Wellness

A central part of Hudson Valley lifestyle is health—from getting outdoors to eating nutritious, sustainable food, people who live in the region care about living well-rounded, healthy lifestyles, with a focus on fitness, nutrition, mindfulness, and general wellness. Chronogram’s Hudson Valley online magazine focuses monthly on wellness coverage, including health trends and topics, diets and cleanses, medical treatments and facilities, alternative medicine and practices, yoga and movement, health myths and mantras, bone and heart health, sound healing, and wellness fairs and expos.

General Wellness

It Takes a (Farm) Village

Intentional Communities, Woven Into Bucolic Farmland, Are Giving People with Special Needs a Place To Grow and Thrive.
When Carol Fernandez's son, Alex, was in his late teens, she could hear the clock ticking. It was time to figure something out. Alex has autism, and while the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ensures public education services for people like him, those would end when he turned 22.

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Sing, Act, Dance, Heal

Creative Arts Therapy Can Open New Pathways of Wellness, Connection, and Joy
Wendy Kagan writes about healing through various art forms.

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Esteemed Reader

Esteemed Reader

Jason Stern remarks upon real and subjective events in terms of conciseness.

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Hightailing It From Heroin

Communities Are Uniting to Give the Slip to One of the Deadliest Drug Epidemics of All Time.
The second installment of a two-part story on opioid addiction.

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The Death Trade

Ann Hutton speaks with Stephen Jenkinson about dying.

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The Heroin Trap

From the dark abyss of the opioid epdemic, three people tell their stories.

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Medical

Go Doc Go: Doctors Doing Good

A volunteer medical initiative, homegrown in the Hudson Valley, is saving the lives of of African women.

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Mind

Healed By Horses

Equine-assisted therapies offer unbridled opportunities for self-discovery, healing and growth.

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Hudson Valley Fitness and Nutrition

The staples of health and wellness are exercise and diet. The Hudson Valley offers many resources for healthy living, including weekly yoga and fitness classes, cleansing workshops focused on nutrition and diet, organized hikes and outings through the region’s mountainous terrain, and fresh, locally grown food at farms and farmers’ markets.

Hudson Valley Spas

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle means finding ways to relax and unwind. Hudson Valley spas and resorts, like Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz and Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa in Milton, offer services and amenities that include meditation, stress reduction, massage, body treatments, and saunas. Hudson Valley spas feature eco-friendly products and cafés and juice bars with local, organic meals and snacks.