Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Make 2017 your healthiest year yet! Find ways to boost your health and well-being!

Learn how you can live a safer and healthier life:

Healthy You
  • Make Healthy Food Choices: A healthy eating plan emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products, includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts and is low in saturated fats, transfats, cholesterol, salt (sodium), and added sugars.  JCPH offers county residents information and education to improve your nutrition knowledge and increase your ability to make better food choices. 
  • Be Active: Try simple things such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator.  Check out Jeffco Open Space’s parks and trails web page to find the perfect walk or hike for you and your family. Learn more about Healthy Jeffco’s Active Living Coalition and get involved in the work that is being done to increase active living opportunities in Jefferson County.  Consider mall walking if the weather is cold or icy. Be active for at least 2½ hours a week.
  • Be Smokefree:  JCPH is encouraging people who use tobacco to consider kicking the habit in 2017. Setting a quit date and making a plan are important first steps towards regaining freedom from tobacco. People who have a plan for quitting in advance of their quit day can increase the odds of staying tobacco-free for life. It is NEVER too late to quit tobacco. In fact, your body begins to heal after only 20 minutes of smoking your last cigarette. Quitting is hard, but with the right tools, resources and support, you can do it! Visit to find resources that can help you quit for good.
  • Get Enough Sleep: Insufficient sleep is associated with a number of chronic diseases and conditions—such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression.

Healthy Family

  • Learn how to be healthy before, during, and after pregnancy.  The JCPH Prenatal Plus program offers nurse home visitations to women during pregnancy and for up to 2 months after the baby is born.
  • Lower the risk of foodborne illness as you prepare meals for your family.  Visit the JCPH webpage to learn more about local foodborne illness prevention in Jefferson County 

Jefferson County Public Health is wishing everyone a happy and healthy New Year! For more information, visit

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