Cardiovascular Health, Nutrition and Physical Activity

The goal of the Cardiovascular Health, Nutrition and Physical Activity Section is to prevent and reduce heart disease, stroke and obesity for all logo
Michigan residents.

Vision: A heart-healthy and stroke-free Michigan.

Mission: Create a heart-healthy and stroke-free Michigan by increasing physical activity and healthy eating, reducing health disparities, and preventing and controlling other cardiovascular disease risk factors.

May is:

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month


The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults:


  • Aim for 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate aerobic activity each week. Moderate activity includes things like walking briskly, dancing, swimming, bicycling, and gardening.

  • Do muscle-strengthening activities – like lifting weights and using exercises bands – at least 2 days a week.


Make physical activity a regular part of the day. Choose activities that you enjoy, can do regularly, and make sure to do at least 10 minutes of activity at a time. Start with small steps, as even doing small amounts of exercise each day is beneficial to your health. Always check with your doctor first before starting any physical activity program.

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Consider walking or riding your bike to work, school or store instead of driving.

  • Get off the bus one stop early and walk or skate the rest of the way.
  • Explore activities at your neighborhood park.
  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
  • Plan family outings and vacations that include physical activity.
  • Most important — have fun while being active!

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Take the pledge to live a healthier lifestyle

For More information visit:

President'c Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

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Fact Sheets:

Oral Health and Cardiovascular Disease 2015 Fact Sheet This Fact Sheet is a great resource for professionals. It contains studies and associations between cardiovascular health and oral health, Michigan specific statistics on cardiovascular disease prevalence among adults by dental visit as well as prevention efforts.

Cardiovascular Disease in Michigan February 2015 update. This Fact Sheet is a great resource for professionals and patients alike. Statistical facts about high blood pressure, cholesterol and obesity and their risk factors are summarized.

HDSP Highlights, Accomplishments, Updates

Health Statistics and Reports

 Cardiovascular Health, Nutrition and
 Physical Activity Section
109 W. Michigan Ave., P.O. Box 30195
Lansing, Michigan 48909
Fax: 517-335-9056
Teri Wilson, Acting Section Manager

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