Most of us — 87% in fact — are likely to be affected by a chronic disease or major illness in our lifetime. But we can all take small steps that will achieve huge results while reducing our risk. Follow HealthPartners’
Small Steps to a Healthier You program to better health.
Studies have shown that engaging in physical activity for 30 minutes a day for 5 days or a total of 150 minutes a week has a positive effect on your health. For example, it can help decrease the risk of over 25 chronic conditions, such as diabetes, obesity, colon and breast cancer, stroke, high blood pressure, osteoporosis and heart disease.
Physical activity is also beneficial for mental health, improving confidence, well-being and intellectual functioning, as well as reducing depression and anxiety.
We all talk about getting more active, and it’s always more inviting to hit the couch than to hit the gym or go for a walk after work. But physical activity is so important to good health, at any age! There are small steps you can take to make physical activity a part of your daily routine. Here are just some small steps to set you on the road to better health!
At home, there are many small steps you and your family can take to get active:
In the workplace, you can encourage your employees to better health by practising these small steps:
Everyone has a role to play in creating a healthy workplace. Overall, small steps can include:
At HealthPartners, we believe we can all take small steps to better health. HealthPartners works with 16 of Canada’s most trusted health charities in workplaces across the country to keep Canadians healthy and improve health outcomes. This is so important in light of the fact that 87% of the population — you, a loved one, a work colleague, a friend, a neighbour — will have a chronic disease or major illness at some point in their lives.
At HealthPartners, it’s all about building healthier Canadians, healthier employees and healthier workplaces. At HealthPartners, it’s all about taking small steps...
Here’s how you can help:
JOIN OUR SMALL STEPS PROGRAM:
ACT: Take that first small step to better health.
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