Portland, OR – Playing the popular smartphone game Pokémon Go may increase people’s daily steps, especially among young adults with low physical activity levels or those who are overweight or obese, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention / Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health 2017 Scientific Sessions.
In Pokémon Go, a location-based augmented reality game, players move around a physical location capturing animated creatures on smartphones and other mobile devices. Pokémon Go has generated a great deal of interest since it was released in July 2016, but few studies have examined whether playing the game can increase an individual’s level of physical activity.
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University has contracted with LiveSafe to provide a new, easy-to-use safety app that allows students, faculty and staff to quickly and conveniently communicate with APSU Campus Police.
To encourage individuals to download this important new tool, APSU Campus Police is hosting a LiveSafe contest February 15th-22nd, with one APSU student participant’s name and one APSU faculty or staff participant’s name being drawn to win an iPad mini.
MCHS Now Eligible to Win a National Award
Cunningham, TN – Students from the Montgomery Central High School Academy of Plant and Animal Systems were named Best in State winners of the fifth annual Verizon Innovative Learning app challenge.
A nationwide contest, the Verizon App challenge invites competition from students to design mobile app concepts aimed at improving and solving for societal issues in their schools and communities.
City Saver Coupon Book Continues to Help Clarksville Schools Raise Money and Local Families Save Money
Clarksville, TN – For the seventh consecutive year, the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System and the CMC Education Foundation have partnered to sponsor the City Saver Education Funding Campaign that will run from January 13th – February 10th, 2017.
Last year’s campaign raised over $200,000 for local schools and the CMC Education Foundation, with a total of $1.2 million raised over the past six years.
During this year’s campaign, all Clarksville-Montgomery County elementary and middle school students will sell the new 2017 Clarksville City Saver coupon book, which contains thousands of dollars in savings at over 200 local favorite restaurants, attractions and retail stores.
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has proclaimed October 3rd-9th, 2016 Child Health Week in Tennessee.
The Tennessee Department of Health encourages all Tennesseans to put the health and well-being of children first during Child Health Week and every day of the year.
Montgomery County Government receives two Greater Nashville Regional Council Local Government Awards
Montgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Government received two awards from the Greater Nashville Regional Council at its 49th Annual Regional Planning and Economic Development Meeting on Thursday, September 15th.
The annual event held this year in Lebanon, TN, presented awards to various cities and counties for programs and initiatives that have exhibited excellence and innovation over that last calendar year. Montgomery County was recognized in two categories; Enhancing Economic Development and Enhancing Protective Services.
Montgomery County, TN – It’s not common for a group of high school students to be encouraged to “disrupt,” but that is exactly what students from the Academies at CMCSS were encouraged to do this morning.
Seventy students from each of the seven CMCSS High School College and Career Academies convened at the Clarksville Regional Airport for “Engaging in the Entrepreneurial Spirit.”
Knoxville, TN – This morning Colonial Pipeline announced that the bypass segment is complete and they are currently conducting structural integrity tests. They anticipate a restart of Line 1 tomorrow, Wednesday, September 21st, 2016. The full statement is available here.
Once the line is restarted, it may take a few days for supply to return to normal in the southeast states hit hardest by the partial closure of the pipeline including Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.
Montgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett is proud to introduce Hytch to the citizens of Montgomery County. Hytch is a free phone app available to all smart phone users to match drivers with similar routes for potential ride sharing. The Hytch concept is simple — match, chat, ride, repeat.
Montgomery County Mayor Durrett states, “We know that approximately 20,000 people choose to work outside of Montgomery County with the majority of those using the I-24 corridor between Clarksville and Nashville.”
American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report
Dallas, TX – People are more likely to adopt heart healthy behaviors when guided and encouraged via the Internet, their cellphones or other devices, according to 23 years of research reviewed in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
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