Health and Wellness

January 12, 2018 – In the final installment of our series “Re-connecting with a Healthy Lifestyle,” Antonia Gonzales and Sarah Gustavus examine the role of farming and traditional foods in increasing access to fresh produce in Native American communities. They … Continue reading Re-connecting With A Healthy Lifestyle: Traditional Foods

December 8, 2017 – There are thousands of websites and apps that aim to help people manage their weight or work on improving their health. But few of those resources are targeted for Native Americans.  In the latest installment of … Continue reading Re-connecting With A Healthy Lifestyle: Technology And Online Tools

November 3, 2017 – One way to address high obesity rates in Native American communities is to encourage families to drink less soda and more water. The STAR school near Leupp, Arizona is offering several incentives for students to swap … Continue reading Re-connecting With A Healthy Lifestyle: Replacing Soda With Water

October 6, 2017 – Chronic illnesses, particularly diabetes, is a longstanding public health concern in many tribal communities in the Southwest. Native Americans are also more likely to be obese than many other groups, according to data from the Centers … Continue reading Re-connecting With A Healthy Lifestyle: Diet and Exercise

September 1, 2017 – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Native Americans and Alaska Natives are more likely to report their health is fair or poor compared to other groups. Native communities also report higher rates of … Continue reading Re-connecting With A Healthy Lifestyle: The Indigenous Way