Clarksville one of top ten most obese communities

Source: Clarksville Now ClarksvilleNow.com Reporting news@clarksvillenow.com WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a new survey conducted by Gallup, the city of Clarksville, TN ranks number eight on the top 10 most obese communities in the U.S. Gallup and Healthways surveyed 189 metro areas around the country, and the obesity rate was above 15 percent for all but… Read More…»


Study Finds Large Health Disparities Between Counties

Source: Philanthropy News Digest While Americans overall are living longer and healthier lives, large gaps remain between the healthiest and least healthy counties, a study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute finds. Now in its fifth edition, the 2014 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps ranked counties by… Read More…»


Eat Well, Play More Tennessee

Tennessee now has a comprehensive, statewide nutrition and physical activity plan: Eat Well, Play More Tennessee. This five-year plan provides a comprehensive roadmap to reduce obesity and chronic disease in Tennessee by 2015. The primary focus of Eat Well, Play More Tennessee is to create policy and environmental changes in the places where people live,… Read More…»


Summer outdoor festivals remind us to take care

Summer is a favorite time of year, but recent reports from outdoor festivals remind us to take care: the summer sun can burn, heat dehydrates and high humidity impairs the body’s ability to keep cool. Sunscreen should be applied 30 minutes before going out and should be reapplied. Hats are protective. The U.S. Centers for… Read More…»