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Wellness

Forks Over Knives Raises Awareness About Health

Muncie Voice was happy to co-host the first viewing of Forks Over Knives in the Muncie, Indiana area with the Muncie Public Library. As highlighted in previous articles, Forks Over Knives is the critically acclaimed food documentary promoting a whole grains, plant-based diet. It’s not a fad diet to help you lose weight. It’s about […]

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Wellness

10 Nutrition Tips from MyPlate

Muncie Voice has been asked to be a Community Partner in the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion Network. One of our goals is to promote a healthier lifestyle for citizens of this community since our current health and well-being rankings are some of the worse in the Indiana. As the cost of healthcare soars, […]

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Wellness

YMCA Should Fund Community Wellness Programs

After the previous articles written about the YMCA, we’ve received many positive responses within the community by citizens who also believe the Y no longer represents the best interests of our community. However, as we’ve indicated, many will not go public with this opinion due to fear of retaliation by this local “Christian” organization which […]

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Fitness

Where is the Parity at the Muncie YMCA?

According to Webster’s dictionary, parity is defined as, “the quality or state of being equal or equivalent.” Based on my recent experience, I question whether the Muncie YMCA has this quality. The 2nd annual Shamrock 5k/10k was this past weekend in Yorktown was an overwhelming success with over 260 participants walking, running, pushing strollers and […]

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Wellness

YMCA Not Deserving Charity

Sometimes it can be very unpopular to point out that the Emperor really is naked, or the sacred cow doesn’t pass the sniff test. Yet, one of my favorite quotes was from Dr. Seuss and his new movie Lorax has been a huge success. He once wrote,  “Be who you are and say what you […]

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Culture Wellness

Well-Being Index for Muncie Area Residents?

Thanks to some savvy readers, Muncie Voice learned of a third index used for measuring how well our community is doing in health and wellness. Last week, top public and private sector leaders in Muncie gathered together to discuss community wellness, and how to get our citizens more active and healthy. The motivation has come […]

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Government Wellness

Resident Accuses Parks Board of Unfair Treatment

  This past year has been a shaky one for the City of Muncie’s Parks Board, and tonight’s meeting was no different. City resident, Wayne Scaife, complained to the Board, and more specifically to Parks Board President, Mary Beth Lambert, that he, and other residents, have felt like there is “disparity of treatment” on how […]

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Culture Government Wellness

Community Gardens

Planting seeds in Neighborhood Garden Surviving 1918 and 2011. Did you know that Muncie/Delaware County has an impressive and fascinating past of surviving through a WW1 by means of community gardening? According to the book “Delaware County in the World War”: WAR GARDENS- “Muncie and Delaware County held first place in the Nation, demonstrating in […]

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Wellness

Seven Quick Fixes to Feel Better

Getting Back to Wellness Anxiety and fear dissipate quickly when countered with conscious breathing. The signals our bodies use to tell us we need to cleanse ourselves physically, mentally, and emotionally are multifaceted and often mirror symptoms we associate with illness. If we heed these signs, we not only feel better quickly but also stave […]

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Wellness

Making Life Yours – Perception

A simple shift in attitude can help us recognize the hidden potential for fulfillment in every event. There is no secret recipe for happiness and contentment. The people who move through life joyously have not necessarily been blessed with lives of abundance, love, success, and prosperity. Such people have, however, been blessed with the ability […]