The Rural Monitor
Articles by Topic: Physical activity
August 24, 2016
A unique wellness program in rural Ohio has impacted nearly 2,000 adults. Participants of Trinity Hospital Twin City's Fit for Life program have reversed their diabetes, lowered cholesterol, lost weight, and are even sleeping better. The secret lies in Dr. Timothy McKnight's curriculum that centers around a change of mindset to spur long-term physical health.
July 27, 2016
Built environments significantly influence community health and individual behaviors of physical activity. Rural communities may face infrastructure barriers to active living, but a little innovation can get an entire town moving.
April 13, 2016
Across the nation, 11,000 sites are using The Coordinated Approach To Child Health (CATCH), the most widespread coordinated school health program in the world. This article focuses on one Illinois region that has engaged 76% of their elementary schools in healthy eating and physical activity through CATCH.
February 26, 2015
The Kūlana Hawai'i program employs an integrated team of health professionals to address internal and external factors relating to weight management.
February 12, 2014
Zufall Health Center is helping patients make healthy lifestyle changes and choices, reaching out to farmworkers and other special populations.