Make Small Changes for Better Health

Announcing the City of St. Louis Department of Health’s 2015 Small Changes for Health free 10 week program.

January 14, 2015 | 2 min reading time
Are you ready to kick-off a lifelong healthy lifestyle? Join the City of St. Louis Department of Health’s 2015 Small Changes for Health free 10 week program. The Health Department has partnered with AARP St. Louis and Funjet Vacations for this 2015 challenge. Participants have a chance to win great prizes such as a Massage Envy gift card or an all expenses paid trip. 

Small Changes for Health is a web-based behavior modification program focused on increasing one’s level of fitness over a 10 week period. Participants work at improving their health by making small changes to their daily routines, like taking the stairs instead of the elevator at work. The goal is to move progressively from minimal physical activity to more advanced activities. Additionally, the program’s website has extra health tips and recommended activities. 

“What makes Small Changes for Health work is you’re not asking people to make massive changes,” said Lori Jones, a Health Department program manager for Nutrition Services. “You’re asking people to make choices that are doable for a short period of time. And they find it’s not as difficult as they thought to make healthier choices.” This program continues to grow in popularity and recognition. Last year 1,963 participants engaged in healthy behavior changes. Upon follow-up with these participants, many of them are continuing to sustain the small changes from the program and have ended up with an overall healthier lifestyle. 

Make small changes today and get health benefits to last a lifetime. This year's challenge kicks off on Monday, January 19th, so get additional information at the program’s website and sign-up; or call the Health Department’s Nutrition Services Section at (314) 657-1571.

For more information contact Harold Bailey at 314-657-1568 or at baileyh@stlouis-mo.gov.

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  • Department:
    Division of Health
  • Topic:
    Health

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