A great place to get healthier

Published 6:24 pm Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Last weekend’s Spring Into Summer event further proved that if you want to make over your life in a healthy fashion, the foothills area of the Carolinas is the right place to be.
Polk Fit, Fresh and Friendly hosted the event to promote ways in which our local residents can make healthier choices and thereby live healthier lives.
The Polk County Farmers Market in Columbus featured a record 54 vendors selling herb plants, lettuces and zucchini to assist in the creation of a healthy dinner, plus sunflowers to brighten up your mood.
Meanwhile, volunteers offered maps of all the area trails so locals could get outside and get moving. Vendors at the community health fair spent the afternoon teaching community members about proper dental care, giving advice related to caring for elderly loved ones and offering blood pressure checks.
Finally, in the evening, the Polk County Recreation Department welcomed families to Gibson Pool to get reacquainted with the swimming pool and learn some safety tips for summer.
The idea in mentioning this all again is to say that if you’ve ever felt like you didn’t know where to begin in your journey to getting healthier, just look around. We have a wealth of opportunities all around us – you only have to step outside your front door.
— Editorial staff, Tryon Daily Bulletin

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