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.

Our vision and mission will be met through integrated efforts on education, policy and environmental change focused on the following:

  • Increasing awareness and control of high blood pressure among adults

  • Increasing the quality of stroke care among adults

  • Increasing the number of youth, adults and families who have access to healthy foods

  • Increasing fruit and vegetable consumption among youth, adults and families

  • Increase the number of youth, adults and families participating in regular physical activity

  • Addressing the social determinants of health, increasing health equity and reducing health disparities among high risk populations

 

 

 

Healthy Weight Week, January 21-27

Healthy Weight Week is a time to celebrate healthy diet-free living habits that last a lifetime and prevent eating and weight problems.

 

Health and strength come in all sizes.  Wellness is based on eating healthy foods and being physically active, not on crash diets or extreme exercise programs.

To lose weight in a healthy way:

  • Reduce the amount of calories you eat by decreasing your intake of calorie dense foods such as fast food, sweets, soda and other sugary drinks.
  • Increase daily physical activity by taking the stairs instead of the elevator or walking three times a day for 10 minutes.

Small changes add up to big results!

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

                    

Click the image to visit the Michigan Million Hearts Webpage

 

 

Fact sheets and other resources:


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
517-335-8180
Fax: 517-335-9056
Teri Wilson, Section Manager

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