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- Take Control of Your Health . . . Preventive care like physical exams and periodic screenings can help detect illness or health risks early in life.

For Children: The pediatric preventive care and immunizations as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics is extremely important to keep your children healthy and safe from many infectious disease.

Appropriate and timely vaccinations can substantially reduce the impact of vaccine-preventable infectious disease.

Persons with a regular source of medical care are more likely to receive basic medical services, like a routine checkup, which presents the opportunity for delivery of preventive services.

Numerous health reports have emphasized the importance of primary, secondary, and tertiary screening of older adults to prevent, delay, or minimize disease, risk factors, preexisting conditions, and disability and to enhance both health status and quality of life.

The following screenings are recommended as routine to prevent & detect cancers before becoming untreatable:

  • Breast Cancer Screening

  • Cervical Cancer Screening

  • Colon Cancer Screening

  • Prostate Cancer Screening



Exercise is a great way to stay healthy and fit

The Healthier US initiative is a national effort to improve people's lives, prevent and reduce the costs of disease, and promote community health and wellness. Deciding to live a healthier life is easy; it's the follow-through that's hard. You've already made a good start by coming to this website to get the right information on how to improve your health habits. Learn how to make physical activity a part of your day, eat more healthy foods, protect yourself and your family from illness, and avoid risks to your health and the health of your loved ones. Bad habits are not easily broken. Good ones are not easily won. But you can do it!

Be Active Your Way: A Guide for Adults - aged 18–64

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services created Be Active Your Way: A Guide for Adults aged 18 to 64 years. Below you can read how you can fit physical activity into your life—your way.

The Guide is based on the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. It can help you decide the number of days, types of activities, and times that fit your schedule.



This guide summarizes the basic information in the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans and provides examples of physical activity to help you get started. The more you do, the greater the health benefits and the better you’ll feel.

Wondering about how much activity you need each week? Want to get physically active but not sure where to begin?

Already started a program and would like tips on how to keep it up or step it up?

Read how you can fit physical activity into your life—your way. Decide the number of days, types of activities, and times that fit your schedule.


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What is physical activity?

Did you know . . . Some activity is better than none.

The more you do, the greater the health benefits and the better you’ll feel.
Physical activity is any form of exercise or movement of the body that uses energy. Some of your daily life activities—doing active chores around the house, yard work, walking the dog—are examples.

To get the health benefits of physical activity, include activities that make you breathe harder and make your heart and blood vessels healthier. Go-Here to Search Health and Wellness Online Resources about Health Related Subjects of Interest These aerobic activities include things like brisk walking, dancing, jogging or running, running in the water, dancing, water aerobics, swimming, and playing basketball. Also include strengthening activities to make your muscles stronger, like push-ups and lifting weights.

The good news . . . People of all types, shapes, sizes, and abilities can benefit from being physically active. If you have a disability, choose activities in this booklet that work for you. Talk with your health care team about the amount and types of activities that are right for your ability or condition.

Which one of these seems more like you?

Read Part 1 if you are getting started and want to learn ways to add physical activity to your life. Find out about the many benefits of being active. Hear how others are taking small steps toward better health.

Read Part 2 if you are doing just a small amount of physical activity and want to learn how to become more active.

Read Part 3 if you've been active for some time now and want to raise your activity level. Also, learn how to avoid injury.

Read Part 4 for a concise summary of what to do—and how much physical activity you need—to get the benefits of staying active. Use these forms to track your progress. Tracking helps you stay on the right course.

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