Foundations for Life is the staff blog of the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation. Follow along as members of our team discuss all things health and wellness as it relates to their day-to-day lives! They’ll talk healthy living, personal experiences, family life, exercise, nutrition and so much more, providing fresh perspectives and a wide array of topics for your reading pleasure each week. Share, comment and join the conversation!
As our communities seek to slow the spread of coronavirus, we’re all adapting to a new way of life that risks greater isolation, higher anxiety, and more uncertainty about the future. Finding ways to cope with this new way of life is vital in the days ahead.
Learn what you can do to strengthen your immune system as cases of COVID-19 continue to spread through Southeast Pennsylvania and across the country.
Bouncing Back from Springing Forward
What better time to reexamine your sleep health than after springing forward into Daylight Savings Time?
Reducing Teen Dating Violence
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and the YWCA Tri-County Area has resources to empower young women in the Pottstown area.
The Health Benefits of Tea
With all of tea's health benefits, it's no wonder that it's the most popular beverage on earth. Learn more about the physical and cognitive perks of drinking tea.
How Radioactive is Your Home?
Read about the health effects of radon exposure and the events in Limerick and Boyertown that helped demonstrate the risk.
January 6 is National Bean Day, and there’s a lot to celebrate about the humble bean. Beans are packed with nutrition, can be prepared to suit everyone’s tastes, and are more environmentally sustainable than other sources of protein.
There’s good news for dogs and their companions—according to recent research, dogs increase their owners’ lifespans.
Vitamin D in the Dark Months
If you’re feeling sluggish this time of year, it might be time to check your Vitamin D levels. According to research, over 40 percent of Americans are deficient in the vital nutrient all year round, and that number increases further as the days shorten and the winter chill hits.
The leaves are falling furiously in Pottstown. This year, instead of kicking them to the curb, think about composting them for use in next year’s garden.
Commemorating Veterans Day
This year marks the 100th annual observance of Veterans Day, and whether you’re a veteran or just want to show your support for America’s service members—past and present, there are commemorations in the Pottstown area and beyond for you to join.
Wholesome Halloween Handouts
Want to join in on the fun of Halloween without amping up the neighborhood’s sugar consumption? Here are a few candy alternatives that will make your house a healthy—and fun—stop on the trick-or-treat route.
Healthy Halloween Pumpkin Seeds
When you’re scooping out the innards of all those pumpkins this Halloween, don’t throw away the seeds—they’re full of nutrition and they make a wonderful festive treat when roasted in the oven!