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We Need To Get Serious About Community Connection

December 17, 2016

by Jeannette Mare

We need it, a lot of it, and in our hyper-busy, overly tech-connected lives, we’re not getting enough. By becoming intentional about kindness, we can build and nurture the connections that help to create a healthy community. On the surface, kindness may seem like a “soft” issue, but evidence is overwhelming that learning kindness skills… Read more »

Why Is Healthy Nutrition One Of BEYOND’s Four Pillars?

December 15, 2016

by Ross Zimmerman

Why is healthy nutrition one of the four pillars of BEYOND’s work?  That’s the area of biggest need relative promotion of good science and rational analysis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tracks mortality.  In 2016, over 2.6 million people died in the U.S.  A huge proportion of those deaths were due to… Read more »

How Nature Can Make You Happier and Healthier

by Diana Rhoades

Last January, after participating in BEYOND Tucson’s 6th annual celebration of life and the outdoors, I picked up a copy of National Geographic’s The Power of Parks: a yearlong exploration of the National Parks. The title was “This is your Brain on Nature.” The article is comprehensive in describing scientific research establishing the benefits of… Read more »

Why I Run

December 13, 2016

by Randy Acetta

I started running in high school and found out I was good at it.  A young kid at a new high school, I found pleasure and companionship playing many different sports but by my senior year I grew exclusively focused on cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track and so that was pretty much the… Read more »

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