When you hear the terms “health and wellness,” what do you think of? Diet culture telling you to eat salads for every meal? Running in circles just to get your 10,000 steps in for the day? Well, the City of Lebanon is reimagining the idea of health and wellness with a new community initiative, Together We Thrive.
Together We Thrive is about creating a vibrant community through all aspects of healthy living. This includes physical activity, mental health, nutrition, stress management, importance of sleep routines and more. The City has partnered with local health and wellness businesses and experts to provide information, resources and events throughout the spring and summer for all in the community to enjoy. Participants will have the opportunity to receive great giveaways at community wellness events, as well as discounts from local wellness businesses.
Together We Thrive kicks-off this month with a focus on nutrition. In partnership with Brianna Higgins, Licensed Dietitian with the Warren County Health District Division of Nursing, the City will publish information about the impacts nutrition has on physical and mental health, and offer online cooking classes that are free to the community.
In April, Lebanon Parks is challenging you to get outside and enjoy the spring weather with the Lebanon Parks Wellness Challenge, where you’ll explore Lebanon’s 17 unique parks that cover over 600 acres. The Lebanon Parks Wellness Challenge includes activities that are fun for all ages, ranging from having a picnic in a Lebanon Park to hiking or biking a 3.6 mile section of the Lebanon Countryside Trail. Complete the challenges and win prizes (prize options for all ages). The Lebanon Parks Wellness Challenge runs from April 1 – September 11, just in time for the Healthy Living Market! Lebanon Parks Wellness Challenge activity trackers can be picked up from a Lebanon Park kiosk, from the Service Desk in City Hall or downloaded online starting April 1.
Stay tuned for more Together We Thrive events, including free fitness classes in Lebanon Parks, and information by following the City’s Facebook page (@LebanonOH) and Instagram (@lebanon_oh) as we build a healthier, stronger community, one step at a time.