Banker and volunteer Michael Malfregeot grows his own vegetables so he has healthy, low-cost food options. • His advice? “Planting something in ground, raised beds, or pots are all low-cost, easy ways to grow.” • Fruits and vegetables are rich in nutrients, especially in phytochemicals, anti-oxidants, vitamin C, vitamin A and folate – and you’ll save […]
After relocating from Nashville, Kim Drummond got involved with local revitalization through the Harrison County Chamber of Commerce and Cultural Foundation. • Her advice? “Find someone to admire in your community, and join their effort.” • Creating professional relationships is important, and joining a group provides a sense of security and trust.
Blaine Berkley goes to bed when he is tired and wakes up when he is well rested. • His advice? “Get eight hours of sleep.” • Sleep experts have indicated that adults need between 7 to 9 hours of sleep every night to function properly the next day.
Due to Michelangelo Gigliotti’s gluten sensitivity, his family eats at home so they can avoid contaminated foods. • His family’s advice? “Read the labels first.” • Ingredients are listed in descending order (by ingoing weight). The first ingredient listed represents the most quantity; the second ingredient represents the second most quantity; and so on.
Business owner and Mayor Cathy Goings finds walking with a friend makes exercise easier to fit walking into her busy schedule. • Her advice? “Find a friend to walk with on the Mayor’s Fitness Trail.” • Social connection is crucial to well-being. Loneliness can have serious health consequences similar to high blood pressure, lack of […]
After a back injury, personal trainer and business owner Melissa Robbins decided to focus on her own health and learned the importance of taking care of herself. • Her advice? “Strengthen your relationships and surround yourself with a strong tribe of friends and family.” • According to Mental Health America, friends can support you in […]
Despite a family history of high cholesterol and open-heart surgery procedures, brothers Charles and Pete Anderson are taking care of themselves so they can be around for their families. • Their advice? “Start with a small achievable physical activity goal such as walking and eating well.” • Research indicates that individuals who have a routine, […]
Healthy Harrison is a coalition with a vision to measurably improve the health and wellness of the citizens in Harrison County. By highlighting our local Heroes, we hope to motivate, educate and inspire the community to live a longer and healthier life. • What will your Healthy Harrison story be?