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December 2016 Archive

Sleep Needed. Please Help!

Posted on December 12, 2016 by Susan Robinson

Good quality sleep is important to our immune, metabolic and brain functioning.  Literature has stated that 50% of Americans are not getting enough sleep. This blog will discuss tips on how to lower the causes of sleep disturbance.

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Susan Robinson is a co-program coordinator for “Thrive," and has been with the program since 2007. She earned a Bachelor and Master’s degrees from Southern Nazarene University and a Doctorate of Education in Health Promotion from Oklahoma State University. Prior to her time with OMES, Susan worked in higher education and taught at Southern Nazarene University, Oklahoma State University, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Central Oklahoma and Emporia State University. Susan's hobbies include singing in her church and community choirs, traveling and spending time with her daughter and grand dog, Georgi.

Setting Boundaries

Posted on December 12, 2016 by Chrystal Hedges

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Chrystal Hedges

chrystal.hedges@omes.ok.gov
Chrystal Hedges received her Bachelor's of Science degree from St. Gregory's University in Shawnee, Oklahoma and received her Master's of Public Health in Health Promotion Sciences from OU Health Sciences Center. She has ten and a half years of experience working in the public health arena promoting and advocating for health and well-being in various capacities. Her current role as a well-being program coordinator is to provide state employees and their families with information and opportunities to learn, grow and enrich their lives for the better. Her passion and advocacy for health and well-being has led her to one of the most important roles in her life, serving as a foster and adoptive parent. Ms. Hedges has been a foster parent for 5 years and currently has two foster children and two adoptive children.

This, Not That-Real Life Tips on Getting Cleaner in the Kitchen

Posted on December 4, 2016 by Susan Robinson

This blog is about getting cleaner with our eating.  There is common behaviors and choices, and simple and easy alternatives that support a healthier life. You don’t have to suddenly change everything about your life just to hang on to your health.

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Susan Robinson is a co-program coordinator for “Thrive," and has been with the program since 2007. She earned a Bachelor and Master’s degrees from Southern Nazarene University and a Doctorate of Education in Health Promotion from Oklahoma State University. Prior to her time with OMES, Susan worked in higher education and taught at Southern Nazarene University, Oklahoma State University, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Central Oklahoma and Emporia State University. Susan's hobbies include singing in her church and community choirs, traveling and spending time with her daughter and grand dog, Georgi.