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Happy New Year - 2016 Review!

Posted By Diquan Edmonds, North Carolina Recreation and Park Association, Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Updated: Tuesday, January 3, 2017

January 3rd, 2017


With the start of the New Year, I thought it would be fun to countdown my Top 5 Favorite NCRPA Wellness Initiative content since I joined the team in 2016.


5. November 2016 Wellness Webinar: Healthful Eating & Sharing Through Nutrition Programs

For our November wellness webinar, culinary health coach Dilip Barman joined us to discuss basics about healthy eating.  He also described classes that he has taught and ways to develop or extend a cooking and nutrition program in your department. To view a recording of Dilip’s presentation, please click this link.

4.  Wellness Blog: Online Fitness, September 2016

Who knew that the internet could be such a great resource for fitness? Instead of the traditional workout tape, fitness instructors are posting their exercises online through services like YouTube for free. In 2014, YouTube reported that their viewers watched 5,500 years of yoga videos alone.  I often use online workout videos in my apartment when I can’t make it out to a fitness center. They are a great way to try new workouts with minimal to no equipment needed. Click this link to view this blog post!

3. Wellness Blog: Produce for Concessions, September 2016

In September, the NCRPA Wellness Blog explored the idea of serving fresh produce in concession stands at your departmental events.  I attended a Durham Bulls baseball game in the summer, and The Durham Co-op Market had a booth selling fresh watermelon, berries, and grapes for affordable prices.  This concession stand vendor immediately got me thinking about the Wellness Initiative, and prompted me to share ways our departments could implement similar tactics. Click this link to view the post in its entirety.

2. Wellness Blog: Winter Fitness, December 2016


Planning recreation activities for the winter can be tough with the limitation of outdoor facilities. I enjoyed finding out about some fun ways to stay active during the winter (Including this cool interview). We’re still in the thick of the cold, so some of these ideas can still be implemented this year! Click this link to check out more!

1.  October 2016 Wellness Webinar: Get Going with Pokemon Go!

In October, Pokemon Go fever swept the nation! The wellness initiative explored some exciting content around Pokemon Go, including the wellness benefits of the popular game, and implications for parks and recreation. NCRPA Fellow Nicole Miller and I held a webinar called Get Going with Pokemon Go, where we discussed ways to make the most out of Pokemon Go in your community. Be on the lookout for another spike in the popularity of the game soon, as new features are set to be released in the coming months. To view the Get Going with Pokemon Go, visit this link!

Thank you for your support of the NCRPA Wellness Initiative content in 2016! Stay tuned for all of our 2017 content!


Until next time,

Diquan Edmonds

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