Springing Into Spring Workouts

By American Council on Exercise By Debi Pillarella Are the winter blues wearing you down? Is that usual treadmill routine getting old? Good news—spring has arrived! It’s time to take advantage of the rising temperatures and longer days. Before you head outside to liven up your workout routine, review the following options for safe, effective and […]

Obesity may be declining in state, Pine County

State health officials say Minnesota has kept itself a little trimmer these days, and local health officials believe that programs offered in Pine County have helped make a difference towards that goal.  The state’s adult obesity rate dropped from 27.6 percent in 2014 to 26.1 percent in 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control […]

Crunch Time!

Crunch Time will be serving free lunches at King’s Kingdom Park to anyone 18 and younger through the summer. The meals will be served from 11:30-12:30 on the following dates: June 21, 22, 23June 28, 29, 30July 5, 6, 7July 12, 13, 14July 19, 20, 21

Cooking Matters at Isanti Family Farmer’s Market

The University of Minnesota Extension SNAP-Ed Program is presenting Cooking Matters at the Farmer Market tours at the Isanti Family Farmer’s Market on Friday, July 15 and August 12. During the guided tour, participants will learn tips to save money at the farmers market and discover healthy ways to prepare local produce, grains, and meat. […]

Tobacco Regulations Welcomed

May 5, 2016 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations on tobacco products welcomed, but the FDA still has critical to-do list By bringing all tobacco products under the agency’s jurisdiction, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has, at long last, ended the Wild West of unregulated tobacco products with its “deeming regulation”. For […]

Mille Lacs County Considers Tobacco Free Facilities

March 1st 2016 : Partners in Healthy Living (PiHL) staff/ Health Educator from Mille Lacs County Alisha Voigt and Emily Anderson from the Association for Non Smokers presented on the topic of a tobacco free grounds policy to the Mille Lacs County board of commissioners. The topic covered why the county should consider implementing a […]

Minnesota Department of Health shares local smoke-free success story

MN Statewide Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) story:  Mora employer becomes local champion of smoke-free worksites Lakes and Pines Community Action Council (CAC), a nonprofit organization in Mora that employs 115 people, adopted a new smoke-free workplace and environmental policy in 2015 that bans smoking on its grounds. That change is benefiting employees’ health and their […]

Combat the Winter Blues: Stay Fit with Boxes

Since it is cold outside, and the majority of adults spend most of their day at work and the work environment has a significant potential to influence health, the Isanti County Wellness committee created a solution for employees to be active on their breaks. The Isanti County Wellness Committee put together fit boxes for the […]

Dementia focus added to help build healthier communities

The Minnesota Department of Health’s (MDH) community-led health improvement efforts are getting a $27.2 million funding boost from the Minnesota’s Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP), a state and locally-funded partnership now operating in all 87 counties. Partners in Healthy Living leads the local SHIP efforts for Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs and Pine counties. For a […]