Great job – you've taken steps toward better health for yourself and your family. Here's how you can do more, and take steps to make your community healthier, too.
Here are a few areas where you can make a difference:
Built Environments and Active Transportation
Your built environment consists of the human-made surroundings where we live, learn, work and play. It's our sidewalks and playgrounds, parks and roads.You can help make these places and our future built environment healthier and safer for everyone in the community. Learn five easy ways you can create walkable, bikeable communities and use this walkability checklist to see how your neighborhood rates.
Healthy, Local Food
Just because food is grown locally doesn't mean it's easy to find. Find and support local restaurants and institutions that buy local food. Locate the farmers’ markets and produce stands in your area. Learn how to bring fresh produce to your setting.
The hours between 9:00 and 5:00 aren't always the healthiest unless you work in a place that encourages wellness. You can be instrumental in creating a worksite wellness committee for your company. Watch videos showing how others have brought healthy changes to their workplace, and choose the tools that fit your company’s worksite wellness needs. Visit WorkWell NC to learn more about implementing affordable and effective worksite wellness programs.