Guess what? It's National Public Health Week (April 5-11).
The bene-fit lifestyle includes staying accountable to our national health as a policy priority that affects us all. I wanted to pass along the recommendations from the APHA (American Public Health Association), of which bene-fit is a strong supporter, to promote public health and prevention:
--Talk to your senators and Congresspeople about childhood obesity and school nutrition
--Encourage schools and workplaces to eliminate trans-fats and provide access to fruits, vegetables and whole grains
--Educate friends and coworkers about public health professions and preventative health goals
--Post positive and accurate health information via your Facebook, Twitter, and/or email accounts
--Support mandatory physical education for grades K-12
--Host a heart-healthy "snack sale" to raise money for health programming and share healthy recipes
--Get screened for preventable diseases and encourage family, friends, and peers to do the same
--Start a running or walking group in your household or workplace to encourage physical activity
In uncertain economic and health-care climates like the one we are in now, it is more important than ever to be accountable for your own health and well-being.
You can make a difference with your own personal choices. Set an example to bene-fit those around you by celebrating NPHW!