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.
It may not seem important but sleep is a small step that gets huge results! Studies show that people who regularly get between 7 and 8 hours of sleep at night have a decreased risk of diabetes, obesity, depression, anxiety, burnout and mood disorders. They’re also more likely to be happy, optimistic and satisfied with life.
Getting enough quality sleep is important for our mental health, our physical health and our quality of life.
On the other hand, ongoing sleep deprivation can raise the risk for chronic health problems such as depression, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes and various heart problems.
Taking small steps throughout the day will help you get enough sleep at night.
At home, you can take small steps to help you sleep well:
In the workplace, you can take small steps that will help you get the sleep you need to be productive at work:
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.
Share: Show others that health is important to you. Take a photo of the small steps you have taken to better health and share it using our hashtag — #hphealthyselfie
Connect: Sign up for updates from HealthPartners on how you can become a healthier ‘you.’ Just fill in your contact information when you are prompted to do so when you visit our website and we’ll be in touch!
GIVE: Please consider a donation to HealthPartners. Every donation contributes to reducing the rate of chronic disease in Canada and improving the health of Canadians. Donations can be made directly on our secure HealthPartners site by following this link: (link needs to be added here) or, if you have a HealthPartners giving campaign at your workplace, please consider a donation during your campaign.
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ACT: Now, just click the button below to access your Small Steps Tracker and take the next steps to better health!
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