It’s Time to Change
Mississippi Community Health Centers (MS-CHCs), present the 65 x 65 Obesity Challenge. We recognize obesity as an epidemic in Mississippi that contributes to the chronic health conditions resulting in decreased lifestyle mobility and increased health care costs. MS-CHCs are taking a long-term approach to reduce weight and increase healthy lifestyles by launching an initiative to move 65,000 Mississippians out of obesity by 2065.
The 65 x 65 Obesity Challenge is not only open to current community health center patients; we intend for this campaign to reach all Mississippians. MS-CHCs not only provide primary health care to underserved populations; but also, those without health insurance, Medicare/Medicaid, and private health insurance can find all the primary health care services necessary to maintain health and wellness.
20x65x65 Race & Health Fair – One Step Forward, Two Bites Less
The 20x65x65 Race & Health Fair – One Step Forward, Two Bites Less is a multi-city race and health fair to kick off National Health Center Week. This year’s theme for National Health Center Week is “Celebrating Health Centers: Home of America’s Health Care Heroes”, and Mississippi Community Health Centers are hosting local races and health fairs to kick off the week and to encourage our communities to take One Step Forward and Two Less Bites.
Foundations for Healthy Living
Wellness is defined as the quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate effort. The goal of the Mississippi Community Health Center 65×65 Obesity Challenge continues to focus on health promotion, nutrition and adding exercise as a component of primary health care. The Challenge emphasizes knowing your healthy weight, BMI, cholesterol, blood pressure and glucose levels. We believe that partnering with your health care provider and taking the steps necessary to achieve wellness will lead to a healthier, happier life for our patients and our communities. Wellness is a state of mind, it is the key to changing from unhealthy to healthy. Click here for more information.
Food provides the energy and nutrients you need to be healthy. Nutrients include proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water. Healthy eating is not hard. The key is to eat a variety of foods, including lean meats, fish, vegetables, fruits, and whole-grain products. Drink lots of water and include low-fat dairy products. You should also limit salt, sugar, alcohol, saturated and trans fats in your diet. Click here for more information, resources and nutritional recipes.
Physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle to help burn the energy we get from the foods we eat. By adding physical activity into your daily routine, the greater the health benefits and the better you’ll feel. Did you know that regular physical activity may reduce your risk of diabetes, health disease and cancer, in addition to weight loss and a stronger body? Adding physical activity to your life doesn’t have to be difficult. Click here for exercise ideas, exercise plans and tips.
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