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Tobacco-Free in 2015!

At the start of each year, people around the world make their New Year’s resolutions. Some people want to shed those extra holiday pounds or exercise more, but another popular resolution is to quit smoking for good.

Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Each year,…

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Posted by Making Health Easier on January 20, 2015 at 8:59am

Stay safe and healthy this holiday season!

When the weather gets colder and the days get shorter, the holiday season is right around the corner! The holidays offer a perfect opportunity for enjoying loved ones, celebrating life, being grateful, and reflecting on what’s important. They are also a time to appreciate the gift of health. Support health and…

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Posted by Making Health Easier on December 17, 2014 at 9:00am

Are you at risk of type 2 diabetes?

Diabetes: if you don't live with it yourself, then it's likely you have a family member or friend who does. Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose (sugar) levels are above normal. When you have diabetes, it means that your body doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t use its own insulin as well as it should. When…

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Posted by Making Health Easier on November 12, 2014 at 8:23am

Creating a Healthy Food Environment in Your Community

Good nutrition is vital to good health, disease prevention, and essential for healthy growth and development of children and adolescents. Evidence suggests that a diet of nutritious foods and a routine of increased physical activity could help reduce the incidence of heart disease, cancer, and…

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Posted by Making Health Easier on October 16, 2014 at 8:14am

 
 
 

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All communities deserve healthy food options and safe places to be active. Find ads, banners, pre-written articles, and radio spots to promote healthy living in your community.

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Learn how communities across the country are making health easier through active living, healthy eating, and tobacco-free living.

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The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, recommend that children and adolescents aged 6-17 years should have 60 minutes (1 hour) or more of physical activity each day.
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Can new communities be added to site? 1 Reply

We coordinate multiple healthy city and a healthy region initiative.  How do we go about getting our communities and Regional Healthy Hampton Roads campaign posted on the site?  I notice that none of…Continue

Started by Amy Paulson. Last reply by CDC Jul 24, 2013.

Does your community make pedestrian safety a priority? 1 Reply

Are residents hesitant to bike and walk due to safety concerns? Please share how your community has made pedestrian safety a priority!Continue

Started by CDC. Last reply by Amy Paulson Jul 17, 2013.

Does your community offer healthy cooking classes? 1 Reply

Healthy cooking can be daunting for some people. But it is fun and easy—and the food tastes delicious! Check to see if your community offers healthy cooking classes. Continue

Started by CDC. Last reply by Nancy Pappas Apr 10, 2013.

What is your favorite healthy snack?

Eating healthy throughout the day can be easy. Fresh fruit, nuts and dried fruit, and green smoothies are great healthy-snack options. What is your favorite?Continue

Started by CDC Feb 25, 2013.

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