Hudson Valley Health & 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.

Sniffing Out a Cure for Smell Loss

Sniffing Out a Cure for Smell Loss

For those desperate to smell and taste again post-COVID, these science-backed therapies may hold the key.

Tags: Coronavirus


Esteemed Reader: A Deep and Living Canvas

Jason Stern appreciates the deep, living canvas of nature.

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Inspirational Learning and Restful Retreats: Expand Your Possibilities at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck

The Hudson Valley has long been known as one of the country’s premier destinations for lovers of vibrant cultural, recreational, and educational experiences. And for more than 40 years, Omega Institute, a center for holistic studies tucked in the rolling countryside outside the village of Rhinebeck, has provided visitors with all of those, and more. Whether you’re looking for rest and rejuvenation or to expand your possibilities through innovative workshops led by its world-renowned faculty, Omega Institute offers a wide array of educational, restorative, inspirational, and entertaining programming at its scenic, 250-acre campus. In search of opportunities to better yourself and the world around you? Look no further than the more than 250 in-person and online workshops, conferences, retreats, and professional training opportunities Omega hosts in subject areas like creativity, leadership, sustainability, or spiritual and physical well-being, which are led by world-renowned teachers, such as Pema Chödrön, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Justin Michael Williams, and Kate Tellers and The Moth. “We believe the well-being of each of us is deeply connected to the well-being of all living things,” says Robert “Skip” Backus, chief executive officer at Omega. “Our 2022 season brings with it opportunities to learn and practice those things that give us reason for hope—personally and together as a human family.” Looking to kick back and relax within the natural splendor of the Hudson Valley? An Omega R&R Retreat is an opportunity to enjoy a deep level of relaxation, be it through walks along Omega’s wooded trails and gardens; open classes in yoga, tai chi, or meditation; boating on Long Pond Lake; or losing yourself in one of the more than 7,000 books in the Ram Dass Library collection. Attendees of Omega’s workshops and R&R Retreats can nourish themselves with three mostly plant-based artisanal meals, sourced primarily from local farms and sustainable vendors. Also open to guests is the Wellness Center, which offers more than 40 different services in everything from massage to acupuncture to Reiki, as well as other special services to support your experience. For those looking to take part in the Omega experience from home, the institute also expanded its year-round digital offerings during the COVID-19 pandemic to include online access to popular workshops and many free resources, such as conversations with top teachers, an award-winning podcast, the Omega Online Community on Facebook, and more. Or you can become an Omega Member to access even more benefits and resources. “Whether you join us online or in person,” says Backus, “we invite you to explore the many ways Omega can help you expand your possibilities.” ...

Tags: General Wellness

Set Your Kids Up for Success By Booking Their Annual Wellness Visits

Summer is the perfect time to schedule pediatric wellness visits and vaccinations your children may need for the next school year.

Tags: Health

Esteemed Reader: Seeing Outside the Box (Store) | June 2022

Jason Stern takes a trip to Walmart with his teenage son.

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All Fun, No Fatigue: E-Bikes Are All the Rage at Berkshire Bike & Board

Berkshire Bike & Board, a staple of the Berkshires cycling scene since 1997, has a new location opening in Hudson this summer.

Tags: Outdoors

Esteemed Reader: On the Verge of A Revolutionary Worldview | May 2022

Jason Stern on the revolutionary worldview being born.

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Esteemed Reader: Knowing What to Ignore | April 2022

Heeding Rumi, Jason Stern focuses on what to ignore.

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Staying Independent: Small Pharmacies Get Creative to Stay in Business

Facing pressure from large retail chains, community pharmacies are finding creative ways to stay in business.

Tags: General Wellness

Columbia Memorial Health’s Surgeons Get a Helping Hand from the Mako Robotic Arm

The Future of Surgery is Robotic and CMH is Keeping Pace
In 2017, CMH invested in the Mako Robotic Arm, a cutting-edge technologi- cal unit that helps orthopedic surgeons plan and perform partial and total knee replacements and total hip replacements with exceptional accuracy.

Tags: Medical

Esteemed Reader: The Glorious Day | March 2022

Jason Stern reflects on the lessons from a glorious winter day following an ice storm.

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Esteemed Reader: Living Fully in Each Moment | February 2022

Jason Stern reflects on the fractured attention and the richness reaped when we bring full attention and presence to each moment.

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Overwhelmed by Omicron: Stories from the Pandemic's Third Wave

Hudson Valley residents share their first-hand experiences of Omicron.

Tags: Coronavirus

Winter Injuries Are No Match for Columbia Memorial Health’s Doctors

if you suffer a winter-related orthopedic injury, Columbia Memorial Health has the right doctors, equipment, and procedures to help get you back on your feet again.

Tags: Health

Fairview Hospital Offers Top-Notch Care to a Grateful Great Barrington

For more than a century, Fairview Hospital has been a safety net for the Great Barrington community, who appreciate the facility’s small-town feel combined with its nationwide network of care.

Tags: Health


Hudson Valley Events

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Women in Sculpture @ Rockland Center for the Arts

Women in Sculpture

Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Continues through Oct. 15 — RoCA is proud to present the Women in Sculpture exhibit as a...
Spirit of The Forest - Art Adventure Hikes for Teens @ Minnewaska State Preserve Park

Spirit of The Forest - Art Adventure Hikes for Teens

Fridays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Continues through Aug. 26 — Spirit of the Forest Art Adventure Hikes Ongoing between June 24 -...

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Chronogram on Instagram

It’s high time Chronogram made a newsletter about marijuana. Stay in the know with the latest on dispensary openings, industry news, cultivation tips, and more as we cover the emerging cannabis scene in New York and the Northeast. Welcome to High Society.


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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.