FOH sites are encouraged to use the health and wellness toolkits provided below. Each month focuses on a different wellness theme, with health information and a downloadable/printable poster, flyer, and email template for you to distribute at your site.
Wellness means something different to everyone, but there are some common actions we can all take to become our healthiest selves. Check out our tips and use them as paints and brushes to create your personalized picture of health. Mix and match, brush a lot or dab a little, stand back and admire, and repeat the process as needed!
Cardiovascular diseases—all diseases that affect the heart or blood vessels—are the number one cause of death globally, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The good news is that you can take action to assess and potentially reduce your risk through preventative screenings and healthy lifestyle changes.
Making nutritious food and drink choices can promote health and prevent disease, and knowing which foods to prioritize and which foods to limit is an important part of the decision making process. Check out our tips and make every bite count!
Follow the signs of the season and let your physical activity routine blossom. Warm up with the weather, head outside for an old favorite activity or a new one that you've wanted to try, and see where the motion takes you!
Men face unique health challenges, and one of the most potentially dangerous is their reluctance to seek health care. In fact, according to Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), men are 24 percent less likely than women to have seen a doctor in the past year. Men, it's time to take control of your health.
Summer is a great time to get outside, be more physically active, and enjoy various exciting seasonal activities and events. Like so many things, however, you can sometimes get too much of a good thing — too much sun, too much heat, too many bugs. Always put safety first and take the necessary precautions for a safe and enjoyable summer.
Vaccines have significantly minimized the risk of various infectious diseases that have historically threatened infants, children, and adults. Today, staying current with your immunizations is an important aspect to maintaining your overall well-being.
Everything you eat or drink matters. Each meal and snack contributes toward your unique eating pattern. Including all the food groups throughout the day is one way to make your eating pattern healthier.
Women tend to show a genuine sense of compassion and concern for those around them. But, sometimes this comes at the expense of their own needs and health. That's why it's important to put you first when it comes to your personal health and wellness.
Connection—within yourself and to others—nurtures your health and the health of those around you. Take time to find balance in your own physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health, and to actively participate as an interdependent piece within your family, workplace, and community. Whether it’s through journaling or a phone chat, cooking a meal for yourself or sharing a recipe with a friend, or waving to neighbors as you walk in your community—take action and remember there is strength in reaching out.
With dwindling daylight and competing priorities, this time of year can be especially challenging to focus on physical activity. However, with some planning and creativity, you can have a fun and festive season and a health-boosting physical activity routine.