Benjamin Franklin, that famous American patriot, once said, “Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.”
Recognizing that it may take a few more steps for many of us to achieve those goals, the LaRue County Extension Office has organized a life-changing challenge: “Small Steps to Health & Wealth Challenge.”
Extension Agent Theresa Howard said the series of classes “will be similar to the past programs I’ve done on Lighten Up LaRue County, except we’re adding money management info too.”
What is the main reason you give for not getting enough exercise in your day?
Are you too busy, too tired when you get home from work, or just don’t have the energy to even think about exercising?
We give all sorts of excuses. What if activity wasn’t a dreaded thing and what if you could make it fun and fit it into your normal everyday routine? It is possible to incorporate more activity into your day by doing simple things.
Did you know that children today are in danger of having shorter life spans than their parents? And did you know that danger exists at least partially because of children's unhealthy daily activities?
We need to pay attention and redirect our children firmly toward daily physical activity and if possible, outdoor interaction with nature.
When the new Military Unit at Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System opens Feb. 1, those who serve our country will have a place to call home that meets their needs.
“I think it’s important for people to know that with the Military Unit in place, we will have a separate unit for military, a separate unit for CD (chemical dependency) patients and a separate psychiatric unit,’’ LTBHS Chief Executive Officer Chuck Webb said. “It’s something that will be better for our military.’’
If you want help with your goals for managing your weight or your money, come and join the Small Steps to Health & Wealth, 10-week program (Jan. 27-March 31). This is sponsored by the Cooperative Extension Service (358-3401) and will be offered in conjunction with the Thursday evening Family Fitness Club physical activity.
The Family Resource Centers for Hodgenville Elementary School and Abraham Lincoln Elementary School have started a family fitness club this school year that meets two nights a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-7 p.m.
Sonora auctioneer David L. Knight is not lacking for friends.
An outpouring of support for Knight, who suffered a series of debilitating strokes in September, reaped $20,000 over the weekend during a fundraiser held at Upton Community Center. Paralyzed from the neck down, Knight has been in medical care since suffering the strokes.
The event included a chili supper and an auction, where a 1930s antique bedroom suite, old coins, TVs and cakes were up for bid. Local businesses also donated items, such as gift certificates.