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From Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, KidsHealth® Healthy St. Pete partners with Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital and their Fit4AllKids program   Gobbling Down Halloween Goodies Offer a filling meal before your kids head out to trick-or-treat so they won't scarf down too much of their haul. Consider purchasing Halloween treats other than candy. Stickers, erasers, crayons, pencils, coloring books, and sealed packages of raisins and dried fruits are good choices. Know how much candy your kids have collected and store

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CITY OF ST. PETERSBURG Parks and Recreation Department   Healthy St. Pete Launches Healthier Together, Healthy St. Pete Ambassador Programs   St. Petersburg, FL (October 2019) – On Tuesday, October 8, Healthy St. Pete will launch the Healthier Together and the Community Ambassador Program, giving voice to community leaders and providing a new way for community members to interact.   Healthy St. Pete, working towards a culture of health, has created the Healthier Together Initiative. Healthier Together aims to begin conversations with local health

A Family’s guide to slaying the Beast in OBESITY According to the National Institute of Health, “A person is more likely to become obese if a close friend or family member has put on some pounds.” After reading the article Friends and Family May Play a Role in Obesity, I began to reflect on my own weight gain and who in my circle could be affected by it. I realized it was the MVP of my family, my dearest confidant, my mother.

There are plenty of opportunities to add spontaneous play to your day - whether it is dancing around the house or playing at the park. Try keeping a bag of fun in your car including sneakers, towel and a ball of some sort. The city has numerous parks, trails, and beaches to get outside and move around.    If you are seeking a more organized form of weekly play, there are leagues offered for numerous sports for both adults and youth. 

Are you getting enough exercise? Adults need recess too and with a little creativity and planning, even a person with the busy schedule can make room for physical activity. For many folks, before or after work is often an available time to cycle, walk, or play.Think about your weekly or daily schedule and look for opportunities to be more active- every little bit helps. Mix it up! It's good to vary your activities. Choose from aerobic, strength, and flexibility activities to