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The Health Wonders of Houseplants

Enhancing Your Home and Health with Greenery Houseplants are a treasure trove of health benefits, offering much more than just aesthetic appeal. They transform our living spaces into nurturing environments, contributing to both physical and mental wellness. Purifying Your Personal Space Natural Air Cleaners: Plants are gifted air purifiers, absorbing toxins and producing fresh oxygen, essential for a healthy home environment. Balancing Indoor Humidity: Through transpiration, plants naturally regulate the humidity levels in our homes, making the air more comfortable to breathe. A Sanctuary for Mind and Soul Stress-Busting Greens: The presence of plants in any room reduces stress and

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12-Day Health and Wellness Guide

12-Day Health and Wellness Guide

12 Days of Inspiring Health Ideas from Stellis Health Day 1: Mindful Meditation Compassionate Care for Your Mind’s Thriving Health Meditation isn’t just for yogis. At Stellis Health, we believe in the power of a calm mind. Start with just 5 minutes of mindful meditation each day to reduce stress and improve mental clarity. Day 2: Walk the Talk Caring Neighbors, Stepping Up for Health Lace up those sneakers and take a brisk walk around your neighborhood. It’s a simple, yet effective way to boost your cardiovascular health and connect with your community. “As an orthopedic surgeon, I treat patients

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5 Ways You Can End the Year Strong With Stellis Health

5 Ways You Can End the Year Strong With Stellis Health

Why wait for the calendar to flip to January for a fresh start and new resolutions?  The final stretch of the year is the perfect time to take charge of your health and well-being, setting the stage for a stronger, more vibrant you in the year ahead. At Stellis Health, we believe that the best time for positive change is now, and we’re here to empower you on this journey. In this blog, we’ll discuss 5 ways you can seize the opportunity to finish the year strong and welcome 2024 with a healthier, more glowing you! #1: Give Your Skin

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Promoting Mental Health Awareness: Breaking the Stigma

Awareness campaigns and forms of media about mental health have been instrumental in sparking conversations and changing attitudes in recent years. Despite the progress made, the stigma surrounding mental health issues continues to persist, often preventing individuals from seeking help or discussing their struggles openly. And the thing is, mental health problems are getting more common as we navigate the challenges of the modern world. From the pressures of a fast-paced lifestyle to the impacts of a global pandemic, more and more people are finding themselves grappling with various aspects of mental well-being. In fact, here in the US alone,

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How to Establish a Self-Care Routine That Actually Sticks (5 min read)

Why Self-Care Isn’t Selfish Are you eating, drinking, and sleeping enough? In order to feel safe, your basic needs must be met. Abraham Maslow developed a theory called “Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs” in 1943 which identifies physical needs, safety needs, love and belonging, esteem, and self-actualization as essential human needs. You don’t have to go overboard with self-pampering in order to take care of yourself. Sometimes simple steps are all it takes to give yourself some love. How to start… Benefits of Self-Care You’re not alone. Rates of depression have tripled in recent years. You may find yourself or a

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Streaking Can Be Healthy [4 min read]

If you have ever struggled with sticking with something, or achieving your New Year’s Resolution, give streaking a try. Get your mind out of the gutter; we are referring to fitness streaking, not running naked in front of a crowd. Fitness streaking is committing to exercising for a certain period of time and a specific amount of days. The bottom line is repetition; a fitness streak is a commitment to repeating a daily exercise habit for a number of days in a row. Fitness streaks typically focus on doing a certain exercise for 30 minutes a day, and then repeating

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Post-Pandemic Hope for Mental Health – by Sara Janzen, MSW, LICSW [4 min read]

Have you been feeling down in the dumps? Have you been unable to gain back your usual exuberance and energy? You are not alone. Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. In February 2021 37.2% of adults in Minnesota reported symptoms of anxiety or depression. In Minnesota last year 739 lives were lost to suicide. If you are struggling, you are not alone. Awareness is the First Step The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated feelings of isolation, stress, fear, and loneliness for just about everyone. No one is immune to the emotional struggles the

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Analyzing Alzheimer’s: Straight Talk About the Disconcerting Disease

Analyzing Alzheimer’s: Straight Talk About the Disconcerting Disease

Think of all the information your brain accrues over your lifetime – it’s immense. Everything from knowing the capital of Montana (it’s Helena) to where you left your reading glasses. It’s all in your noggin. So, when your brain can’t remember a bit of information (especially if you’re really needing your glasses), a common knee-jerk reaction for many people is, “I’m forgetting things – what if I’m getting Alzheimer’s?” Why such a strong thought when it could be normal, run-of-the-mill forgetfulness? Because Alzheimer’s Disease is scary. It is the most common form of dementia, many families have seen the firsthand

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New Mental Health Therapist Now Available At Stellis Health

Sarah Janzen, MSW, LICSW, recently joined Stellis Health as a clinical social worker, providing both group therapy and individual therapy to adolescents and adults. “Caring for your mental health is just as important as maintaining your physical health,” says Douglas Hanson, MPA, CEO of Stellis Health, P.A. “With 1 in 20 people living with serious mental illness and 1 in 10 young people experiencing major depression, we’re working to ensure mental health care and support are available locally in our community.”

 

For the past 10 years, Janzen has worked at a private mental health agency in Plymouth that specialized in intensive outpatient therapy. “I always feel privileged to be invited into someone’s journey and allowed to help them reach their goals and recognize their own strengths,

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