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The Potential Benefits of Boredom

Thanks to the coronavirus, a lot of us are pretty bored right now.  Kids are bored because they can’t hang out with their friends or play sports, and grown-ups are bored because we’re all caught up on email for the first time in months and there’s only so much Netflix one can binge before you…

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Connecting For Well-Being – Pregnancy

Our latest “Connecting for Well-Being with Wello” chat discusses what it means to be pregnant in the midst of a pandemic with OB/GYN Dr. Kristin Lyerly of Women’s Care of Wisconsin. Dr. Lyerly shared that there is still a lot we don’t know about the virus and how it is transmitted, but based on the…

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Connecting For Well-Being – Coping

As Wello continues its Connecting For Well-Being Series, we bring you Regan A. R. Gurung Ph.D, Professor of Psychological Sciences at Oregon State University and formerly of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay to discuss coping through the current COVID-19 outbreak as well as a free course that OSU is offering that is open to the…

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Connecting For Well-Being – Education

Wello aims to help our community social connect during a time of social distancing. To do that, we will be hosting our Connecting For Well-Being Series featuring community members who will share their stories during the current COVID-19 outbreak. To kick off our series we have Carla Buboltz, Superintendent for the Wrightstown Community School District.…

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Science of Well-Being: Flatten the Curve

Have you seen the hashtag #flattenthecurve trending on your social media feed?   The “curve” in question reflects the number of people infected with COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the idea is that there are two scenarios.  One, we go about business as usual, which will result in a huge number of people coming down with the virus…

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5 Takeaways from Wello’s Well-Being Survey Results

Last Wednesday, Feb. 12th, Wello presented the findings of our 2019 Community Health and Well-Being Survey.  We celebrated the milestone at our first-ever Well-Being Summit at St. Norbert College with more than 150 community members in attendance.  At the summit, our research team shared the data which was collected in July-August of 2019 using the…

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Civic Engagement Gets Boost In Green Bay

According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), civic engagement plays a key role in improving the conditions that influence health and well-being for all.  When a population is civically engaged it demonstrates that people care about their community and are motivated to participate in making it a better place.  And benefits of civic engagement…

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Winter Well-Being

What if you picked up the Green Bay Press Gazette and saw a headline that read “Study Shows Green Bay Area Winters Promote Superior Fitness Levels in Community?”   Honestly, it’s not that far-fetched of a concept, we’re just used to hearing the opposite message: that the long, cold Wisconsin winter prevents us from being as…

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Tips for Holiday Well-Being

Holidays promote social connectedness, but they can also promote stress.  Here are a few tips for staying cool, calm and jolly during the holiday season!   1. Stay active. Hit the local downtown scene for some holiday shopping. Holiday decorations and sales beckon, but we can make our holiday a bit more active by adding an…

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Well on Wheels – It’s a Wrap

Thirty-five days and 1,456 miles into their 7000 mile cross-country tandem bike ride, Peter and Tracy Flucke faced a tough decision.  Tracy, who was still under a year out from major knee surgery in August of 2018, was feeling the wear and tear of the beautiful but aggressive west coast mountain terrain.  In addition, road…

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