic continues to follow us into 2022. With the virus infecting more and more people each day, we need our bodies’ defenses to be as strong as possible. Now more than ever, it’s important to incorporate... read more →
Dec 15

7 Reasons to Pay it Forward this Holiday Season

‘Tis the season of giving! But when you’re feeling overwhelmed and struggling with everything on your to-do list, the reality is you’re probably not thinking much about helping other people. But volunteering your time, money or energy doesn’t just make the world better — it also makes you better.... read more →
Oct 29

What is an anti-inflammatory diet – and is it for me?

With the holidays right around the corner and the temptation to over-indulge, you can prepare yourself for fighting stress and inflammation with an anti-inflammatory diet. The anti-inflammatory diet does not include a meal plan, counting calories or measuring your food. It does, however, encourage you to put the right... read more →
Oct 01

October is Emotional Wellness Month

Emotional Wellness is not just about being happy all of the time. It refers to an awareness, understanding and acceptance of your emotions and your ability to manage effectively through challenges and change. Emotional awareness can be likened to a check engine light on a vehicle. If you don’t... read more →
Aug 31

FREE Wellness Classes Offered this Fall!

With all of the unknowns and changes still happening around us, the need to take care of yourself is as important as ever. That’s why the City of Dublin and our partners at Ohio State University are excited to offer a series of FREE wellness classes to Dublin businesses... read more →
Aug 03

5 Fitness and Weight Loss Myths You Should Stop Believing

It’s no secret the fitness industry is filled with misinformation and confusion about what it takes to be truly healthy. And with many people still working out from home or hesitant to return to the gym, more people than ever are creating their own workouts, trying virtual fitness classes,... read more →
Jun 30

Stay Healthy – Stay Hydrated

As temperatures rise and you may be spending more time outside in the sun, it’s important to stay hydrated during these hot summer days. According to ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton, 75% of Americans suffer from chronic dehydration. If you experience extreme thirst, lack of urination... read more →
Jun 02

Healthy Summer Travel

Summer is quickly approaching and after more than a year of quarantine, many of us are looking forward to getting away. While summer vacations might look and feel a little different, they can still be enjoyed with safety guidelines in mind. What should you expect when you hit the... read more →
May 10

5 Reasons to Love Your Farmers Market and Fresh Produce

Spring is here and local farmers markets are beginning to open as the weather turns warmer and we are able to get outside. Farmers markets are excellent places to get fresh, healthy food directly from the grower. And besides being fun, they provide a tasty nutrition boost to your... read more →
Apr 05

Pandemic Weight Gain – How to lose the “COVID 19”

Pandemic Weight Gain – How to lose the “COVID 19” Last spring, jokes about gaining the “COVID 19” were good for a laugh. More than a year into the pandemic, however, nobody is chuckling about the weight they’ve gained during quarantine. While plans to scale back restriction, and vaccinations... read more →
Jan 21

Top 5 Wellness Classes Not to Miss this Winter

There are a lot of unknowns in the world right now, and while things at work may have shifted and changed for you, one thing has not – the need to take time for yourself and to focus on your health. That’s why the City of Dublin and our... read more →
Feb 28
Feb 28

Get Tracking! – The Sweet Dreams Challenge

March is National Sleep Awareness Month and a perfect time to focus on the amount of shut-eye you’re getting each night. The Sweet Dreams Challenge invites you to track how much sleep you get for 30 days. Knowing how much you sleep is a key step to making sure... read more →
Feb 28

Get Your Zzzz’s! – Improve your Sleep Health

March is National Sleep Awareness Month and a perfect time for evaluating how much sleep you’re getting. Sleep is an essential component to physical health and emotional well-being: it affects how we feel, how we focus, and how we manage our stress levels. Yet according to the National Sleep... read more →
Feb 05

Get Active! – What’s Happening Around Dublin

Don’t be afraid to bundle up and get outside this winter. Take a brisk walk through one of our 62 parks, hit the sled hill, practice your figure eights, or lace up your sneakers for a winter run. There are endless opportunities to explore this winter in Dublin. For... read more →
Feb 05

Get Heart Healthy! – Try Yoga

Downward dog? Warrior pose? Sun salutations? These might be foreign terms to you or words you wouldn’t normally associate with keeping your heart healthy, but there is growing evidence that proves yoga helps reduce the risk of heart disease. While most of us know the more active you are... read more →
Feb 05

Get Heart Felt! – Tell 10 people why you appreciate them

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so what better time to tell a friend, co-worker, or family member that you are grateful for them? The Heart Felt Challenge invites you to tell 10 different people why you appreciate them over the next 28 days. This is actually harder... read more →
Jan 06
Jan 06
Jan 06

Get Variety – The Eat the Rainbow Challenge

The holidays are over and the New Year is upon us, and with it comes new challenges. We’ve just spent the last month saying ‘bon appetite’ to an impressive amount of sugary sweets and indulgent meals, and saying ‘goodbye’ to self-control, the gym, and healthy choices. Now it’s time... read more →
Dec 05

Get Control of the Holidays! – 5 Tips to Beat Holiday Stress

Ah, the holidays. They bring with them your grandma’s amazing apple pie and “A Christmas Story” nostalgia. Unfortunately, they also usher in workplace deadlines, credit card debt, extra pounds, and loneliness. The holidays can be a difficult time of year. Whether it’s family drama, anxiety, or the fear of... read more →
Dec 05

Get Calm! – The Breathe Deep Challenge

The holiday rush is upon us and so is the added stress of year-end deadlines, shopping, traveling, gift giving and family get-togethers. It’s important to find ways to calm ourselves, find perspective, and reduce stress and anxiety during this busy time of year. The Breathe Deep Challenge invites you... read more →
Dec 05
Nov 01

Get Warm and Fuzzy! The You Rock Challenge

November has arrived and as we approach Thanksgiving, it is a time for reflection, appreciation, and thankfulness for the enormous blessings around us. It is also the perfect time to spread kind words to friends, family, co-workers and even strangers. Columbus Business First recently said culture emerged as a... read more →
Nov 01

Get Back on Track!

