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161. Play Your Way to Fitness: Exploring the Vital Link Between Recreation and Health

December 4, 2023

In this episode, we delve into the crucial connection between recreation and fitness. We explore how engaging in recreational activities not only enhances physical health but also boosts mental well-being. We discuss the science behind the fun, shedding light on why incorporating play into our daily lives is essential for holistic health. Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast or someone looking for enjoyable ways to stay active, this episode offers valuable insights and practical tips to make recreation a fulfilling part of your health journey.

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160. Strength vs. Circuit Training: A Comprehensive Comparison

November 27, 2023

This episode delves into Skyterra’s fitness pillar of wellness, comparing strength and circuit training. Alan is joined by Matt, Skyterra’s Assistant Fitness Director, and together they explore strength training, highlighting its focus on muscle and strength building, and discussing its benefits like improved bone density and potential risks such as injury. They also discuss circuit training, a dynamic approach that blends cardiovascular fitness with muscle endurance, offering benefits like improved heart health and challenges like less targeted muscle growth. The discussion helps listeners understand the suitability of each style for specific objectives, like strength training for muscle building and circuit training for overall fitness.

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159. Navigating the Challenges of Young Adult Wellness: Our Therapists Answer Listeners’ Questions

November 20, 2023

In this episode of the Inspired Intentions podcast, we delve into the heart of parenting young adults, guided by the wellness pillars of Skyterra’s Young Adult Program. As our Clinical Director and Primary Therapist sift through a diverse array of questions submitted by listeners, they offer insightful advice and practical strategies for supporting young adults through their unique journeys. This episode serves as a beacon for parents seeking to understand and aid their young adults in building resilience, self-confidence and healthy lifestyles.

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158. Defying Gravity: The Lift of Aerial Yoga at Skyterra

November 13, 2023

Ever wondered what it feels like to float effortlessly while engaging in the art of yoga? Join us as we discuss how aerial yoga, a unique form that uses silk hammocks to support your body, allows you to stretch and strengthen without overstressing your joints or compressing your vertebrae. We explore the benefits for both beginners and seasoned yogis alike, emphasizing how aerial yoga makes the practice more accessible to people of all ages and abilities. Whether you’re looking to improve flexibility, heal from an injury, or simply find a new way to relax, aerial yoga offers a versatile approach to wellness that aligns with Skyterra’s mission to meet every guest where they are.

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157. Embracing ADHD – A Gift in Disguise with Aimee

November 6, 2023

In this enlightening episode, we sit down with Skyterra Young Adult guest Aimee, who not only shares her personal journey with ADHD but also offers a fresh perspective on why she sees it as a gift rather than a setback. Growing up, Aimee faced the typical challenges that come with ADHD, including difficulties with concentration, impulse control and organization. But through her struggles, she unearthed strengths and capabilities she never knew she had.

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156. Skyterra’s Five Pillars of Wellness as Seen Through the Eyes of a Longtime Guest

October 30, 2023

On today’s podcast, hear about Skyterra’s Five Pillars of Wellness through the eyes of a long-time and frequent guest, Margie. She opens up about her experiences at Skyterra, what has worked for her at home, and why she returns again and again.

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155. The Art of Slowing Down

October 23, 2023

In today’s fast-paced world, the act of slowing down has become more of a luxury than a necessity. Yet it’s a crucial component of a balanced life and overall wellness. In this episode, we are joined by Caitie Forde-Smith, the Program Director at Skyterra Young Adult and the former Guest Services Director at Skyterra Wellness. Drawing from her vast personal experience and the transformational journeys she has witnessed in both programs, Caitie delves deep into the art and importance of slowing down.

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154. Why Being a Sports Fan is Good for your Mental Health

October 16, 2023

Ever felt that rush of excitement just before a big game? Or the camaraderie when donning your favorite team’s colors? It turns out these emotions are more than just fleeting moments of joy. In this episode, we delve into recent studies that have uncovered some surprising benefits of being a passionate sports fan. From boosted self-esteem to an overall sense of life fulfillment, cheering for your team may be doing wonders for your mental well-being. Tune in to learn why your sports fandom might just be one of the best things for your mind.

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153. No One Wants to See You Fail: Tips for Public Speaking from a Theater Professional

October 9, 2023

How to be more comfortable speaking in public is a skill to be learned. On today’s podcast, we talk again with Kerrie Seymour, a professional actor, director and theater professor on how to build your confidence as a public speaker. Learn how to use acting methods to appear more confident in front of an audience and hear the simple mindset shift that will help remove (almost all of) your anxiety and let your public speaking fears go.

– Make Your Voice Heard by Chuck Jones
– Permission to Speak by Samara Bay
– www.kerrieseymour.com

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152. Meal Prep Made Easy: Quick, Healthy and Delicious Ideas from Skyterra’s Dietitian

October 2, 2023

It can be quick and easy to make delicious meals that are also good for you! On today’s episode, we talk with Molly, Skyterra’s Dietitian, on her advice for her favorite go-to meal, three ingredients to always have on hand, and the one piece of surprising advice she always gives to guests. Learn the benefits behind prepping and planning your meals, and how to set yourself up for success and health.

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151. Growing Together: Gardening and Community Wellness

September 25, 2023

In this second of a three-part series, we dig deep into the soil—and soul—of gardening, unveiling its multifaceted benefits that extend far beyond just growing your own produce. Today we discuss the very real physical benefits of getting your hands dirty in a garden.

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150. Roots and Reps: Physical Health through Gardening

September 18, 2023

In this second of a three-part series, we dig deep into the soil—and soul—of gardening, unveiling its multifaceted benefits that extend far beyond just growing your own produce. Today we discuss the very real physical benefits of getting your hands dirty in a garden.