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Local Rider Turning Pedals and Heads in Professional Cycling

To most people, riding a bicycle through Southern California, Utah, Colorado, and Canada would be an adventure of a lifetime. To professional cyclist and Athens resident Joey Rosskopf, the geographical stops were a…

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Senior Moves

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Keeping Grandma and Grandpa Young!

There are a zillion reasons why some people seem to age more slowly than others. Some of us come from a long line of ancestors who have battled illnesses (neurological, medical, mental, and…

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Paws To Play

Tips on how to select the best food product for your pet

  Our diets play an important role in our nutrition, weight, and overall health. The same is true for our pets. But with so many different options in the pet food aisle, it…

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Hit your mark … and 5-6-7-8!

  You’ve laced up your shoes … stretched and warmed up your legs, arms, back, shoulders … stayed well-hydrated and eaten a healthy meal two hours ago … you’re dressed and ready to…

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Step Up and Step Out

The one thing that I was looking forward to the most after nine years of consistent cross-country and track practice was simple: an opportunity to just go for a walk. After countless runs…

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Upcoming Events

  1. Piedmont College Hustle for Hunger 5K

    October 25 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. 6th OCHS BAND ON THE RUN 5K RUN/WALK

    October 25 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  3. 14th ANNUAL JACK O LANTERN JOG 5K and GOBLIN FUN RUN

    October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  4. 24th SPECIAL OLYMPICS ANNUAL RUN (SOAR) 5K

    November 8 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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EFNEP Teaches Healthy Habits that Fit Your Budget

“I now cook better, shop better, and store my food the correct way. I even eat yogurt and cook with it!” This comment was from a participant of the Expanded Food and Nutrition…

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SECOND SEASON Part 2 of 6

Dirty knuckles gripped a ragged facemask.  One jammed finger was taped to another slightly less jammed finger for some stability.  Thumps of plastic on plastic filled the afternoon air as all of the…

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Health Matters Camp: Inspiring and Empowering Children!

Empowering the next generation of children to make healthy choices and claim responsibility for their own health are two steps in the right direction to combat obesity and related health problems. Health Matters…

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America’s Obesity Crisis: A Heavy Toll on Orthopedic Health

The association between obesity and several debilitating and deadly diseases is well documented. Diabetes, heart disease, and cancer are frequently related directly to obesity. What is not as easily recognized is the fact…

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Good Morning, Body and Brain!

It is a well-known fact that exercise in the morning is not only good for your overall health but it also helps you think and function better throughout the day. For hundreds and…

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Make Veggies Fun this Fall!

Here are some great ways to create fun veggie dishes with and for your kids. And remember, children love to get their hands into making food (literally), so let them help … it’s…

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Healthy Recipes

  Farfalle with Spinach and ‘Shrooms Ingredients: 6 oz. farfalle (bow-tie pasta) 1 T olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 C Portobello mushrooms, sliced 2 garlic cloves, minced 4 C fresh spinach,…

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We Can Still Learn from the “Good Ol’ Days”

Remember when Scrabble was the newest game in town? And comic books were seen as suspicious (and were certainly not viewed as literature)? Yah, me either. Scrabble was invented in the 1940s, and…