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Apr 30

Celebrate National Bike and Walk to School (or Work!) Week

Ringgold County Public Health (RCPH) is working hard to promote the benefits of regular physical activity via walking and bicycling. Some fairly intelligent people have believed in the power of bicycles. For instance, do you remember a fellow named Albert Einstein? He had a particular fondness for riding a bicycle. He even said once that […]

Apr 25

Stroke Risk — Know Yours!

May is National Stroke Awareness Month.  Strokes occur when a blood vessel carrying oxygen and vital nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or ruptures.  When this occurs, part of the brain is deprived of blood and oxygen, destroying millions of valuable nerve cells within minutes. On average, every 40 seconds someone […]

Apr 22

Ringgold County Teams Log 3,696 Hours of Physical Activity in Wellness Challenge

Ten teams from Ringgold County recorded a combined total of 3,696 hours of physical activity in the Live Healthy Iowa (LHI) 10-Week Wellness Challenge that concluded in April. Participation in LHI programs has steadily increased in recent years as Ringgold County Public Health (RCPH) continues their work through a Community Transformation Grant (CTG) to engage […]

Apr 22

New Walking/Biking Route Signs in Place in Mount Ayr

Ringgold County Public Health (RCPH) is proud to announce the completion of a successful partnership with the City of Mount Ayr. New “way finding” signs were placed on a walking and biking route from the Mount Ayr Elementary School to Judge Lewis Park. The signs have motivational messages along with distances to the next destination at […]