Health & Wellness2022-04-01T13:15:07-04:00

Work It, Girl: Going the Distance

From left, elementary school teacher Ashley Fortson and accountant Katie Rajchel of Jeffersonville, Indiana, are lifelong friends on a quest to run a mini-marathon in every state in the United States. With their next race this February in Las Vegas, they will mark Nevada off their list. Cross Country Running Takes on a New Meaning for These 2 Childhood Friends By Carrie Vittitoe  |  Photos by Kylene White Jeffersonville, Indiana, residents Ashley Fortson and Katie Rajchel met in middle school and became best friends in high school, but the fitness part of their [...]

By |January 25, 2022|Digital Exclusives, Health & Wellness|

The Plight of the Covid Long-Haulers: Lauren Jones

"I was in the hospital, battling COVID-19. I had just tested positive, and within a few hours I went from feeling fine to unable to breathe," says Lauren Jones in a Facebook post. Lauren chronicles her long-haul COVID journey on her social media page.   The complexities of COVID can make recovery an uphill battle, particularly for those who are experiencing long-term effects of the illness. But there are ways of staying ahead of this health anomaly. We give you some tips on how to protect yourself and your family for the new [...]

By |January 20, 2022|Health & Wellness|

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

If you're struggling to get good sleep, a sleep mask can block out light, allowing the user to achieve a deeper level of sleep. Sleep deprivation is a common problem, but there are solutions for ensuring you get a restful sleep every night. By Lennie Omalza  |  Submitted photo The CDC estimates that one third of adults in the U.S. aren’t getting enough sleep on a regular basis. But how much sleep is truly “enough?” “I think [we as] Americans … have normalized seven hours of sleep,” says Dr. Kenneth C. (Chuck) Anderson, [...]

By |January 18, 2022|Health & Wellness|

The Weed Debate: His View

  By Emmanuel "Gift" Clack  |  Photo submitted Did Clinton inhale or didn't he? Did Kamala smoke weed listening to Snoop, or didn't she? The recent legalization of marijuana has become a valuable hot topic. It's becoming commercialized or dare I say, gentrified. What we once knew as weed, Mary Jane, that sticky icky has been rebranded as a respectful recreational choice for hipsters and young professionals. The perception of it being a gateway drug only being used by underachievers frying their brain cells is no more. It's also become a proven antidote to combat [...]

By |January 10, 2022|Digital Exclusives, Health & Wellness|

The Wonder Drug

Medical Marijuana is treating everything from MS to PTSD. Will this be the year Kentucky (finally) legalizes? By Mary Chellis Nelson After serving more than 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, Andrea Mizell had put her body through a lot. She’d spent countless 12- to 14-hour days running and walking in combat boots. The wear and tear caught up to her shortly after returning from a deployment in Kuwait in 2018. While running at the Kentucky Air National Guard base in south Louisville, her back went out. That turned into full-blown fibromyalgia, a chronic [...]

By |January 5, 2022|Digital Exclusives, Health & Wellness|

Stories of the 15 Percent — Arlena Johnson

“Your life could be fine and the next thing you know, you can end up having a disability. Disability does not discriminate against anyone,” Arlena Johnson says. Individuals with disabilities make up approximately 15 percent of the world’s population. Some of those individuals were born with their conditions while others developed them over time or as a result of illness or accident. A movement that launched in 2020 called #WeThe15 is working to help non-disabled individuals recognize the barriers that affect people with disabilities in their communities so they don’t perpetrate the discriminatory [...]

By |December 7, 2021|Health & Wellness|
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