May is Mental Health Month
By Dakota Priest, Community Health Leader May is Mental Health Month. It is a time to raise awareness, reduce stigma, and advocate for those living with mental or behavioral health issues. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 57.8 million people live with a mental illness, or more than 1 in 5 U.S. adults. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services states that 49.5% of adolescents have experienced a mental health disorder at some point in their lives.
Healthier Together Workshop & Awards
You are invited to join Healthy St. Pete’s upcoming Healthier Together Workshop on May 12, 2023 Healthy St. Pete’s Healthier Together Initiative aims to connect local health and wellness experts, organizations, and residents to start a conversation on wellness in St. Petersburg through the Healthier Together Certification program and Healthier Together Workshops. At the upcoming workshop, you can expect At the upcoming workshop, you can expect opportunities for networking with other health and wellness enthusiasts, educational presentations from local wellness experts, as well as an award ceremony
Where Do I Start With Resistance Training?
By Coach Tii, Community Wellness Ambassador Before I started coaching, I would got to the gym, do an hour of “fasted-cardio” and then maybe do some crunches and leave. It always felt good afterward, but I wasn’t consistent enough because I was bored out of my mind. I dreaded going, and often would leave mid-cardio sessions and tell myself it was enough. I had no formal coaching or training and was in the early stages of my exercise science degree, so
MIND POWER FAMILY WELLNESS EXPO
Family wellness opportunities are coming to St. Pete in May! The St. Petersburg Parks & Recreation Department’s Healthy St. Pete Division, in partnership with Aetna, a CVS Health Care Company, is excited to announce the upcoming Mind Power Family Wellness Expo happening on May 20, 2023, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Flora Wylie Park, 1400 North Shore Dr. NE. The free expo features interactive yoga demonstrations, healthy cooking demonstrations, engaging games for all ages, mindful crafts, and health and
Get Fit St. Pete – Meet Your Tai Chi Instructor
Name: Doug Hatch Hometown: Fredericksburg, VA Affiliation: Owner- Suncoast Martial Arts, 1901 13th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33713 Years in the industry: 30 Doug Hatch has generously partnered with Healthy St Pete for over five years. He is a true example of someone who continuously gives back to the community without being asked. Doug offers a FREE Tai Chi in the Park class where participants learn the fundamentals of Tai Chi. Be sure to meet Doug and check out his class the THIRD
Get Fun! Get Friendship! And most importantly, Get Fit!
By Dakota Priest, Community Health Leader It is with great excitement that Healthy St. Pete is announcing a revamped look for its Get Fit St. Pete program. Starting April 2023, the Get Fit program schedule will be filled with several new classes, all aiming to promote health and wellness and community involvement. Get Fit St. Pete is also adding a new day to the schedule due to increasing participation. The Get Fit St Pete’s programming will now include Fridays as well as
FRESH REC STOP RECIPE: Cranberry Almond Breakfast Cereal
This quick and easy on the go morning cereal will help infuse some calm into your hectic morning routine. This energizing Cranberry Almond Breakfast Cereal is a recipe from the Academy of Nutrition Dietetics. Try it at home and share your creations using #HealthyStPete on Instagram. Be sure to join the Healthy St. Pete Facebook Group. Did you know that you can find fresh, affordable produce near you? Healthy St. Pete‘s Fresh Rec Stop program aims to increase access to produce at affordable
One Small Change Can Change Your Whole Life
By Jennifer Glowacki, Community Wellness Ambassador One small change can change your whole life. If I cut 200 calories out of my daily caloric intake every day for one year, I have saved myself 73,000 calories. An example would be one beverage per day or one snack/mini candy bar. That is 20 pounds of weight loss through one small change. Making change is about consistent and small steps forward. We do not get to 60 years old and then expect to save two million dollars to retire
Healthier Together Workshop and Awards
You are invited to join Healthy St. Pete’s upcoming Healthier Together Workshop on February 23, 2023. Healthy St. Pete’s Healthier Together Initiative aims to connect local health and wellness experts, organizations, and residents to start a conversation on wellness in St. Petersburg through the Healthier Together Certification program and Healthier Together Workshops. At the upcoming workshop, you can expect a program update from the Healthy St. Pete team, a mindfulness in nature activity, informative presentations from local wellness experts, as well as
How to Have a Happy Heart
By Erin Fitzgerald, Health Program Specialist Each year heart disease kills more than 600,000 Americans and is the leading cause of death in the United States. Heart disease is preventable by incorporating healthy lifestyle habits. Building a strong heart is one of the best things you can do by incorporating exercise in your routine! People who don’t exercise are twice as likely to develop heart disease than those who exercise regularly. Experts recommend aiming for 150 minutes of moderate activity weekly. Here