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Cincinnati takes an innovative approach to getting fit. The city is home to the leading wellness website Sparkpeople and health initiatives like Go Vibrant, designed to get downtown workers moving during the work day. And through its Empowering Communities Strategy, Interact for Health, a catalyst for health and wellness, awards Thriving Community grants to help organizations in the Cincinnati region transform their neighborhoods to support well-being and make healthy choices easy and affordable. Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky are also blessed with extensive urban park systems with miles of hiking, biking and blading trails that helped us earn a top ranking in Outside Magazine. And with self-help centers like Main Street's Yoga Row and the rise of locally sourced foods and restaurants, you'll find plenty of ways to stay healthy here.

Health + Wellness Features

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Food for Thought: Introducing scratch-made goodness to school cafeterias

Interact for Health and Cook for America have partnered with schools in Indiana, Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati to try healthy alternatives in the lunchroom.

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Soapdish: Why can't Cincinnati have nice things like bike lanes?

Recent rumblings out of City Hall have labeled Central Parkway’s protected bike lane a "disaster" that should be "scrapped." Just because Cincinnatians are terrible drivers? Really?

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Ode to Joy: When Rachel Roberts found yoga, she found a path to success

After Rachel Roberts bounced around from job to job, she found her calling in yoga, which led to a career path as founder of The Yoga Bar. Now she helps others find their own calling.

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Northern Kentucky planning leaders turn their vision skyward

Northern Kentucky faced a choice as Vision 2015 wound down its 10-year mission: add incremental goals or go for a fresh, new collective vision for regional planning. Community input pushed the creation of a bold "myNKY" plan and Skyward organization.

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City Silence promotes the practice of mindfulness

City Silence, an international network of community mindfulness events organized by Cincinnatian Stacy Sims, is being held weekday mornings all summer long in Washington Park. Gatherings encourage individuals to sit in silence for as long as they wish and focus on breathing and stillness.
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Health + Wellness Videos

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211: Wherever Life Takes You

The United Way of Greater Cincinnati provides help to the community in many ways via 2-1-1, its 24/7 health and social services information and referral helpline.

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Green Umbrella works to make every day "a beautiful day"

Green Umbrella is working to improve the economic vitality and quality of life in the Cincinnati region by maximizing the collective impact of individuals and organizations dedicated to environmental sustainability, including hosting the Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit on May 1. Here's what they're all about.

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Findlay Market rolls out new cookbook

Just in time for the holidays, Findlay Market has published a new cookbook that includes profiles of the farmers and vendors that make up the Findlay community, along with recipes that come from both the sellers and Cincinnati's top chefs. Catch a sneak peek!

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Cincy Summer Streets

The next Cincy Summer Streets will take place this Sunday, August 24, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Northside. See what's in store.

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Heartbeat music therapy helps parents cope with loss of kids

Cincinnati Children's Hospital's Brian Schreck records heartbeats of criticlly ill patients and incorporates them into songs to help families cope with the loss of their child.
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