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Oklahoma Highway Patrol Rolls Out First Responder Wellness Division

A new program is paving the way for first responders to receive mental health counseling whenever they want.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol said troopers now have access to six free counseling sessions a year. They said it’s all part of a new groundbreaking program called the Oklahoma First Responder Wellness Division.

Danny Long has been with the OHP for more than 20 years. He said it’s common for troopers to feel “Superhuman.”

“Too many times we believe we’re the fixers. We show up on scene and we try to fix the situation. We fixed the scene. We see trauma on a daily basis, we hear trauma on a daily basis, let’s get rid of that trauma so we don’t have a problem with overflow,” Long said.

Long said he knows first-hand that not dealing with traumatic experiences can bleed into your personal life.

“I fell through the gap. I got a

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Fitness and wellness coach Monica Jones’s perfect day in DC

In DC Dream Day, we ask our favorite people in the area to tell us how they would spend a perfect day in the District.

Movement is Monica Jones‘s healing modality. The DC-based fitness and wellness coach battled ADHD, body dysmorphia and acute bulimia in her teens and early 20s. She recounts telling her mother and sister what she was going through and the shame she felt: “I stopped hurting myself with poor dialogue, and eventually I was able to put an end to purging within the next four years,” she says.

Movement gave her a reason to take care of her body so that she could perform better. “It really became a habit to celebrate my body, and it helped me to continue to show up and share my experience with my clients and online,” she says.

Her healing journey has fueled her pursuit to see communities of

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Dates, tickets, schedule and more

Carrie Underwood will lead a workout at the Kroger Wellness Festival, which runs Sept.  23-24.

This week, The Banks will transform into the 2022 Kroger Wellness Festival: two full days of health-centered workshops, exercise classes and celebrity cameos at helping Cincinnatians live healthier lives. Hosted by Kroger, this year’s edition focuses on holistic care and features experts in nutrition, fitness, health and beauty. It runs Friday, Sept. 23, and Saturday, Sept. 24.

The Kroger Wellness Festival is your chance to hear from professional athletes, pick up health tips, work out with Carrie Underwood and score some freebies. Here’s everything you need to know.

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When is the Kroger Wellness Festival?

The festival runs Sept. 23-24 from 11 am to 7 pm

Where is it being held?

The festival will stretch along The Banks, Downtown.

Is

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Increase in LED lighting ‘risks harming human and animal health’ | Environment

Blue light from artificial sources is on the rise, which may have negative consequences for human health and the wider environment, according to a study.

Academics at the University of Exeter have identified a shift in the kind of lighting technologies European countries are using at night to brighten streets and buildings. Using images produced by the International Space Station (ISS), they have found that the orange-colored emissions from older sodium lights are rapidly being replaced by white-colored emissions produced by LEDs.

While LED lighting is more energy-efficient and costs less to run, the researchers say the increased blue light radiation associated with it is causing “substantial biological impacts” across the continent. The study also claims that previous research into the effects of light pollution have underestimated the impacts of blue light radiation.

Chief among the health consequences of blue light is its ability to suppress the production of melatonin,

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7 Fall Wellness Products To Snag from Ulta Beauty

Whether you’re going back to school, back to work, or settling back into a post-summer routine, back-to-busy season means one thing: Most days, you’re lucky if you can fit washing your hair, brushing your teeth, and moisturizing into the same morning. And shaving your legs? That’s about as close to self care as you get.

But what if we told you that something as simple as showering or taking a supplement can give you that same self-care Sunday feeling, even on a hectic weekday morning?

All it takes is a little intention, and a few fall wellness products, all of which you can find at The Wellness Shop at Ulta Beauty. The handpicked selection of must-haves are curated with simplicity in mind (because let’s be honest, finding a self-care routine you can actually stick to can be tough).

Ulta Beauty organizes everything into categories covering everyday care, supplements

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