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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.
Get in a Workout without Going to the Gym
Monday, February 15, 2016
There are many reasons why people don’t buy gym memberships. They can be expensive, there aren’t any nearby, and working out in front of others can be uncomfortable. Thankfully, there are many affordable......
REACH Teams Up With Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities and Cook Library Scholars
Friday, February 12, 2016
The Cook Library was alive with activity on Monday night. Children were doing their homework, teenagers were checking out books; one girl was playing games on her laptop. And right in the middle of it all, professiona......
Text4Health Offers Tips For Healthy Living
Monday, February 8, 2016
Nowadays almost everyone uses text messaging to talk. That’s one reason why the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids has created the Text4Health campaign. The goal of Text4Health is to improve con......
Life's Simple 7 for Preventing Heart Disease
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
February is National Heart Month! Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer of men and women? Every 1 of 4 deaths is caused by heart disease. In Kent County the death rate caused ......
NOTICE: Free Nicotine Replacement offered throughout February
Monday, February 1, 2016
This is a press release by the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services distributed on January 29, 2016. Free Nicotine Replacement offered throughout February in conjunction with national Tips ......
KCHC: Our Hashtags and What They Mean
Friday, January 29, 2016
#GetMovingGR #EatHealthyGR #KicktheHabitGR If you have been following our Facebook and Twitter accounts then you may have noticed the frequent use of these hashtags. Have you ever wondered what they mean? ......
Fun for the Family: Winter Games and Activities
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
This weekend is Friends of Grand Rapids Park sixth annual WinterWest! In honor of this fun community celebration we have created this blog highlighting outdoor winter activities. You can learn more about WinterWest 2016 ......
CDC Begins Fifth Year of Tips from Former Smokers
Monday, January 25, 2016
Starting today the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will begin airing new ads for the fifth year of its “Tips from Former Smokers” campaign. The new ads tell the true, moving, and emotionally powerf......
What are the Benefits of Walking?
Friday, January 22, 2016
Did you know that just by walking quickly for 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week you can lower your risk of developing heart disease? It’s true! According to the 2008 Physical Guidelines for......
YMCA Community Health Needs Survey
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
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