Get Started on Your Health Journey
After taking the pledge to live a healthier life, the next thing you should do is make an appointment with your doctor. Your doctor will play a key role throughout your journey and will be able to set safe, trackable health goals with you.
There are four key health measures that are closely linked to several chronic diseases. You should learn these numbers and regularly track them with your doctor.
- Weight and body mass index
- Blood pressure
- Cholesterol level
- Blood sugar level
Additionally, print the Know Your Numbers sheet and take it to your doctor to help set a healthy, realistic goal for yourself. To calculate what losing 10% of your body weight is, just do the math: (your weight in pounds) x .10 = your 10% weight loss goal (pounds).
More resources to help you get started today
Take the Pledge before you begin your health journey to get a starter kit and sign up for the twice-monthly motivational e-mails and text messages.
Print the MI Healthier To-Do List, MI Daily Plan and Food Journal pages for healthy, day-to-day tips.
Like the MI Healthier Tomorrow Facebook page to learn more, share your experiences, or challenge your friends and family to join the MI Healthier Tomorrow movement.
Visit the Healthy Michigan Website to see other ways Michigan is working toward a healthier tomorrow.