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Be Active and Healthy
2001 South State Street, S2400
Salt Lake City, Utah 84190
(385) 468-4064

Salt Lake County Be Active and Healthy is an obesity prevention program that promotes healthy lifestyles for all of county residents.

The goal of Be Active and Healthy is to raise awareness of health issues our county is facing, inform residents about the benefits of an active and healthy lifestyle, and assist with policy and environmental changes in our community that support good health.

Questions? Looking for more resources?

Contact Be Active and Healthy:
385-468-4064 or send an email

Let’s make Salt Lake County the healthiest county in Utah.

Nutrition recommendations from ChooseMyPlate.gov:

  • Make half your plate fruits and vegetables
  • Look for whole grain options whenever possible
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Limit sugary drinks
  • Try alternative protein sources (e.g., beans, legumes, nuts)

Easy ways to lead an active lifestyle:

10 minutes at a time is beneficial:

10 minutes of walking a couple of times a day can provide health benefits. Try going for a 10-minute brisk walk, 3 times a day, and 5 days a week. This will give you a total of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity.

Remember to move every hour or so:

Long periods of sitting can be harmful to your health. Stand to take a phone call, walk to the drinking fountain, walk to an office instead of sending an email, or stand to stretch – these simple movements can help decrease risk of unhealthy metabolic changes which can have negative effects on your health.

 

Why resistance training is important:

Resistance training is recommended at least two days a week to promote strong bones, better sleep, help your balance, increase blood circulation, and many other benefits. You do not need equipment such as dumbbells or resistance bands, using your body weight is a great way to start. Use these examples to try resistance training at home.

Physical activity recommendations from the CDC :
  • 150 minutes each week of moderate aerobic activity (e.g., brisk walking, cycling) or 75 minutes each week of vigorous aerobic activity (e.g., running, jump roping)
  • Resistance or muscle strength-training two or more days a week, using all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms)

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