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The Kent County Health Connect Blog focuses on providing readers with content and resources that focus on health, wellness, and tobacco-free living.
Effects of Peer Pressure on Tobacco Products
Monday, April 17, 2017
Meet Miranda! Miranda, a 12th grade student at UPrep and a member of Our Girls Rock for The Grand Rapids Urban League, Miranda wrote an insightful blo......
Check. Change. Control.
Monday, April 10, 2017
Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high. Most of the time, there are no obvi......
The More Calories They Burn, The Better They Learn
Monday, April 3, 2017
Youth physical activity is an important step in the journey of being healthy. Schools play a crucial role on youth physical activity because they are an ideal setting for teaching students how to start and continue an active ......
Walk, Don’t Run, Your Way to a Healthy Heart
Monday, March 27, 2017
Are you not into running? Have you had an injury that prevents you from running? Then walk your way to a healthier you! Every step you take is part of your journey to good heart health. Walking is the simplest way to make a p......
Adding Fruits and Vegetables to Meals
Monday, March 20, 2017
Liven up your meals with vegetables and fruit. Fruits and veggies provide many benefits because they’re low in fat and calories, and they provide fiber and oth......
Monday, March 13, 2017
Lung cancer is the #1 cause of cancer related death for both women and men. This year, approximately 225,500 people will be diagnosed and roughly 155,870 will die because of lung cancer. Lung can......
How Much Physical Activity Do Adults Need?
Monday, March 6, 2017
Physical activity is movement of the body that uses energy and anything that get yours body up and moving. According to the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, adults need 2 types of......
Catch the Signs Early
Monday, February 27, 2017
Are you aware of the warning signs of a heart attack? It could save your or a loved ones life. If you experience any of the following heart attack warning signs, don&......
American Heart Month
Monday, February 20, 2017
February is American Heart Month, organized by the American Heart Association (AHA). You still have time to be kind to your heart and live well! ......
Tips For A Healthier You
Monday, February 13, 2017
A new you in the New Year! It's not too late to start making positive lifestyle changes. Being an overall healthy individual will allow you to control ......
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