PARKERSBURG — The Mid-Ohio Valley Well being Division has launched Step As much as a Wholesome Life, its newest neighborhood well being initiative.
Step As much as a Wholesome Life makes use of key areas or “Steps” for residents to concentrate on with three pending actions at every step that may be finished without spending a dime at any age.
“We needed to create an initiative that might interact individuals locally by empowering them, but in addition make it accessible to them,” stated Malcolm Lanham, director of neighborhood well being. “With COVID, we’ve got realized that individuals want to begin taking higher care of their well being. (The initiative) makes it accessible by giving them the primary steps that might have speedy impacts or results on their well being and can be reasonably priced.”
By diet, sleep, motion, neighborhood and way of life, the well being division will deal with metabolic syndrome, psychological well being and rebuilding individuals’s immune techniques.
With the startup, the well being division has created a Fb group, Step As much as a Wholesome Life, to put up content material to assist residents obtain these targets.
Moreover, one other Fb group, MOV Ruck Membership, can be bringing an area membership to the realm to assist with health targets. Rucking is a time period for strolling with weight, often a heavy backpack.
To study extra concerning the initiative, go to the division’s Fb pages, fb.com/MidOhioValleyHealthDepartment.
The Mid-Ohio Valley Well being Division serves Wooden, Wirt, Calhoun, Pleasants, Ritchie, and Roane counties. The workplaces are at 211 Sixth St. in Parkersburg.