We're excited to introduce a conversation today launching our #MOTRcares campaign. This campaign focuses on real-life topics that affect our members and keep us from our optimal wellness levels.
Today, our topic is Exercise and Your Mental Health, a conversation that is sponsored by our friends at PNC Bank. Our special guests for this video include Kate Kelly, Regional President of PNC Bank Minnesota, and Sharon McKim, licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy with the PNC Well-Being Center in Pittsburgh, PA. Sharon talks about the link between our physical health and our mental health and gives us a great, easy breathing exercise we can do to help decrease anxiety, promote relaxation and positive energy, reduce stress and blood pressure and promote mindfulness. Listen in!
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Sharon is a licensed, board certified Doctor of Physical Therapy. She earned her doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh and has a bachelor's degree in Biology from Gannon University. Sharon has practiced as a PT for 14 years, with a primary focus in outpatient orthopedics. Sharon's approach combines manual therapy, tailored exercise programs, and preventative education regarding activities of daily living and ergonomics in order to fully treat not only symptoms but the cause of pain and dysfunction for each patient.
Content provided by Everbrook Academy
“Is my child ready for elementary school?” As a mom, chances are you’ve asked yourself this question. In today’s world, we want to make sure that we’re giving our children every advantage and opportunity that we can, and that means ensuring that their education begins early — and gets off to the right start.
Research shows learning loss is real — children can lose essential skills gained during the year. While summer is underway, the new school year will be upon us in the blink of an eye. Read on for a few things you can do this summer that will help prepare your kids for the upcoming school year.
Run for yourself and run for girls on Saturday, July 24 at Twin Cities Orthopedics’ Women Run the Cities, presented by PNC Bank, at St. Paul’s Upper Landing Park.
Do it for you with 5K, 10K and 10 mile distances. You’ll earn a finisher shirt and medal. Do it for Girls on the Run, the girls’ empowerment nonprofit, with generous donation matching from TCO, PNC Bank and Twin Cities In Motion.
Celebrate successes, motivate ambitions and elevate the next generation. For more information and to register, click here.
The success of our community depends on the strength of the entire village. Moms on the Run welcomes Everbrook Academy to Minnesota with two new locations — Woodbury and Savage — and as a 2021 #MOTRkind sponsor. We love options for healthy families. Read on to learn more about Everbrook and their innovative STEAM-powered curriculum.
There's no doubt this is a stressful and challenging season. If you have young children, our friends at PNC, through their Grow Up Great initiative, have some helpful tips parents and caregivers can do to help relieve some of children's fears and insecurities. One tip is remember to be calm and understanding when children are being clingy, whiny or overactive. Helping them regain control of their feelings reassures them that you are keeping them safe.