Healthy Living Blog
National Public Health Week
National Public Health Week is approaching
fast! Check out nphw.org/nphw-2018
for more information, including events, tool-kits, and tips for staying healthy.
Each day, the American Public Health Association will be focusing on a
Monday: Behavioral Health: Advocate for and promote
Communicable Diseases: Learn about ways to prevent
Environmental Health: Help to protect and maintain a
Injury and Violence Prevention: Learn about the
effects of injury and violence on health.
Ensuring the Right to Health: Advocate for everyone’s right to a healthy life.
Use the hashtag #NPHW to promote what
you’re doing to lead a healthier lifestyle!
What’s Your Type 2 Diabetes Risk?
One in three American adults is at risk for
developing type 2 diabetes, a
serious disease. However, type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed with
healthy lifestyle modifications. The first step is learning your risk.
That’s why this year the Salt Lake County
Health Department is participating in American
Diabetes Association Alert Day®. On March 27, we encourage you to take a simple and anonymous
one-minute risk test to find out if you are at risk
for developing type 2 diabetes.
Once you’ve taken the test, share it with
friends and family—with 84 million Americans at risk for developing type 2
diabetes, someone you love could be at risk.
You can also learn more about
how to prevent type 2 diabetes and how to fight back to help transform your life
Take the prediabetes risk test
this year for Alert Day and help others do the same.
Prevent Diabetes Now! Enroll.
Have you heard?
Have you heard about the new blood pressure guidelines?
health professional organizations worked together to review high blood pressure
diagnosis guidelines and found that by adding a new category of “Elevated” people
would be alerted earlier to their risk for high blood pressure. Having high
blood pressure can lead to heart attack, stroke, and other heart events.
are told you have ‘Elevated’ or ‘Stage One’ high blood pressure, you can work
with your doctor to make healthier lifestyle choices such as increasing
physical activity, eating a nutritious diet, and managing your weight.
For more information visit the American Heart Association Website now.
QPR is to Suicide what CPR is to Cardiac Arrest