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Why Your Fitbit May Be Pointless

| November 8, 2015

If you’re rooting for smartphones to solve all our health problems, you’re not going to like what the researchers found. The smartphone app didn’t help young adults lose any more weight than if they hadn’t been using the app at all.

Please Don’t Take a Seat: Flagler Schools Start Adapting to Stand-Up Desks in Fitness Push

| October 27, 2014

A new trend is emerging at Flagler schools. It’s now all about “active learning,” a teaching style aimed at promoting better health and academic performance. At Belle Terre Elementary, that means adjustable standing desks.

Tenacity Charlie: County Commissioner Ericksen, 71, Completes 24,902-Mile Bike Trek, Equivalent to Circling the Equator

| September 19, 2014

Charlie Ericksen’s odometer turned the last mile early this morning after six years or 2,263 days, biking an average of 77 miles a week around Flagler and Palm Coast, despite three tips to the hospital along the way and many more repairs for his bike.

Virulent Flu Season Aside, Potent RSV Bug Is Taking a Toll on Florida Children

| January 26, 2014

Respiratory Syncytial Virus, or RSV, is serious and highly contagious. There’s no vaccination around to keep your little one from catching it. And its seasonal duration is longer in Florida than in any other state, stretching from mid-August to March.

Flagler Health Department Launches “Gospel” to Combat Twin Killers: Tobacco and Obesity

| September 5, 2013

Two initiatives will be the centerpiece of the Flagler Health Department’s strategy in the coming year: Tobacco Free Flagler and an effort to reduce the incidence of overweight and obese residents through more awareness of good nutrition, BMI and healthier activities.

How Horses Help Patients Cope With Cancer and Other Ailments, Even When Insurers Won’t

| June 20, 2013

It’s not a prescription that a doctor can write. It’s not something insurance will usually pay for. But more patients are finding out how horseback riding, or even just being around the animals, can help them feel better. 

Fat Firefighters Need Not Worry: Body Mass Index Not an Issue in Florida

| April 30, 2013

The Florida House rejected an amendment that would have required all firefighters to keep their Body Mass Index at 25 or under. Above that number, an individual is considered overweight.

Listen Up Kids: Forget What Your Parents Say. You Should Be Playing Video Games

| April 7, 2013

Alessandra Robinson, a first-place winner among Wadsworth Elementary fifth graders for this speech in this year’s Tropicana competition, argues that video games promote family time, exercise, creativity, problem solving, and better reflexes, and should therefore be encouraged for all.

Flagler County’s “Ulympic Games,” Set for April, Are Crying for Participants

| March 11, 2013

Flagler’s “Ulympic Games” feature 10 sports over a week, April 6-13, open to anyone employed by any local government, but as a March 15 deadline approaches, only a few dozen people had registered.

That New Year Resolution to Exercise? Your Local State Park Wants You.

| December 20, 2012

Rangers at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park and Faver-Dykes State Park are organizing guided walking tours on New Year’s Day for those who have resolved to exercise more.

Polls: Scott Tanks, Gay Marriage Gains, Pot Wilts, Alternate College Costs Rejected

| December 20, 2012

Even a majority of Republicans want an alternative to Rick Scott in 2014. Overwhelming majorities reject charging lower college tuition for science majors, and gay marriage makes a 10-point gain in latest Quinnipiac polls.

Flagler Palm Coast YMCA Closing After 9 Years At Florida Hospital; Stand-Alone Y a Goal

| March 31, 2011

The Palm Coast-Flagler Family YMCA was losing $50,000 a year for the past three years despite a membership of 900. The location was constraining. Local organizers hope to launch plans for a stand-alone Y in the future.

New Fees at Belle Terre Swim Club

| December 30, 2009

The school-board owned and managed club in Palm Coast is lowering some fees and offering a new, six-month deal to appeal to snowbirds.

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