Research health information from sources you trust and choose ONE thing you want to change to improve your health.
What ONE thing will you change for your health next year?
You might already know what you need to do. Maybe your doctor has advised a positive change for your health, or you have been researching health information on your own. Or you could choose something from Life’s Simple 7 from the American Heart Association:
- Get Active
- Control Cholesterol
- Eat Better
- Manage Blood Pressure
- Lose Weight
- Reduce Blood Sugar
- Stop Smoking
Check the comments below to see what ONE change I am doing differently next year to improve my health. And then, post your own ONE thing and commit to making a positive change in your health in 2012.
The library website doesn’t seem like the most obvious place to post your healthy goal, but libraries help people learn new things, research possibilities and make life changes every day.
And the resources in the Health Information Neighborhood are designed to help support you as you improve your health — including a LifeClinic station for monitoring your blood pressure and pulse, and a digital scale for monitoring your weight and BMI.
Find more ideas, research and support
- My Life Check was designed by the American Heart Association with the goal of improved health by educating the public on how best to live. These measures have one unique thing in common: any person can make these changes, the steps are not expensive to take and even modest improvements to your health will make a big difference. Start with one or two. This simple, seven step list has been developed to deliver on the hope we all have–to live a long, productive healthy life.
- American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women – Choose to Reduce your Risk
- DASH Eating Plan from the National Institutes of Health, or a DASH diet description from the Mayo Clinic
- Ask for help – Health Information Librarian Lissa Staley is available to assist your research – email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 785-580-4555 to make an appointment.