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, 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...... Continue
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...... Continue
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...... Continue
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 ...... Continue
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 ...... Continue
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? ...... Continue
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 ...... Continue
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...... Continue
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...... Continue
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
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