Department of Health

2019 Small Changes for Health

How to make small changes for health in 2019.

December 4, 2018 | 2 min reading time

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 Small Changes For Health 2019   

An Ounce of Prevention begins January 14!

What is Small Changes for Health?

A FREE, 10-week program designed to help you build healthy habits one week at a time. The program focuses on physical activity, healthy eating, sleep, and other self-care strategies designed to improve well-being.

 The theme for 2019 is “An Ounce of Prevention”.  Whether you’d like to do what you can to minimize your risk for chronic disease, or prevent the progression of an existing disease, the habits you build will support either goal.  

How does it work?  

Each week you receive an e-mail with a small change in physical activity and a healthy habit challenge for you to complete  We will also share tips and resources to help you meet the goals.

What are the changes?

For the physical activity change, you may be asked to do an activity for a specified length of time and number of days during the week.  The goal is to move more often so you feel your best!

What are the challenges?

The healthy habit challenge encourages you to do a healthy activity like eating balanced meals, sleeping more, and adding to your support network.  With practice, the activities become healthy habits designed to improve mental and physical well-being.

What are the prizes?

We will share an official list of prizes in early January.  Contributors include New Balance, Fresh Thyme and Gold’s Gym.

What will I need to participate?

Access to a computer, tablet or smartphone to access the information and tips and good walking/running shoes are the basics.

When does it begin?

The program starts the week of January 14th, 2019 and runs through the end of March.  Watch for the registration details in January so you can sign-up early.  

Follow Let’s Move! STL on Twitter and Facebook for the latest info!


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