What does it mean to be healthy? Berkshire health experts break it down | Local News

New Year’s Day is in the rearview mirror and with it are many resolutions for a healthier version of ourselves. That is, if we even remembered to create those goals. 

However, it’s important to put them into perspective. The Eagle spoke with Maureen Daniels, Berkshire Health Systems director of wellness and community health, as well as Dr. Rebecca Caine, a primary care provider of Berkshire Internists of Berkshire Medical Center, to provide guidance on how to create achievable goals and clarify what it means to be healthy.

How do we come up with a resolution? When do we know it’s time to change something?

“I think the opportunity comes when what we’re doing is no longer working for us,” Daniels said. “This might be the opportunity to take a pause, ‘What am I doing? Is this working for me?’”

Daniels and Caine agree that sometimes a resolution is a result

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Indonesia, WHO ink agreement on health program cooperation

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Indonesia’s Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) have signed the Grant Agreement and Joint Work Plan WHO Biennium 2024-2025, with the aim of supporting the implementation of various health programs.

In Jakarta on Wednesday (February 7), the Health Ministry’s Secretary General Kunta Wibawa Dasa Nugraha and WHO Indonesia’s representative Dr. N. Paranietharan inked the agreement that continues a similar agreement reached for the 2023-2024 period.

“This agreement does not merely sustain solid partnership between the two parties but also pushes us to collaborate to implement the WHO General Programme of Work and National Medium Term Development Plan 2020-2024,” Dasa noted in a statement received from the ministry here on Thursday.

He also stated that the agreement was reached to support Indonesia’s strategic health activities, with the end goal of implementing the ministry’s pillars of health transformation with a sound level of accountability.

The secretary

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Report claims Health app coming to iPadOS 17, Apple planning AI-powered coaching service

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Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman apple-aapl-developing-ai-health-coaching-service-ipados-17-health-app?sref=9hGJlFio&leadSource=uverify%20wall” data-ylk=”slk:reports;elm:context_link;itc:0″ class=”link “reports on a few features Apple is planning for its Health initiative with this year’s iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 operating system updates. According to the journalist, the Cupertino firm is working on an AI-powered health coaching service and a new technology for tracking emotions.

The coaching service, codenamed Quartz, is designed to “keep users motivated to exercise, improve eating habits, and help them sleep better.” Using AI and data from the Apple Watch, Apple could create “coaching programs tailored to specific users.”

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Gurman says this service is planned for next year, although it could be canceled or postponed. Unlike an initiative Apple offered alongside the Singapore government in 2020, this one would be another

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Mind, Body and Spirit Fair puts a new spin on personal wellness –

Buoyed by summer temperatures, the crowd at the Lake Lenore Mind, Body and Spirit Fair found vendors, practitioners and presenters galore, each with an offering tailored to supporting individual wellness. Attendees could get a tarot card reading, try Reiki and access bars treatments, and explore the healing and grounding wares.

Leanne Brinkman was one of the organizers who is set to bring a new view to wellness for people in the area. 

“We tried to pull in people (vendors and presenters) from all over the area just to showcase what we offer,” explained Brinkman. “With mental and physical wellness, it all starts with our brain, and a lot of these vendors focus on that.”

For high school student Georgia Brinkman, providing healing through stimulating access bars contributes to personal wellness of her clients. 

“Access bars are thirty two points on your head, and what it does is improve your

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The holy importance of minding one’s own body, heart and mind

In the context of faith communities, the idea of putting a spotlight on oneself and your individuals needs may, at first glance, seem opposed to the teachings of scripture. After all, in the Christian tradition, we are call to be a serving people, caring for our neighbors as we follow our God. We are not to be self-centered or self-serving and some have even been raised to always put the needs of others above their own needs. For some, the term self-care may even seem like we are putting too much focus on ourselves rather than God. While there are certainly times and places for selflessness and even self-sacrifice in this walk of life and faith, it is also important that we find a balance of caring for ourselves as we do this outward and upward work.

Self-care is a holy act. The importance of finding this balance of caring

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Why AI Tools Can Assist, But Not Replace Health Coaches

Sandra Scheinbaum, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, Functional Medicine Coaching Academy, Inc.

Last month, Apple revealed that the company plans to release a generative AI tool called “Quartz,” which will utilize data gathered from Apple watches to create personalized health coaching programs for its users.

Generative AI has been advancing in leaps and bounds, such that an AI coach would have capabilities far beyond simply directing users to eat this (not that), sleep more and exercise longer. Rather, this AI would be able to ask probing questions to users, have “conversations” and work with them as a more-than-acceptable simulacrum of a human being.

Apple is not the only one venturing into AI health coaching; other companies are creating similar products. The proliferation of these devices may lead health coaches to wonder if their work will still be relevant and needed in the coming era. It’s a reasonable question, but one

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