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New Video about Healthy Options in Vending Machines

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…

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Added by Making Health Easier on April 10, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Eat More Fruits and Veggies this National Nutrition Month

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,…

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Added by Making Health Easier on March 19, 2014 at 7:16am — No Comments

New Video about Bike-Friendly Communities

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…

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Added by Making Health Easier on March 10, 2014 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Show You Really Care this Valentine’s Day!

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:

  • Get active—and creative. Plan an…
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Added by Making Health Easier on February 12, 2014 at 8:21am — No Comments

Santa Clara County CPPW Tobacco Prevention Evaluation Briefs Now Available

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…

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Added by Nicole Coxe on January 23, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Jump Start Your Winter Workout!

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…

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Added by Making Health Easier on January 15, 2014 at 8:15am — No Comments

Add Physical Activity to Your Holiday Plans

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…

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Added by Making Health Easier on December 19, 2013 at 8:57am — No Comments

6 Tips for Holiday Health

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!

  1. Eat healthy, and be…
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Added by Making Health Easier on November 20, 2013 at 8:25am — No Comments

Don’t be Startled or Spooked this Halloween: How to Stay Safe and Healthy

Happy Halloween! Stay safe and healthy while you celebrate. You can have a SAFE HALLOWEEN by remembering these simple guidelines:

  • Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and…
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Added by Making Health Easier on October 31, 2013 at 9:56am — No Comments

Treat Yourself with a Workout Trick

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…

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Added by Making Health Easier on October 23, 2013 at 11:02am — No Comments

Our communities deserve opportunities for healthy living

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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.…

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Added by CDC on October 1, 2013 at 9:31am — No Comments

Breast Cancer Awareness

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…

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Added by CDC on October 1, 2013 at 9:29am — No Comments

Whole Grains Month

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…

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Added by CDC on September 23, 2013 at 8:28am — No Comments

The More They Burn, the Better They Learn

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…

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Added by CDC on September 20, 2013 at 10:54am — No Comments

Observe National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month with 4 Easy Tips

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…

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Added by CDC on September 12, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Encourage Kids to Eat More Fruits & Veggies

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…

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Added by CDC on September 3, 2013 at 8:57am — No Comments

Get Active to Get Better Grades

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…

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Added by CDC on August 30, 2013 at 7:44am — No Comments

A Better School Mood with More Nutritious Food

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…

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Added by CDC on August 27, 2013 at 10:26am — No Comments

Seed Libraries: Check out Seeds and Check into Healthy Communities

Imagine walking into your library and checking out a packet of seeds that can grow in your local climate.  It’s becoming reality!

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…

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Added by CDC on August 21, 2013 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Share Good Health with Your Neighbors by Sharing Fresh Dishes

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,…

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Added by CDC on August 14, 2013 at 8:23am — No Comments

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