Stories tagged with: Healthy

November 19, 2014 - 6:53pm
36 weeks 5 days ago

The much anticipated holiday season is rapidly approaching. Most of you are probably excited about seeing family and friends, but that delicious holiday food could mean problems for your waistline.

The average person gains five pounds during the holiday season. Foods like stuffing and mashed potatoes are only part of the problem, empty calories hide in those long awaited holiday beverages like eggnog, and the seasonal favorite pumpkin spice latte.

There are easy steps you can...

February 18, 2011 - 6:33pm
4 years 23 weeks ago

An area school is promoting a healthy lifestyle for its students.

Dresden Elementary School teamed up with the Muskingum County Health Department to teach its students from kindergarten through sixth grade about the importantance of eating nutritiously. Events were held all week long to educate the children and to also have fun in the process.

"We are always talking about nutrition in our classrooms, whether it's counting calories or talking about healthy foods,"...

June 27, 2010 - 7:12pm
5 years 5 weeks ago

Licking County wants to highlight the community and how its residents are choosing to be tobacco, alcohol, and drug free.

The health department cites that each day about 3,000 kids pick up and smoke their first cigarette. It will ultimately lead to 1/3 of those kids dying from tobacco-related illnesses, and Health Commissioner Joe Ebel says tobacco use is the number one preventable cause of death.

The county is also hoping to promote a more healthy lifestyle onto residents. That'...

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