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Top 10 low-carb snacks (WebMD)
Let's Move - national campaign to solve the challenge of childhood obesity.
The Healthy South Dakota Nutrition and Physical Activity Program is reflected in the Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion 2020 Strategic Map - the vision is that all South Dakotans will enjoy healthy lives free from the devastation of chronic diseases.
Get Movin'! Take the 125 Miles for Health Challenge!
When you decide to be more physically active, you lower your risk of premature death, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, certain cancers, depression, diabetes, and falls. You can start with something as easy as walking!
Find information in how you can host a challenge in your local area:
Once your organization has finished the challenge, complete this registration form and submit it to DOH.INFO@state.sd.us and your organization will receive a certificate recognizing your participation. Note: The 125 Miles to Health Challenge’s goal is to involve communities, workplaces, schools and other organizations in promoting physical activity. As a result, certificates will be provided to organizations participating and not individuals.
Community Walk Audit Grants are now available through the SD Department of Health. These grants will help communities launch efforts to improve walkability and increase active transportation. Applications are due April 28th. Application and Instructions
To request an application in Word format contact Beth Davis.
5 Steps to Loving Exercise
The benefits of regular physical activity are well known, however many Americans still aren’t getting the recommended amounts. According to the American Heart Association, 80% of Americans don’t make exercise a regular habit and 14% say they don’t like exercise.
So how do you overcome exercise aversion? Here are tips to help you work exercise into your life and maybe even learn to like it.
Healthy South Dakota.gov!
This web site was created to help South Dakotans become more physically active and eat healthier foods. Come back often for more credible health information and inspiration to “Live Better. Grow Stronger.“
May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month - start planning now
KidsEatRight.org - has countless resources and a wide range of information about eating right
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Fitness Passport Challenge - encourages you to get outdoors in SD parks
The Midwest Dairy Council and the National Dairy Council have resources and videos showing how people with lactose intolerance can eat confidently, live fully and enjoy a lifetime of goodness with dairy foods they know and love. Check out the sites for helpful resources and information!