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Healthy living

Chronic diseases have become the leading cause of death and disability in the United States. Many chronic diseases can be prevented or delayed through healthy lifestyle choices.

Food and nutrition
Learn how to eat healthy on a budget, make healthy food choices, and nutrition for kids and link to healthy recipes.

Physical activity
Find out how much physical activity you need, ways to make exercising fun and get tips on how to reduce your screen time.

Quitting tobacco
Learn the health benefits of being a non-smoker and access resources to help you quit.

What does healthy living mean to you?

Most people might describe it as an absence of disease. The World Health Organization definition of healthy living is the steps, actions and strategies one puts in place to achieve optimum health.

Chronic diseases have become the leading cause of death and disability in the United States. Here in Clark County, diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease contribute to 58% of deaths. Early detection and treatment are important factors in helping individuals to improve their quality of life when faced with these diseases.

However, many chronic diseases could be prevented or delayed through healthy lifestyle choices. Clark County communities have been actively working on ways to support changes at the personal, community and system level to make good health within reach of all residents.

 

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