Self-esteem It seems like a cruel irony. The majority of those who suffer from low self-esteem are the ones who stand to benefit the most from exercise. Self-esteem appears to be a make-or-break factor when it comes to exercise adherence. In fact, a recent study showed the need to improve self-esteem boosted exercise by more than 139 percent. Seven tips […]

Commission tackles subdivision rules

The Blount County Commission, with its complement of three stillnew commissioners, met Monday to grapple again with a chronic problem area of county governance: subdivision regulations. At the urging of veteran District 4 Commissioner Waymon Pitts, the commission is looking at ways to better ensure that county residents, specifically those living in subdivision developments, are protected by regulations governing subdivision […]