By: Daven Borders, Community Health Leader Pickleball is a net sport that fuses the components of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong using a paddle and a Whiffle ball. It resembles tennis because a pickleball player hits the ball back and forth over a net to gain points. But the pickleball court is much smaller than a badminton or tennis court. Brief History In 1965, a family in Bainbridge Island, Washington had a dog named Pickles. Along with their friends the family devised a fun
Access to healthy, affordable food is vital for a sustainable community. A strong local food system improves health, promotes equity, and strengthens our economy. The Healthy St. Pete team works with the Office of Sustainability & Resilience and urban agriculture stakeholders to collaborate on community wide access to food & nutrition. There is a rising demand for sustainably produced, local food in cities. In response, St. Petersburg City Council approved related ordinance amendments to expand opportunities for the production and sale of
By: Daven Borders, Community Health Leader Staying fit and healthy does not require you to go to the gym or practice intense exercise. You can do wonders to improve your health simply by making walking a part of your lifestyle. According to a study made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, walking is one of the most famous forms of aerobic exercise in the US. Power Walking Power walking is a type of exercise that involves walking at the speed of
Get Fit St. Pete: Neighborhood Walks are on the FOURTH SATURDAY of every month at 9AM. Walks are located throughout St. Petersburg. The purpose of the Neighborhood Wellness Champion program is to create a liaison between Healthy St. Pete and neighborhoods throughout the City. Neighborhood Wellness Champions organize monthly walks in their neighborhoods, current walks are indicated on the map below. Interested in becoming a Neighborhood Wellness Champion or learning more? Email email@example.com.
By: Regina Novak (RCM Financial Coaching), Healthier Together Ambassador A budget is simply your personal spending and saving plan. Did you know that the majority of people do not have a budget? That means that most of us have no idea where our money is going. We feel out of control and unsure where to start. A budget, or as I like to refer to it as your "prosperity plan" is your way of seeing and tracking what's coming in (income) and what's going
By: Daven Borders, Community Health Leader Yoga is an ancient practice that involves improving both your mind and body at once. Accomplished yogis cannot only pull off complicated stretches but also possess inner clarity, compassion, and mental peace. Once you start doing yoga, you will find yourself being more reflective and calmer. Along with this, your posture, flexibility, and physical shape will also improve. If you want to start practicing yoga but don't know where to start, don't worry. There are plenty
By: Melissa Scoggin, Community Health Leader Florida might be known for oranges and citrus, but did you know that 34% of tomatoes in the U.S. also come from the sunshine state? Unless you grow your own fruit and vegetables, it might be hard to tell what’s in season. This short guide will help you know your seasonal Florida produce better, and in turn, save you money when you buy at the right time. Spring Spring is the perfect time to grow Florida avocados.
Enjoy six weeks of live, virtual classes held every Wednesday evening • Cook along with Chef Anita from Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, or simply watch and learn • Encourage kids to try new foods as they help prepare recipes • Learn about healthy eating habits • Receive FREE produce prior to class Register and learn more about the other Health 360 classes here >>> http://bit.ly/HSPSignUp
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!
By: Daven Borders, Community Health Leader Have you ever gone more than a few hours without standing up from your desk? Many modern-day jobs are sedentary, causing people to be less physically active throughout the day. During eight-hour workdays, people may find themselves sitting and looking at a screen without any physical activity. This can put a lot of stress on their neck and back, resulting in poor posture and inflexibility Added to all the sitting they do; they also must