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Hiking, biking, walking, running, snow-shoeing and cross country skiing opportunities are abundant throughout Adams County. From a gentle stroll downtown to an exhilarating hike in a nature preserve, we have something for everyone.  Let's get moving!

“Bee" Healthy symbols (bees) are found along the sidewalks on Main Street in Adams-Friendship encouraging walkers/runners to keep track of their distance.

Adams County Running Club meets every Saturday at 8:00 am at the Friendship Park in Friendship in the spring, summer and fall and at the A-F County Market parking lot in Adams in the winter.  Join runners and walkers throughout the area.  For more information, visit  The club also directs and manages the Annual Memorial Freedom 5K Run/Walk and Firecracker 1 Mile Fun Run held in July at Burt Morris Park in Adams.  For more details about the race, call Kim Heinz at (608) 339-8331. 

Roche-A-Cri State Park has trails for walking, snow shoeing, biking, and cross country skiing. You can also take in a spectacular view of the area atop the Roche-A-Cri mound once you have climbed the 380-foot-long stairway.

Colburn Wildlife Area is in the north central part of Adams County with access points from County Highways C and G and Chicago Avenue.  With Carter Creek passing through the center and the nearly 5,000 acres of marshes and forest, Colburn Wildlife area is ideal for bird watching enthusiasts.  Fishing, photography, cross-country skiing and hiking are favored activities in the Colburn Wildlife Area.

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desk lunch440Our eating habits at work, for many people, have room for improvement. The crux of many of our at-work nutritional challenges stem from the fact that we’re working with limited resources like time, availability, and room for eating well, but we’re still taking in one third (or more) of our calories during the week at work!  Here are some ideas to improve your healthy eating habits, and the habits of your staff, coworkers, family and friends.

1.     Brown Bag It.

Eating out every day, or even most days, may prove to be convenient, but actually takes away a lot of your lunchtime choices. By bringing your own lunch to work, you’re taking control of what – and how much – you’re eating, and instead of being limited to one of the few 30-minute-or-less restaurants near your office, you have the ability to choose from anything you can fit in the refrigerator to prepare for lunch.

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Getting enough sleepGetting too little or too much sleep can be detrimental for our hearts. New data reveals that adults who get less than six hours of sleep a night are at considerably greater risk of stroke, heart attack, and congestive heart failure. Also, adults who sleep more than eight hours a night have a higher prevalence of heart problems such as chest pain (angina) and coronary artery disease, according to research presented March 25, 2012, at the American College of Cardiology's 61st Annual Scientific Session.

Researchers say that this is the first example to find an association between sleep duration and hearthealth. Researchers studied approximately 3,019 patients 45 years or older, who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Results showed that people getting too little sleep were twice as likely to have a stroke or heart attack and 1.6 times more likely to have congestive heart failure. Patients getting more than eight hours of sleep a night were twice as likely to have angina and 1.1 times more likely to have coronary artery disease.

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20151005 113014 26784We all know that we have great intentions when it comes to setting goals, and it’s easy to motivate to work toward them when the idea is fresh, but a few months – or even years – into the grind toward achieving those goals it can be a real chore to find the motivation to get off that couch or pick up that pen or open that book. That’s why we’re going to take an opportunity to reaffirm the goals we’ve set for ourselves, and take some steps to create healthy habits to achieve them. 

It takes around 21 days worth of repetitions to form a habit.  Don't give up!.


1.     Eat Breakfast

Goal: Physical Wellness

Eating breakfast is so important for getting your body ready for the day. If you don’t feed yourself in the morning, you’re expecting your body to work until lunch without any fuel. Of course we’ve all heard this before, but many of us have fallen out of the habit of eating breakfast. Take this opportunity to buy a bag of fruit or a box of oatmeal and try to get back into the swing of a morning meal.


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Moundview Memorial Hospital & Clinics participates in a local coalition to reduce cancer death rates.  Coalition members include Moundview, Adams County Public Health, Adams County University of Wisconsin Extension and the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center.  A pilot program was developed called "Cancer Clear and Simple".  It features educational information to address cancer prevention, screening and survivor rates. 

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