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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 […]

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 […]

May 17

Dailey and Snethen are Lifetime Walkers

Ringgold County Public Health (RCPH) Community Transformation Grant (CTG) staff recently caught up with two local residents Donald “Jake” Dailey and Joe Snethen. Jake, age 91, and Joe, age 90, both spoke highly of their regular walking routines. Dailey said he might miss five days a year if the weather is really bad. “I’ve always […]

May 13

Bike to School Events Draw Large Crowds

Did anyone see a long parade of kids, parents, and community members biking and walking last week in Mount Ayr or Diagonal? You weren’t seeing things. Those long lines of people having fun using active transportation — that is using our own two feet to travel — was in celebration of National Bike and Walk to […]