Chattanooga is a mecca for climbers, bikers, and backpackers alike, but the city also offers an array of scenic hikes for beginners and families.
Tennesseans know you don’t need a coastline to enjoy the water. Here are 9 Tennessee rivers and lakes where you can boat, fish, paddle, picnic or just enjoy the scenery.
Falls are the leading cause of injuries and injury deaths among older adults in Tennessee, yet few people understand why. But there are simple steps older adults can take to prevent them. Why are falls so dangerous? A fall can often trigger other problems, even for otherwise healthy older adults. Falls can: Cause broken bones, commonly hip fractures Cause traumatic brain injury Create the conditions for other chronic diseases (illnesses that might not have been present before the fall) to emerge Decrease a person’s quality of life Make it more difficult to continue living independently People who fall are 2-3 times more likely to fall again, and the likelihood of injury or death increases with each fall. What causes a fall? There are many factors that contribute to a fall, but for most people, it’s a combination of things: People experience a deterioration of eyesight, hearing and reflexes as they age Diabetes, heart disease, or circulation problems can affect balance Medicines cause dizziness, drowsiness or confusion Muscles become weaker, leading to problems with balance and gait …
From the 50 miles of trails at the Urban Wilderness to the 85 miles of paved greenways along the city’s rivers and ridges, Knoxville, Tennessee is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream.
Vee lives with multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic disease that affects her central nervous system. This is her story.
A pregnant woman needs to take precautions to ensure her health and her baby’s. That includes getting certain vaccinations — and avoiding others until after the birth.
The Southeastern forest has become a destination for those seeking out fish and other underwater species because of its cool, clear waters, undisturbed nature, and extraordinary aquatic diversity.
Here is a checklist for people suffering from asthma or COPD to make sure you have everything you need to travel safely.
One of the easiest ways to eat fresh, local food is to become a regular at a farmers market. Here are 9 ways to make the most of it.
Nashville might be known as the “Music City”, but the state capital is also home to some amazing outdoor activities.