Health and Fitness: Stay motivated while taking steps against violence | Newcastle Herald



As circumstances change rapidly and frequently around the country due to the coronavirus crisis, you may be struggling to keep a semblance of normality. It may mean you have had to revert to working out at home while others might be finding it hard to remain motivated to being active. In what continues to be a challenging time for everyone, it is important to find your focus so you can keep moving. And being ready to adapt if needed is also a good idea. In the past week I have had training and games cancelled due to events unfolding

Lancaster County reports 21 new COVID-19 cases | Health and Fitness


Lincoln reported 21 new COVID-19 cases Saturday, bringing the community total to 3,287, according to the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department.

The number of deaths in the community remains at 17. There were a total of 190 cases identified in Lincoln for the week ending Saturday, which is the fewest cases in a single week since early July. The positivity rate was also down, with 6% of tests coming back positive — the lowest percentage since

Local control dispute brewing over Iowa mask mandates | Health and Fitness


County supervisors in Story County, the location of Ames and Iowa State University, are scheduled to consider a mask resolution on Tuesday after the county board of health voted last week to recommend a countywide mask requirement.

“With schools and colleges planning to convene this summer and fall, the approach of flu season, and current lack of a vaccine or post-infection immunity, the time to act is now,” the board of health wrote in a letter to the supervisors.

ISU students are returning to campus and the university reported Friday that 66 students moving onto campus housing tested positive for

FACTS FOR FAMILIES: Building personal resiliency | Health, Medicine and Fitness


When faced with adversity, resilient people:

• Are able to reframe the situation and view difficulties as challenges and opportunities for growth. They view crisis as an opportunity to grow stronger and wiser and they view challenges as manageable and NOT permanent. We WILL get through this!

• Learn from the mistakes and failures they have – but they don’t see them as failures. They see them as important lessons and try to learn from them.

• Have confidence in themselves and this belief in themselves enables them to take risks. Think about the “famous failures” you may have heard