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The Skillset Podcast S2 E2: Health and Wellness with Noah Lenstra

The Skillset Podcast

Dr. Noah Lenstra is an Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he brings a community engagement approach to the study and teaching of libraries. Notably, Noah founded the Let’s Move in Libraries Initiative, which focuses on supporting healthy living in public libraries. The project was inspired by Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative, which focused on increasing Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) among Americans. Let’s Move in Libraries continues Obama's legacy by working to increase physical activity through libraries in the U.S., Canada, and other places in the world.


16 Apr 2021

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Circulating Ideas

Steve chats with Noah Lenstra, author of Healthy Living at the Library, about the Let’s Move in Libraries initiative, why it’s important to work with community partners, examples of health literacy programming, and how libraries have adapted their programming due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Noah Lenstra started Let’s Move in Libraries in 2016 at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s School of Education, where he is an assistant professor of library and information science. His research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed publications, and in June 2020, his book Healthy Living at the Library was published by Libraries Unlimited. He earned his dissertation in 2016 from the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science, where he also completed his MLIS.  SHOW NOTES: Healthy Living at the LibraryLet’s MoveLet’s Move in LibrariesStoryWalk

2 Feb 2021

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Role of Rural Libraries in Promoting Physical Activity: Interview with Noah Lenstra

Public Health Perspectives

In this episode of Views from the Front Porch, host Dr. Christiaan Abildso talks with Dr. Noah Lenstra, Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Noah approaches rural physical activity using his expertise in library sciences and his personal upbringing in a town of about 3,000 people in northwestern Illinois that, like many rural places, suffers from health disparities in chronic diseases.


26 Mar 2020

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Princh Library Lounge Ep.6: Libraries and Fitness with Jenn Carson and Noah Lenstra

Princh Library Lounge

The words ‘fitness’ and ‘library’ rarely come up in the same sentence, but that might be about to change. What is physical literacy? How can libraries encourage people to be more active while also learning? Tune in the latest episode of the Princh Library Lounge, were our host, Marc Lapointe, is joined by Noah Lenstra and Jennifer Carson, to discuss this topic.


31 Oct 2019

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#258 Noah Lenstra - Go4Life - Let's Move in Libraries

The Not Old - Better Show

Noah Lenstra - Go4Life - Let's Move in Libraries Fitness Friday Interview with Go4Life Partner, Noah Lenstra, Let's Move in Libraries Welcome to The Not Old Better Show, I’m host Paul Vogelzang, and this is episode 258. That’s right, Get Ready! Today’s show is part of our Fitness Friday Go4Life Month celebration series, and it’s another great one in our Fitness Friday programs.  We’ve got an important story about an important program from the National Institute on Aging, one of the 27 institutes and Centers at the National Institutes of Health. Do you want to learn easy ways to increase your activity level in everyday life? The National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is launching its annual Go4Life Month in September 2018. This year's theme is "Get Ready! Get Moving! Go4Life!" The program offers free resources to help older adults work out a bit more, push themselves a little harder and try all types of exercise.  And this week we’re focused on the “Get Moving” portion of the 4 week celebration and we have asked NIA, Go4Life partner, Noah Lenstra, director of the “Let’s Move in Libraries” program to join us. Learn more about this episode of The Not Old Better Show at https://notold-better.com For more about the NIA Go4Life program, click here: https://go4life.nia.nih.gov Enjoy.


10 Sep 2018