Phil Heit


Photo courtesy of Healthy New Albany

"Walking is medicine for the body and spirit." more

Jul 29, 2017 12:00 AM Fitness

I was having a great morning as I moseyed along a stretch of the made-for-walking asphalt path near my home. more

Mar 1, 2016 12:20 PM Healthy New Albany

Growing up in Brooklyn, N.Y., it was nearly impossible to avoid becoming immersed in the hockey culture. more

Jan 4, 2016 12:00 PM Healthy New Albany

Following my early morning workouts, I can often be seen bringing breakfast to my Healthy New Albany office. more

Oct 28, 2015 1:00 PM Healthy New Albany

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Photo by Wes Kroninger

Eleven years ago, the New Albany Walking Classic became a reality. It was with the idea that this event would not only challenge one’s physical ability but that it would be the inspiration for the creation of the Center. more

Sep 1, 2015 12:00 AM Healthy New Albany

Change Is Good

Photo by Wes Kroninger

I have been involved in road races for many years, having run my first marathon in 1970. Races have grown in popularity and evolved since those early days. Timing technology, registration procedures, course safety guidelines and... more

Jul 29, 2015 10:13 AM Fitness

Now that my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving, is imminent, my thoughts begin to focus on traditions that require a significant allocation of time to be set aside for strategic planning. Upon this revela... more

Nov 3, 2014 12:55 PM Healthy New Albany

Ten years ago, I thought that creating a race for walkers only would be well-received. After all, twice as many people were walking than running. Yet there was no walkers-only race in the countr... more

Jul 31, 2014 10:50 AM Health

New Albany’s Commitment to Health New Albany is striving to become the healthiest city in the country. It all began in 2005 when 900 athletes stepped to the starting line to participate in w... more

Jul 1, 2014 9:11 AM Health

Food for Thought more

Mar 28, 2014 3:49 PM Healthy New Albany

Having spent my entire professional life immersed in conducting health-related research, writing hundreds of textbooks and articles about health and teaching thousands of students in graduate and u... more

Feb 27, 2014 11:07 AM Healthy New Albany

As soon as I leave my home at 5:30 every morning, the aura of health permeates my soul. No sooner have I traversed my driveway than I notice a group of the regulars running in their yellow neon shi... more

Apr 29, 2013 12:14 PM Healthy New Albany

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