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By: Madeline McNaughton, Brick Street Farms (Healthier Together Certified Workplace)   Brick Street Farms is leading the way in the evolution of agriculture and doing it the right way! As we all become more aware of the impacts of climate change and where agricultural monoliths are falling short for our communities, we see a glaring emphasis on the need for institutional change and a focus on our communities’ health and wellbeing. St. Petersburg residents deserve access to nutrient-rich foods without struggle or strife. That

Test your Healthy St. Pete knowledge with this fun crossword puzzle!  Click the puzzle to download a version to print. Share with a friend and bring your completed puzzle to the next Get Fit St. Pete class to trade in for a prize!    

By: Lana Stevanovic, St. Petersburg Fire Rescue Training Coordinator    As Fire Prevention Week approaches, St. Petersburg Fire Rescue would like to remind residents to “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety.” St. Petersburg is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA®) to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety.” The NFPA has been the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for over 90 years. This year’s campaign, October 3-9th,  works to educate everyone about simple

A diet rich in nutrients is one of the best ways to prevent illnesses. Immunity boosting vitamins found in fruit and vegetables help build a strong defense against sickness and disease. By eating a variety of produce, you gain the natural strength to protect yourself from viruses and bacteria. The Immune System The immune system includes complex parts of the body like cells, tissues, and organs that fight germs and infections. It is important to do everything you can to keep these

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 christie.bruner@stpete.org.    

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