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Health in Action

American Fitness Index: Why the gap between our healthy environment and our personal health?

Jul 4th, 2016

Recently the American College of Sports Medicine released its 2016 American Fitness Index (AFI). Each year the index looks at the health status and community fitness of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the United States. For our region, 2016 was not a good year: the Cincinnati Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) dropped seven... Read More

Stair-walking program helps associates fit activity into their day

Jun 7th, 2016

It can be hard to find the time to do the 2 hours, 30 minutes of moderate exercise (such as brisk walking) or 1 hour, 15 minutes of vigorous exercise (such as running) each week that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends. But there are simple ways to modify personal habits so that people can incorporate activity into their lives.

On... Read More

Q&A: Active Living by Design

Apr 11th, 2016

Active Living By Design is an organization that helps facilitate grants and investments to implement projects aimed at building healthy communities across the country. The organization provides expertise in variety of areas, including public health, nutrition, urban planning, community development, public policy and more. Risa Wilkerson, executive director of Active Living By Design, and Joan... Read More

Boone County Public Library spurs active living

Feb 29th, 2016

Not many folks think of their local public library when they think of the term "active living." But Boone County residents know that for the past two years, they've had a great partner in building an active and healthy lifestyle through the Boone County Public Library.

Launched in 2014 with a grant from Interact for Health, the Check-It-Out: Active Lifestyles initiative... Read More

Hike for Health Challenge

Oct 12th, 2015

Spending time outdoors is one of the best things you can do for your health. Being in nature can bring peace of mind, and hiking is an excellent form of exercise. The Cincinnati Nature Center (CNC) has more than 20 miles of award-winning hiking trails to explore. And now, thanks to a grant from Interact for Health, you can earn fun rewards when you participate in the Hike for Your Health chall... Read More