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Aug 26

Watson Shares Benefits of Walking and Healthy Diet Changes

Jay Watson wasn’t always a walker, and he did not always watch what he ate. As he put it, he was a “cheeseburger and pizza guy.” In 1998, he had a heart attack, and his doctor recommended some changes in his diet.  He had already taken up walking as part of his daily routine, but […]

Aug 26

Princess Theater Partners with Public Health

Karen Bender has a long history of helping out her community.  She is always eager to lend an ear when anyone asks about ways to improve her hometown of Mount Ayr.  She currently works as the Director of the Mount Ayr Chamber of Commerce and Ringgold County Economic Development and manages the Princess Theater.  Community […]

Jul 26

Find Fitness in the Garden

Reaching.  Stretching.  Bending.  Does that sound like your exercise class, or could it be you in the garden?  Gardening can be just as beneficial in building endurance, balance, flexibility and strength as an exercise class.  In fact, calories used from one hour of active gardening are roughly the same as calories from one hour of […]

Jul 26

Mount Ayr Pool Open and Better than Ever!

What better place to get active in the summer heat than the local pool?  The City of Mount Ayr and pool staff worked hard to reopen the pool this summer.  Ringgold County Public Health collaborated with the city to complete a physical activity assessment for the community.  This assessment was used to locate funds to help rebuild the […]