5 Reasons To Choose Yoga Over The Gym PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Manmohan Singh   
Thursday, 12 April 2018 19:49

Summary: Any type of workout or exercise is important to have a healthy being. However, a majority of people prefer yoga over the gym. Why?

Undoubtedly, yoga is one of the greatest contributions to the globe by India. In the midst of busy schedules, where people have no time to include exercise in their day-to-day routine,  we often seek a gym’s help to get fast results. But yoga comes in as a boon and ensures the permanent solutions to the problems without harming the body.

Which one is better than the other, yoga or the gym, is a never-ending debate. It is true that any kind of exercise is important for a healthy and fit body. But it is also important to have enduring health care.

 Yoga is designed in a way to give a person long-term benefits. With ...

Performing Arts to Highlight Gender Equality Programming at Frostburg State University PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Friday, 04 November 2016 12:27

A robust series of arts-centered programs focusing on unity, respect and equal rights will kick off in November, as part of an initiative by the Frostburg State University Office of Gender Equality.

“Students want to have more of a voice in learning how to be effective allies in gender-based violence and harassment. We felt the arts is an effective vehicle to do so,” said April Baer, deputy Title IX coordinator in the FSU Office of Gender Equality. “It’s an engaging conversation they get to process.”

The programming is made possible through a $10,000 grant awarded by the Maryland Department of Mental Health and Hygiene’s Center for Injury and Sexual Assault Prevention.

“Music With a Bystander Message”

A special program, “Music With a ...

AHEC West New Affordable Care Act Connector Entity for Western Maryland PDF Print E-mail
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Written by David Stewart   
Monday, 11 July 2016 06:47

Area Health Education Center West (AHEC West), a Cumberland-based non-profit dedicated to improving access to and promoting quality in health care, was chosen by the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange to become the official health insurance Connector Entity in the Far Western Region of Maryland, which is comprised of Garrett, Allegany, and Washington counties. AHEC West’s Connector Entity program will be known as the Western Maryland Health Insurance Connector, with information about the program found at www.wmdhealthconnect.org. Residents can also call the Connector by using one of these numbers: Washington County, 301-302-0052; Allegany County, 301-723-7093; Garrett County, 301-501-5700; or toll-free at 1-888-202-0212.

“We’re very pleased to have been chosen to be the new Connector Entity,” says Susan Stewart, Executive Director of AHEC West. “AHEC West has long established partnerships with health care agencies and providers throughout the Far Western Region. Our existing partnerships and ...

FSU to Host Screening of "The Hunting Ground" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Sunday, 03 April 2016 09:09

The Women’s Studies Program at Frostburg State University, in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, will present a screening and panel discussion of the award-winning documentary “The Hunting Ground” on Tuesday, April 5, at 7 p.m. in room 397 of the Gira Center. This screening is free and open to the public.

One in five college women is sexually assaulted, yet only a fraction of these crimes are reported, and even fewer result in punishment for the perpetrators.

“The Hunting Ground” exposes the startling prevalence of sexual assault at institutions of higher education and the powerful interests that re-victimize vulnerable students while shielding perpetrators.

In raw and emotional interviews, rape survivors and their families testify ...

Medicine-Religion Institute Presents "Blue Zone" Life Tips PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Gil Hazelwood   
Saturday, 24 October 2015 09:37

CUMBERLAND, Md. – Lessons from “blue zones,” places where people live markedly longer and healthier lives, will be presented at the 49th annual Institute on Medicine and Religion to be held Friday, Nov. 20, at Allegany College of Maryland.


Blue Zones: Live Longer, Better Through Blue Zones Principles examines these longevity “hot spots” around the planet and discusses how what’s been learned there can contribute to long and healthier lifestyles everywhere.


An educational opportunity for health care and human service professionals as well as members of the general public, the presentation is based on findings by a team that included author Dan Buettner, leading longevity researchers and National ...


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