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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 […]

Jul 26

Greggo’s Restaurant Offers Healthy Options

A Community Transformation Grant (CTG) allows Ringgold County Public Health staff to work with local restaurants to highlight healthy options. Greggo’s owner Ryan Gregg agreed to meet with local dietician Katie Routh, RD LD, with whom CTG contracted to do menu consultations. They identified four menu options to be considered “heart healthy,” and designated those […]

Jul 26

School Starts August 20. Has Your 7th Grader Had a TDaP Vaccination?

All children entering 7th Grade this coming school year will be required to have a TDaP vaccination.  TDaP protects against three serious diseases:  tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (also called whooping cough).  This vaccine is especially important for older children and adults who will have close contact with newborn babies or infants younger than 1 year. […]