Healthy Communities

Prevention/Healthy Living

Including habits in your daily routine, like physical activity and a healthy diet, can improve your health and well-being and reduce the risk of chronic diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity. For people with chronic diseases, making healthy lifestyle changes can help to manage these conditions and complications.

Nutrition

The foods we eat have a huge impact on our health and how long we live. The combination of an unhealthy diet and too little physical activity is indirectly the second leading cause of death in the United States. Obesity is considered one of the top two causes of death that can be prevented.

Reference
Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020

Physical Activity

Regular physical activity helps improve our overall health and fitness. Fitting regular exercise into your daily schedule may seem difficult at first, but it may be easier than you think.

Reference
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Get Started with Healthy Active Arkansas

Small but simple changes can help keep you and your family living healthy, active lives. Healthy Active Arkansas has resources that can help you, your family, your workplace, your faith-based group, and even your community get started on a path to lifelong health and well-being.

 

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Arkansas Department of Health
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