Health and Well-Being

This series of articles, written by APH VisionAware peer advisor Audrey Demmitt, R.N., discusses techniques for eating well, exercising, sleeping, and more from a blind and low-vision perspective.

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Move Your Way to Better Health and Well-Being

by Audrey Demmitt, R.N. We have become a sedentary society as we engage more with technology and less with physical labor. Healthcare professionals say sitting is the new smoking! Physical […]

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Stress Management and Relaxation

by Audrey Demmitt, R.N. The American Heart Association has found positive psychological characteristics like optimism, mindfulness, and gratitude are associated with more favorable cardiovascular health, while greater psychosocial stress, pessimism, […]

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Good Quality Sleep is Essential to Your Health

by Audrey Demmitt, RN “Sleep is the single most effective thing you can do to reset the health of your brain and body.” Matthew Walker, Ph.D., Scientific Advisor (NY […]

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Eating Your Way to Health and Well-Being

by Audrey Demmitt, R.N. Healthy eating is the cornerstone of healthy living. Food provides the fuel, nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and water our bodies require to function well. A balanced, nutritious […]

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Social Connectedness Improves Health and Well-Being

by Audrey Demmitt, R.N.  According to Vivek Murthy, the U.S. Surgeon General, loneliness has been rising for years and is now considered an epidemic. This public health concern profoundly impacts […]

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