Walking helps control blood sugar. decrease risk for heart disease. help prevent osteoporosis, boost your immune system, help control weight, improve circulation, help breathing, combat depression, give you more energy, help manage arthritis.

This May, the Wildcat Glades Friends Group, along with other partners, will be hosting a hands-on preschool connections program, kids and adult yoga classes, a nature explorers event, and a virtual class for adults.

Walking is one of the most common types of exercise in America. Just about anyone can do it, regardless of their age or fitness level, and there’s no special equipment or gear needed other than a comfortable pair of shoes. The American Heart Association recommends at least 30 minutes of exercise five days per week, yet only one in five Americans achieve this goal.

This April, the Wildcat Glades Friends Group along with other partners, will be hosting a hands-on preschool connections program, kids and adult yoga, and a nature explorers’ event. Register for one today!

Our community is facing a health crisis.  Joplin has the dubious distinction of being the “least healthy community” in Missouri.  Compared to both state and national averages, Joplin has higher rates of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, substance abuse, teen pregnancy, and mental health issues.

A new school garden will be installed at Soaring Height Elementary School on Saturday, March 20 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Five garden beds will be installed and filled with sand, compost, and eventually seeds.

You may think of “Fake News” and politics but “Fake Nutrition News” is even more rampant. “Carbs make you fat,” “Gluten causes weight gain,” and “Vitamin D supplements prevent COVID-19” are all headlines and social media stories that you have probably seen and they are all “Fake Nutrition News.”

Current estimates are that over 14 million Americans have been infected with COVID-19. That number is growing exponentially due to uncontrolled spread of a virus that frequently presents asymptomatically, allowing healthy looking people to pass on the infection.

Every cell in your body needs oxygen in order to live. When we inhale, our lungs bring in oxygen and other gases. Once in the lungs, oxygen is moved into the bloodstream and carried to every cell. And when we exhale, our lungs get rid of carbon dioxide, which is a waste gas.