The Floyd County Tobacco Prevention Coalition (FCTPC) recently held a Poster Contest for New Albany-Floyd County School Corp. seventh-grade students to encourage them to say no to tobacco and show their commitment to a healthy, drug and tobacco-free lifestyle, according to a FCTPC new
A common concern of most Americans is gaining weight during the holidays. It’s true that the average American gains three to five pounds during this season. However, it’s possible, with a little planning, to have a good time and eat well without adding pounds. The main reasons for hol
Resolutions often center around ditching bad habits like smoking, drinking soda or eating junk food. This year, I propose a new brand of resolution. Why not resolve to add a few new healthy habits to your life? Your journey to health doesn’t have to be all-or-nothing. Taking baby step
Our pursuit of health is a continuum. It is a continuous series of events where every action or step is either moving us in the direction of health or moving us away. The pursuit itself is the objective. We will always have to continue moving in order to even maintain what we have alr
(The original column first appeared in 1979. By popular demand it was repeated annually for 20-plus years in the News and Tribune. It has been updated.) It was a major effort, but I had left the house and ventured out into the sub-freezing, morning darkness of December. All was quiet
When you give your holiday gifts to your friends, family and co-workers, are you actually taking their health and wellness into account? If you give any type of sweets then I would have to say that you are not. In previous articles I have written on how much excess sugar we already ge
More than a hundred families came out on Saturday, Sept. 27, for the second annual Family Fitness Day hosted by the Floyd County Physical Activity Coalition. The event took place on the New Albany waterfront and included a one-mile family fun walk/run and multiple vendor booths that a
With the holiday season fast approaching, some of you may want to treat yourself to a massage. Not only will it help reduce your stress levels, it can help you stay healthy. I read on massagetherapy.com that experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related.