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GHR Healthcare Celebrates Nurses with Donation to Direct Relief

May 5, 2020 10:41:53 AM / by GHR Human Services

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Plymouth Meeting, PA, May 5, 2020 – GHR Healthcare, the parent organization to a family of healthcare and community-based staffing companies including GHR Human Services, celebrates Nurses Week with donation to Direct Relief.

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How to Turn Snacking Into a Healthy Pastime

May 5, 2020 9:32:17 AM / by GHR Human Services posted in health tips

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Let’s face it, almost everyone loves to snack. In fact, many of us might be finding we're wandering to the fridge or pantry more often than normal. After all, snacking distracts us. It makes us happy. It even helps us fight boredom.  

The problem is, snacks too often are sugary, fatty or high in carbs, all of which are counter-productive to staying fit. 

But here’s the great news, with a little planning and forethought, there are plenty of healthy snack options that are both good, and good for you. Here are some ideas to get you started: 

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Take a Walk

May 4, 2020 8:46:43 AM / by GHR Human Services posted in health tips

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It seems to be everyone’s new favorite pastime: walking. And why not? There’s not much going on with sports, no one can watch Netflix 24-hours per day, most gyms are closed, we’re all staying pretty close to home and Spring is spreading across the nation. 

All combined, it’s the perfect time to get outside for a walk. And it’s good for you too. 

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Helping your children enjoy their down time

Apr 29, 2020 8:56:19 AM / by GHR Human Services posted in health tips

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Nothing drags by slower than idle time for your kids. They want fun. They want adventure. They want something, anything, to do to help pass the time.  

Well, good news! There are a ton of great things out there your kids will love. You just need to do a little looking around.  From games and activities to virtual tours and (shh, don’t say it out loud) educational opportunities that make learning fun.  

To get you started, here are some options you might want to check out. 

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Five ways to celebrate special events while staying safe

Apr 27, 2020 9:21:18 AM / by GHR Human Services posted in health tips

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Celebrating the special occasions in our lives is an important part of our well-being. Just because we’re all trying to keep some distance, doesn’t mean we have to ignore key milestones…birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, and more need to be celebrated, now more than ever. 

So, we thought it would be fun to share some of the more creative ideas, sites and celebrations we’ve discovered in our ongoing effort to #Stay Well.  

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Turn home-time into gym-time

Apr 24, 2020 9:43:39 AM / by GHR Human Services posted in health tips

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Staying active and being in shape are not only important for our physical fitness, but also plays a key role in our mental fitness too. Whether you’re a recovering couch potato or a regular exerciser, there are a ton of great apps out there to help you begin, or continue, your fitness program. 

Looking for a starting place, check out some of these favorites! 

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A great time for a new hobby

Apr 22, 2020 9:44:32 AM / by GHR Human Services posted in health tips

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Since we all find ourselves with a little extra “home” time on our hands, why not invest a little of it in learning a new skill or picking up a new hobby. Just because we’re all staying close to home, doesn’t mean you can’t still expand your horizons. 

Here are a few ideas to get you started.  

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Help Yourself by Helping Others

Apr 20, 2020 1:14:20 PM / by GHR Human Services posted in health tips

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Abraham Lincoln once said, “To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.”  Those were wise words from Honest Abe. 

In fact, psychiatrists tell us that there is real value in helping others. Volunteering can reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated and provide a sense of purpose.  

If you find yourself with extra time on your hands, consider some of these options to lift your spirits while lifting up others. 

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Free Stuff to Pass the Time

Apr 16, 2020 9:14:06 AM / by GHR Human Services posted in health tips

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Finding yourself with extra time on your hands? Trying to relax after a hectic day? No matter what your new reality is, there is some good news in all this…free stuff!

Here are some of the best online freebies to help you relax and pass some time.

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A checklist to deal with stress

Apr 15, 2020 8:50:57 AM / by GHR Human Services posted in health tips

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It doesn’t matter who you are or what you do, we’re all dealing with heightened levels of stress. And, according to experts, that’s ok. Simply recognizing that we’re not in this alone is a great step towards coping with our anxiety.

Here are a few more ways to deal with stress.

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