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By: Trish Blocker, Employee Wellness Coordinator W3 Insurance Healthier Together Certified Workplace   "I like to say that wellness is the ‘fourth W’ at W3 Insurance. As the wellness coordinator for the St. Petersburg-based company, I spend my days helping clients achieve healthy workplace outcomes. That includes my own employer, which was recently named a Healthier Together Gold Partner, and it means something different to each employee group. Throughout my years crafting programs to nudge people toward healthier lives, I’ve gathered an advice tidbit or

By: Jaymi Butler, The Catalyst World Body Fitness Combines Health & Philanthropy Healthier Together Certified Workplace   "The workouts aren’t the only thing that change, though. Every quarter, World Body will choose a different health and wellness nonprofit to support through donations. Members will vote on which nonprofit gets selected and can earn additional votes based on how many classes they attend. The Pinellas County chapter of the Special Olympics will be the first recipient. 'This is my favorite part of the business – that we

By: Lisa Chase Owner, Back2Normal Physical Therapy Healthier Together Certified Workplace   "Long-term stress can lead to a variety of health problems. The body responds to stress by releasing stress hormones, making blood pressure, heart rate & blood sugar rise. It is important to identify your stressors & tackle them before they tackle you. Did you know that stress is a leading cause of sugar cravings and sugar is a leading cause of inflammation, joint pain, immune suppression, excess weight, low energy, and countless other

Time to celebrate the New Year with a festive and healthy Confetti Grain Salad.  This recipe can be made with meat or veggies only - make it your own! Try it at home and click here to join our Healthy St. Pete Facebook group for more healthy news and tips. Use #HealthyStPete on Instagram and follow @StPeteParksRec. Want to learn more about Fresh Rec Stop and our recipes?  Call (727) 892-5994 or email Melissa at melissa.scoggin@stpete.org for more information.    

  Healthy St. Pete teamed up with the St. Petersburg Parks & Recreation Department to bring you an interactive coloring book for kids to do with friends and family. As you read the book, follow along to try out the activities mentioned. This is a great way for families to stay active and healthy together.  Click here to download the coloring book to participate at home!

Have you tried making a curry before? This curried butternut squash stew might be your new fall favorite! Lots of aromatic flavors make this take on Eastern cuisine a rich, hearty addition to your culinary repertoire. Click here to download the recipe. Try it at home and click here to join our Healthy St. Pete Facebook group for more healthy news and tips. Use #HealthyStPete on Instagram and follow @StPeteParksRec. Want to learn more about Fresh Rec Stop and our recipes? Click

  ST. PETE RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE IN VIRTUAL CHALLENGE FOR SKIN CANCER AWARENESS Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™ is a month-long virtual event hosted by the American Academy of Dermatology to raise funds and awareness to help prevent and detect skin cancers. November is National Healthy Skin Month® and this year the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) is encouraging everyone to safely hit the trails to raise funds and awareness for one of the most preventable forms of cancers — skin cancer. The

Bay Leaves. These subtle-tasting leaves give any dish you put them in an aromatic quality not unlike tea. Your food certainly won’t suffer without a few dried bay leaves thrown in, but you will definitely notice a more complex smell and flavor with them. I put them in everything from pasta sauce, soups and stews, and, my absolute favorite, plain rice. Throw a couple of dried bay leaves in your rice cooker next time and you will see what I’m

Explore St. Petersburg, experience a new Healthy St. Pete program and bring a friend along to try a healthy activity this fall!  Check out the ideas below to accomplish each of the bingo squares - or try a new way to get three in a row.  After you complete a square, submit pictures via JotForm to be entered to win a #HealthyStPete prize pack! Each item accomplished equals one entry.  Contest runs November 1-30. Submit pictures here: https://form.jotform.com/sppr/fall-into-health-bingo Click here to download