A Fighting Chance for People with Parkinson’s Disease

A Fighting Chance for People with Parkinson’s Disease

February 10, 2017  A Fighting Chance for People with Parkinson’s Disease: Learning2Fly is giving people with Parkinson’s disease a fighting chance in our ‘Body and Brain Boxing’ fitness classes. Two classes each week, Monday and Wednesday 11am-12.
Hit the gym, beat the stress; finals week exercise

Hit the gym, beat the stress; finals week exercise

December 14, 2016 | by: Ellen Terhune Reporting correspondent eterhun1@jccc.edu With the holidays quickly approaching, Christmas music is beginning to fill the crisp winter air. The Plaza is suddenly glowing from a dazzling light display and Crown Center is now illuminated by the mayor’s 100-foot Christmas tree. Families all over the metro area are beginning to feel the joyous spirit of the season. Meanwhile, many college students are feeling complete and utter anxiety. From the endless amounts of papers and projects due, to the sleepless nights spent cramming for final exams, feelings of joy are decimated by stress. However, there is actually a simple solution to successfully surviving finals: exercise. According to Professor Deborah Bowers, who is also a monitor in the fitness center, exercise reduces stress because it allows people to set aside time in which they focus solely on themselves and not the chaos happening around them. Not only does exercise reduce stress but it also improves memory retention and concentration. “Anytime you break up your studying, it’s proven you have a much better ability to retain information,” Bowers said. “When you go back to the things you just learned, you’re going to recall them much easier. Because exercise increases circulation and oxygen intake, your ability to concentrate increases.” Joe Weis, Director of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Wellness, said the concept behind exercising in order to increase concentration is similar to methods people use to stay alert and focused while driving. “If you’re sitting at your computer reading for two hours and you’re getting drained from it, it’s exactly like when you’re driving your car and...
Wisdom from the Wild Heart

Wisdom from the Wild Heart

Hello beautiful people! I’m so excited to be part of this amazing group of writers in “Wisdom from the Wild Heart.” This is a compilation book that is out and may be purchase on Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Thank you for all of your support and enjoy this amazing collection of inspirational stories! I guarantee you will not be disappointed with the journey as you read and will gain much insight from all the wild hearts...