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Farmingdale Trail


LULC member Ben Craddock continues his summer of rating and reviewing local trails. Follow his journey @BenCraddock! Read more

Food Is Medicine


There is an ancient Indian precept which clearly frames the issue of our food functioning as medicine:
"When diet is wrong medicine is of no use.
When diet is correct, medicine is of no need"

The following blog post is taken from http://www.power-pantry.blogspot.com/ and discusses 'The China Study," and its startling implications of diet on weight loss and long term health. Read more

Well Workplace Awards- Honoring Healthy Initiatives in Local Business


Lighten Up Lancaster County explains why it is important and valuable for workplaces to care about wellness and how the Well Workplace Award Application can help evaluate how businesses address different areas of employee health. Read more

Lancaster Trails


LULC member Ben Craddock is visiting, rating and reviewing all of our beautiful trails throughout Lancaster County. Read his reviews, and then write your own! Follow Ben's adventure on Twitter @BenCraddock and hastaf #followben Read more

The Gift of Depression


In the fast-moving, time-crunching, profit-making world that we live in today there is no time to stop and think about mental health. There is a large societal stigma associated with mental health and illnesses.  Even if we do think about bringing up how we had a mental breakdown during our lunch break, we quickly refrain because we fear being labeled as weak or inept. But if we are all going through similar experiences, then what is the problem with addressing them?  Lighten Up Lancaster and Lancaster General Health are currently working to educate workplaces on the importance of caring for the mental health of their employees.  We have developed a toolkit for businesses to use as a resource for ways to implement mental health wellness programs and to create supportive workplace environments.  The toolkit will be presented at the Lancaster Health Summit on May 29, 2014 where mental health in the workplace will be the main topic of interest. Below, a Lighten Up member shares her experience with depression and how she now helps others reach holistic health. Read more

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