Around the House: wellness

By Joe Shaffer
A newly formed running group made up of members and staff Fountain House teamed up with the Genesis Club in Worcester, Mass. for the 44th Annual Falmouth Road Race. Team Genesis of Genesis Club, a fellow training base for Clubhouse International, has...
“My wellness background is…”I’ve always been interested in fitness but slacked off for a couple of years. Fountain House has inspired me to get back into shape.I’m training for the Fountain House One-in-Four 5K because…My goal for this year is to get fit. What...
“My wellness background is…”Ever since I was a kid I used to read the muscle fitness magazines on how to stay fit and develop your muscles. It was always interesting to me. I used to play a lot of sports to stay fit.I’m training for the Fountain House One-in-Four 5K because...
“My wellness background is…”I have always been interested in health and wellness. I took many physical health courses in college.I’m training for the Fountain House One-in-Four 5K because…I want to exercise more and show everyone that the walking groups are good for...
“My wellness background is…”I used to exercise a lot in high school and was capable of participating in most physical activities. I also stopped smoking cigarettes two years ago, which I am proud of.I’m training for the Fountain House One-in-Four 5K because…After...
Members and staff share how fitness, nutrition, and healthy habits have become part of the Fountain House culture.AlanSince joining Fountain House I have been much more aware of the physical aspects of life such as exercising in the state of the art gym on the fifth floor above the Wellness Center...
By Ashley Womble
More than 500 people— including Fountain House members, staff, and community members— spent Saturday morning in Riverside Park to raise awareness about the connection between mental and physical health. The second annual walk/run has a dual purpose of fighting stigma while promoting the...
By Joe Shaffer
Walking around Fountain House, it’s literally impossible to miss the colorful and creative signs posted everywhere encouraging members to sign up for next week’s Fountain House/DHC One-in-Four 5K.All around the house, I am seeing how energized our members are to improve not just...
By Ashley Womble
The Hilton Humanitarian Prize carries with it a $1.5 million honorarium that will enable Fountain House to continue as a life-changing catalyst for people living with mental illness here in New York City, in the United States and around the world.  Dr. Shekar Saxena and Kenn DudekPoor...
By Howard Owens, MD
A recent study documents a dramatic decrease in the most serious complications of diabetes.The 4-17-14 edition of the New York Times reports a recently published long-term study of trends in the treatment of diabetes, which brings encouraging news to those who are undergoing treatment for this...

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