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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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Urban ecologists hit paydirt in Covington's evolving, partnership-driven economy

Covington neighbors, nonprofit groups and city leaders are making plans to improve their shared green spaces. Explore a host of outdoor projects making the city a model for the region and beyond.


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Take one, leave one: Free Little Pantries nourish 10 Cincy food deserts

Nutritionist and Pleasant Ridge resident Lisa Andrews believes no one should go to bed hungry. With help from People’s Liberty and local residents, she’s following through on her vision to install free “little pantries” across the city.

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Leaders, residents and businesses join forces for good health in Covington

Covington residents face a variety of unique challenges when it comes to accessing healthy food and patterns for behavior. Organizations like Skyward and The Center for Great Neighborhoods are taking a synergistic approach, engaging everyone from city leadership to local corner stores to ensure a brighter, healthier future.

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Reclaiming a birthright: Covington doubles down on history to spark smart growth

Despite being the region’s second-largest city and closer to downtown than most Cincinnati neighborhoods, Covington remains something of a mystery for many locals. The first story in our second On The Ground neighborhood series takes a closer look at the city colloquially known as “Cincinnati’s Brooklyn.”


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Award-winning local doctors innovate to provide opioid alternatives for pain management

As the heroin epidemic rages on nationally and at home, several area care providers are gaining recognition for their efforts to introduce alternative pain remedies like group counseling, acupuncture and muscle relaxation — with a heavy dose of holistic patient-provider interaction.
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Health + Wellness Videos

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Victory of Light Psychic Festival

The Victory of Light Psychic Festival was held April 9-10 at the Sharonville Convention Center, billed as "Cincinnati's premier body, mind & spirit event."

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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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