By: Amy George, St. Petersburg resident Pandemic Boredom hit hard in July of 2020. My daughter, Rachel Crozier, and I spent one evening in full pity-party mode, whining about the monotony of the days. Even our 5:30 a.m. walks had become dull. We both knew every street and house within a two-mile radius of our homes. We were desperate for some new scenery. Then Rachel had an inspiration: what if we tried to visit every park in St. Petersburg on foot —
By: Daven Borders, Community Health Leader No matter how you feel about exercise, it is not difficult to see all the benefits that it brings. Of course, everyone has their reasons for why they start working out but adding it into your daily routine is highly beneficial. A regular exercise routine can help you boost blood flow, decrease stress, ensure you stay hydrated, keep you lean, and increase your overall strength. So, no matter what kind of exercise you take up, walking,
Mayor Rick Kriseman issued a proclamation urging residents to make the decision to increase the consumption of healthy plant-based foods and take steps improve their environment by proclaiming April 19, Meatless Monday. The Meatless Monday movement was created in partnership with the John Hopkins Center for a Livable Future and encourages people to decrease the amount of meat in their diet to support personal and environmental health one-day per week. Healthy St. Pete supports efforts to increase healthy foods into
By: Melissa Scoggin, Community Health Leader Americans spent over $1 trillion on eating out in 2019. It is much cheaper, and often healthier, to prepare and eat food at home. However, if buying healthy food seems too expensive, look at this easy guide on how to shop for healthy groceries on a budget. Plan Ahead Making healthy home cooked meals is easy if you plan ahead. Decide what meals you want to make and keep a grocery list before shopping. You can even
Youth enrolled in afterschool programming at the City of St. Petersburg recreation centers participate in Healthy Kids educational activities each month. Click here to view and print this activity sheet to join in the fun at home!