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Tennessee Department of Health says “Get Your Plate In Shape” for Better Health

 

March is National Nutrition Month®

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – We all know exercise is a great way to get our bodies in shape. But don’t forget about nutrition! The Department of Health urges Tennesseans to “Get Your Plate in Shape” starting this March during National Nutrition Month® by including healthy items from all food groups at each meal. «Read the rest of this article»

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Reduce your risk for Heart Attack and Stroke

 

February is American Heart Month

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Uncontrolled high blood pressure and high cholesterol are risk factors for heart attack and stroke. New information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows most Americans affected by these conditions are not managing them properly. As part of the observance of American Heart Month this February, the Tennessee Department of Health is reminding Tennesseans how to reduce these risk factors.

“There are a variety of low-cost, highly effective treatments available for high blood pressure and cholesterol,” said Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN. “Simple lifestyle changes can also help reduce our risk of these potentially deadly health conditions. We urge Tennesseans to talk with their healthcare providers about lowering sodium, fat and cholesterol in their diets, and finding a healthy level of physical activity.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Get Fit Tennessee Offers Healthy Holiday Recipes

 

GetFitTN.com Helps Tennesseans Make Small Changes Toward Better Health

Get Fit TennesseeNashville, TN – November and December are full of occasions to celebrate, but with all the hustle and bustle, it’s easy to get out of the habit of eating healthy and exercising regularly. Get Fit Tennessee offers helpful tips to maintain healthy behaviors during the holiday season, and some recipes to help you lighten up your traditional holiday fare.

“This is probably the most difficult time of year for most Tennesseans to eat healthy and to find time for physical activity,” said Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN. “By making small changes such as updating a recipe with more healthful ingredients, or leading the whole family in a post-Thanksgiving walk around the neighborhood, it will be easier to stay healthy during the holidays.” «Read the rest of this article»

 


Reduce Diabetes Risk with good Nutrition and Exercise

 

November is American Diabetes Month

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Diabetes takes the lives of more Americans every year than breast cancer and AIDS combined, according to the American Diabetes Association. But with a healthy eating plan and regular exercise, people may reduce their risk for diabetes. As part of November’s observance of American Diabetes Month, the Tennessee Department of Health is reminding Tennesseans of free tools and tips available from Get Fit Tennessee to help reduce the risk for diabetes and its complications by improving nutrition and increasing physical activity.

“With more than an estimated 500,000 Tennesseans living with diabetes, it has become an alarming epidemic in our state,” said Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN. “The good news is that most cases of Type 2 diabetes are preventable with good nutrition and regular physical activity.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Health Commissioner announces new resources for Tennessee Youth and Teachers

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN — Commissioner of Health Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN, announced today the addition of new sections for young people and their teachers on the Get Fit Tennessee website www.getfittn.com/kids to help the next generation of Tennesseans get fit.

The new site presents fitness and nutrition information for middle school students with bold graphics and engaging activities. Interactive games and trivia encourage kids to learn more about nutrition, proper portion sizes and new ways to move more throughout the day. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Health Commissioner to Lead YMCA Campers in Fitness Obstacle Course

 

Cooper will spend the morning with campers at YMCA’s Camp Widjiwagan in Nashville

Tennessee Department of HealthNASHVILLE – Tennessee Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN, will visit Camp Widjiwagan, a YMCA of Middle Tennessee day and overnight camp, on Wednesday, Aug. 5 between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., to educate campers about the importance of healthy living. «Read the rest of this article»

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Governor Bredesen recognizes health and fitness efforts with Shining Star awards

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen today recognized ten programs and organizations from across the state for their efforts in the promotion of healthy lifestyles. These organizations have been honored by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Health as the 2009 Shining Star Award recipients.

“I applaud the efforts of these organizations in improving the health and fitness of Tennessee citizens,” said Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen. “The work of these groups and the individuals they inspire helps Tennessee become a healthier state and puts us on track to live longer lives.”

Shining Star Awards are given for work to promote healthy habits in the following areas: Where we Live (communities), Work (employers), and Learn (educational settings). The 2009 Shining Star Award recipients are as follows: «Read the rest of this article»

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