Kayaking – therapy for body, mind and spirit

Kayaking – therapy for body, mind and spirit

By Abe Draper Photos by Abe Draper and Shanna Head with Central Mississippi Paddling Mafia As humans we have always been drawn to the water. Our earliest and greatest civilizations were founded on the shores of rivers and seas. In fact, cultures throughout history have depended on oceans and inland waterways as primary means of exploration and transportation. By continually developing newer and more efficient vessels to navigate these bodies of water, man Read more »
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March 06, 2017
Keeping It Fun

Keeping It Fun

By Joey Lee This year is an important anniversary for me; it marks my 30th year competing in triathlons. Throughout that time, I’ve learned a few tricks to keep myself from getting burned out, stay motivated and keep it fun. One of the great things about triathlon is that it’s three sports in one. So that, in itself, makes it three times harder to get burned out than those who are purists Read more »
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March 06, 2017
Mississippi Healthcare Alliance/American Heart Association Provide CPR in Schools Kits

Mississippi Healthcare Alliance/American Heart Association Provide CPR in Schools Kits

JACKSON, Miss. – Thanks to The Mississippi Healthcare Alliance, in partnership with the American Heart Association, 176 CPR in Schools Kits have been placed in high schools around the state. “More than 400,000 people suffer out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest each year. Nearly 90 percent don’t survive. We would like to change that, and we can’t think of a better place to start than with our state’s students,” says Dr. Harper Stone Read more »
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March 06, 2017
Record Turnout for BCBS Get Ready to Run Event

Record Turnout for BCBS Get Ready to Run Event

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Following a record year of school participation in Central Mississippi, Get Ready to Run Kids’ One-Mile Fun Run got off and “running” on Saturday, February 18 at Renaissance at Colony Park in Ridgeland. Almost 800 students in grades K-5 hit the pavement for the culminating event of the fourth year of the Get Ready to Run School Program. The Get Ready to Run (GRTR) program introduces students to Read more »
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March 06, 2017
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in the news Mississippi’s Obesity Rate Declines Among High School Students Over Past Two Years
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JACKSON, Miss – Mississippi's obesity rate in high school students (grades 9-12) has dropped by 12.7%, knocking the state's teens read more »

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