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Lisa Allmendinger on January 15th, 2018

This week’s guest on “Around Town with Linda” is a re-airing of an interview with Amy Heydlauff (CEO of Five Healthy Towns) in a nod to people starting the year off in a healthy way. “Around Town” with Linda Meloche can be seen daily on Channel 18 at 7:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 6 p.m., and […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on January 9th, 2018

By Amy Heydlauff When I was a director of a small department at Chelsea Community Hospital my boss (Maggie Morehouse) taught me one of the best things I ever learned about leadership and life. She said some people lead with an attitude of abundance. Working together, there is enough for everyone. Others lead with an […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on December 10th, 2017

By Amy Heydlauff Do you watch the television show, Mom? How about This is Us? Both shows deal with the topic of addiction. One is humorous and the other dramatic. Both are realistic in their portrayal of the turmoil brought on by addictions (in these shows addiction includes food, alcohol, prescription and illegal drugs). In […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on April 17th, 2017

This week’s guest on “Around Town with Linda” is Amy Heydlauff, CEO of Five Healthy Towns. “Around Town” with Linda Meloche can be seen daily on Channel 18 at 7:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 6 p.m., and 11 p.m.  DVD’s of all shows are available to check out on the second floor of the Chelsea District […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on June 12th, 2016

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Amy Heydlauff for the information in this column.) Lately you may be hearing about ‘functional fitness’. I asked Brett Pedersen, a certified group fitness instructor and weigh management specialist to help us understand what functional fitness is. Functional fitness is an approach to exercise that translates directly to everyday […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on May 19th, 2016

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Amy Heydlauff for the information in this column.) It is likely your top priority, day to day, isn’t your long-term health. Assuming that’s true, and for most of us it is, here’s something we’d like you to try. It’s so simple even a toddler can do it. And most […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on February 14th, 2016

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Amy Heydlauff for the information in this column.) It’s February. All of us who decided to start taking better care of ourselves or our families in the New Year are succumbing to the realities of schedules, competing interests and the belief taking daily care is too hard. Some of […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 3rd, 2015

By Amy Heydlauff One of the best things about the 5 Healthy Towns Foundation (previously the Chelsea-Area Wellness Foundation) is our excitement about and commitment to engaging everyone, regardless of your current level of health or fitness. This column is about the people who use our four Wellness Centers (Stockbridge, Manchester, Chelsea and Dexter). It’s […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on February 27th, 2015

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Keith Bloomensaat for these photos.)  

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Lisa Allmendinger on August 25th, 2014

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Amy Heydlauff, executive director of the Chelsea-Area Wellness Foundation, for the information in this column.) Most of us have stopped listening to experts who tell us how to be healthy. These experts say things like eat fruit. Then someone says don’t eat apples unless they are organic.  A third joins […]

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