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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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Going Green: Collective Impact connects at-risk residents to cleaner air and healthier food

Green Umbrella unites more than 300 businesses, nonprofits and governmental agencies to improve Greater Cincinnati sustainability efforts, thanks to the Collective Impact model.  

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Stronger Faster: How Collective Impact puts Cincinnati at the forefront of social change

Collective Impact is championed by the Greater Cincinnati Foundation working closely with seven independent "backbone" organizations to reinforce each other's efforts and get everyone rowing in the same direction.

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Marlys Staley changed careers and now changes lives with her Circle Tail service dogs

The nonprofit trains hearing and service dogs for Greater Cincinnati individuals in need, partnering with two area prisons for a training program that helps the inmates as much as the dogs.

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Water World: Sam Hatchett's software breakthrough impacts Cincinnati, Flint and beyond

Local environmental engineer's new technology helps water utilities understand what's really happening in their miles of underground pipes, not a far leap from his "maker" childhood experiences.

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Wig Out: Innovative L-A Stopa replaces hair and restores confidence

Through her mobile wig shop, L-A Stopa is providing a boost in confidence and encouragement (and fabulous hair) among women struggling with hair loss.
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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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