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Simple tips for biking to work

Simple tips for biking to work

Biking to work can be a great way to add exercise into your day, mentally prepare for your day and decompress at the end of the day, and to decrease your carbon footprint.  It is also kind of fun.  If you’ve never done it, however, here are a few tips to...

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The Labyrinth: A Walking Meditation

The Labyrinth: A Walking Meditation

Come take a walk with RiseVT this Thursday evening, May 3 at Mystic Waters Day Spa in St. Albans. ‘A Soul Inspired Walk to New Beginnings,’ a workshop facilitated by Nathan Wiles and Christine Favreau, will introduce you to the labyrinth as a tool for...

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Health coaching teaches action and accountability

Health coaching teaches action and accountability

As RiseVT expands across the state, it’s essential to review impacts that the wellness initiative has made on the communities of Franklin and Grand Isle counties. The RiseVT Health Coaching program facilitates healthy, sustainable behavior change by...

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How to fit a bike helmet

How to fit a bike helmet

Bike helmets are essential for all bicyclists to wear – whether you’re 2 years old on a tricycle or their 40 year old parent biking around the block.  You only have 1 brain.  It’s a good idea to protect it – always. Helmets come in all colors and designs,...

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Bringing mindfulness to schools

Bringing mindfulness to schools

On Saturday March 24th, area educators had the opportunity to learn about using yoga and mindfulness in their classrooms from Lisa Flynn Founder and CEO of Yoga 4 Classrooms. RiseVT sponsored the 6-hour workshop for educators in Franklin and Grand Isle...

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Swanton Family Health Fair

Swanton Family Health Fair

On Thursday March 1st the Swanton Public Library hosted a health day at the library 26 kids and 14 adults enjoyed the healthy activities. They offered My Plate activities and sugary sweeten beverage activities by Brittany Wood, and Kids Zumba with Felicia...

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Rise to 5k 2018

Rise to 5k 2018

RiseVT is offering a a free community couch to 5k training program in partnership with Northwestern Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation Center. Registration is now open! Join our free community couch to 5k training program and get yourself ready for all of...

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Active Play Day

Active Play Day

Northwestern Medical Canter and The Family Center of Northwestern Counseling & Support Services hosted a family-friendly event focused on healthy fun Saturday February 10th. At this event community members were able to get health screenings and visit...

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Walking, biking, doctor recommended

Walking, biking, doctor recommended

Many Franklin and Grand Isle communities and their partners have been working hard to make their communities more walkable and bikeable. They’ve added, or are planning, sidewalks, recreation paths and bike lanes. Schools have joined in with Walking Wednesdays, classes...

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