Healthy Living: The Great American Health Challenge
Posted by Catherine Morgan on January 12, 2008
Healthy Living and The Great American Health Challenge — by Catherine Morgan
We’ve been talking a lot about making healthy lifestyle changes since the New Year. If you are one of the millions that wants to become healthier in 2008, you may be interested in this program…
The American Cancer Society is introducing an exciting new program on Thursday, it’s called The Great American Health Challenge. The campaign is designed as a comprehensive prevention and early detection program. It’s a simple program with four interactive tools to provide information and encourage healthy lifestyles.
The Great American Health Challenge is based on four simple things…
1) Check — Take a quick quiz that screens you for potential risk factors, and promotes early detection and treatment.
2) Move — Encouraging exercise by finding activities that are best suited for your lifestyle.
3) Nourish — Maintain a healthy weight, learn about healthy eating and get tips on diet and nutrition.
4) Quit — Information and tools to help you quit smoking.
So that’s it, four easy steps that could help you prevent cancer and heart disease.
You can also participate in BlogHer’s Good Health-A-Thon.
BlogHer’s Good Health-a-thon is all about what we can do, little by little, day by day, week by week and month by month to live healthier. It’s not a matter of saying “I’m going to go to the gym more this year” and then reviewing your progress in January of 2009, only to discover you haven’t actually used your gym card since mid-February.
Instead, the point of the Good Health-a-thon is to have each of us set simple, attainable, health-related goals for ourselves throughout the year. Our goals can be anything we want, but with the idea of broadening our definition of “health” well beyond calorie counting.
See: Week One
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