Health Connect Blog
The Kent County Health Connect Blog focuses on providing readers with content and resources that focus on health, wellness, and tobacco-free living.
Monday, April 25, 2016
When you feel thirsty, what’s the first drink you reach for? It should be water! Water is more than just a way to rehydrate yourself, but a necessity of life. All living things need water to survive, and without...... Continue
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
We are very excited to present our first guest blog by the Grand Rapids Urban League Urban Fellows. Beginning today, the Urban Fellows will be guest blogging regularly and sharing their thoughts, wisdom, experiences, and conc...... Continue
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Do you remember who taught you to cook? Was it your mom, dad, grandma, or grandpa? Was it someone else? When I was a kid, I used to love helping my mom or dad cook. According to my mom, when I was really little I loved to hel...... Continue
Friday, March 18, 2016
What comes to mind when you think of a park? Do you picture kids climbing all over a play scape? Are families enjoying time together at a barbeque, or cheering each other on at a neighborhood soccer game? Or do you think of l...... Continue
Monday, March 14, 2016
The snow has melted, which is great news for cycling enthusiasts! Biking is a great way to exercise, but it’s important to remember to be safe. According to the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, 48,000 people h...... Continue
Friday, March 11, 2016
On Wednesday, Metro Health had a free seminar in celebration of National Nutrition Month. This year’s theme is “savor the flavor of eating right,” and reminds people to take their time eating and enjoy the f...... Continue
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
March 6-13 is National Sleep Awareness Week. Put on by the National Sleep Foundation, this week is designed to raise awareness of the health benefits of getting enough sleep. But how can you can make this Sleep Awareness Week...... Continue
Monday, February 29, 2016
       This March is National Nutrition Month! National Nutrition Month is a campaign for healthy eating by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. First created as “National Nutrition...... Continue
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Making healthy life choices isn’t always easy. Even when we want to make changes, we don’t always know how to go about getting started. How are we supposed to know what foods to eat? What workouts should we do, an...... Continue
Thursday, February 18, 2016
  It’s National Heart Month, so show your heart some love! Million Hearts challenges you to make heart healthy choices this February. Check out these heart healthy nutrients to help you put the right foods on your...... Continue
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