Winter Edition of Healthy Choices Released
NVRH has released the January – March 2020 edition of its Healthy Choices newsletter. This free tri-annual publication features a listing of affordable wellness programs and local public resources to help individuals improve health and stay well in body, mind and spirit.
“Health is dynamic, and requires attention from many different angles,” NVRH VP of Marketing and Community Health Improvement Laural Ruggles said. “Improving health is about building support for our mental health, creating sustainable access to healthy food, reducing stress and moving our bodies. Healthy Choices is a tool that can help individuals find affordable activities and classes that will support them in choosing a healthy lifestyle.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only half of adults get the physical activity needed to reduce and prevent chronic diseases. The CDC recommends 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity and at least two days a week of muscle strengthening each week. Physical activity reduces one’s risk of high blood pressure and stroke. Other benefits include reduced risk of falling, improved cognitive function, reduced risk for depression and improved sleep.
As with the fall edition, Healthy Choices listings will include NVRH sponsored programs, fitness centers, kids’ activities, community partner programs, area food resources, outdoor recreation venues, support groups and more. The newsletter, which is printed in full color, will arrive directly in the mail. Copies are also available at NVRH (hospital and clinic sites) and online at www.nvrh.org.
For more information about Healthy Choices, or to be considered for inclusion in the next edition, contact NVRH Community Health Resource Coordinator Betsy Merrill at 802-748-7501.