Battling a sedentary mindset? Ready to get active? Dr. Sara Powell is ready to help you set some goals. Powell, assistant professor in the kinesiology department at Missouri State University, encourages people to not take on too much too soon, as it’s a recipe for being discouraged. Tips for setting goals Even if you’re working out with a partner, Powell emphasizes that you … [Read more...] about How to set goals for physical activity
To say that this past year and a half have been tough is an understatement. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every facet of our lives and put a strain on our mental health. One simple way to destress and rejuvenate yourself is to explore the outdoors. With summer here, now’s a great time to go outside. Austin Money, assistant director of outdoor adventures and student … [Read more...] about Take a break and get outdoors
How did early American Protestants respond to disease and suffering? What role did religion play in their response to sickness? In her new book, “The Course of God’s Providence: Religion, Health, and the Body in Early America, author Dr. Pippa Koch explores the doctrine of providence – a belief in a divine plan for the world – and its manifestations in 18th century … [Read more...] about What’s the connection between religion and health?
Want to truly walk a mile in someone else’s shoes? Try an ethnographic field school. It’s an immersive experience where you live within another culture. Dr. William Meadows, professor of anthropology and Native American studies at Missouri State University, leads a 6-week experience for his students, living with a Kiowa family. He also integrates his students with members of … [Read more...] about Immersing in a new culture
Whether you’re a CEO, public relations professional, truck driver or preschool student, you are always communicating. Intentionally or not. Verbally or nonverbally. You have the skill the moment you enter the world. Dr. Carrisa Hoelscher, director of graduate communication studies at Missouri State University, sets her target on competent communication to help others improve … [Read more...] about How to move the needle in collaborative task forces