Nashville, TN – Your son who got his “bell rung” playing football. Your neighbor who hit his head on the windshield in a car accident. Your grandmother who fell on the sidewalk at church and hit her head. If you think you don’t know anyone with a brain injury, think again.
Chances are good someone in your world has had a bump or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain, known as a traumatic brain injury or TBI. The majority of TBIs are concussions or other mild forms of brain injury from which people fully recover. However, even with concussion, people with brain injury can suffer from a variety of symptoms such as headaches, sleep disruption, memory loss or depression. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville’s Parks and Recreation department will hold a Public Involvement Workshop, Thursday, January 24th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at the Parks and Recreation Main office for residents to learn more about two potential projects identified in the 1999 Greenways Master Plan, which will complete a major section of the city’s riverside pedestrian trail development initiative. «Read the rest of this article»
American Heart Association reports regular physical activity reduces risk of dementia in older people
Thirty minutes of physical activity three times a week had a significant impact on brain health.
Dallas, TX – Regular physical activity may help older people reduce their chances of getting dementia.
In a new study published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke, older, non-disabled people who regularly engaged in physical activity reduced their risk of vascular-related dementia by 40 percent and cognitive impairment of any etiology by 60 percent.
The protective effect of regular physical activity remained regardless of age, education, changes in the brain’s white matter and even previous history of stroke or diabetes, researchers said. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Tuesday afternoon, October 23rd, Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan will cut the ribbon marking the official grand opening of Liberty Park.
Activities will begin at 3:30pm and will conclude at 7:30pm. There will be face painting, a balloon artist, a display of some of the City’s fire and police vehicles, archery, performances by a local dance group and an exhibition by the Clarksville Police Department’s K-9 Unit.
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan will cut the ribbon marking the official grand opening of Liberty Park on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012.
“I am so excited that we are going to host the official grand opening of Liberty Park next week,” said the Mayor. “I know people have already been enjoying the fishing pond, walking on the trails, and even practicing on the sports fields. I want the whole City to know that the park is complete and ready to enjoy. This is going to be a very special celebration.”
Golden Pond, KY – Enjoy fall–take a drive through Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area. Revel in the cooler days, changing seasons, and autumn colors of your National Forest. Visitors interested in viewing fall colors can drive the public access roads that meander through LBL.
People can also hike, bike, ride on horseback, or ride ATVs on hundreds of miles of designated trails. «Read the rest of this article»
23rd Annual Event to Loop through Middle and East Tennessee Regions
Nashville, TN – Bicycle enthusiasts across the state are preparing for the annual Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee, which will kick off its 23rd year with a seven-day ride beginning September 8th and will feature a loop through some of Middle and East Tennessee’s most beautiful landscapes.
Originating at Cumberland Mountain State Park in Crossville, Tennessee, this year’s route will feature a combination of rolling hills, valleys and some flat terrain. Cyclists can expect to experience beautiful, rural Tennessee scenery and interesting back roads along the way, including visits to several Tennessee State Parks such as Harrison Bay in the Chattanooga area. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Russ Shemberger, a licensed massage therapist at Restore Performance Massage on Madison Street in Clarksville, completed the rigorous Lake Guntersville Long Course Triathlon Training Camp, held July 27th-29th in Scottsboro, AL.
He was one of 50 participants in the camp, which trains triathletes from across the nation by swimming, biking and running a total of 140.6 miles – the distance of an Ironman – over the three-day event.
National Trails Day “America’s Largest Trailgating Party!” Celebration at Land Between the Lakes June 2nd
Golden Pond, KY – It’s time to slip on your hiking boots or grab your bike and get out on your favorite trails at Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area to celebrate the 20th Annual National Trails Day on Saturday, June 2nd.
The theme for National Trails Day 2012 is America’s Largest Trailgating Party! National Trails Day is still America’s largest trail celebration and it is still going strong after 20 years! «Read the rest of this article»
Montgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Government was recently awarded the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grant from the State of Tennessee.
Of the $565,000 in grants awarded by the Environment and Conservation Department this week, Montgomery County received the largest award of $120,000. «Read the rest of this article»
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