In time for the holidays, the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma (ACM@UCO) hosts events Dec. 7 and 8 that deliver great live, local music while uplifting our community. Our “week of giving” will help provide much-needed aid to three local organizations — the Jesus House, The Homeless Alliance and Northeast Resource Center.
Dr. Pewewardy discussed the importance of understanding through different lenses, the contributions of culture to organizations, and the concept of warrior leadership. What can you do to challenge your thought process, be more in tune to the experiences of others and advance your learning?
Congratulations to Oklahoma City metropolitan area leaders named as Oklahoma Gazette's "Forty Under 40" class of 2018. This year's class also includes four ACM@UCO-tied honorees.
Current Joys headlines a Nov. 18 tour stop at ACM@UCO Performance Lab, 329 E. Sheridan Ave., in Bricktown. Doors open at 7 p.m. Local acts Love Seats and The Lunar Laugh (acoustic) open. Tickets are $10, available at acm-uco.eventbrite.com.
During her presentation, Cyndi discussed overcoming challenges during her road to being elected an Oklahoma state representative. What challenges have you faced in your leadership journey (or see yourself facing in the future), and how have you best met and overcome these challenges (or plan to meet them in the future)?
In today’s society, stress is an everyday occurrence that people deal with in a variety of ways, healthy or unhealthy. Chronic or long-term stress can cause many problems psychologically and physically. Having healthy ways to deal with stress is an important tool for any individual. One way to help relieve stress is to be more active in your lifestyle by exercising regularly and moving more often. While there are several different strategies and mechanisms for dealing with the effects of stress, one new method is drinking tart cherry juice. Here is a little bit of information about how tart cherry juices can affect your body. . . .
November 8, 2018
By: Katie Miller
Benefits of Drinking Water
Do you struggle with your water intake? Do you know the potential benefits that water can do for your body? Below are just a handful of reasons why you should up your water game!
- Increased Brain Power
- Increased Energy
- Flush out Toxins
- Prevents Headaches
- Improves Heart Health
- Better Mood
- Increased Digestion
- Maximize Physical Performance
All of these positive outcomes of drinking water could be the difference in having bad day and having a great day. An improved mood and increased energy? Bring on the work week! . . .
11/13/18 By: Ashli Gissandaner
Start with small goals
You can still reach larger goals by getting to them in smaller increments. You do not have to limit yourself in order to do so. For example: instead of trying to lose 15 pounds at once, start small with only trying to lose 5 pounds every so often to get to 15.
Creating an incentive can help accomplish your goals. Those new pair of shoes you may want are only an exercise session away! Plus, this is motivating and rewards add a level of fun to exercise. . . .
What is Cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy is the use of cold instruments such as ice or water as a way to treat injury or inflammation. According to the Dermatology Journal, cryotherapy dates back to the times of the ancient Egyptians and has evolved over the years to what we know it as today. Even certain cultures in Europe still participate in cold-plunging each year when the waters temperature drops below freezing. Cryotherapy consists of applying ice directly to the affected area or immersing the affected area or even the whole body into cold water. Now there are also whole body cryotherapy machines that are used to immerse your body in cold temperatures as seen on the right. . . .
by: Justin Brous
According to the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, approximately 80%, or four out of every five adults will experience some form of back pain throughout their lifetime. That is a staggering number that people should be more aware of in order to take the initiative into preventing future problems with chronic back pain. The Mayo Clinic advises these factors as an effective way to prevent lower back pain which include exercise, especially the strengthening and improving flexibility of abdominal and back muscles, maintaining a healthy weight and the cessation of cigarette smoking. Below are four exercises that improve strength and/or flexibility of you core muscles to promote reduction in lower back pain. . . .