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National Public Health Week tips

Posted: April 4, 2013 - 5:12pm

In recognition of National Public Health Week, the Kenai Public Health Center is providing health tips throughout the week. Take one small step each day for a healthier life.

Protect Yourself While You’re on the Move: Safety on the go is often in our own hands, but it’s also tied to community design. Together, we can turn our streets into roads to better health.

■ Do a quick survey of your neighborhood. Is it walkable? Is it safe?

■ Let your community leaders know your concerns

■ Advocate for development that promotes community and walk ability

■ Dress for the weather conditions

■ Yellow lights mean SLOW down, not speed up

Empower a Healthy Community: Support public health efforts that create healthy opportunities for all. Good health is a community affair. There are many area resources looking for your participation and energy. People Promoting Wellness and Community Action Coalition have groups working on several things:

■ Homeless Action Committee- addressing homelessness of all ages in the Central Peninsula.

■ Local Foods Group- creating opportunities for area residents to grow, purchase local foods.

■ Central Peninsula Change Club-working on opportunities to increase physical activity and change environments to support exercise.

■ Community Action Coalition- working to decrease youth use of drugs, alcohol tobacco by increasing opportunities for kids to choose healthy options and activities.

■ Call 335-3412 if you are interested in getting involved.

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