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Tanisha Bennett, founder of Being a Girl, discusses the Dear Fat People video. The UF-based group is dedicated to empowering girls and talks about international video’s effect on body image, fitness and health.
Cara Edwards, founder and owner of My Yoga Connection in Gainesville, teaches yoga to help ease veterans’ health ailments. She was inspired by her father, a Vietnam War veteran, because she noted improvements in his anxiety and pain after teaching him chair yoga before he passed away.
One in three elders fall each year. A Marion County program works to increase elders’ fitness levels to improve their balance and prevent falling.
The new upgrades in equipment at the North Central Florida YMCA are not only arousing excitement for members, but it is also a crucial part of many changes that the gym is undergoing.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is instituting a new training program to keep its deputies in shape. The program includes an obstacle course and combat training.
The Salvation Army’s Gainesville chapter maintains an organic garden, providing children with access to healthy food and teaching them to incorporate a balanced diet into their lives.
The American Heart Association’s “Wear Red Day” brings awareness to heart disease in women. Gainesville locals discuss what precautions can be taken to prevent heart disease.
With the Tour de France coming to a close the Shands Fitness and Wellness Center has its own cycling race for people to try. Floridas 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Clint Holzapfel reports.
Technology is often to blame for people sitting down. They sit while surfing the web. They sit while they’re playing video games. They sit if they work with computers. Now a local doctoral student is employing technology to urge people […]