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NIHCA Spring Conference and Exhibit Expo – Gold Sponsors

April 17th, 2019
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Giving a big shout out to our Wonderful Preferred Vendor
“Gold Sponsors”
NIHCA greatly appreciates what you provide  – Thank you!

 

 

 

 

NIHCA Spring Conference and Exhibit Expo

April 10th, 2019
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Register Now!

 

WHEN:Tuesday, May 14th
WHERE: Monticello Community Center in Monticello, MN
TIME: 8:00am-4:00pm

Our Spring Conference will be packed with great networking opportunities, 6 breakout sessions to choose from, and you will receive 5.0 CEU/CEC’s from SCW Fitness Education.  This isn’t a conference you want to miss. 

Register today for your spot at our Spring Conference and a place at the roundtable the evening before.  You can check out the full agenda here

 

April Fool’s Day may have been a few days ago but that doesn’t mean the laughs need to stop.

April 3rd, 2019
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Why April Fools’ Day is Good For Your Health

 


Guess what? You should have a cupcake for breakfast this morning. It’s very nutritious.

April Fools’! (Now go ahead and reach for that bowl of oatmeal like you were going to.)
The first of April is an annual day for jokes, hoaxes, and pranks, and a time for much-needed belly laughs. What’s more, April Fools’ Day can be good for your health.
Laughing can have a positive effect on brain activity and relieve stress and anxiety. Laughing also may be good for your heart; it has a beneficial effect on blood pressure and heart rate, as well as relaxes your blood vessels, which could reduce strain on the heart.
The fun doesn’t have to stop at the end of today; April 1st also marks the start of National Humor Month, a month-long celebration of laughter and happiness. So, you have plenty of time to plan your jokes, or even just catch up on Saturday Night Live or the latest funny cat video on YouTube.
So, go ahead and smile all month long and laugh until your abs hurt. It’s worth it!

Acknowledgements: Article from health.com, By Ashley Macha

$100 January NIHCA Spotlight Winner ~ Lake Crystal Area Recreation Center

March 27th, 2019
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Click here to watch the “Lake Crystal Area Recreation” video!

 

 

 

“Searching for Spring”

March 20th, 2019
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It is officially the first day of Spring!

We got a jump start on it over this past weekend. A couple of us from the NIHCA office got outside Saturday morning and kicked off the winter blues with a brisk pre-St. Patrick’s day run with 120 other crazy folks dressed in green.

Why wait until Spring to kick the dust off our sneakers? When we weren’t being blown away by the winter winds or covered in the blizzard snows; we were meeting up over the weekends this winter to get a few practice runs under our belts. When it was warm enough, we had some of our children join us for a run making the miles seem shorter.

Saturday was such a great day for a run. The Marshall YMCA hosted the event and they had over 30 volunteers who helped point the runners in the right direction to the finish line. Every time we saw another volunteer we would let out a small, but extra loud cheer and “thank you” to them for helping out. The volunteers and cheerleaders are out there braving the cold and standing in one spot as we are laughing and keeping warm with our efforts of moving forward. The Shamrock Shuffle 5k was a great event!
It was a good time had by all and it was quite the awesome feeling crossing the finish line together!

There are more 5k’s in the future for the NIHCA office ~ stay tuned!