As we enter the new year, countless Ohioans are setting New Year’s resolutions for themselves to get 2022 started off right. For many, these are commitments to health and wellness — resolutions to improve their lives and ensure their health and safety in the years to come. In recognition of these January resolutions, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose is shining a spotlight on seven businesses that are helping Ohioans make their health a priority every day. 

“I love starting the new year off with a new fitness goal to help me stay healthy — not just for myself, but for my family,” LaRose said. “Ohio is fortunate to have a growing number of innovative businesses that are supporting Ohioans in their efforts to reach their wellness goals, and our office does a terrific job of making it easy, efficient and affordable to start such a business. Whether you want to start a gym, a yoga studio or a smoothie shop, we have your back.”

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Among the businesses recognized this month is Earth Candy Farmacy in Portsmouth, Scioto County

Moving to Ohio in 2016, Sarah and Kevin Wilson were on a mission to start a business that would provide the Portsmouth area with healthy, locally grown, organic products. Sarah grew up on a farm and had all the knowledge she needed to choose organic products for her friends, family, and the community that surrounds her.

Earth Candy Farmacy sells fresh produce, beauty care items like soaps, lotions and essential oils, as well as plants and organic cleaning products. Sarah and Kevin are consistently researching what products are healthiest for your body so they can provide the best products for their customers.

Each season, Earth Candy Farmacy has a ‘Local-palooza’ where they invite local organic vendors to showcase their products to the community. Earth Candy Farmacy has also made it their mission to teach ‘self-help’ skills like macrame, yoga and other skills that help the mind and body stay active.

Other businesses in the spotlight this month include:

• Yoga Booth Studio – Zanesville, Muskingum County;

• HeyDay Health – Boardman, Mahoning County;

• HealthyU Defiance – Defiance, Defiance County;

• MPower Gym LLC – Vandalia, Montgomery County;

• Absolute Fitness – Copley, Summit County; and

• Worthy Total Fitness – Gahanna, Franklin County.

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