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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.
Water - Why it Matters and Tips for Drinking More
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......
Sincerely, A Concerned Son
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......
Cooking With Your Kids
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......
Become a PAL With Friends of Grand Rapids Parks!
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......
Bike Safety and Sharing the Path With Others
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......
Metro Health Offers Free Nutrition Class
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......
How Diet and Exercise Impact Sleep
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......
National Nutrition Month 2016: Savor the Flavor
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......
Tools, Apps, and Websites for Healthy Living
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......
Heart Healthy Nutrients & Where to Find Them
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......
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