WeTHRIVE! Recognition Event on 9/13/11 honors the work of residents leading the way to healthy communities

Posted by  Hollis Bass on 9.16.2011

On the evening of September 13th, I had the privilege of attending the third annual WeTHRIVE! Recognition Event for the communities of Lincoln Heights, Lockland and Woodlawn. Hosted by Lincoln Heights Missionary Baptist Church, this was a gathering of about 140 amazing people who make a difference one step at a time, by working together and standing up for what they believe in.

Here are just a few facts that I learned…
  • Five area daycare centers are looking out for the health of our youngest by being the first in Hamilton County to adopt policies on nutrition and ...

Visit local farmers' markets & community gardens to fill up half of your plate

Posted by  Hollis Bass on 6.7.2011
By now, you’ve probably heard about MyPlate, the new symbol for healthy eating, released last week by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). MyPlate is divided into four sections: fruits, vegetables, grains and protein. A blue circle next to the plate is for dairy products.
Myplate
When you sit down to a meal, your plate should look like MyPlate. Notice that half of the plate is fruits and veggies (French fries don’t count!).
Farmers Market Cabbage
This is a great place to start, as 75% of adults in Hamilton County don’t get the recommended daily servings of fruits and veggies. 

It’s also ...

With YMCA Subsidized Memberships, Winter Activity is Easier!

Posted by  Hollis Bass on 1.14.2011

Has the winter cold sent you into hibernation? I have to admit that as the temperature drops, my physical activity suffers. But I know I need to exercise—it gives me energy and makes me feel good.

What to do? Some indoor exercise options are obvious—gyms, health clubs, mall walking, exercise DVDs. But there are other options that we often don’t think about. Let me give you an example.

Over the holidays when school was not in session, my kids attended an activity at Madeira High School. When I dropped them off, a basketball team was practicing in the gym. A ...

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August 4, 2017