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LouisvilleKY’s Humana launches health contest

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Leading wellness and rewards program, Go365® from Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) announced that starting today members can enter the “Go365 Be Smart, Get Healthier Contest.” Ten grand prizes will be awarded. Go365members can log into Go365.com and enter the contest. After logging into their account, eligible Go365 members can create a 250-word essay, explaining how smart home technology can help in their journey to get and stay healthier. This promotion targets eligible members to increase participation and engagement in the program. Wellness is often woven into the contest theme which allows members to reflect about their own wellness journey as…


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KDF to host health fair this week at Fourth Street Live!

Louisville, KY.   –   WellCare of Kentucky, a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG), returns in 2018 as Presenting Sponsor of the Kentucky Derby Festival’s annual Health Fair in a new exciting venue. The event will take place on Thursday, April 26th at Fourth Street Live! from 4pm-8pm. The 11th annual Health Fair features head-to-toe screenings as well as health-related exhibits and activities families with children will find educational and entertaining – including an appearance by Doc McStuffins as well as other fun characters and entertainers. Walgreens will also provide free Hepatitis A vaccinations (limited quantity available). Admission is free with a 2018 Pegasus Pin. Children under…


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Keeping Halloween spooky even if your kids think they are too old.

As of Wednesday, she’s 13, a milestone which, according to my daughter means she’s officially “too old” to dress up and trick or treat at the Louisville Zoo’s Not-So Scary Halloween.  So instead, I scared the heck out of her beneath the Zoo, with a trip to the Mega Zip, in the deep dark belly of the Mega Cavern. Adventurous types know that zip lines deliver an adrenaline rush as well as a bird’s-eye perspective on beautiful surroundings.  The view from the Mega Zip turns that experience upside down.    It’s the World’s first underground zip line. So, instead of tickling…


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Is Your Shampoo Making You Fat?

Louisville ranks one the best cities in the country for its filtration system. The air might not be the greatest, but the water sure is clean and refreshing. However, what they didn’t take in consideration is what apparently ranks, “Head and Shoulders” above the water that is contributing to being over weight! I thought I heard it all until… Paula Baillie-Hamilton, an expert on metabolism and environmental toxins, was one of the first to make a link between the obesity epidemic and the increase in environmental chemicals. Baillie-Hamilton argued that exposure to chemicals can damage your body’s natural weight-control mechanisms….


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Dining Out in Louisville- Preparing Yourself for Weight Loss!

Dining out has become our way of life, a part of our weekly routine. Whether you grab a meal on-the-go from the drive through or enjoy dinner out together as a family, dining out has become commonplace in our lives. Dining out is no longer a luxury that our parent’s enjoyed as it has become no big deal in our society! Dining out is convenient and enjoyable, but if we are not careful, this modern day convenience will add pounds to our bodies before we know it. Preparation is the key to eating healthy and making better menu selections that…


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Being Healthy Starts on the Inside – Where Has All the Laughter Gone?

I love to watch people at airports, malls, parks and church. I wonder what they had done to get them here? What attracted  two people to be together at this time? What makes that one tick or that one over there work so hard? And sadly, I wonder with most of them where has all the laughter gone? Studies show that children laugh approximately 400 times per day while adults laugh as little as 15 times a day. Studies also show that laughter helps lower blood pressure, strengthens immune systems, and helps lower stress hormones. There are no known studies…


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Diabetes Prevention – The “Silent” Killer!

Diabetes will be the next health epidemic in the United States. In some populations, it already is. Some call it the “Silent Killer.” Why? Diabetes is similar to cancer in the fact that you can’t see it. It sneaks up on you, and by the time you find out you have it, it’s almost too late to do anything about it. Diabetes is hereditary, but it is mostly behavior induced. We can blame it on our grandma or great aunt, but at the end of the day, it’s really on us. There are different levels of diabetes, but the worst case is extremity amputations;…


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Overweight and Out-of-Shape: NOT Louisville’s Finest Hour!

Kentucky Upset about their weight! Upsetting to many- REALLY? Some how I’m not convinced enough people are upset, or I should say, upset enough. It always amazes me if people want something bad enough the excuses fly out the window real fast! “Many experts believe poverty and obesity are linked. Kentucky ranks fifth in poverty…. Poverty, poor people can walk, can’t they? Rich or poor is no excuse for laziness, it’s just that simple! We all have hang ups in losing weight TRUTH OR CONSEQUNCES?, but when you get to the core issue it comes down to laziness and self…


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Kentucky State Transportation Lets $41.4 Million Go Wasted!

OUTRAGEOUS! The Kentucky Department of Transportation will give up $41.4 million – even though they could have been using the funds to build better bicycling infrastructure, provide bicyclist education, install bike parking. Now they choose instead to send the money back to Washington. Meanwhile, we live in one of the most dangerous places in the U.S. for walking and cycling. And we rank at the bottom of the national Fitness Index. Let KDOT and Congress know you’re not healthy or wealthy enough to give up $41.4 M. You can do something about it! Join Bicycling for Louisville. We want better…


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Just What You Knead?

So you started running in December, you’ve steadily increased your mileage, you are only a couple of weeks from, the Half marathon (I just can’t call 13.1 miles of running a MINI ) and suddenly you are dealing with sore knees, tight hamstrings, and aching Achilles.  I used to think this type of ailment was just part of the package. After 10 marathons and years of training I figured, you run long and far enough and you start to break down.  “Not so” says the owner of Fleet Feet Sports.  Jeff Wells is nearly certain he can cure what ails…