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Fun Tips to Get Moving with Your Dog

Fun Tips to Get Moving with Your Dog

According to a nationwide survey of pet owners, about 85 million American families own dogs. Sadly, many vets report that the majority of dogs are overweight, putting them at all kinds of health risks, including arthritis, heart and breathing conditions, and ACL...

Take a Walk!

Take a Walk!

Did you know that taking a simple walk outdoors is a form of preventive medicine? Exercising in nature supports mental, emotional, and physical health benefits. Throughout Alabama, there are hundreds of miles of beautiful trails ranging from wide, urban and suburban,...

Find Food Banks

Find Food Banks

Wanting to have a positive impact? Make new friends? Share love with strangers? Join The Grace Klein Community to meet increasing needs related to the COVID-19.

Loneliness and Its Impact on Kids

Loneliness and Its Impact on Kids

Over the years many of my friends have read about and experienced loneliness first-hand. We have put together some of our thoughts, observations, and insights to share with readers on the HealUnited website.  Edie Hand EdieHand.com  We must view Loneliness as...

COVID-19: Exercise may protect against deadly complication

COVID-19: Exercise may protect against deadly complication

I found this article very informative and wanted to share it with my HEAL followers. Christy Article Highlights:  Regular exercise may reduce the risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome, a major cause of death in patients with the COVID-19 virus, a top exercise...

HEAL Day

HEAL Day

May 1st is HEAL Day! Healthy Eating Active Living is more fun when practiced together.

Christy Swaid, Founder

Christy Swaid, Founder

Here is a short video that shares how Christy embraced a healthy lifestyle and created HEAL United.

May 1 – Official “Heal Day”

May 1 – Official “Heal Day”

Governor Ivey Proclaims May 1 as Alabama’s Official “HEAL Day”  Alabama (April 28, 2020) – Children and Adults are invited to participate virtually from home in Alabama’s second annual HEAL Day on May 1, 2020. This statewide event is a promotion and celebration of...

Governor Ivey’s Heal Day

Governor Ivey’s Heal Day

As part of its HEAL Day celebration in Montgomery, an Alabama nonprofit advocating for health and literacy will host Governor Kay Ivey for the introduction of a new book written by its founder. Ivey will read the book, written by HEAL founder and CEO Christy Swaid, to...

Reading Out Loud

Reading Out Loud

Reading Out Loud Supports Significant Health Benefits for both the Reader and the Listener Reading Out Loud Supports Significant Health Benefits for both the Reader and the Listener Building language, literacy, and social-emotional skills that last a lifetime...