Hundreds of people across west Georgia made the commitment to get healthy and lose weight this year, and now it’s time for a final check-in to review the community’s progress. More than 1,600 individuals weighed in at the start of the 2014 Weight Loss Challenge...

Some local churches, schools and community groups have been selected to receive assistance from Tanner Health System’s Get Healthy, Live Well initiative to start their own community gardens. Some of the gardens will be used to grow food for local needy families...

Ever wonder if it’s possible to lose weight and keep it off without surgery, weight-loss pills or fad diets? Sure, it is. Just ask Mike Kitchens, who lost 282 pounds through a healthy diet, moderate exercise and a few strategies that might surprise you. Kitchens...

With spring in the air, people’s tastes turn to lighter meals and fresh, seasonal ingredients. For those in need of some inspiration in the kitchen, Get Healthy West Georgia’s upcoming Healthy for Life class will serve up cooking lessons from a noted local...

Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes and the number is rising daily. Since 1980, the percentage of people under 45 with diabetes has increased by 167%. There are many risk factors for type-2 diabetes. Many of these, like family history, can’t be changed. ...

If you love to cook and have a passion for teaching others, volunteer with the Get Healthy, Live Well “Cooking Matters” program today. We need volunteers to teach our Cooking Matters nutrition-based cooking class. Chefs, nutrition educators and class assistants...

Teenagers in Heard County will soon get a powerful dose of reality at the Teen Maze event. Teen Maze is an interactive event that gives students the opportunity to safely explore the challenges of the teenage years—and face the consequences of their actions—in...

Most people would like to lead healthier lives, yet many don’t realize that well being is influenced by much more than just calorie intake and exercise. Although nutrition and physical fitness are key ingredients, other lifestyle factors like stress and sleep...

Many parents are busier than ever juggling demanding schedules and multiple activities for their kids. Making sure children are eating healthy and getting enough exercise can be a tough challenge for today’s parents. The next Healthy for Life class on Tuesday,...

Lots of people want to get more active, but finding the right exercise routine can be a challenge to fit into a busy lifestyle. For those who are new to working out, going to the gym or trying out a class for the first time can be intimidating. Get Healthy West...