Color My World A Healthier Place

Saint Peter’s Healthcare System experimented with a novel approach to better health by hosting a coloring “Lunch and Learn” for employees on a workday in early August.
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Saint Peter’s Healthcare System experimented with a novel approach to better health by hosting a coloring “Lunch and Learn” for employees on a workday in early August. The event was sponsored by the healthcare system’s Human Resources Department. Studies have shown that taking out crayons and coloring on a piece of paper is beneficial for one’s mental and physical health. Doctors say the body benefits go beyond relaxation and include exercising fine motor skills and training the brain to focus. Betsy Jackson, director, Saint Peter’s Office of Research, shows off her work of art as others color on.

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