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9 June 2021
New York, New York, United States
People who spend their time in prison getting physically fit might seek to turn what they've learned into a job as a fitness trainer, once they're released. But felony convictions act as a barrier to such jobs. A Seco...
The Philadelphia Citizen
27 May 2021
Wilsonville, Oregon, United States
More than 1,000 women incarcerated at Oregon's Coffee Creek Correctional Facility have participated since 2015 in Reason to Run, a program promoting better physical and mental health through running. Participants rece...
Christian Science Monitor
29 March 2021
Anthill Creations has built 275 "playscapes" across India, mostly using discarded vehicle tires as the affordable raw materials. In many parts of the country, children lack outdoor play spaces and toys to enliven thei...
22 March 2021
Bicycle education programs around the world are helping those who want to become cyclists overcome that fear while also addressing problems in their communities—from pollution to racial injustice. #BIKEYGEES in Berlin...
6 January 2021
Denver, Colorado, United States
To encourage more Black people to explore outdoors, individuals and organizations in Colorado are working to address underlying barriers such as access to transportation and gear, as well as fear and concerns of safet...
4 December 2020
London, United Kingdom
The United Kingdom is encouraging students and parents to ditch their cars for bikes, scooters, and walking with the adoption of “School Streets.” The initiative halts vehicular traffic from using roads in front of sc...
13 November 2020
Central African Republic
Broadcast TV Programs
Many countries in Africa have been able to contain the spread of COVID-19 due to lessons learned from fighting the Ebola epidemic. Although not all African countries have implemented successful strategies, those that ...
1 October 2020
Because studies indicate that humor has positive health benefits, some doctors and psychotherapists are now using humor tactics in their practice and prescribing prescriptions for their patients to find ways to laugh ...
6 June 2020
Bozeman, Montana, United States
A group exercise class known as StrongPeople is helping senior citizens in Montana find community and improve their health through progressive strength training. Participants have reported positive results, while stud...
7 May 2020
Boulder, Colorado, United States
With stay-at-home orders in place for Coloradans due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many hikers are encouraging people to participate in urban hiking. This growing movement asks people to “treat your neighborhood like a gr...
Jackson Hole News & Guide
29 April 2020
Jackson Hole, Wyoming, United States
A new initiative at St. John’s Health in Wyoming aimed at bettering people's health while saving the hospital money by combining wellness services with behavioral programs has shown promise but was put on hold due to ...
26 March 2020
Detroit, Michigan, United States
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Gyms nationwide have had to close due to the spread of COVID-19, but a yoga studio in Metro Detroit is turning to technology to help deliver classes to the community. With the practice of yoga is associated with stres...
28 January 2020
Hamilton, Victoria, Australia
Faced with an obesity epidemic, communities in Australia are making changes to become healthier and promote a healthy lifestyle. Programs have included increased education around grocery shopping with a nutritional mi...
29 December 2019
Bristol, United Kingdom
The UK is home to an artificial surfing lagoon that aims to help those with disabilities have access to water sports they otherwise may not be able to participate in. Acting as both a physical and mental rehabilitatio...
6 December 2019
Richmond, Virginia, United States
RVA League For Safer Streets uses a basketball league as "bait" to change young men's lives by teaching critical thinking and better ways to resolve conflicts. The Richmond, Virginia, program was co-founded in prison ...
The New York Times
Jane E. Brody
11 November 2019
Societal and environmental changes over the years have impacted the likelihood of women being diagnosed with breast cancer, but preventative measures may help mitigate that. From risk-reducing medications for those wh...
8 November 2019
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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Overdose Lifeline is an organization in Indianapolis, Indiana that is using boxing classes as support groups for those struggling with grief. After noticing a pattern of anger in those the organization aimed to help, ...
30 October 2019
Hurley, Wisconsin, United States
In order to keep already existing health care facilities open while also planning for the possibility of future expansions, a county in rural Iowa is looking for ways to attract new residents to the area. After consid...
29 October 2019
Nanchang, Jiangxi, China
In China, elderly people tend to exercise in groups in public parks which has lead to the formation of senior playgrounds. Promoting a "longstanding cultural tradition" as well as good health, these playgrounds are ga...
29 October 2019
Tampa, Florida, United States
What started as a self-documented fitness journey for a University of South Florida student, soon turned into a program that connected queer, trans, gender non-conforming, non-binary and gender-queer people for group ...
Phillip B. Hubbard
20 September 2019
Madison, Georgia, United States
To better the health of their high school football athletes, Morgan County High School in Georgia implemented a program that focuses on ensuring the school's athletes are eating enough to compensate for the physical a...
Twin Cities Pioneer Press
31 August 2019
Minneapolis, Missouri, United States
Hoop dancing, an activity with origins in indigenous dance traditions, can provide a means to physical fitness and child development. In Minneapolis, a professional hoop dancer is using this knowledge and his skill to...
7 August 2019
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Troubling statistics and stories about children of color not getting the necessary physical fitness needed to be healthy is what lead the Ann Arbor YMCA to launch a new program targeted at this population of kids. "It...
15 July 2019
Denver, Colorado, United States
Exercise has long been regarded as healthy, but it's now being used as a way to combat addiction. From specialized gyms that require 48 hours of sobriety to addiction recovery centers emphasizing exercise, people batt...
10 May 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
To better serve all communities and increase safety for families, the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation is offering free swim lessons at community pools. Building off of the success of University of Penn...
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