Recent Posts from MountainWise:

Senior Citizens MOVE towards a “Fountain of Youth”

 Author: Angela Mucci  “If I don’t keep moving, my arthritis hurts so much I can barely move at all!” exclaimed Katie, a 75 year old woman at a local exercise class. Her insightful comment highlights the fact that physical activity often leads to more movement, due to...

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Local Fire Chief Reignites His Health

Author: Angela Mucci Waynesville Fire Chief Joey Webb has been working as a firefighter since the late 70’s. This last summer, at age 61, he found himself in a doctor’s appointment learning he had high blood pressure and was borderline diabetic. “I was also having...

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THE LINK BETWEEN PSYCHOLOGICAL TRAUMA AND PHYSICAL HEALTH

Written by: Angela Mucci Last week’s Mountainwise blog profiled Matthew Lyvers, a father, nurse and Veteran who successfully utilized a local Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) after learning he was at high risk for developing diabetes. While participating in the DPP...

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Donna Beaver’s Health Transformation

Written by: Angela Mucci Interest was piqued last month at the Haywood Worksite Wellness Council meeting, when attendee Nancy Warren highlighted the story of one woman’s incredible transformation. While participating in her worksite wellness program Donna Beaver...

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THE COUNCIL GETS TOGETHER, GETS THINGS DONE

Written by: Angela Mucci On March 6th, 2018, employees and citizens from all over Haywood County met with Health Department Educators and Coordinators to discuss their goals and the progress they have made. Their main goal: to improve the health and wellness of those...

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JACKSON COUNTY TAKES ACTION, PROTECTS LUNGS

Written by: Angela Mucci Jackson County made a step towards ensuring healthier lungs this winter! On February 19th Tobacco Prevention Manager Tobin Lee announced that the Jackson County Board of Commissioners passed a vote in favor of making all Jackson County...

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