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When It Comes to Fitting in Your Walk, Get Creative

You don’t have to do your 30 minutes of daily physical activity all in one shot. Find creative ways to incorporate more walking into your normal routine. Daily physical activity is the foundation of a healthy lifestyle, and it’s recommended that able-bodied adults get in at least 30 minutes of exercise—whether it be walking, jogging, […]

10 Joyful Fall Activities to Try

10 Fall Activities That Spark Joy and Creativity Revisiting some of our favorite seasonal pastimes can be a great way to recharge and deepen our connections. By Rebecca Muller, Senior Editor and Community Manager at Thrive This time of year can be a great opportunity to embrace seasonal activities, like taking walks with friends to appreciate the beautiful foliage, […]

The head and heart connection

Did you know the HearMe app connects you to trained “listeners” for private and anonymous text chats ( VCU employees have access to free virtual care services through TimelyCare. Learn more about it at: and get the mental health support you need wherever you are, whenever you need it

Motivation Monday

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How to Manage Blood Pressure

Understand Readings Make smart choices and swaps to build an overall healthy eating style. Watch calories and eat smaller portions. Blood pressure is typically recorded as two numbers, written as a ratio like this: 117/76. Read as “117 over 76” millimeters of mercury. Systolic: The top number, the higher of the two numbers, measures the […]


The fridge is empty, time’s running short to shop for groceries and appetites are ramping up. A little creative thinking can help you avoid resorting to fast food. During your next Together Tuesdays gathering, consider a few of these strategies for last-minute family meals. Here are a few options to try for last-minute family meals: […]

Try These 5 Speedy Stress-relievers to Reset During a Busy Day

When we have the tools and support we need to deal with stress, we can avoid feeling completely overwhelmed. By Rebecca Muller, Senior Editor and Community Manager at Thrive Going through times of stress is inevitable, but when you don’t feel equipped to manage that stress, it can quickly become overwhelming. Researchers have even found that this can lead to “meta-stress,” […]

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