Last week, I took the Healthy Hometown’s Facebook post to heart. I called them and requested some free bike helmets that they were giving out to the public. By the end of the following day from their initial offer, they reported that they had already given out all of the smalls and extra-large! But I got my hands on two large and one medium that I hope our family will make great use of this summer. Thankful that I didn’t have to spend more than the two dimes and a nickel that I dropped into a parking meter on E. Gray Street, I was elated that my family was one of the few who could take part in this invitation.
It got me thinking about what other types of health-related programs that the Metro Health Department has to offer. So I set off on some research one day of their Health and Wellness website and found out some fantastic programming exists! Diabetes has really hit home to my family recently, and when one of the first slides I saw across the screen on the Metro Louisville Government website for Health and Wellness was about a free diabetes class starting, it immediately caught my eye and I wanted to plug in further. Here is a sampling of what I discovered.
Take the initiative for yourself and/or your entire family to get on the right track with health, fitness, and nutrition. Attend one of these free classes or the countless others that Metro Health Department organizes monthly. Take it slow and gradually ease into more vigorous family activities. Start with simple family walks at a local park and start frequenting your local farmer’s market for healthier choices. My family and I are working on beginning bike riding together, and we’re excited because when you do something together, somehow it just makes it easier and more fun!
Louisville Metro Public Health & Wellness Department is located at 400 E. Gray Street; call 502-574-6520 for inquiries and more information.
Photo by Erin Nevitt