By: Daven Borders, Healthy St. Pete Community Health Leader Let's face it - starting a new exercise regimen can be intimidating and often the best thing to do is a little research. There are many types of exercise out there, research is the best thing to do when you do not know where to start because you will learn essential information that you would not know otherwise. Chances are you may have come across some 'facts' about exercising that are myths. A
We are thrilled to announce that Healthy St. Pete has received a generous sponsorship from BayCare to expand the Fresh Rec Stop program. This sponsorship will expand Fresh Rec Stop produce coolers to recreation centers on the city’s west side. The west side centers that will be receiving the refrigerators are, Childs Park, Campbell Park, Gladden Park and J.W. Cate. Click here to view all Fresh Rec Stop locations. The new expansion brings produce coolers to the City’s west side. Visitors to
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
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: 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 firstname.lastname@example.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