Setting Goals for a Healthy New Year – With six in ten adults having a chronic disease, the best way to ring in the new year is with a resolution for better health! Learn more about how the Tuscarawas County Health Department is helping you achieve those goals right here on Newsymom!
If you didn’t know, not only are 6 in 10 adults suffering from chronic disease, but of that number, 4 in 10 have two or more chronic diseases! These are some of the top chronic diseases in the United States:
It’s a perfect time to make it your new year’s resolution for a happier, healthier you!
Lifestyle Risks to Avoid Like the Plague
The following lifestyle habits are leading causes to lots of these diseases. Things such as:
- Tobacco Use
- Poor Nutrition
- Lack of Physical Activity
- Excessive Alcohol Use
There’s good news! The Tuscarawas County Health Department wants you and your family to be in tip top shape for the incoming New Year. They have programs to help you tackle your health goals and reduce your risk for chronic disease!
Your New Year’s Resolution for Great Health (Step-by-Step)
Step 1: Check in with a physical! Call the Tuscarawas County Health Department at (330) 343-5555 x. 100 to get physicals, vaccinations, and much more! You can also check in on your reproductive health by visiting online at the TCHD’s Reproductive Health & Wellness page or by calling (330) 343-5555 x. 1740 or 1810 for an appointment.
Step 2: Stop tobacco use with the Tobacco Use Prevention & Cessation Program! The goal of the program is to bring awareness in the community to help prevent initiation of tobacco use and decrease secondhand smoke. You can visit online by clicking the link, shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (330) 343-5555 x. 1860 for more information.
Step 3: Get physically active; however that looks for you! You don’t have to be a track star or Olympic athlete to get physically active. If the idea of a gym membership sounds intimidating, try swimming, dancing, or kickboxing your way to better health! (While you hit the local pool, know that the Tuscarawas County Health Department is keeping you and your family safe while you enjoy the activities.)
Step 4: Eat your way to better health! Whether making food at home or eating out, opt for healthier foods made with whole grains, no preservatives, and watch that sugar intake!
If you hit up a restaurant whose practices are questionable or suspect food poisoning, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Tuscarawas County Health Department by calling anonymously at (330) 343-5550. A sanitarian will follow up your call with an inspection of the restaurant!
See? The Tuscarawas County Health Department Has Your Back!
The Tuscarawas County Health Department wants 2023 to be your healthiest year yet! Call them at (330) 343-5555 x. 100 to get physicals, vaccinations, and much more! You can also visit them at www.tchdnow.org to see what other services they offer you and your family.
Make sure to follow along on Facebook (@tchdnow) for the latest news and safety tips to add to your new year’s resolution list for the upcoming year!