Access to healthy food throughout the workday can be a challenge. Many people have busy work schedules and rely on quick food choices, making it tempting to reach for less-than-healthy options, like cookies or chips. These extra calories and unhealthy ingredients can contribute to health issues, such as…Continue
Added by Making Health Easier on April 10, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments
Why wait for summer? Spring is the perfect time to add more fruits and veggies to your diet. From juicy pineapple and strawberries to crisp peas and asparagus, you can start to eat more fruit and veggies today—and encourage others in your community to do so as well.
This National Nutrition Month,…Continue
Added by Making Health Easier on March 19, 2014 at 7:16am — No Comments
Making communities bike-friendly can help reduce traffic congestion and increase the physical activity of residents. Learn how one Philadelphia resident worked with his community to make Philadelphia a more bike-friendly city in a new video from…Continue
Added by Making Health Easier on March 10, 2014 at 2:14pm — No Comments
Valentine’s Day is a day to show the love that you have for your friends and family every day. Consider giving the gift of health this year!
Below are some tips to help you create a healthy and memorable Valentine’s Day this February 14:
Added by Making Health Easier on February 12, 2014 at 8:21am — No Comments
The Santa Clara County Public Health Department’s Center for Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention released two briefs in conjunction with the release of the 50th Anniversary of the Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health. These two evaluation briefs highlight the accomplishments and lessons learned related to Santa Clara County’s Communities Putting Prevention to Work Tobacco Prevention Initiative. The two briefs…Continue
Added by Nicole Coxe on January 23, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments
It might seem hard to stay physically active when it’s cold outside, but don’t let winter weather stop you. On average, Americans gain a pound during the winter season. This extra weight is usually not lost over the remainder of the year. Year after year, the pounds can add up! To prevent winter weight…Continue
Added by Making Health Easier on January 15, 2014 at 8:15am — No Comments
Even if you’re eating an extra cookie or two this holiday season, you can still get in the recommended amount of aerobic activity and muscle strengthening exercises each week.
There are lots of ways to get the physical activity you need! You'll be surprised by the variety of activities you have to choose from. To meet CDC’s physical activity guidelines for aerobic activity, basically anything counts, as long as it's done at a moderate—or vigorous—intensity. To meet…Continue
Added by Making Health Easier on December 19, 2013 at 8:57am — No Comments
Everyone likes to indulge over the holidays, whether it’s a slice of pumpkin pie or taking a break from your exercise routine to spend more time with family. Even if you have that holiday cookie or two, you can keep your health in mind with these 6 holiday health tips!
Added by Making Health Easier on November 20, 2013 at 8:25am — No Comments
Happy Halloween! Stay safe and healthy while you celebrate. You can have a SAFE HALLOWEEN by remembering these simple guidelines:
Added by Making Health Easier on October 31, 2013 at 9:56am — No Comments
Adults need two hours and 30 minutes of physical activity each week. That may sound like a lot, but the good news is you don’t have to do it all at once. According to CDC, you can spread your physical activity out during the week or break it up into smaller periods of time during the day — just make sure to…Continue
Added by Making Health Easier on October 23, 2013 at 11:02am — No Comments
All communities deserve opportunities for healthy living, such as better food options, safer streets for walking and biking, more places to play, and more ways for children to be active during and after school.
However, cost, lack of access, and/or a busy modern life can make healthy living difficult.…Continue
Added by CDC on October 1, 2013 at 9:31am — No Comments
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of screening and the early detection of breast cancer. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point during her life. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common kind…Continue
Added by CDC on October 1, 2013 at 9:29am — No Comments
This September is Whole Grains Month, a time to encourage your family and community to eat more whole grains. Grains provide the fiber and nutrients our bodies need to stay healthy. And people who eat whole grains as part of a healthy diet are at lower risk for some chronic diseases.
What are whole…Continue
Added by CDC on September 23, 2013 at 8:28am — No Comments
It's back to school time again, and educators, parents, and kids are focused on making this year as successful as possible. Did you know that teens who receive mostly As are almost twice as likely to get the CDC-recommended daily 60 minutes of physical…Continue
Added by CDC on September 20, 2013 at 10:54am — No Comments
Nearly one in three children in America is overweight or obese. The numbers are even higher in African American and Hispanic communities, where nearly 40% of the children are overweight or obese. With September being National Childhood Obesity Awareness…Continue
Added by CDC on September 12, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
September is Fruits & Veggies—More Matters Month. Find creative ways to encourage your child to eat more fruits and vegetables. There are more fruits and vegetables available in fresh, frozen, canned, and…Continue
Added by CDC on September 3, 2013 at 8:57am — No Comments
Parents, teachers, and students alike want to see good grades on a report card. Adding physical activity to the school day can not only keep kids healthy, but also improve academic performance.
According to CDC, teens who receive mostly As are almost…Continue
Added by CDC on August 30, 2013 at 7:44am — No Comments
As the school year begins, make sure children in your community have access to healthy food at school. Schools play a critical role in promoting the health and safety of young people and helping them establish lifelong healthy behavior patterns. What can parents, teachers, and community members do to ensure kids…Continue
Added by CDC on August 27, 2013 at 10:26am — No Comments
Seed libraries are regular libraries that lend books like usual, but they also loan out seed packets. A library card allows you to check out a packet of seeds and grow your own…Continue
Added by CDC on August 21, 2013 at 3:29pm — No Comments
Wondering what to do with some of the fruits, veggies, or herbs you bought while celebrating National Farmers Market Week? Or are you excited about your own garden harvest and want to share the yummy food? Host a fresh-dish potluck in your neighborhood!
Send an email or call your family, friends, or neighbors,…Continue
Added by CDC on August 14, 2013 at 8:23am — No Comments