Don’t let a few skipped workouts become your new habit this holiday season No matter how dedicated you are to exercising, sooner or later, it’s going to happen. You’re going to skip a workout because your day is packed with meetings, parent-teacher conferences, school events, binge-watching the latest... read more →
Nov 01

Get Active – November 2019

Dublin is the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors! With more than 130 miles of bike paths and 61 parks, it’s no wonder the City has been recognized nationally as one of the best places to live. For information on park locations and bike paths, go to dublinohiousa.gov/parks... read more →
Oct 01

Get a Grip on Sugar! – The Beat Sweets Challenge

We know, we know – pumpkin spice lattes are all the rage throughout October and November and Halloween candy is everywhere. If you’re trying to resist the oh-so-scary lure of addictive and unhealthy sugar, this time of the year can be especially challenging. However, it’s important to know that... read more →
Oct 01
Oct 01

Get the Truth! – 4 Myths to Stop Believing

Diet and exercise myths are like fast food restaurants – they are everywhere, they’re hard to avoid, and they can derail your best intentions to follow a healthy, balanced diet. Just when you think you have a handle on the best way to nourish your body, a new study... read more →
Sep 06
Sep 06

Get Rid of Old Stuff – The Good Stuff Challenge

Summer is over, the kids are back in school, and routines are becoming more “normal” again! What better time to clean out your basements, closets, and garages and donate your items to a worthy cause? The Good Stuff Challenge invites you to search for old stuff (or maybe even... read more →
Sep 06

Get Away from Spot Reducing – It Doesn’t Work that Way

Spot reducing is the oh-so-tempting belief that doing specific exercises will reduce the amount of fat over certain areas of the body. For example, doing leg lifts to reduce fat in the hips and thighs, or doing crunches with the goal of getting those six pack abs. As consumers... read more →
Aug 06

Get Your Backpacks Ready – It’s Time for School

It’s hard to believe that summer break is almost over and the back to school rush is soon to begin! While some of us are longing for that secure feeling of “routine” again, others have found comfort in the lazy days of summer. As both young children and college... read more →
Aug 06

Get Your 5 a Day – The Five Alive Challenge

Summer is the time for farmers markets and fresh garden produce. It’s also the perfect time to eat your fruits and veggies! The Five Alive Challenge invites you to eat 150 servings of fruits and vegetables in 30 days (5 per day). A serving is about 1 cup for... read more →
Aug 06
Jul 05

Get Outside! The Air 1,000 Challenge

Summer is the perfect time for getting outside, and the Air 1,000 Challenge invites you to do just that by exercising outside for 1,000 minutes in 30 days (an average of 33 min/day). You can do any exercise you want, as long as it’s outside. Go for a run.... read more →
Jul 05

Get Active! What’s Happening Around Dublin this Month

Dublin is the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors! With more than 130 miles of bike paths and 61 parks, it’s no wonder the City has been recognized nationally as one of the best places to live. For information on park locations and bike paths, go to dublinohiousa.gov/parks.... read more →
Jul 05

Get Your Burn On! With or without the sweat

When it comes to exercise, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a drenched shirt and a dripping forehead. But does being soaked in sweat mean you burned more calories and had a better workout? While it’s common to assume the more you perspire, the more calories you burn, there’s... read more →
May 31

Get Active! – What’s Happening Around Dublin

Dublin is the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors! With more than 130 miles of bike paths and 61 parks, it’s no wonder the City has been recognized nationally as one of the best places to live. For information on park locations and bike paths, go to dublinohiousa.gov/parks.... read more →
May 31

Get Refreshed! – The Chill Pill Challenge

The Chill Pill Challenge invites you to relax for 500 minutes during the next 30 days (17 min/day). Do something you enjoy, something that is not part of your usual routine. You would think relaxing is something everyone can do naturally, but some of us find it more challenging... read more →
May 31
Apr 30

Get Well: May is Mental Health Month

The month of May is recognized as Mental Health Month. Strong mental health refers to the presence of positive characteristics and influences how you think, feel, and behave. Having solid mental health doesn’t mean that you never go through bad times or experience situations that cause sadness, anxiety, and... read more →
Apr 20

Get Active: Happening Around Dublin

Dublin is the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors! With more than 130 miles of bike paths and 61 parks, it’s no wonder the City has been recognized nationally as one of the best places to live. For information on park locations and bike paths, go to dublinohiousa.gov/parks.... read more →
Apr 10

Get Motivated: The Gratitude Challenge

How can you turn gratitude into a daily habit? Grab your favorite notebook and make a point every day to write down three things you are grateful for. Recognizing the good things in your life helps you step away from your problems for a moment. Feeling a sense of... read more →


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